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2 days ago

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The best things in life are not things, they are moments. 😊

 

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Scarlett and Dalton miss coming so much!! Hope all is well Coaches and hope to be back on the mats again one day!!

6 days ago

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Sadly another scheduled opponent for Austin has fallen ill.

Awesome, Get em Austin!

Lets go Austin!!

Make him pay a deposit!

Feel bad for this Eliam dude😂☠️

Time for war

You got this Austin!❤️❤️

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1 week ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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MSOA put on a cool in house Pro No GI event. Devin Janke did a great job winning his first match and losing his second to a very experienced competitor. Great job Devin!

His first match starts around 16:30 and the second around 57.

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Here comes the Pro event!!!
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So much for social distancing

1 month ago

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Warrior Way family.

We are anxiously awaiting the clear to open the gym back up. Adult students please check your email for important information regarding our lecture schedule!
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Did my sprints and jump rope today I’m ready

Not yet for nyc 😷

2 months ago

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What I Miss About Jiu Jitsu

Renzo Gracie once said, “There is more philosophy on Jiu Jitsu mats than in any college or university.”

I have had a lot of time recently to realize just how true this statement is. The past three months have taken not just a hobby, but a huge part of my life away from me. I realized that the last week has taken away something even more important from me. Connection. Not the connection we talk about when referring to the application of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique. However, the connection we all benefit from when we have the ability to come in contact with people of different backgrounds and experiences.

The cross section of people in a typical Jiu Jitsu class is an interesting dynamic. Young 20-something year old students side by side with students three times their age. A poor college student sharing their wealth of Jiu Jitsu knowledge with a multi-millionaire who can barely put their uniform on correctly. And, yes, white Jiu Jitsu practitioners side by side with black Jiu Jitsu practitioners. When the conversation is focused on a common goal, nothing else seems to matter except reaching that goal together. Instructors working with students, students working with instructors, and students working with other students.

Jiu Jitsu is one of the toughest things I have ever experienced in my life. I have experienced victory and defeat. I have made a tremendous amount of friends and unfortunately experienced the pain of losing some. Physically, Jiu Jitsu has sharpened my mind but taken a toll on my body. But, the easiest thing about Jiu Jitsu is that it gives us an avenue to connect and a common language to communicate with diverse groups of people and people that we would otherwise have nothing in common.

As a high school teacher, one of the best ways I connect with a student is by finding a common language that we both can “speak” and relate to. Without it, it does not matter what I want to teach or how much they want to learn. Is it difficult? Sometimes. Is it something I can immediately figure out? Hardly. Does it mean giving up a little bit of my desire to be “in charge”, and taking a few extra minutes to hear and not be heard? Absolutely. In the long run, is my relationship with the student better? Every single time. I did not learn this in my education classes at college. Jiu Jitsu taught me this.

At the risk of sounding as if I am trying to oversimplify some major issues we are facing in our country, I am going to leave with this. In most cases, the common language we are looking for is simply, understanding. Once you have that, conversations are a lot more productive.

-Professor Angelo
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What I Miss About Jiu Jitsu

Renzo Gracie once said, “There is more philosophy on Jiu Jitsu mats than in any college or university.”

I have had a lot of time recently to realize just how true this statement is.  The past three months have taken not just a hobby, but a huge part of my life away from me.  I realized that the last week has taken away something even more important from me.  Connection.  Not the connection we talk about when referring to the application of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique.  However, the connection we all benefit from when we have the ability to come in contact with people of different backgrounds and experiences.

The cross section of people in a typical Jiu Jitsu class is an interesting dynamic. Young 20-something year old students side by side with students three times their age.  A poor college student sharing their wealth of Jiu Jitsu knowledge with a multi-millionaire who can barely put their uniform on correctly.  And, yes, white Jiu Jitsu practitioners side by side with black Jiu Jitsu practitioners.  When the conversation is focused on a common goal, nothing else seems to matter except reaching that goal together.  Instructors working with students, students working with instructors, and students working with other students.

Jiu Jitsu is one of the toughest things I have ever experienced in my life.  I have experienced victory and defeat.  I have made a tremendous amount of friends and unfortunately experienced the pain of losing some.  Physically, Jiu Jitsu has sharpened my mind but taken a toll on my body.  But, the easiest thing about Jiu Jitsu is that it gives us an avenue to connect and a common language to communicate with diverse groups of people and people that we would otherwise have nothing in common.

As a high school teacher, one of the best ways I connect with a student is by finding a common language that we both can “speak” and relate to.  Without it, it does not matter what I want to teach or how much they want to learn.  Is it difficult?  Sometimes.  Is it something I can immediately figure out?  Hardly.  Does it mean giving up a little bit of my desire to be “in charge”, and taking a few extra minutes to hear and not be heard?  Absolutely.  In the long run, is my relationship with the student better? Every single time.  I did not learn this in my education classes at college.  Jiu Jitsu taught me this.

At the risk of sounding as if I am trying to oversimplify some major issues we are facing in our country, I am going to leave with this.  In most cases, the common language we are looking for is simply, understanding.  Once you have that, conversations are a lot more productive.

-Professor Angelo

 

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Nicely written, Professor. 🤝

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2 months ago

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Good stuff, Professor Angelo! Gotta check out for a work meeting. I appreciate the wise jiu-jitsu talk. I got a stack of old GracieMags too, haha. Haven't re-read them in years

This was awesome, thank you Angelo.

Thanks Angelo! I enjoyed that very much! I hope to see you soon and i hope all is well with you and yours.

Hey now, professors that give the same tests for years (with the same answer sheets floating around) are the GOAT 😅

No worries, I gotta go back to work in 30

Question - Some moves and positions seem to change over the years. How are you guys evaluating that?

Teaching too many techniques in one session with no connection

Not foot jabbing students when their not listening or can’t perform the move correctly. Jk. Not really

Just got around to watching today. Great topic choice. Definitely applies off the mats as well when instructing.

Omg so handsome! 😍

looking good

cool. thanks Angelo

Did you breakfall, Jeff?

catch up next time.

See what had happen was....

Hear Hear

bye

Yo!

Yup. Just mopped

Hi buddy

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👋

😂

Sexy beast

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2 months ago

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Today is the day that sets aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and our freedom. We thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the day that sets aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and our freedom. We thank you!
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