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Kevin Bedard

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...
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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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A Not so Modest Claim: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the Best Self Defense Style for Kids

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I'm going to state a controversial opinion. And perhaps its heavily biased because, well, I'm a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practioner. But I don't pretend my words here are undisputed. I state my claims, and I invite any and all friendly discussion to the contrary. As the title states, I claim that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is the absolute best, most effective and most...
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