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Is Jiu-Jitsu Safe For Kids

Is Jiu-Jitsu Safe For Kids

As a parent, you want to do what is best for your child. I totally understand that. Helping them learn to live an active lifestyle and learning to eat healthy is an important factor in your child’s development. It sets them on the course for a longer, healthier life. There are many ways to achieve […]




GD Jiu Jitsu at the 2017 IBJJF American Nationals

[By Danny OD] The 2017 IBJJF American Nationals took place at the Sports Center of Las Vegas from July 6-8. The tournament always draws competitors from around the country despite being held about a month after the World Championships. The 2017 edition included competitors from Gracie Barra, Alliance, Atos, Gracie Humaita, Carlson Gracie Team and […]


The 2017 IBJJF Seattle International Open

The 2017 IBJJF Seattle International Open

The IBJJF Seattle International Open took place at the Everett Community College in Washington on August 5th, 2017 and GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy was represented by four competitors. The standouts of the team were Josh Guerra and Horlando Monteiro. Josh won the Brown belt adult Super Heavy and the Open Division by submitting all of his […]


What can Jiu-Jitsu offer to children with ADD/ADHD?

What can Jiu-Jitsu offer to children with ADD/ADHD?

Jiu-Jitsu enables children who struggle with attention and hyper-activity to embrace the positive traits of ADD/ADHD and challenge the negative ones. What can you gain from Jiu-Jitsu that isn’t naturally fostered by a team sport like basketball or soccer? Instead of focusing on comparing your skills to others, martial arts are focused around an individual’s personal […]


GD Jiu-Jitsu well represented at the IBJJF San Diego Pro Open

GD Jiu-Jitsu well represented at the IBJJF San Diego Pro Open

The IBJJF San Diego BJJ Pro took place in San Diego, California on September 13th, 2017 and eleven competitors represented the GD Jiu-Jitsu Association in this tournament. Here are the standouts of the team: In the brown belt division, Daniel Rodriguez won the adult/rooster. GD Academy’s instructor, Tyson Antillon, tookin the light/adult and in the […]




GD Jiu Jitsu Academy Shines at Fight to Win Pro 59

GD Jiu Jitsu Academy Shines at Fight to Win Pro 59

[By Danny O’Donnell] Fight to Win Pro returned to Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday January 19th at the Victorium Sport Center. Team GD Jiu Jitsu had 6 competitors on the card: Nick Nelson, Aaron Wilson, Tyson Antillon, Josh Guerra, Beau Tribolet and Josh Rodriguez. Three competitors had no gi matches and 3 had matches in the gi. Nick […]