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Clint Hanna reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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About a year ago, I knew it was time to take my health and fitness seriously. When your gut walks into the room five minutes before you do, it’s time for a change! After being encouraged to consider Texarkana Jiu-Jitsu by a friend, a decided to give it a shot. I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Everyone was welcoming and friendly, the encouragement and camaraderie I’ve experienced from everyone has been fantastic. I’ve dropped 25lbs so far and become much more intentional with my diet. Jiu-Jitsu has changed the way I approach many things. If you’re looking to make a change, Jiu-Jitsu will change you!

Kevin Devasier reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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I have been training at Texarkana Jiu Jitsu for nearly 2 years. It is the best place to train no matter what your physical condition is. It’s a family friendly place for people of all ages.

Amber Satterfield reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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Texarkana Jiu Jitsu welcomed me with open arms. The ladies there took me in and have been the best at helping me build confidence. Marc (Coach) has an enormous amount of knowledge and skill. His instructions are precise and easy to follow. The best part is that the group as a whole wants you to learn and get better. You are not a burden as a newbie.

Amber Walls Hicks reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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If you are interested in training, I highly recommend coming to Texarkana Jiu-Jitsu! They work with all skill levels… which mine was no skill. Great coaches and teammates that make you feel like family! My son and I both train and love it!! It has helped him learn to be more disciplined and focused! You will not be disappointed!

Michael Robert Shute reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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3 months in and it just keeps getting better every class! My 13 year old son and I absolutely love the journey we are on with Texarkana Brazilian JiuJitsu. The atmosphere is phenomenal! No ego’s on the mat only respect and the drive to see each other succeed! You will meet people from all walks of life on the mat and learn something from them each and every time. The first two months were tough due to my lack of physical conditioning but the drills and free rolling have changed that. I feel better physically and mentally. I love the changes I see in my son in his confidence and his desire to train as much as he can. Our journey has only just begun and we are both looking forward to it. If your considering checking Texarkana Brazilian JiuJitsu out we highly recommend it. Swing by and check it out who knows you might join us on our journey.

Scott Lillis reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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If your looking for life’s next challenge or think your the toughest person on the block. Then this is the place for you there is a wealth of skill, knowledge and a more than welcoming atmosphere to crush your ego but not your soul!

Jeff Blaauw reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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I walked into Texarkana Jiu Jitsu in February. I didn't know that my life would change that night. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful. No big egos. Just really cool people training together. I've lost 50 lbs in four months, and off medication. This gym has literally saved my life. If you want to learn the most effective martial art from a great, knowledgeable coach, Marc Hagebusch is your guy. There isn't another gym around where you'll train under a 3rd degree black belt. Give Texarkana Jiu Jitsu a try. It WILL change your life too!

Larry Morine reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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Great instructor and a very nice facility.

Hudson Davis reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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Jiu Jitsu helps with more than just a martial arts skill. The instructors and members of the class will help your confidence, cardio, and much more. Highly recommend.

Phil Cardella reviewed Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
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Great people doing something outstanding for their community. Respected leaders in their industry. Humble helpful and professional.

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Kid’s Self Defense Classes in Texarkana

Kids often get bullied and fairly often get in physical fights.

Discover how to ensure your child can protect themselves with the secret of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to prevent your son or daughter from being bullied or beaten up.

They really need the confidence that they can defend themselves… and often that’s all it takes to prevent both bullying and fights.

The only way to develop that confidence is through experience and training which is what we do at Texarkana Jiu Jitsu. It’s the reason many parents put their kids into our martial arts program.

But why Jiu Jitsu, why not karate or tae kwon do?

All martial arts offer a child some positive benefits.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers several real advantages for a child if they need to defend themselves against another child.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches them to close the distance, take the child down, and control them in a way that prevents the other child from hitting or hurting them.

Even if your child doesn’t get the takedown but is taken down – they will be able to defend themselves.

A common situation in a fight for a child, they punch each other a few times and then both fall to the ground.

One will be on top, one will be on bottom.

If on the bottom, what should your child do to protect themselves if they can’t stand up?

This is where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has the greatest effectiveness.

It takes a bad position and turns it into a position of dominance where they can’t be hurt AND they do not have to hurt the other child.

Another thing to consider is that other martial arts teach the child to punch or kick the other child in the head.

This has real potential to cause the other child serious harm. It also looks very bad to the school or authorities that may be involved in the situation.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu allows the child to safely end the fight without getting harmed or even having to harm the other child.

This ability to defend themselves off their back is even more important for your daughter because far too often at some point in their young life she may be put there against a bigger, stronger, more aggressive boy/teen.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ‘live‘ martial art.

We don’t have kids go off in a corner and practice a series of movements punching and kicking the air by themselves.

Your child will be interacting with other kids which has real social value especially in today’s modern electronic media environment.

It helps teach them how to interact with their peers and how to work with others.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling based martial art.

This is important because as mentioned above, it means the kids can handle a fight without injury to either child.

It also means that your son or daughter can train with in a real environment, using the techniques they learn in a safe way.

In striking based martial arts, the kids have to practice in a way that is not consistent with a fight. They can not kick each other in the head (or at least shouldn’t!) in training because obviously the risk of concussions and other injuries.

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the child can train everything they learn against another child without the fear of causing serious injuries.

This type of training has so many benefits beyond being able to use it in a real fight.

It also is a full body workout that will get your son or daughter in shape which is so important in today’s society when so many kids are becoming obese and developing lifestyle related chronic diseases.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is also a lot of fun for kids which means they’ll enjoy the training and make many new friends in a positive environment.

Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for everyone age 4 through adult men and women. No experience necessary. Beginners are always welcome!