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  • How to Tie Your Belt

    There are hundreds of different techniques that you can use to tie your belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. There is no, one "perfect" way to fix your belt... Here are two easy ways to tie your belt in a pinch, presented by Sampson Jiu Jitsu Academy's Becky Acton! Good luck! Get on the mat with Sampson Jiu Jitsu Academy the month! We proudly serve the Southlake, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Westlake, Keller, and Colleyville areas! To get started, simply take a moment to complete the brief form on this page. When you do, we’ll rush you everything you need in order to take advantage of our incredible Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Southlake today! So go ahead… take the next step by ....

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  • BJJ and Depression: Grappling Against a Silent Killer

    Sometimes dubbed the most important issue of modern times, depression is not something you should take lightly. The problem with it is that it creeps up silently, and many people do not notice it early. In terms of dealing with it, a modern lifestyle doesn’t really help. The usual route is going for therapy, which in most cases ends up with medications, or, in certain situations, even hospitalization. But there’s another way. You could use other methods to prevent or even deal with some of the modern-day mental issues. BJJ and depression are not two words that get associated often. And there’s a great reason for it.
    You’ve probably heard and seen the phrase ....

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  • Evidence Suggests Martial Arts, Wrestling, Grappling Best For ADHD Children

    Evidence Suggests Martial Arts, Wrestling, Grappling Best For ADHD Children

    Attention deficit disorder is a very common occurrence among children. For those who are hyperactive it’s always best to get involved with sports, as they offer many benefits including physical exercise, development of social skills and development of self worth. However not all sports are equal. To give you a glimpse at how many might be affected as many as 11% of kids between 4 and 17 are hyperactive according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . For kids who suffer from ADHD it’s best to opt for individual sports due to individual focus. Individual sports, such as bjj, offer the opportunity to compete for yourself but still be a part of a team and find ways to ....

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  • Belt Promotions!

    Belt Promotions!

    With every new stripe or belt promotion, comes more responsibility than the last. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotions are much different than karate promotions or any other martial arts forms. On average, someone who trains karate 2 times a week for 5 years, can obtain a black belt. Unlike, in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it takes 8 to 10 years of constant hard work, dedication and training to earn that black belt around your waist. With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, every belt (other than Black Belt) is required a minimum of 4 stripes. Once you get to that fourth stripe on your belt, you get promoted to the next level of training and responsibility. There are 16 different belt colors you can ....

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  • 8 Small Diet Changes to Turbo Charge Your Jiu Jitsu

    8 Small Diet Changes to Turbo Charge Your Jiu Jitsu If you want to reach peak performance in your Jiu-Jitsu, you will need to not only train like a champion, you will also have to eat like a champion. That means NO JUNK FOOD
    . Junk food can sometimes taste good, but is really it worth it? A lot of BJJ athletes will tell you that eating junk food doesn’t slow them down because they have genetics and admittedly, there have been MMA and BJJ fighters who have been less than serious with their diet. However, it should be said that the actual cases of people with genetics to allow them to eat junk food is very small and even they will start to feel side effects once they start to age. ....

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  • Move of The Week

    Coach Sampson showing off the advanced brazilian jiu jitsu move of the week!! Leg lasso- spider guard sweep to a tight armbar. ....

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  • Why Women do Martial Arts!

    Why Women do Martial Arts!

    Why Women Should Do Martial Arts--- Ladies, wanna know how to get your fitness on without having to look at a treadmill? It’s an easy fix – make the decision to start martial arts and train consistently. Mix that with healthy habits, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming unstoppable. It might seem a little scary walking into a male-dominated sport, but once you get comfortable, you’ll find a host of other benefits. Here are 7 of the most common reasons why Women Do Martial Arts: 1. SELF DEFENSE Thankfully, here in Southlake, TX- some get to rely on the neighborhood watch though, you shouldn’t take it for granted, as you never know ....

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  • Should you Compete?

    Should you Compete?

    By: Emily Kwok “SHOULD I COMPETE?” I am asked this question a lot. I often respond, I’m not sure if you should, but here’s why I do. In the beginning it had more to do with curiosity than anything else. There were so few women in jiu jitsu that I just wanted to know how I would fare against someone built more like me. Training for my first tournament gave me focus and discipline, but most of all, it taught me something about authenticity and truth. Making the decision to put a lot of hard work in and putting yourself under internal and external pressure forces you to confront yourself and everyone around you. ....

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  • Member of the Month!

    Name: Angelina Age: 42 Gym: Sampson Jiu Jitsu Academy, Southlake TX Head Instructor: Jason Sampson Rank: 2 stripe white belt BJJ Start Date: July 2018 Before Picture Date: May 2017 - 210 lbs (last full body pic I hadn’t taken for a while) After Picture Date: February 2,2019 - 180 lbs Total Weight Loss: 30 lbs and still working it! “I train consistently 3-4 days a week gi, no gi, and also catch a kickboxing class on 2 of those days. BJJ has been one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done and I am so happy I got started. I try not to let a history of knee injuries and being over 40 hold me back. My gym is an amazing place where I have learned so ....

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