Honoring a Milestone in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Professor Junior Fernandes and His 5th Degree Black Belt In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the journey is marked not just by individual progress but by…
Empowering Fort Lauderdale Teenagers Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A Journey of Focus, Sobriety, and Mental Well-being In the bustling world of Fort Lauderdale, teenagers encounter a myriad of challenges, from the…
The Beginning of the Journey: Cash Rice, at the age of 12, and Conner Rice, at 8, embarked on their Jiu-Jitsu journey five years ago. It all started with their…
Mica Galvão, a Phenomenon in Jiu-Jitsu... Master Junior and his children, Jorjão Fernandes and Ana Luiza Fernandes, made a notable visit to Brazil in the month of April to participate…
"A black belt is a white belt who never quit". - This quote is plastered on the walls of jiu jitsu gyms across the world. Recently we were fortunate enough…
Bullying is a major problem for kids and teens in school these days. According to the National Center for Education Statistics 1 in 5 students report being bullied at school. 41% of the students who reported being bullied at school indicated that they think the bullying would happen again. That being said, only 36% of bullying victims actually report the incidents, so the actual numbers are likely much higher.
Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle
If you practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you’ve probably heard the term “Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle”, but what does that mean exactly? Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle is a lifestyle that prioritizes healthy living habits that revolve around training jiu jitsu regularly. Let’s talk about why the jiu jitsu lifestyle is so beneficial, especially for kids and teenagers.
American Top Team Fort Lauderdale in Nevada
The American Top Team Fort Lauderdale competition team recently competed in Las Vegas, Nevada at the IBJJF World Masters/ Jiu Jitsu Con. The event included over 8,500 competitors, making it the largest BJJ competition in the history of the sport.
Leandro Lo at American Top Team Fort Lauderdale
Jiu jitsu fans all over the world are currently mourning the death of one of the greatest jiu jitsu competitors of all-time, Leandro Lo. Leandro was one of the most beloved jiu jitsu athletes worldwide and always considered a fan favorite because of his exciting style. Whenever Leandro stepped on the mat, all eyes were on him.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids, American Top Team Fort Lauderdale
Recently, the most prestigious kids Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament in the world was held in Orlando, the IBJJF Pan Kids Championship. The tournament takes place over the course of 2 days and attracts thousands of competitors from all over the world, all vying for the title of Pan Kids Champion.
Every year American Top Team Fort Lauderdale sends a group of kid competitors to the tournament and this year was no different, with a strong group of 12 competitors, American Top Team came away with 7 medals: 5 silver and 2 bronze.
The tournament is the culmination of months of training and preparation. The preparation for competition day goes far beyond simply training jiu-jitsu at the academy. It’s a good example of the value Brazilian jiu-jitsu and other martial arts have for kids outside of simply learning self-defense.