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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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Mixed Martial Arts and UFC 1

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and The UFC.

Royce Gracie Wins 3 Out Of The 1st 4 UFCs Proving The Effectiveness Of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Against Other Martial Arts.
On November 12th of 1993, a young Royce Gracie stepped into the octagon to show the world what happens in a one on one fight when one person knew Jiu Jitsu and the other did not.
Royce wanted to show his family’s style of martial art that had all but been lost to the other arts and the public.He helped transform the world of martial arts and drove the beginning of the UFC and MMA.

Royce went on to win 3 of the 1st 4 UFCs, pulling out of UFC 3 due to medical reasons.

Picture of Royce winning UFC 1 with a staple of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the rear naked choke.

The interesting thing about Jiu Jitsu and fighting is that very little has changed. If someone proficient in Jiu Jitsu fights someone who is not, the odds are it will go just like the picture here.

People forget history and in modern MMA many things have changed.

There are now many more rules, ref stand ups, rounds, time limits, and one match instead of multiple in a night. Add to that, virtually 100% if not 100% of UFC athletes train Jiu Jitsu now.

All these things and much more lead people to believe now you just need striking and movement… that’s exactly what the karate and other martial artists thought going into UFC 1.

It’s easy to see what happened to them .