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Gracie Bullyproof: Austin’s 1-week Transformation


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For those who haven’t seen it, I recommend checking out the short video “Gracie Bullyproof: Austin’s 1-week Transformation”.  Very inspiring to me, and I think all QBJJ Students will identify with the message this video delivers.

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No-Gi Good Times


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Shawn Highfill was kind enough to take some great photos from our Sunday No-Gi class that I thought were too cool and had to be shared:

Coach Pipes showing Ethan Highfill how to finish a rear-naked choke Jayden Elmore finishing an armbar on Coach Pipes Coach Pipes helping Naomi complete an armbar from the back Jayden and Jerry Elmore

Stressed Out 9-year Old…


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One of my new girl students said to me tonight, “I’m really stressed out.” I replied with, “well, you came to the right place!” She looked at me puzzled and I said, “BJJ is an escape from all your problems and troubles, because you literally cannot think of anything else when you are rolling. Furthermore, it solves problems with kids before they start. When you love BJJ, you don’t want to get into trouble, you don’t want to get into drugs or alcohol. BJJ becomes a positive and healthy addiction, because you avoid bad things keeping you away from the mats and do your best to take care of the good things that you must do to earn your mat-time. Make sense?” She smiled, said “yup” and started shrimpin’. I know BJJ isn’t for everyone, but I think everyone kid could use a healthy dose of what I get from it!

In a way, I’m proud that Quincy BJJ is inadvertently supporting the Quincy CTC mission by helping youth stay way from drugs and alcohol.

Just had to post a beautiful S-Mount photo


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02-23-2013 - Naomi S-Mount on Ethan

Big Congratulations to Joe Westby for earning another stripe on 01/09/2012!


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Big Congratulations to Joe Westby for earning another stripe on 01/09/2012!

Jeremy Seda Gets Purple!


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Coach Jimmy Thompson of T-Town MMA promoted Jeremy Seda to the rank of purple belt today after leading two seminars in No Gi and Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Here are some photos from the Gi class today:

Coach Jimmy Thompson and Rollo May of T-Town MMA will be teaching on Sunday, 09/02.


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Coach Jimmy Thompson and Rollo May of T-Town MMA will be teaching (Gi) at Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on Sunday, 09/02 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. An open mat session will immediately follow from 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Wrestling Seminar Taught by Jimmy Thompson and Rollo May from T-Town MMA


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Coach Jimmy Thompson and Rollo May of T-Town MMA will be visiting Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on Saturday, 09/01 from 3-5 p.m. for a No-Gi session focusing on using BJJ for Wrestling.  An open mat session will immediately follow from 5-6 p.m.

Women’s Self-Defense Class


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WOMENSSelf-defense class scheduled for  Thursday, September 13th from 6:308:30 p.m.

Optional Q&A and Open Matsessions from 8:309:00 p.m.

Quincy Recreation Department and Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are offering a two-hour informational and hands-on self-defense seminar.  By teaching confidence and vigilance, we will give you the knowledge to keep you and your loved ones safe.  Techniques to fend of an assailant and escape dangerous situations will be demonstrated
and practiced.

COST: $10, pre-registration required at: https://secure.rec1.com/WA/quincy-parks-recreation/
(Listed under “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”)

DRESS CODE: Athletic clothes (i.e., yoga pants, board shorts) durable socks (no shoes on the mats)

LOCATION: Quincy High School Wrestling Room

PROCEEDS:
– Quincy Recreation Department, to help bring more events like this to the Quincy
Ÿ- Quincy High School Wrestling Program

Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Represents at National Night Out


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Monday, August 6th is Quincy-wide National Night Out against Crime Gathering. It will be held at the High School Field behind the Baseball fence. Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will be at one of the booths, rolling out some mats to talk to the community about BJJ and how it can empower positive changes within lives of young and old(er) alike.

L-Bow the clown will be there for some performances from 6:30 to 8:00, so we will not follow our normal class schedule, but just have an “Open Mat” session from 4-8:00 p.m.