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Take advantage of the benefits that Jiu-jitsu delivers.
Jiu-jitsu training has become one of the most
popular activities for men, women and children.
It has many great physical, mental and emotional benefits.
It’s incredibly easy to start, you don't have to be an athlete and no previous training is needed.
What stops most people from training Jiu-jitsu, in the beginning, is intimidation.
Jiu-jitsu is not all-out fighting, you might be afraid, at first, but once you get past that first step,
you’ll be glad you did it and you will find out how much fun Jiu-jitsu really is.
The most obvious benefit is a knowledge of self defense,
knowing how to defend oneself and loved ones in a dangerous situation is an asset in today's world.
Many people take up Jiu-jitsu classes for the fitness benefits as well.
Jiu-jitsu will increase the power of your body, improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as tone the muscular system.
Jiu-jitsu improves your flexibility since entire ranges of motion from the body are exercised.
Jiu-jitsu improves coordination and discipline (something that is required in whatever you do).
Jiu-jitsu increases self confidence, your challenges in life, physical, mental and emotional, will be met with much less fear.
It opens up your mind, it teaches you how to improvise, you get smarter and more able to deal with life.
You will notice that your performance in different areas of your life (work, school, love life) will improve.
Meet awesome people, enjoy the camaraderie. You’d be amazed at how friendly the people are.
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Stress relief and Psychosocial Benefits of Jiu-jitsu:
Unlike many other forms of physical activity, martial arts also have a mental and sometimes spiritual element which not only improves the mind's focus
but also helps in self control.
Emotions such as anger and fear are better controlled through training. Many martial artists can find an inner peace
through their training. In today's hectic world, these particular benefits translate into one of the most effective stress management tools available.
When training in a session or in a group class, all the day to day troubles of the world seem to be forgotten.
People come out refreshed, energized and ready to tackle the big world out there.
Jiu-jitsu can help develop both better bodies and better minds.
Jiu-jitsu training produces positive psychosocial changes that are greater in magnitude and diversity than those produced by many other physical activities.
Practicing Jiu-jitsu develops beneficial psychological changes and encourages good moral and ethical development.
Jiu-jitsu reduces stress, anxiety, aggression, anger, mood disturbances, hostility, neuroticism and the feeling of been vulnerable to attack.
Jiu-jitsu improves personal growth, self-confidence, independence, self-reliance, self-esteem, self-control, self-knowledge, self-improvement and self-discipline.
Jiu-jitsu training leads to more easygoing, warmhearted and participating individuals than do a variety of other sports.
Jiu-jitsu leads to positive changes in overall life-satisfaction.
Jiu-jitsu increases general mental health.
Studies show that women recovering from psycho-sexual abuse, eating disorders, substance abuse and growing up in dysfunctional families reported that martial arts training was helpful in their recovery.
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Jiu-jitsu for kids
Jiu-jitsu is a fun way for boys and girls to achieve fitness and concentration.
Martial arts teach self-discipline and socialization skills.
Many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with martial arts because
self-control and focus are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.
The respect kids learn is one of the most important benefits.
It often carries over into school, helping to improve behavior and grades, according to recent research.
Seven is a good age to start classes.
By that time a child should have enough muscle control to move, turn and roll properly and safely.
As one advances, the feeling of accomplishment comes with added confidence.
Children will generally become more disciplined from the unique formalities of martial arts classes.
This is one benefit that is often lacking in other sports.
Former "problem" kids with bad attitudes could become well behaved and respectful as a result of taking martial arts classes.
Respect is something that instructors place great importance.
Martial arts kids are often very well behaved children no matter what social economic backgrounds they come from.
Melo Jiu-jitsu philosophy
"The proper function of man is to live - not to exist."
How many hours do we have to live?
How many hours will you waste away in front of a TV or playing video games?
Do you sit all day in front of a computer?
Get out of your cubicle.
Don't waste your days like this. You only live once.
Break free from the cubicle environment, Jiu-jitsu is an exciting adventure.
Get off the couch, get out of your office or house Right now!.
Come and train Jiu-jitsu with us you'll love it and life will be more alive.
Create a dayly ritual.
Wake up and greet the day. Watch the sun rise. Tell yourself that you will not waste this day, which is a gift.
Enjoy your breakfast. Live every moment to its fullest. At night come and train Jiu-jitsu as part of your ritual.
Face your fears.
What are you most afraid of? What is holding you back? Whatever it is, recognize it, and face it.
Only by facing our fears we can be free of them.
Try something new.
Jiu-jitsu is something new for you.
Ask yourself: "What new thing shall I try this time?" Then be sure to do it.
Seek new experiences. Give it a try. You might decide you want to keep it in your life.
You only live once.
Hi I'm Ed Melo, I have been living and training martial arts in Miami for many years and I have visited and/or trained in most Jiu-jitsu schools in Miami.
Many Miami Jiu-jitsu schools claim to have the best instructors, the best school and the best programs. There is some rivalry among certain schools and sometimes they badmouth each other. This is mostly marketing. Miami Jiu-jitsu schools sometimes have to compete with each for students. The truth is most schools I've seen are good schools. You should choose a school that you feel comfortable with.
But there is something that many instructors in Miami Jiu-jitsu schools are not aware of.
What is that?
