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  • Why Train?

    Why Train?

    Damon Falke Leirstrandvegen 1064 9106 Straumsbukta Norway Why Train? There are many reasons why someone might take up jiu jitsu. What’s curious, is that someone may not know why they actually train until they have begun the practice. In 2019, I spent maybe 9 or 10 months training at Dark Horse Jiu Jitsu in Longmont, Colorado. In the beginning, I walked through the door, as some jiu jitsu people say, because I wanted to challenge myself physically. To provide some background, I had spent most of my forty-seven years living as a physical person—white water boater, occasional climber, wrangler, hiker and backpacker, though nothing related to ....

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  • Self-Defense Class at Dark Horse Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Longmont - Longmont Observer

    Self-Defense Class at Dark Horse Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Longmont - Longmont Observer

    January 3 2019 - Longmont, Colorado As a woman, I have had my concerns about being able to defend myself in sticky situations. Having expressed these concerns with a colleague, he thought I should find a local self-defense class and get some tips. I began my search by looking in Longmont. In my mind, I thought I would find a one day class and learn some simple techniques from a guy in a full padded suit. My search yielded no such class in Longmont, however, there were several options in different martial arts studios.Only one place offered a class devoted to self-defense and that was Dark Horse Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , so I chose this one. I should note that none of the other options ....

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  • How Does BJJ Help You Achieve Your Goals?

    How Does BJJ Help You Achieve Your Goals?

    Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) will give you some of the best tools needed to achieve your goals. You learn how to calmly asses situations, logically progress through tough times, and set goals in a way that ensures you will continue to progress. To make things even easier, BJJ is mapped out in miles stones through the belt progression . Not only do you have goals preset with a process, you develop other tools which you will use throughout your journey. I am not going to sugar coat this. Progressing through the BJJ belts is one of the hardest thing you will do in your life. But this difficulty will also be one of the best tools for achieving your goals.
    Increase Discipline, Courage, and ....

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  • Why People Bully Others: Understanding the Bully

    Why People Bully Others: Understanding the Bully

    While martial arts and specifically Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) give children great tools for self defense and handling bullies , there is much more to dealing with bullies than just knowing how to defend yourself. BJJ at Darkhorse Jiu Jitsu in Longmont , Colorado has a comprehensive bullying program which teaches young people how someone becomes a bully. This is very useful when understanding how to deal with the bully. We will address how a person becomes a bully, giving you and your child further tools in handling the bully. In order to deal with a bully, it is important to understand how another person becomes a bully. It is critical to understand the nature of a bully in order ....

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  • Five Self Defence Concepts to Stop a Fight Before it Starts

    Five Self Defence Concepts to Stop a Fight Before it Starts

    Many people look to martial arts for self defense. Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai are two of the best martial arts for this. Let's face it, the world we live in is not perfect. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel safe whether you are a man or a woman, a child or an adult. At Dark Horse we recognize this and give you the tools to handle aggressive situations. The one tool/weapon you may count on in any situation is your body. We will teach you how to use your body to defend yourself.
    What we Teach at Dark Horse Jiu Jitsu in Longmont, CO

    Situational Assessment/Awareness
    Distance Control
    How to maintain your calm
    Verbal de-escalation
    Women’s ....

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  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What styles of martial arts are taught at Dark Horse?
    Dark Horse has classes in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai. We do provide self defense preparedness training within the fundamental program as the combination of the two martial arts. We teach the best self defense techniques available in martial arts.
    What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling based martial arts where you use your body positioning to increase leverage and use physics and an understanding of human anatomy to control an opponent and submitting them. Brazilian jiu jitsu was developed by Carlos and Helio Gracie.

    Can BJJ be used for self defense?
    Yes, BJJ is an ....

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  • History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    BJJ is a grappling-based martial art developed largely by Helio Gracie and Carlos Gracie. Brazilian jiu jitsu uses distance control, leverage, positioning and a variety of submissions developed to control and submit bigger and stronger opponents. Here is a brief history of this amazing martial art. We’ll describe its origins, and how it came to Brazil through this article.
    Who are the Gracies and how did Brazilian Jiu Jitsu come to be?
    Much of modern day BJJ is attributed to Helio and Carlos Gracie. The BJJ world recognize Helio as the father of modern BJJ because of his contributions and development to the martial art. In truth, it was Carlos who brought judo into the ....

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  • Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the Best Martial Art for You

    Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the Best Martial Art for You

    Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) benefits people from every walk of life. From childhood to adulthood, and from young women to elderly men, it is the best martial art for street defense due to many factors. It is effective against larger, stronger opponents. BJJ also gives you the control necessary to inflict only as much damage as the situation calls for. Here we’ll discuss this and more when describing how BJJ is unlike other martial arts.
    Brazilian jiu jitsu was created to give the smaller individual an equalized playing field because BJJ is not based on strength or power. Much of present day BJJ techniques can be attributed to Helio Gracie. Helio was not a large man. In fact ....

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  • Get better at Jiu Jitsu and Improve Your Life with These 9 Tips

    Get better at Jiu Jitsu and Improve Your Life with These 9 Tips

    A common question that we hear at Dark Horse Jiu Jitsu is, “How can I make the most out of my journey and training?” There are no two ways about this, you have to take care of yourself if you plan to continue training. This means getting plenty of rest, eating well and above all listening to your body. No muscle group is exempt from being sore as both BJJ and Muay Thai will work parts of your body you do not usually use. Not only will it test your body but these combat sports ingage you mentally as well. So what can you do to make your training easier to manage? We have compiled some great tips that will help greatly improve your experience during your journey.
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  • Strength in BJJ: A Blessing and a Curse

    Strength in BJJ: A Blessing and a Curse

    Relying on strength in BJJ is a surefire way to slow down your progress. While you can only get so much stronger, your technical skills in a martial art like Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) have almost no limits. By focusing on improving your techniques, it won’t matter how big or strong an aggressor is. BJJ emphasizes positioning, leverage and the application of larger muscle groups working together on smaller joints, ligaments and appendages to control and submit the opponent. This is why you can defeat the largest of aggressors with the correct techniques.
    The Early Practitioner’s Curse with Strength In BJJ
    At the beginning of your BJJ journey it is hard to have a ....

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