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Why Training In BJJ Is Important & How Will It Pay Back

Why Training In BJJ Is Important & How Will It Pay Back

Never Pay  For Jiu-Jitsu Again!

This might sound incredible but this is true.

The other day we attended a seminar, where a gentleman, very well said that “ A Very Good Year Can Wash Off All The Bad Years” and we too believe that.

Many of us want to learn Jiu-Jitsu, but finding it difficult to pay for its tuition, but why?

There are numerous reasons why we want to begin training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Some find the history of BJJ very interesting and some want to learn BJJ:

For Self Defense:

BJJ has been established to be one of the most successful hands to hand fighting on the planet. It’s a violent solution to defend yourself in a problem with no other answer. So many want to learn it for self-defense purposes.

For Fitness:

Some want to be fit, be in better health & want to be stronger. As BJJ is an engaging, fun & a captivating full body exercise that is why they want to learn it for fitness. It’s warm up, drills & the fighting will literally leave you creeping off the mats at the end of class.  It resembles CrossFit yet with Chokes. Some want to get into shape while learning this life-saving skill.

Learning Something New

Yes, learning something new is scary, but some like martial arts & want to learn something new in it. Learning & training BJJ can keep your brain quick, sharp & young and also helps in building confidence in you.

Competition

BJJ allows you to do extremely well in an athletic endeavor. That is why some want to accelerate their Jiu Jitsu so that they can take part in highest level competitions. By competing in BJJ they want to empower themselves so that they can control their life.

Careers

Some want to paint their career throughout the martial arts. They want to paint their career as a stunt in the movies, and that is why they are learning different martial arts so that they can provide better services when they are performing.

Jiu Jitsu is not only a sport, it’s a way of life. While not everybody devotes their life to BJJ, for some this is really what makes them pleased. There are ways that you can turn your passion into your career to make a living and support yourself

The Teaching Route:

You can start teaching martial art, BJJ, fitness, and kickboxing classes, giving seminars and private lessons to a sustainable career in BJJ.

Start your own academy

This is one of the most rewarding ways of making a living with BJJ. For this, as an instructor, you require upholding the BJJ values that you have learned all through your experience to give your students the best promising BJJ learning.

Become an instructor

This is the most challenging way to a sustainable career in BJJ. Because it is very difficult to be an acceptable teacher to earn & hold students in the long run.

There are numerous others way like you can turn yourself into the stunt, referee, competition organizer, you could work on the organization, you could be those guys behind the desk for changing the score, you could be those guys who actually put the mats down, start up the match, you could be anything.

These all are the byproduct for the battle minimal for you to make some money when you learn Jiu-Jitsu. This is actually the decision that you can make for living out of there. And not necessarily to let you go the first go they were together.

You need to put some time and effort to learn the battle minimal requirements to make a living and support yourself

This all can pride BJJ when you learn it.

So whenever you say Jiu-Jitsu is expensive, don’t have enough money, find it little too hard or too complicated paying for its tuition these all implies that you are making enough efforts to pay for it. Now you can find many- many ways to get the money to pay for your tuitions.

To achieve your goal you have to work a little hard which is the true sense of the martial arts.

So, it’s better for you to expose yourself as a person of hard work and not feeling that martial art is cheaper for you so that you can purchase it.That the sense of life that we want for our students.

So whenever you start receiving money from Jiu-Jitsu, it is the actual money that you invested in Jiu-Jitsu. It will come back to you if you start teaching or working related to Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ will repay for your time & effort spent someday.

So think about it, think about your children and go for it.

Fund Raising to Sponsor Richar Nogueria

Fund Raising to Sponsor Richar Nogueira

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As you all know, Sampa BJJ Academy had sponsored Mr. Richar Nogueria to compete at Pan American Jiu-Jitsu tournament of 2017. And at Sampa BJJ, we had given him training for this tournament and paid for all of his expenses. But unfortunately, he lost at the tournament and didn’t get the result that he wanted. His defeat does not diminish the way our Sampa BJJ students think about him and the way the people look up to him for his hard work and the way he trains.