Some think you want to become a professional fighter, they think you want to fight in UFC, KING OF THE CAGE and all those other types of NHB competition.
Some fail to understand the reasons why people take martial arts classes.
Why do people take martial arts classes?
- Most people are looking for fitness. They want to lose weight, gain flexibility or relief stress.
- Some people are Fun seekers. People from all ages and background want to have fun. For them the martial arts is a hobby. Something to do in their spare time.
- Some people are Fear motivated. They want to regain a feeling of self confidence. They never again want to feel vulnerable or doubt themselves in a physical confrontation.
- Some people want to become a BLACK BELT.
To become a BLACK BELT you need a few years of training (sometimes 10 years, it depends on how many days you train per week and if you take private classes or not).
- Only a very small part of the students want to become a professional fighter and fight in NHB competitions. I have a few professional fights myself and I know, better than anybody else, how much sacrifice, discipline, commitment and hard work is necessary to become a professional fighter.
Any instructor that has been teaching for many years knows that.
HOW TO PREVENT INJURIES
I have been training Jiu-jitsu for many years and I accumulated many injuries during my career.
Now I give you the opportunity to learn from my mistakes.
Everybody wants to win a match, everybody wants victories, but to win you need two things: knowledge plus training.
During training you could get hurt if you do not follow my advice:
- Warm-up and stretch before class
- Stretch after class to reduce soreness on the next day
- Train the techniques in slow motion, at first, and increase speed little by little
- If you get hurt stop sparring for a day or two.
That's what happened to me, I wanted to be good in a short period of time. I was not giving my body enough time to rest, reel and recover from training.
Come to class to exercise and train your techniques.
Never spar when you are hurt because you could make things much worse.
If you prefer you can sit down and watch the class.
Because watching = learning = knowledge + training = victories
Do you follow me?
- Never use an excessive amount of strength during training.
- Tap, that's right tap. I know, nobody wants to lose, but losing is part of the process of learning. Some people get hurt because they are caught in a submission and they refuse to tap.
- On the other hand, if you catch your partner in a submission be careful, don't apply full power when you are submitting him, maybe he is not tapping because he does not recognize he is in trouble.
- 1-Elbows, 2-Knees, 3-Neck, 4-Shoulders and 5-Ankles. Those are the joints that some people hurt, you should always listen to your instructor, because he was a beginner just like you one day.
First ask your instructor what are the exercises that you could do at home or in the gym that could give you stronger joints, muscles and ligaments in those areas.
Second always use elbow, knee and ankle support/pads, no matter if you train with the gi or without the gi
Miami Jiu-jitsu tips:
Your mind has the power to do almost anything you want to do.
Begin with the end in mind.
What is the end for you?
Is it becoming a BLACK BELT? (This is the belt where you really start to learn).
And how are you going to get there?
Make a plan of action and every day do something to get you closer to the end.
Stay focused and take action.
Never give up, never avoid anyone and come to class every day.
Attitude and Mental preparation are the most important factors that influence an athlete's performance.
If your mind is not right the chances of winning the big fight are very small.
Fear and doubt have gone through the minds of all kinds of fighters.
Losing does not feel good, some people quit because they do not want to deal with the pressure.
Some students are afraid of sparring or going to competitions.
Fear no one and Never quit.
No one wants to get tapped.
Getting tapped in practice does not mean anything in the big picture.
When you spar your goal is to learn and have fun, not to make people tap.
Channel your time and energy in a way to make you a better jiu-jitsu fighter.
Your training experience should provide you with a lifelong reward of great memories.
If you do not want to spar when things are not in your favor, this could affect your ability to learn.
Do not be caught up in the emotional and psychological side of your sport.
Ego destroys most peoples ability to learn and it ruins the entire learning environment.
Training with an ego will slow down your progress.
Lose the ego and understand what your purpose is.
Every time you come to class you should have in mind what part of your game you want to improve.
Obey your instructor and respect him, he was a white belt just like you many years ago.
But do not wait for your instructor to teach you everything, you have to do some self-teaching.
Get books and instructional videos to help you in the learning process.
Remember when you see a BLACK BELT doing a particular technique on a tape or in a competition, he probably started working on that move many years ago.
The technique might be a new one for you, but not for him and for people that train with him.
You have to choose the techniques and combinations that you are good at, and make them part of your game.
Those techniques could carry you all the way to BLACK BELT.
That's what the champions do.
If it works for them it works for you.
Champions always do the same move, same take-down, same guard pass, same sweep and same submissions all combined in a sequence.
Always bring a notebook to class and take notes of everything you learn in class.
And you also have to do some self-training, stay 10-20 minutes after class for drilling, conditioning or reviewing your notes,
if you do that you are going to advance much faster.
Do not be negative, avoid talking bad about people, avoid getting involved in gossip in your dojo.
Positive self talk is a powerful toll used by top martial artists.
No matter how bad the situation is tell yourself you can overcome it.
Think about the worst positions you get caught all the time and train the escapes.
After 2-4 years of training the student should be giving a hard time to some brown and BLACK BELTS.
Most students think because of that they know "everything", they think they are good enough.
They start to get an air of confidence.
This is just a phase and it happens to everyone.
Always be humble because you do not realize you still do not know much.
When you think you know everything that is when you stop learning.
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