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Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, “the gentle art,” is a sport that has been growing worldwide for the past 5 years and the previsions for the sport are even more successful and popular among the masses. Ten years ago the sport was solely dominated by Brazilian and American men. Today we see men, women, and children. World champions from a multitude of nationalities and is present in each continent. Through the expansion of MMA (mixed martial arts) and Jiu-Jitsu, people are starting to train more because they see these arts are the most effective in not only physical fitness, but in self-defense. This is one of the many reasons this “gentle art” is becoming a go to choice of physical activity for Americans especially. We’re now entering a phase where all styles of grappling are beginning to merge. Wrestling, Gi Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Sambo, and Catch-Wrestling are all melding to become something greater than the sum of its parts. With this merger of styles comes an advent of professional leagues and money trickling into the sport. We see the athletes starting to train more seriously with a focus on nutrition, conditioning and other sports science principles. The modern fighters are heathier, stronger, faster, and more flexible.

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Matheus and Alicia Lutes have been dedicated to the sport for many years. Matheus originally started training in his home town in Brazil, he is currently a Black Belts under the legendary Marcelo Garcia and has spent the past 10 years of his life on the mats. He is a 5x World Champion and well-known competitor in the Jiu-Jitsu world. Matheus is considered one of the most prestigious athletes in this generation of grapplers. Alicia was training Muay-Thai when she discovered Jiu-Jitsu. Alicia began her journey of martial arts with the intention of learning self-defense. When she experienced her first Jiu-Jitsu class, she developed a great love for the sport and competing; she hasn’t looked back since.

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