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  • We Need Your Help -- It Takes a Village to Run a Grapple-A-Thon! ! !

    We Need Your Help -- It Takes a Village to Run a Grapple-A-Thon! ! !

    We Need Your Help -- It Takes a Village to Run a Grapple-A-Thon! ! !
    GAT 4 is rapidly approaching (THIS Saturday, Sept. 21) and we need volunteers to help pull off this amazing event. Because Five Rings believes in making the world a better place and philanthropy, we're making a super cool offer --> everyone who volunteers two hours of their time will earn $30 for the cause. That's right, help us out and we'll help the Friends of the Children - Portland chapter out by donating $30 dollars towards the Jiu Jitsu program on your behalf. The Five Rings' Jiu Jitsu program at Friends of the Children - Portland Chapter
    Here's the positions / spots where volunteers are ....

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  • Grapple-A-Thon 4

    Grapple-A-Thon 4

    Five Rings Jiu Jitsu is proud to announce its 4 th annual Grapple-A-Thon for a great cause. Donation and Sponsorship Link - Click HERE Our mission is to inspire health, wellness, and growth in our members and our community through grappling, fitness, and service. We were truly amazed at the outpouring of support we received for our 3 rd annual event last summer, but we know we can do even more this year… with your help! On September 21 st , 2019, grapplers and their supporters will gather at our main academy to raise money for our fantastic charity partner – Friends of the Children - Portland
    . Friends commits to standing ....

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  • Master Worlds 2019 in the Books - A Simply GREAT Experience

    Master Worlds 2019 in the Books - A Simply GREAT Experience

    What an absolutely FANTASTIC time in Las Vegas! ! ! Over 20 Five Rings folks traveled to Las Vegas from August 20 through the 25 to participate in one of the biggest Jiu Jitsu tournaments in the world, with over 6,500 competitors in the Master Worlds and approximately 2,000 competitors in the four auxiliary tournaments:
    the Novice Championship
    the Youth Championship
    The Vegas Open Gi
    the Vegas Open No-Gi) All going on in the immense Las Vegas Convention Center. Most of the Five Rings Team
    We had 13 folks compete ... and all went out and gave their best effort and fought hard. It is a TOUGH tournament ... one of the toughest for sure. The big winner was Marcelino Garza ....

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  • Labor Day Holiday 2019 Schedule

    Labor Day Holiday 2019 Schedule

    May all academy members and their friends and family have a wonderful, safe, Labor Day / End-of-Summer Holiday Weekend.
    Here's the schedule: August 30, Friday, through September 2, Monday, the academy is closed - there will be no classes. The full class schedule will resume on September 3, Tuesday. Be well and enjoy life! ....

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  • New Program Announcement: Youth Black Belt Club to Start in September!

    New Program Announcement: Youth Black Belt Club to Start in September!

    New Program Announcement: Youth Black Belt Club to Start in September!
    What?
    Black Belt Club is for kids committing to train until they’ve earned their Jr. Black Belt at Five Rings. They’re dedicating themselves to their journey – which will take perseverance and grit. BBC is also about living the Jiu Jitsu / Samurai life style --> Striving to become the best version of themselves while being healthy and having fun. Who?
    All boys and girls who are at least seven years old, have at least their orange level (2nd belt or higher), and are positive role models in regular classes. When?
    One extra weekly class (Fridays at 6 pm). The focus will be ....

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  • New Belt Organization for Warriors (10 - 12 Years Old)

    New Belt Organization for Warriors (10 - 12 Years Old)

    Warrior Athletes and Parents, You spoke and we listened! To avoid confusion, we are switching our Warriors (youth 10-12) to a new belt progression. The transition will happen at the promotion ceremony at the end of the summer or at the beginning of the next belt cycle if your athlete isn't participating this summer. Thanks for the feedback and your flexibility! There are LOTS of great things happening in the Five Rings Youth Skillz program. We're always looking to grow, evolve, and be better at having a positive influence in young people's development. The future is bright at Five Rings! ! ! ....

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  • Five Rings Youth SKILLZ Program - A Charter School of Growth Mindset, Character Development, and Life Skills

    Five Rings Youth SKILLZ Program - A Charter School of Growth Mindset, Character Development, and Life Skills

    Five Rings Youth SKILLZ Program - A Charter School of Growth Mindset, Character Development, and Life Skills
    The Five Rings Youth Skillz Program is designed to help young boys and girls grow into the best versions of themselves. Jiu Jitsu provides LOTS of challenges that we get to face and practice dealing with adversity, obstacles, failure, and loss. Five Rings help children negotiate these challenges in a positive, supportive environment. We want to help you raise you child in a manner that they become self-sufficient, self-confident, resourceful, and hard working. Our Core Tenants:
    We believe in the Growth Mindset and it's importance to the learning process | Video
    We ....

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  • A New Crew of Adults Level Up | Adult Belting June 2019

    A New Crew of Adults Level Up | Adult Belting June 2019

    A New Crew of Adults Level Up | Adult Belting June 2019

    HUGE
    congratulations to the fourteen adults that leveled up last Tuesday night, June 18. Bravo! ! ! Earning a new belt is a "lag indicator" ... it signifies work, growth, and development that has already occurred. "Lead" indicators are things like consistently attending class, regular drilling, working on strength and conditioning, watch instructional material and match footage, etc. The success of these folks is permission for everyone to do the same. Five Rings is a place where people strive to grow and become the best version of themselves (as a person and as a grappler). There is tons of growth development ....

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  • Congratulations to Five Rings' Newest Black Belt - Dan VanDetta!

    Congratulations to Five Rings' Newest Black Belt - Dan VanDetta!

    HUGE congratulations to Coach Dan (now Professor) on earning his black belt Saturday, June 15, to a full room of athletes at Comp Team practice (we had over 30 athletes on the mats). It was an extra special occasionas Dan got to celebrate this moment with his life-long dear friend Sean Cavanagh (who had secretly flown in from Ottawa, Canada), his wife Willa, and his teammates at Five Rings. It was a spectacular morning... and profoundly well deserved. Dan is the living embodiment of his mantra "reborn through submission". Since first walking through the doors at Five Rings, eight and a half years ago, Dan has had a profound Jiu Jitsu journey. Dan ....

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