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Falling Only Makes Us Stronger

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A while ago, a student at Gracie Barra Carlsbad quit not only our school, but training jiu-jitsu altogether. He had trained for a couple of years. He was very studious, constantly asking questions, trying desperately to improve. But one day, he had enough. He was tired of struggling and very distinctly came to us and said he was done. In...

Fighting Spirit

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A fighting spirit was found in a surprising place. No, this isn’t a huge story of epic fortitude. Its small, quiet and subtle. But then again, I’ve come to realize that a fighting spirit is often where you’d least expect it.

4th of July Schedule

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Hey everyone! This is a quick announcement to let all of you know that the school will be CLOSED on Friday July 4th 2014 AND on Saturday July 5th, 2014. From the Gracie Barra Carlsbad family, we would like to wish all of you a Happy Fourth of July with your family and friends! See you on the mats!

The Tortoise and the Hare

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        World cup 2014. USA vs Portugal. Stop right here if you don’t want spoilers. Keep reading if you want to learn a great lesson from this match. Like many of you, I yelling and screaming at my TV during the US vs Portugal match yesterday. And I don’t even like soccer. Portugal scored in the first…


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