At Sampa, he was not only training over here but was also helping us out in our classes and camps. He is a very nice and humble guy with a great attitude. Richar was really a great addition to our Sampa BJJ school. He had given our Sampa students an additional edge on competition oriented Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sport.  He taught many of his great techniques to our students.

And we are hoping that Mr. Richar will be a great, full time, addition to the Sampa BJJ Academy in the future.

Mr. Richar is back in Brazil and now training for the Brazilian Nationals, which should be at the end of this month. And we are trying to get Mr. Richar back here to Sampa in the middle or end of may. So that our students can train with him. We want to sponsor him back again in upcoming competitions. But this time we don’t have too many funds available to sponsor him and thus need the help of our Sampa student to raise the fund for his sponsorship.

To raise fund for his sponsorship, we are doing some seminars. In these seminars, we will be having him teach a class so that students can donate something.  We want him to stay here for a longer time at least three months so that our BJJ students can benefit from his hard work ethics and not only that learn his competition oriented techniques.

We are also launching a GoFundme campaign to raise funds to sponsor him to get back here.  It is very simple anyone can go online and donate something. We are making every effort to bring him back to our Sampa BJJ Academy. We are hoping that people will help us in raising funds for him to bring him back.

Richar is coming back anyways and even if we do not reach the amount of money to get him here, Sampa BJJ will cover the remaining.

If you are interested in donating please call 626-335-4971 so we can send you the link online to donate.

Flavio Canto in Ribeirao Preto

Flavio Canto in Ribeirao Preto

We have a great news about our representatives of Sampa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil being at Flavio Canto’s workshop in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. Our teachers got a chance to meet this great judo player as well an amazing BJJ knowledge. Flavio Canto is a Brazilian male Judoka and BJJ black belt.

Flavio Canto is a Brazilian male Judoka and BJJ black belt. In 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, he won the bronze medal. He has also won 3 medals at the Pan American Games. Flavio was one of the world class ground game fighters in the judo community.

Also, Flavio Canto is perhaps one of the fascinating Judo athletes to look at. He’s also known for employing BJJ submissions and techniques into Judo. He is not only a great personality but a humble person who has helped many poor people in Brazil. He teaches them how to become better, get out of the crime and give these underprivileged kids an opportunity to live trough the “Instituto Reacao”.

Flavio Canto is the one who has started a social project which is called Instituto Reação in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro. It is an amazing project that is transforming poor and neglected kids into judo black belts through games and training. In this Instituto Reação, Flavio Canto focuses on humility, discipline, determination and courage through judo.

Rafaela Silva, Brazilian judoka from Instituto Reacao became Olympic champion last year 2016 in Rio 2016 Olympics. He is not only a great Judoka, but he is also one of the best Jiu-Jitsu guys around. He went into Ribeirao Preto where all our Sampa instructors went to learn and get the opportunity to be side-wise-side on the mat with this living legend. There he talked about his social projects and hosted a clinic of BJJ and Judo.

We were very happy to see from United States Bleacher our Sampa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu representatives. It was not only about judo, but Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts as well.

Call us at 626-335-4971. We serve the communities of Glendora, Azusa, Covina, La Verne, and San Dimas, California.

Pali Retreat – BJJ Intensive Camp

Pali Retreat – BJJ Intensive Camp

Our first BJJ Intensive Camp in the USA was held in Lake Arrowhead from March 31st to April 2nd and it was a great hit. With a Brown Belt & 3 black belts teaching, Prof. Renato Migliaccio, Prof. Martin Guggi, Prof. Nathan Basseto & Coach Richar. Most attendees participated in this camp where from Sampa BJJ Academy & we also have one student from Temecula.

This BJJ intensive camp was great & we have learned a lot in this camp. We had our accommodation at Paliretreat.com in the San Bernardino Mountains. They offer us with lots of perks in the facility.

Our team members stayed in Pali retreat cabins which were shared with 3 other camp buddies. The cabins were a perfect escape from the city life. There was an option for the people that don’t want to share rooms with other men or women to be in private rooms. Besides all these facilities their food was great, they have offered us all types of food including vegetarian & vegan. Everyone there was really happy with what they were offering.

