Jiu-Jitsu, forming Athletes People’s Well.

 “My main purpose as a teacher is to train black belts in life, the mat is a mere consequence”. With this statement, we direct our students in their training since joining the sport. Form a champion is not difficult, we all technical, psychological and physical support that may become a major highlight in a short time with a team of professionals in many areas such as experts in nutrition and diets, physical therapists and other specialties. It creates then a set of factors that lead to human excellence in the sport.

Form a “black belt” in life is much more complicated! Forward this person for good and with personality and character values ​​printed in their lives, does not depend on technical only, trainer or physiotherapist but Teacher/Educators who are interacting all the time with the student, with the environment that he lives and with your family. These Teachers/Educators not only teach but also educate, and are recognized and treated as family members and their advice and guidance are faithfully followed. If this happens for a lifetime, that student will certainly be a winner. Jiu-jitsu, our martial Art that we defend and represent, is taken by all of us, every day, everywhere where we go, college, university, professional environment or social events and only with education and sportsmanship, we can to the image of jujitsu walk as an educational reference, social inclusion and a means disciplinarian. It will be very good, in the near future, we see that parents put their children in Jiu-Jitsu not only learn a martial art, but also believe that Jiu-Jitsu helps build character and develop the civic and sporting spirit of these future citizens.

By Professor Bruno Guimaraes

In House Joao Crus BJJ Tournament.

Last Saturday, Sep 10th, we had our first challenge out of our mat. We went to Dripping Springs with some students to fight the In House JCBJJ Tournament against their kids.

This was the first time that children felt the rush of a championship fight and they had to control the psycho-nervous system.

We are proud of the result, it was less than we wanted and more than we expected.

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Soul Fighters Austin New Classes Schedule


We opened new classes. Our new schedule of classes is:

Morning classes:

7:45 – 8:45 AM (Mon, Wed, Fri) – Adult & Youth

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Adult Sparring Class

Evening classes:

4:00 – 4:50 PM (Mon – Wed) – Level 1 kids (7-11 y/o)

5:00 – 5:50 PM (Mon – Wed) – Level 2 Kids (11 – 14 y/o)

4:00 – 4:50 PM (Tue – Thu) – Tasmanian Devils Kids Class (4-6 y/o)

6:00 – 7:00 PM (Tue – Thu) – Family Class


From start to “start”

I’ll talk about a topic that for some can be embarrassing, but for others it is a matter of dedication and pride.
White belt, which is to be a white belt?
In the first days or months is all cause for celebration, dedication and comments with friends about being a beginner in jiu-jitsu a white belt. But soon this dedication changes focus and becomes just the next track display, with even a breakdown with this track.
So with the focus diverted, the student ceases to strive to learn to think only an examination day, forgetting the basics were taught.
A teacher, a black belt, was not born with a tied belt, he went through the whole process of maturing to be ready to deserve such size range. But this image of the white belt is broken is very wrong, because it is precisely at this moment of learning that absorbs all the basic and essential movements for any black belt.
Hip scapes (shrimp scape), break fall and front fall and several movements that are thoroughly done by all, especially by white belts and often do not understand the reason for so much repetition.
“With repetition came to perfection …” – Michael Jordan (NBA myth in the 90s)
Being the first belt on virtually all martial arts, these practitioners train and develop their art along with other senior athletes, but these graduates to train with a white belt provide a more rhythmic training and basic movements for greater fixing of positions and a better future development in the advanced stages.
I say that: a Black Belt is a White belt did not give up the practice.
That’s when we learned all the details to be used throughout sporting life. How to forward positions without knowing the details of the basic? How to seek advanced submissions without basic solidified?
Certainly, it is normal to wish a new graduate, it is a feeling of human ascension. Who does not want to receive a black belt? Who does not wish to be world champion? Everyone wants an advanced degree, want to teach and train new black belts. But there is a common point between them, they both get the White Belt.