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How Your Brazilian Jiujitsu Gi Should Fit

Posted: May 24, 2019

For our new students, we actually provide a uniform (Gi) when you sign up for your first month at Elevate Judo & Jiujitsu. Not all gyms provide this. And for the ones that do, often they provide an entry level uniform.

We believe in providing our new students with a high quality Gi when they first sign up. We think it's important for our newest students to feel not only comfortable in what they are wearing to practice, but also valued.

Here in the video below is Travis Stevens, Judo Olympic Silver Medalist and Renzo Gracie Blackbelt, wearing a similar gi that we provide to our new students. He also explains the proper fit and function of the Gi as well.

Starting Martial Arts in College

Posted: April 04, 2019

I didn't find Judo or Brazilian Juijitsu until I went to college. In fact, I orginally went to school at the University of Redlands in Southern California to play on their soccer team. I had started learning Karate in high school while still in Rhode Island, but I had never even heard of Judo or Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ).

One of my best decisions that I have every made was to go out of my comfort zone and search out both Judo and BJJ. It was as if a whole new world opened up to me. Through engaging in Judo and Brazilian Jiujitsu I was able to meet AnnMaria Demarrs and train with her daughter, Ronda Rousey. I was even in Blackbelt Magazine with her as her Uke (throwing partner). These two martial arts allowed me to travel around the United States to learn from other great Judo and BJJ players and coaches such as Jeff Glover, Kurt Osiander, and Marcelo Garcia.

Weekly Student Profile

Posted: April 04, 2019

Colby Reiner

Age: 10

How and Why Children Benefit from Judo

Posted: April 04, 2019

How & Why Children Benefit from Judo By Mark Lonsdale “Winning a championship is a temporary accomplishment  – being a better person is for life”