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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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  • The More I Do It, the MORE Self-Confident I Become!

    You won’t believe this Kid’s view on his personal self-worth! πŸ‘€ Watch how Justus shares his story on how martial arts has impacted him and has given him the mindset and tools to deal with Bullying situations. 🀩 You can almost feel his excitement right through your screen! πŸ€” Interested in getting the same results for your kids? πŸ₯‡ If so, we would love to invite you to visit our school!
    Sign Your Child up Today! If you are interested in teaching your child how to successfully handle bullying situations, simply fill out the short form on the side of this page. We will happily reach out to you with all the information you need to register! ....

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  • October is Bullying Prevention Month

    πŸ—“ October is Bullying Prevention Month πŸ“ˆ Over the last year, schools throughout the US have experienced a frightening increase in bullying βœ… At Sampson Jiu Jitsu Academy we will EMPOWER your children to find a solution and STOP BULLYING NOW! We will.... ⭐️ TEACH your children EFFECTIVE SELF DEFENSE SKILLS and how to STAND UP to bullies ⭐️ HELP your child BUILD the CONFIDENCE to say NO ⭐️ Give your child the DISCIPLINE to refrain from joining in ⭐️ EQUIP your children to STAND UP to bullies and to RESPECT themselves and each other For more information head to

    or call or text 214.998.3310!! ....

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  • Why I Love Jiu Jitsu… It Helps Me Control My Anxiety

    Each week, we’ll be featuring one of our members and give them the chance to tell us a little bit about their Jiu Jitsu journey. This week, we’ll start off with Susan Sampson, who received her blue belt in May of 2017. Why I Love Jiu Jitsu… It Helps Me Control My Anxiety There are so many reasons I love Jiu Jitsu. Like many people in this sport, Jiu Jitsu has changed my life in ways I never dreamed of. Jiu Jitsu has given me so many things- health, love, friendship, confidence, even a new career. Today I’ll tell you about how Jiu Jitsu has helped me with my anxiety. I’ll never forget my first panic attack. I was 3 weeks out from graduating from ....

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  • Congrats Coach Sampson!

    Please welcome us in congratulating Coach Sampson on his 4th year anniversary as a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ! You never cease to be a source of inspiration to all of us. Thank you for all you do! Congratulations Coach!!! You are a great example of what hard work and dedication can bring you in life. Jason Sampson receives his black belt in BJJ from Sean Malone on Vimeo . ....

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  • What to Expect on Your First Day of Jiu-Jitsu

    So you’ve finally made the plunge. After a couple days, or maybe weeks, of looking up Jiu Jitsu academies in the area, you’ve finally set an appointment for your first trial class and are ready to enter the wonderful world of Jiu-Jitsu. So, what now? Here are a few tips to make that first day a little easier for you:
    Wear comfortable athletic clothing. For women, we recommend a pair of shorts or leggings, a sports bra, and a t-shirt or compression top. For men, a pair of shorts- preferable with no pockets so your fingers don’t get stuck in there!- and a t-shirt or compression top will do.

    Bring a bottle of water.

    Have an open mind- You may be ....

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  • How To Wash and Care for Your Gi

    Picture it! You finally went out on a limb and bought that brand-new bamboo Lucky Gi. Or maybe you refreshed your browser 17 times and finally got through to order the latest Shoyoroll. You wear your new gi to class, feeling like a million bucks! And because you feel so good, you train like you’re on fire! Then you go home, wash and dry your gi, take it out of the dryer and GULP!!! It looks a little different, a little… smaller. You put it on and OH NO! Your gi top won’t close over your stomach and you can barely get your pants over your hips! Unfortunately, this scenario has happened to us too many times. There’s nothing worse than shelling out your hard-earned ....

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