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Our Women’s Self-Defense Seminars aren’t about survival – they’re about success. We teach all our students that learning self-defense for success is critical. It’s especially true when you’re living in one of the largest cities in the world. One of the hallmarks of our school’s practice is self-defense and assault prevention in a safe, cooperative environment…free from

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Please check our Facebook student groups for updates on closings or modifications to our schedules for today, February 9. If you’re a student and NOT able to access our groups, please contact us here: https://www.facebook.com/brooklynbjj/messages

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We define black belt in all sorts of ways – commitment, courage, humility, humanity. And across the world you’d be hard-pressed to find two people who agree exactly on what it means. Is it a perfect technique? A demonstration of mental toughness? An ideal of perfection? It is all of those things, but ultimately it cannot

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A friend of mine, who I haven’t seen in years, contacted me on Facebook. He asked me a question I’ve answered dozens of times as an instructor: “I’m 40…can I really start training at my age?” My unqualified response is – of course – yes. It’s never too late. But there are a few important caveats for anybody