Archive for July 2014

Congratulations to Edson & Al on earning their 2nd stripes

Edson and Al of Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Grant County, WA

Medal Presentation Ceremony

Our Revolution XXV competitors graciously honored Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in presenting their medals to be hung on the Wall of Champions on Monday, July 28.  Many thanks to all of you who were able to represent our school on July 26th!

Congratulations to our Revolution XXV Competitors

A big congratulations and thank you to the students who competed at the Revolution XXV on July 26th, 2014!

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Revolution XXV Results

Coaches were very pleased at how Quincy BJJ performed at the revolution!  Jaselyn placed 2nd in Gi, Isaac placed 1st in Gi and 2nd in No Gi, Ethan placed 3rd in Gi, Christan placed 2nd in Gi and Edson placed 1st in his first No Gi tournament.  Way to go team! Read more

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Camp Recap.

Check out some of the photos from the 2014 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Camp!

Congratulations to Trytan on earning his Yellow Belt!

Congratulations to Trytan on earning his Yellow Belt!

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Congratulations to Ethan and Kaiden on their first stripes!

Congratulations to Ethan and Kaiden on their first stripes!

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Response to Caio Terra’s BJJ Journey Video

I can’t help but get choked up a bit by that video. The message is pretty solid and can’t agree more with what Caio said.

Humility is something we ALL can take away from BJJ. While a belt, medals, etc., are all nice rewards for dedication, passion and hard work in the sport, an important aspect is what kind of person are you at the end of the day. Are you a Purple-belt kind of person? Do you have first-place character? When we shine the light of relativity and comparison on other areas of our lives, do we then realize that while we are strong in certain areas, we may be lacking in others.

I can’t help but tie this back into my faith. I have made it a habit not to judge others on the right or wrong-doings of their lives, because we all suck pretty bad in comparison to Jesus. Furthermore, I don’t have time or energy to worry about how anyone else lives their life, because I have too many things I’m trying to correct with my own life. Like BJJ, If someone needs guidance, then I give it to them, but always with the humility that I’m no where I need or want to be. I’ve never heard someone in BJJ say, “I did it, I’m finally where I’ve always wanted to be, I’m done.” Yet, there are Christians who feel this way, and my thinking is that they need something better to relate to than their neighbor; they need BJJ! 😉