On  Friday (31st March), we reached there & after dinner, we started our training on that same night with some Ginastica Natural, which is an amazing Brazilian method of movement for training BJJ without a partner to work on strength & coordination. For this, we had our Prof. Martin Guggi with us, he taught his high-level Ginastica Natural techniques to the students. Martin has a master’s  degree in physical education & he is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Prof. Renato Migliaccio, Prof. Martin is teaching greatly & motivating the students in Austria. He is also first high level certified Ginastica Natural Instructor in Austria.

After the Ginastica Natural, we opened a session for some Question/Answer, so people could give an idea of what they want to learn at this camp. Then we answered their questions. And after Question/Answer session we got with some guidelines on what to teach in the following days of the camp.

After that, we did a little sparring session & ended up Friday night training session with that. Then we got back to living room, the room was really very nice with fireplace we hang out there & talk a little bit about the upcoming sessions for a while.

And on Saturday morning, we woke up early, had an amazing breakfast, a little break & get straight to our first session of Ginastica Natural warm-up in the morning. Then we had some Judo, Wrestling & BJJ training. After that, our Coach Richar taught some sweeps & the fundamentals of the Lasso Guard techniques. Then we ended up the session with some Lasso guard resistance training. We got an excellent overview of possible choices in this open Lasso guard variation.

Then we took a break to have lunch & have some rest. And at night, we grouped back before dinner for another session. Where we had another Ginastica Natural warms up & take down session taught by prof. Renato Migliaccio

After these sessions, Prof Martin showed some of his favorite techniques & students got an opportunity to learn from him. We then ended the class with some Question/Answer session followed by some sparring session, which was a little longer this time.

Then after the tough training session, we went out to the Lake Arrowhead village, the city on the lake to have some time together but outside of the mat. It was amazing to have some social activities & to know each other more. We sat together there at a pizza parlor, had a cup of coffee some had some beers and talk about BJJ & other things. Then we went back to our place because the next day we had a longer training session.

On Sunday morning, we again woke up early & had breakfast. And after that, we started our classes with another training session of Ginastica Natural. Then we started with the last takedown session followed up with an MMA sequence and a catch wrestling sequence. After that, we open another Q/A session. The funny part about this Q/A unit was that students & people over there comes up with lots & lots of questions that we have answered one by one.  Then our training session came to an end & we finish this training session with the Berimbolo (a BJJ technique)

We then quickly roll the mats, packed them up & were all set to get back home. The students really had a blast in this intensive camp. We are very thankful & happy for the facilities that Pali Retreat has offered us. This time in our camp, we have two vegan athletes with us. They too have got everything for their special needs. They had a blast they said the food was really amazing.

It was really an outstanding camp with great coaches, great atmosphere & a matchless price. We are now looking forward to hosting an another camp in California soon.

Please call us at 626-335-4791.

Sampa BJJ at the 2017 IBJJF Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Sampa BJJ at the 2017 IBJJF Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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Congratulations to all the Sampa students and a sponsored athlete that competed in the IBJJF Pan American Tournament. Congrats as well to John Haynes for his second place! The students fought very hard and bravely. And despite the results, they still represented our school and team very well. This 2017 at the IBJJF Pan American Jiu Jitsu Tournament, four of our students and one sponsored athlete have participated from Sampa. The competition level was very high and unfortunately, just one student “John” was able to get the second place in the blue belt master. We were very happy with his hardcore, high-level training that helped him to achieve his tournament goal.

We had other students that also deserved to the place. Unfortunately, they could not make it this time because of the high level of the competition. Anyway, it is the beauty of the sport! In a given day, many athletes have the chance to be the winner. Like our own student, David who was the Pan American Champion last year and this time could not get a place. Our sponsored athlete Richar Nogueria is a great athlete and is helping us all to guide our students to the highest standards. He was second place in the IBJJF World Championship 2016.

