Wrestling for jiu jitsu is considered to be one of the strongest assets you can have in the sport. As jiu jitsu athletes we need to recognize the importance of having a well rounded wrestling game. Today, there are many athletes who have shined on the highest stages because of their supreme wrestling [...]
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Kids class at DBA Virginia Beach Written By: Devin Small In 2019 things have changed, and kid's themselves have changed as well. We live in a time where things are harder for kid's more than they have ever been. With social media influence, bullying and the breakdown of discipline in many cases, some [...]
What does it take to become a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt? When starting out as a white belt, it is not uncommon to be hyper-focused, driven by excitement, and set on achieving the aforementioned highly coveted rank. As if initiation onto the mat automatically enrolls the practitioner into a rat race toward the finish [...]
T-minus two. The countdown to 2019 is nearing its final hour. As we move forward hard charging another 365, ready to combat challenges and execute personal goals, continuing to grow as individuals, developing relationships, competing and training diligently, we need to pause. We need to take a breath. In a moment of reflection, it is [...]
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt How easy it is to become consumed by life. Although each of us may never experience the same struggle, we all struggle with something. As a father of three energy-demanding beings, who devour my attention as quickly as their on-the-hour demand [...]
Name: Destiny Julia Javier Age: 15 Rank: Blue Belt Number of years training: 2 years “Time and attention.” Easily overlooked, the battle for our individual attention wages on, as our “focus” becomes the most valuable modern day commodity. And as if living in a world driven by ever-advancing tech and screen-based entertainment wasn’t distracting enough, try being a young [...]
Name: Merced Thomas Age: 31 Rank: Blue Belt Number of years training: 2 years Looking back, it’s easy now for Merced Mercado to reflect on her once-held curiosity. The unknown world of ground-based martial arts that we know as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, had peaked her interest. Further still the voice of a peer, her classmate, friend, and regular [...]
Anyone keen on following the BJJ scene in Hampton Roads will immediately recognize that Diego Bispo Academy is steadily growing into a local juggernaut. Even at this time of year where family vacations cap off the end of summer, and parents and their children pour into department stores to score school-year loot, DBA’s dominance [...]
Name: Kaitlin Wonder Age: 32 Rank: Brown Belt Number of years training: 12 years A stomach full of butterflies, the nervous energy associated with anticipation is commonplace in first endeavors. We have all experienced these newbie jitters in some form of uneasiness or terse anxiety. And so I imagine in the beginning, when Kaitlin Wonder stepped onto the mat, [...]
Name: Lindsay Asbury Age: 31 Rank: White Belt Number of years training: 6 months Being a parent is no easy feat. Ultimately, we want our kids to experience the best, behave the best, and turn out the best. Consequently, we set out to find or create an environment of opportunity and learning that will hopefully lend itself to [...]