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New Apparel in!

We are pleased to announce that we have new apparel in! We have hoodies with NMJJA imprint on front left chest and back for $30 and we have T-shirts with imprint on front center chest and back for $15. Please see front desk personnel for purchase and thank you for representing our academy!

The Truth About Self Defense

In 1993, Rorion Gracie created the UFC to show the world that Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the best singular self-defense system ever created. 24 years later there’s still some confusion to which style of martial art is best for self-defense. The answer is still Jiu-Jitsu! For many years, when people thought of martial arts, traditional martial arts would come to mind. Flashy kicks, forms, routines and single power punches usually …Read More

NM Jiu-Jitsu Academy Featured in New Mexico Homes!

We were honored to be featured on one of New Mexico’s premier real estate company’s website! Please read full article below: http://www.newmexicohomes.com/articles/new-mexico-jiu-jitsu-academy-teaches-self-defense-for-the-real-world About New Mexico Homes New Mexico Homes is a full service brokerage firm serving all of New Mexico. We pride ourselves in having the best real estate agents in the state who value honesty and integrity above closing a sale. Buying a home is one of the biggest …Read More

Congratulations Professor Justin!

Congratulations Professor Justin on receiving his Black Belt ! This weekend our head instructor Justin Hall was promoted to the rank of black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He has become one of only two people to ever receive a black belt from Master Eddie Camden in each of the three martial arts: Muay Thai, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and now BJJ. A big thank you goes out to the countless …Read More

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We are pleased to announce that we have new apparel in! We have hoodies with NMJJA imprint on front left chest and back for $30 and we have T-shirts with imprint on front center chest and back for $15. Please see front desk personnel for purchase and thank you for representing our academy!

Congratulations to Diana Ramirez on her promotion to Blue Belt! All the hard work has paid off, we are very proud of her!

In 1993, Rorion Gracie created the UFC to show the world that Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the best singular self-defense system ever created. 24 years later there’s still some confusion to which style of martial art is best for self-defense. The answer is still Jiu-Jitsu!

For many years, when people thought of martial arts, traditional martial arts would come to mind. Flashy kicks, forms, routines and single power punches usually comprised these styles. It was thought that if one practiced these techniques and advanced through the belt system, they would be able to protect themselves against any attacker.

This is simply not the case.

Even though Mixed Martial Arts has blossomed In to entire different sport of its own, the early days of the UFC showed that traditional styles were ineffective in a real time situation while Royce Gracie’s Jiu-Jitsu style enable him to protect himself and even finish a much larger opponent.

Traditional martial arts have many benefits: discipline, fitness, honor and respect. However, effective self-defense is not one of these attributes.

It is simply unrealistic to think that a small man, a woman or child knocks out a bigger attacker with flying kick or single power punch.

Jiu-Jitsu’s realistic approach incorporates distance management, SOLID self-defense techniques on the ground or standing, and most importantly, it instills confidence that these moves actually work. Also, through the act of “rolling” (jiu-jitsu sparring that resembles wrestling) participants can replicate the act of a physical struggle at a very intense level without anyone getting hurt. Jiu-Jitsu practitioners are taught to manage distance, stay safe, conserve energy, get away if possible and worst case scenario: finish with a submission hold.

Safely getting away from a bad situation is a lot more realistic for a woman or child than knocking an attacker out with a spinning wheel kick! That’s only in the movies folks!

If self-defense is high on your list of motivating factors for you or your child to take martial arts, please sign up for Jiu-Jitsu! Even if it’s not here, find a Jiu-Jitsu school near you and start training! You won’t regret it!

We were honored to be featured on one of New Mexico’s premier real estate company’s website! Please read full article below:

http://www.newmexicohomes.com/articles/new-mexico-jiu-jitsu-academy-teaches-self-defense-for-the-real-world

About New Mexico Homes

New Mexico Homes is a full service brokerage firm serving all of New Mexico. We pride ourselves in having the best real estate agents in the state who value honesty and integrity above closing a sale. Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions of your life so we work hard to provide you with the best information and advice as possible.

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Congratulations Professor Justin on receiving his Black Belt !

This weekend our head instructor Justin Hall was promoted to the rank of black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He has become one of only two people to ever receive a black belt from Master Eddie Camden in each of the three martial arts: Muay Thai, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and now BJJ. A big thank you goes out to the countless people who made all of this possible over this  journey of over two decades in the martial arts.