But there are no favorites at such high level. This year at the Pan American he had lost before getting any place. We saw many good matches all day long during the 4 days of the tournament. As usual, the tournament was not short on big upsets and exciting matches. We also had a representative from Sampa Quebec, Jean, who has also competed at the purple belt level. And because of a mere mistake, she lost one match before getting third place or before getting into the semi-finals.

After that, we had our first debuting in the Pan American Tournament. Kris competed at the white belt level and got a really hard match at the first round. We saw many matches and we’re very impressed with the level of Jiu-Jitsu has taken as a sport moving awa a bit from the martial arts/self-defense aspect. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, many people play different roles, techniques, and strategies like any other sport. We are very happy to see the evolution of Jiu-Jitsu and the many styles people play or use to fight or perform. Lastly, we would like to thank all the students who have participated in the 2017 IBJJ Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

Third BJJ Intensive Training Camp in Lignano/Udine Italy

Third BJJ Intensive Training Camp in Lignano/Udine Italy

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Welcome to the Third BJJ INTENSIVE CAMP in Lignano, Italy!

We are very happy to introduce you to our third BJJ INTENSIVE CAMP in Lignano, Italy. This is your camp guide which should help you to get all information about, the accommodation, food, the training location and the instructors at the camp.

No driving around anymore!!!

Training, accommodation, food, beach, sea, fun, open mats, drinks, restaurants all at the same area!

Confirmed:

  • Renato Migliaccio (Organizer) – BJJ, Wrestling, Business Class
  • Martin Guggi (Organizer) – BJJ, No Gi, Ginastica Natural
  • Coach Mario Hudelist – BJJ, No Gi
  • Coach Wolfang Michor – Judo, Physiotherapist
  • Hans Hutton – BJJ, Luta Livre
  • Prof Nenad Lata – BJJ, No Gi – ADCC
  • Marius Maisen – No Gi, Wrestling

Not confirmed yet:

  • Carlos Maia – BJJ, Gi and No Gi
  • Joao Santos – BJJ, Gi and No Gi
  • Nathan Basseto – BJJ, Gi and No Gi
  • Coach Bert Obernosterer – No Gi und Luta Livre
  • ????? more to come….

Two training sessions will be available per day (minimum of 5 hours).  Business class will be conducted by Prof. Renato, owner of SAMPA BJJ in Glendora (www.sampabjj.com) who is successfully running a BJJ and fitness academy with over 300 students.

The camp starts on Friday at 5pm with dinner and ends on Monday at 12pm with lunch. Take care of your energy during the camp. You do not have to attend all classes. Take it easy at the open mat sparring classes. You can stop any time. Just make sure to have the right attitude on the mat.

Most of your classes are separated in beginners and advanced classes. The basic classes are from white to blue belt. The advanced classes begin with the blue belt. This means the blue belts can choose which classes they want to take part! Check the flyers in this article for more info!

Sampa BJJ Holiday Sale!

Sampa BJJ Holiday Sale!

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Dear Friends,

This event is very important for you to do not miss out.

Sampa BJJ Holiday Sale! The Holiday Sale will start on December 3 (Saturday) from 10:00 in the morning up until 12:30 in the afternoon. Many new equipment, gear, and uniforms will be sold for a price never offered before.

What is in it?

1. 25% off on memberships if it is paid in full.

2. Prof. private classes never offered before. Coaches will conduct private classes as well.

3. New shirts and hoodies will be sold at a discounted price as well as gis and other merchandise.

4. The Kangueiko Training Camp for adults. It will be a one week of intense BJJ training camp early in the morning. The price will be for $35 only. This event will also be known as the hell week.

5. The Kangueiko Winter Training for the kids. It is 4 intensive training sessions in the last weekend of January. Students such as kids and adults will evolve a lot from those classes.

Please save the date and don’t miss this great opportunity. Tell your grandparents!

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Best regards,
Alejandro de Ramos
Assistant – Prof. Renato Migliaccio
www.sampabjj.com
Sampa Jiu Jitsu 626-335-4971

Halloween Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Camp

Halloween Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Camp

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Halloween Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Camp in Klagenfurt, Austria is organized by Prof. Renato Migliaccio and Prof. Martin. This event is a three (3) days intensive training. Our training’s location for the camp is only 10 minutes walking distance to the center of Klagenfurt.

