Bushido will be closed Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day! We will be open for regular hours on Tuesday, September 5th.
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  • A Visit from Professor Marcello

    A Visit from Professor Marcello

    We want to thank Professor Marcello, a 3rd degree black belt and owner of Pace Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy, for taking time to visit Bushido where he shared his Jiu Jitsu experience, perspective, and passion. Kids and adults packed Bushido to intently listen, learn, and practice techniques taught by Professor Marcello. Before class ended, Professor Marcello took time to express how lucky we are to train at a facility that encourages culture inclusivity, taking care of one another while training, and being selfless for our team. Needless to say, everyone in attendance trained, rolled, laughed, and walked away with some new moves. We want to wish Professor Marcello and his family a safe trip ....

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  • Over Under Pass

    Over Under Pass

    Guard passing is a fundamental skill of jiu jitsu that every person should learn and perfect. One of the best guard passing techniques is the over under pass. This technique is an effective pressure guard pass disabling your opponents hips and, if performed correctly, makes it difficult for them to move or escape. Last Thursday night, students were instructed on one way this pass can be performed. Below are the steps for one version of the over under pass and they are: Get into a kneeling position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your right arm over your opponent's right leg and your left arm underneath their left leg. Keep your elbows close to your body and your ....

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  • Muay Thai Belt Testing

    Muay Thai Belt Testing

    Friday, July 14 th was an exciting night for Muay Thai students as they were able to display that they have mastered new skills and techniques for advancement toward their next belt level. Muay Thai has 9 belt levels; white, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, red, brown, and black. Belt testing is not a one-size-fits all as requirements for advancement will vary from studio to studio but there are some general principles common to most belt testing programs. These principles include students being able to demonstrate mastery of skills and techniques relevant to their current belt level, showing they have a good understanding of the Muay Thai principles, and applying skills and ....

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  • Knee Shields

    Knee Shields

    In Muay Thai, it is important to learn how to defend against kicks which can be powerful and cause serious injury. One of the best techniques to use is the knee shield as it can be used by experienced fighters as well as beginners. On Wednesday, students learned how to properly execute the left, cross, and right knee shield. Some tips to remember when learning this move are the following: keep the core engaged and your body weight centered, bring your knee up as high as possible without sacraficing your balance, flex your foot and point your toes, keep your arm on the same side as the raised knee extended to help protect your head and body, and practice performing this move from different ....

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  • Mock Pans Tournament

    Mock Pans Tournament

    On July 8th Bushido hosted a Mock Pans Tournament that brought together students from schools all over Hampton Roads. Students had the opportunity to compete with one another in a safe and supportive environment using the rules and regulations of the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Championship held in Florida. We are proud of the students accomplishments and wish everyone good luck at the competition! ....

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  • Muay Thai Is Not Just About Punches and Kicks

    Muay Thai Is Not Just About Punches and Kicks

    Muay Thai is a martial art that uses your entire body as a weapon. You are not just learning to kick and punch but also how to defend yourself against strikes, to grapple, and to use your surroundings to your advantage. Additionally, you learn discipline, focus, and mental toughness that can be used to help you in any situation, not just physical confrontation. Those skills will develop your character through Muay Thai while reducing stress, improving physical fitness, and increasing self-confidence. ....

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  • Ladies of Jiu Jitsu

    Ladies of Jiu Jitsu

    Whether it is to get away, roll with their friends, get a workout in, or a different reason these powerful ladies come together to train jiu jitsu a couple of times a week. They are learning self-defense, improving physical fitness, and building confidence while forming camaraderie and finding their inner warrior. The women and ladies in jiu jitsu are just as strong and capable as their male counterparts competing at the highest levels and inspiring other women and ladies to begin their jiu jitsu journey. ....

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  • Principles Of Black Belt

    Principles Of Black Belt

    The Muay Thai class is reciting, "As a dedicated student to the martial arts I will live by the principles of Black Belt; modesty, integrity, courtesy, self-control, perseverance, and indominable spirit." These principles are common to all martial arts and build a foundation for a strong character. When students learn to live by these principles, they become better people who are more likely to be successful in school, their careers, and their relationships. Students are learning important life skills while gaining physical competence like improved fitness, increased flexibility, and better coordination. ....

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  • NAGA Competition

    NAGA Competition

    Congratulations to our children who competed, June 10 th at the NAGA (North American Grappling Association) competition in Virginia Beach. Their dedication and hard work paid off as the kids took home a total of 25 gold, 17 silver, and 8 bronze medals making it a pretty successful day. ....

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  • Bag Class

    Bag Class

    we are always having a good time throwing elbows! The guys are having a great time training together on their first adult bag class of the new year! Bag classes are offered every Tuesday and Thiraday from 5:30pm-6:30pm! ....

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