COVID-19 UPDATE
We are OPEN and currently running IN-PERSON and remote classes via our Digital Dojo. For our online schedule CLICK HERE. For more information on what we are doing to make our academy the safest it can be CLICK HERE.

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  • Covid-19 Safety Protocol

    Updated June 7, 2021: June 2021 COVID Update In response the the CDC’s announcement regarding fully vaccinated people, Oregon approaching the 70% vaccination mark and the Governor’s updated mask policy, and the encouraging decrease in infection rate as tracked by the Oregon Health Authority, beginning Monday, June 14, the following changes will go into affect: 1. An updated class schedule with class gaining an additional 10 minutes of training time because we no longer need to disinfect between every class. Go HERE to preview. 2. There will no longer be Squads, meaning both adult and youth students can train (with their pod members) whenever they want ....

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  • Updated In-Person & Remote Training Schedule w/ Meeting ID

    Updated In-Person & Remote Training Schedule w/ Meeting ID

    NOTE: Schedule Updated: Sunday, June 13, 2021. We ar e OPEN! ! ! The academy is running A FULL class schedule. Effective Monday, June 14, there will be no more squads! What does this mean? Adults and kids can train whatever days that work for their schedule and attend as many classes per week as their schedule allows. Adults and parents of youth will need to check-in with their pod members to figure out if they will continue to work as a pod during training or if folks are comfortable training with anyone in the class. This will be a pod by pod decision and we will support all levels of comfort / training preference during this period of transition. Folks that ....

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  • Jiu Jitsu Friends / Academies to Visit

    I have gotten to meet so many amazing people through the academy. If you are looking for an academy to train at while visiting a new area check these out. http://curucuruland.com/ Professor Rodrigo Pagani runs an amazing Jiu Jitsu academy / hostel just outside of Rio de Janerio in Niteroi, Brazil. I've had the good fortune to go and train there four times so far, and I simply can't get enough. Rodrigo is one of the most passionate, knowledgeable people about Jiu Jitsu that I've ever had the pleasure to meet and train with. Curu Curu Land is a very special place. https://juberajj.com/ Matt Jubera runs an amazing academy out in Denver, Colorado. He is one of the brightest minds in the ....

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  • Adult Grapplers - Call To Action: Stay Healthy and In-touch with our Digital Dojo

    Adult Grapplers - Call To Action: Stay Healthy and In-touch with our Digital Dojo

    As we enter into Week 5 of our Digital Dojo, we've gotten tons of positive feedback from our membership. We had over 300 people participate in our 24 classes last week alone! ! ! However, it looks as though we are going to be here for a while longer, so we moving forward with going deeper with our online curriculum ... more drills, more content. With that, the coaching staff believes that we need to up our game / go all in on our attempt to teach Jiu Jitsu and life skills remotely. Five Rings' Digital Dojo
    See this video with Coach Tom that explains it all: HERE
    Print out the Digital Dojo schedule and Meeting ID's: HERE
    Learn how to login to the Five ....

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  • Parents - SKILLZ Virtual Curriculum Hard Restart - Monday, April 20

    Parents - SKILLZ Virtual Curriculum Hard Restart - Monday, April 20

    As we enter into Week 5 of our Digital Dojo, we've gotten tons of positive feedback from parents and kids. However, it looks as though we are going to be here for a while longer, so we moving forward with a 10 week virtual curriculum cycle for all ages groups of our Youth SKILLZ program. With that, the coaching staff believes that we need to up our game / go all in on our attempt to teach Jiu Jitsu and life skills remotely. Five Rings' Digital Dojo
    We are going to officially RESTART our curriculum cycle and this will be our first ever Virtual Curriculum Cycle. See this video with Coach Tom that explains it all: HERE
    Print out the calendar for our virtual curriculum ....

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  • Tour of our "Digital Dojo"

    Tour of our "Digital Dojo"

    Tour of our "Digital Dojo" / An Open House
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    for video (12:44 min) Five Rings students, parents, family and friends, These are crazy times ... social distancing / shelter in place / quarantine lifestyle presents its challenges. We are trying as hard as we can at Five Rings to bridge the gap of distance by offering you a virtual experience. This is an open house of our digital dojo. Check out this video by Professor Tom: Click HERE
    for video (12:44 min) Topics covered: 1. Remote Training Schedule + Zoom / Virtual Classes 2. Discourse - online forum / community 3. 5rjj.com --> Members' Only Section - blogs and archive 4. BJJ Library ....

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  • Covid-19 Closure Information Letter

    Five Ring Members, Families and Friends, We hope this letter finds everyone safe and healthy in this unprecedented time. Five Rings Jiu Jitsu has been a part of the community for over a decade and during that time we have never experienced an event such as this, where we are facing the realities of a viral pandemic. As always, the health and security of our students and their families is of utmost importance to us. We are following the advice of medical experts on how to best approach our school’s interaction with you and your family. NEAR TERM: AS OF 9 am March 13, Five Rings is CLOSED In accordance with the Governor’s institution of a state of emergency and the ....

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  • Youth SKILLZ Graduation - Winter '20

    Youth SKILLZ Graduation - Winter '20

    Big congratulations
    to our Ninja, Samurai, Dragon, and Warrior / Shinsengumi kiddos (over 100 strong) for successfully completing their Winter Graduation during the second week of March! ! ! All of the Five Rings coaches (Coach Tom, Coach Dan, Coach Sarah, Coach Ryan, Coach Michael), and the PAL's (Coach Melissa and Coach V) are proud of your work ethic and grid. It was a great curriculum cycle were lots of growth and development was achieved. To see the FULL Album: Here
    (These pictures were supposed to be posted over two weeks ago ... but there's been so much going on with Covid 19 / shelter in place that it's taken until now to get them.) Lots of hard work, ....

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  • Tim Hull's Perspective on Training in Brazil at Curu Curu Land

    Tim Hull's Perspective on Training in Brazil at Curu Curu Land

    2019 Visit to Riberio Jiu Jitsu in Brazil
    I am extremely fortunate to be able to say I just returned from my fifth trip, in the past six years, to the headquarters of Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu in Brazil - A.K.A, Curu Curu Land in Niterói, Brazil. Frequently, Five Rings academy members ask me, “why do you go to Brazil for Jiu Jitsu training?” I respond by pointing out things like how much the training challenges me, how I enjoy the Brazilian culture, or how Professor Pagani’s style of BJJ is a good fit for the way my body works. In retrospect, however, I don’t think my responses give a clear picture of why I go through all of the trouble to train in Brazil. ....

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  • Professor Pagani Seminar in BC and 4th Degree Awarded

    Professor Pagani Seminar in BC and 4th Degree Awarded

    Seven folks from Five Rings traveled up to British Columbia this last weekend (Dec. 20 + 21) to train with Professor Rodrigo Pagani.
    Professor Tom Oberhue
    Professor Dan VanDetta
    Tim Hull
    Leonard Jones
    Paul Lively
    Ryan Tool
    Kris Lamping Five Rings has a long history with Professor Pagani. Both Tom and Tim have been to Professor Pagani's Curu Curu Land in Brazil five times. Also, we've had Rodrigo to Five Rings four times over the last ten years. We consider him our Jiu Jitsu uncle. ;-) We took a semi-private, participated in both of his public seminars (over 5 hours of content) and hung out with him on Friday night at dinner to catch up. It was terrific to ....

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