All people who participated in this event is having a great time. There are over fifteen (15) black belts that are teaching the class for this BJJ camp. The coaches are alternating teaching the best on what they know regarding the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The main coaches for this event are Prof. Renato and Prof. Martin. Everyone is having a blast in this one of a kind Brazilian Jiu Jitsu camp.

Prof. Renato invited many of his friends and students also to come and participate in the event. They also had the chance to teach the things they know about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so event turned into a multi- instructor’s camp. And also, there are over 70 people on the mat and yesterday was eight (8) hours of training. We are looking forward to having another event like this in Big Bear specifically with Sampa students.

SAMPA BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU ACADEMY
919 E. ROUTE 66, GLENDORA, CA 626-335-4971 WWW.SAMPABJJ.COM

Another Fight of Mine

Hello Friend,

I want to show you another fight of mine back in 2009.
Wow almost 10 years.
Your professor is getting old!!!
After that fight many things changed to me, Including being able to meet an Incredible
attorney in the audience that eventually helped me to get my green card and years later my citizenship.
That day I remember that I was super nervous, too much trash talk on the other guy’s end.
I hate this because it is not the Martial art Philosophy that I learned.
He was Knocking people out in that tournament and even said that would knock my head off because he was bigger than me.
It was M-1/affliction they did countries against countries (I was fighting for USA/East) five fighter for each team and at the end the team with more victories advances.
That man was from Finland Team and yes he had heavy hands…lol
We advanced to the finals in that season but we lost to Russia.
Good times that now are just memories that I really recommend any student of mine to have. Yes go compete, fight your nerves, know yourself, evolve.
Watch here the fight:
I hope you like it and next time it will be a fight of mine that I have lost.
Best Regards
Prof. Renato
We are doing a 10 week promo for the summer on all our martial arts programs
Call Now 626-335-4971

Why do You Pay for Jiu Jitsu?

My Judo Sensei from Brazil sent this to me. This is going viral there and I took a liberty to translate and share with you.  It is a story about two friends talking about spending money in Judo but again since I am involved with both I took the liberty to change the wording to BJJ.

One of My friends asked me: “how do you spend so much money in Jiu Jitsu Classes,
tournaments and not only that, you spend a lot of your time driving your son around?

I have to confess; I do not pay for my son’s Jiu Jitsu Classes.
So if I don’t pay for it what am I paying then?

I pay for those moments when my boy is so tired and thinking of giving up, but he doesn’t give up…
I pay for the opportunity my son has to make and maintain lifelong friendship.
I pay for the opportunity to face amazing instructors that will not only teach him how to punch,
kick, strangle or take someone down or the physiology behind an exercise, But instead they will teach that this martial art can translate/transcend to life.
I pay for it also so My child can learn how to be more disciplined.
I pay for it so My son learn how to take care of his body and health.
I pay for it so my son can learn how to work with others, how to share, to be gentile, to be respectful and a proud member of his Jiu Jitsu Team/Family.
I pay so my child can learn how to deal with failure, when he does not win or can’t take down an opponent or when he falls trying a movement/technique although he had already practiced that 1000 times but even though, he gets up and try it better next time.
I pay so he can learn how to set and achieve goals.
I pay for my son to learn that it takes hard work and time (years) to succeed in something or to become a champion so he does not think this happens overnight.
I Pay for my son to be on the mat instead of home playing video game or watching TV.

I could go on and on But:

To wrap it up, I don’t pay for his training, I pay for the opportunities Jiu Jitsu
can offer to my child develop all the tools that will help him face life adversities, Tools that will give him also the opportunity to help and respect others and their believes.

This is what have seen for years and years so I think it is a great investment, and legacy to my children and  to the society.

Martial arts,  Judo – Jiu Jitsu Covers many things that you are not aware of!

Translated By Prof. Renato Migliaccio