Yes, after many delays and procrastinating I’ve finally taken the leap to learn Gracie Jiu Jitsu. This has long been on my to-do list as I’ve been wanting to learn something new and developing myself further as a character and what better way to achieve this by learning the gentle art we now know Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
I am currently going through a 14 day trial of Gracie Combatives at Watford Gracie Jiu Jitsu and I am loving it! “Gracie Combatives is our beginner program for adults interested in Martial Arts in Watford. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment.” The instructors are incredibly helpful, informative and very patient, everyone is very welcoming, warm and enthusiastic which helps the learning curve and leaves me wanting more by the end of the lesson.
As a white belt I thought I’d share a couple videos with you which I’ve found to be very helpful in my learning and fueling my passion to learn more about Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
Helpful ice-breaking videos
The 36 Most Important Self-defense Techniques of All Time
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This video is about Gracie Combatives, why it was created, who it was created for and it’s benefits
How to Tie Your Jiu-Jitsu Pants w/ Rener Gracie
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Hey! Well if purple belts don’t know how to tie their belts then I bet any money that a white belt with no martial arts experience won’t have a clue either
Rener Gracie on How to Tie the Belt
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Now this video is a must! Learn 3 awesome ways of tying your belt! I prefer to tie my belt using the third variation The Stronghold
Now for the motivation:
#JoeRoganJiuJitsu By @StuartCooperfilms
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Joe Rogan just introduced everything to me! Listening to his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience I became more of a fan of the UFC, MMA and jiu jitsu (Shoutout to Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu)
Choke – (A Rickson Gracie Documentary)
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A documentary of the legend Rickson Gracie competing in a vale tudo tournament. Follow Rickson on his journey leading up to the tournament, hear him speak about his training, being a Gracie and what Gracie Jiu Jitsu has done for him.
I am loving this journey of learning Gracie Jiu Jitsu, I am totally driven towards becoming a better person both physically, mentally and spreading the gentle art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu.