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  • Youth Black Belt Club - What is it and how do I join?

    Youth Black Belt Club - What is it and how do I join?

    Five Rings has just recently launched our Youth Jr. Black Belt Club!
    What is it? The Jr. Black Belt Club (BBC) is a special group of kids that are committed to earning their Jr. Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu at Five Rings. The group has three core focuses: 1. Having fun and encouraging a deeper love for Jiu Jitsu - both the martial art and the life style. We focus on techniques and moves that are not a part of the belting curriculum. The emphasis is on discovering all the cool facets of Jiu Jitsu. 2. Warrior Kid Series - the attitude of a Warrior (growth mindset, grit, etc) + staying on "the path" 3. Being a support group to help young boys and girls get through the ....

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  • Youth Curriculum Cycle for December 2019

    Youth Curriculum Cycle for December 2019

    December Curriculum Cycle

    Game Plan Development
    We want to help our kids develop a Jiu Jitsu game plan; to increase the overall understanding of the sport (how to play the game) and for those boys and girls wanting to participate in tournaments. Our focus will be on giving them a clear sense of what to do and how to do it. Week 1 Dec. 2 Starts (single legs, double legs, osoto gari, guard pulling) Week 2 Dec. 9 Getting to their hot spot (mount, back, guard) Week 3 Dec. 16 Maintain point advantage and finishing (armbars, chokes, etc.) Dec. 20 – Jan. 5 Winter Holiday Break / No formal classes Week 4 Dec. 28 ....

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  • Thanksgiving 2019 Holiday Schedule

    Thanksgiving 2019 Holiday Schedule

    We hope that everyone has a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. There is much to be thankful for! Here is the 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
    : 11/25 | Mon | Regular classes for youth and adults 11/26 | Tues | Regular classes for youth and adults 11/27 | Wed | Regular morning and noon-time class for adults. No afternoon / evening instructional. Open gym | 4:00 – 7:00 pm 11/28 | Thu | No instructional classes 9:00 - 10:30 am | Special “Turkey Day” Open mat – Jiu Jitsu
    11/29 – 12/1 | Fri – Sun | Academy closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend 12/2 | Mon | Regular schedule resumes May everyone ....

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  • Grapple-A-Thon 4 a Success! ! !

    Grapple-A-Thon 4 a Success! ! !

    Grapple-A-Thon 4 a Success! ! !
    What an absolutely AMAZING day! ! ! On Saturday, September 21, over 100 folks participated in Five Rings' 4th Grapple-A-Thon. Five Rings strives to make the world a better place --> striving to uphold our motto of Fun, Fortitude, and Philanthropy. And what better way to do that then raising money so the boys and girls in the Friends of the Children - Portland Chapter get full funded year round Jiu Jitsu via Five Rings and our amazing Coach Dan VanDetta? Thank you to everyone for all their support - via donations, volunteer hours and participation, rolling, and just being a part of this amazing community. We had a small army of folks ....

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  • Adult Belting - September 2019 | 12 Level-Up

    Adult Belting - September 2019 | 12 Level-Up

    HUGE congrats to the 12 athletes that leveled-up on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Five Rings is a place where people strive to grow and develop into the best grapplers (and people) they can be. These folks have put in consistent time, effort, sweat, and work to grow their games and evolve. It was a super night with over 50 people in the room to help welcome these athletes to the next chapter in their Jiu Jitsu Journey.
    Black belts - Will Acton and Justin Eyre
    Brown belts - Isa Bruno and Louisa Bruschi
    Purple belts - Marcelino Garza, Aaron Light, and Josh Roy
    Blue belts - Cody Bartol, Taylor Carson, Cole Killion, Paula Gore, and Pip Santos A special acknowledgement ....

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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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