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School is closed today in observation of President's Day holiday.
We resume classes tomorrow Tuesday as schedule.
Enjoy the nice weather and see you on the mats tomorrow!
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3 hours ago

The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VA

On Saturday, February 18th, 2017, we celebrated our 5th Anniversary with a small Jiu-Jitsu party at the Academy.
Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk stopped by and gave The Basics GJJ a certificate of recognition for reaching this important milestone.
The students made an exhibition for her showing some Jiu-Jitsu self-defense moves and the sport side with some friendly sparring matches.
We also did an In-House tournament in order to strengthening our bonds of friendship and camaraderie the only way we know how, trying to choke each other out.
The students presented owner and head instructor Marco Moreno with a plaque in recognition for the 5 years of running the school.
There were some snacks and refreshments for the visitors and spectators.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported the event!On Saturday, February 18th, 2017, we celebrated our 5th Anniversary with a small Jiu-Jitsu party at the Academy.
Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk stopped by and gave The Basics GJJ a certificate of recognition for reaching this important milestone.
The students made an exhibition for her showing some Jiu-Jitsu self-defense moves and the sport side with some friendly sparring matches.
We also did an In-House tournament in order to strengthening our bonds of friendship and camaraderie the only way we know how, trying to choke each other out.
The students presented owner and head instructor @[1130795419:2048:Marco Moreno] with a plaque in recognition for the 5 years of running the school.
There were some snacks and refreshments for the visitors and spectators.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported the event!
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On Saturday, February 18th, 2017, we celebrated our 5th Anniversary with a small Jiu-Jitsu party at the Academy.
Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk stopped by and gave The Basics GJJ a certificate of recognition for reaching this important milestone.
The students made an exhibition for her showing some Jiu-Jitsu self-defense moves and the sport side with some friendly sparring matches.
We also did an In-House tournament in order to strengthening our bonds of friendship and camaraderie the only way we know how, trying to choke each other out.
The students presented owner and head instructor Marco Moreno with a plaque in recognition for the 5 years of running the school.
There were some snacks and refreshments for the visitors and spectators.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported the event!

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Congratulations! What a great accomplishment and milestone

Keep following your dreams! Congratulations!

Congratulations Marco!!!!

7 hours ago

The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VA

GM Relson Gracie visited The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and gave 2 amazing classes, one for kids and another one for adults.
Master Pedro Sauer, good friends with GM Relson, stopped by for the adults class and hung out with the students on the mats.
It was a great honor to have two Jiu-Jitsu legends in the same room.GM @[100001999202692:2048:Relson Gracie] visited The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and gave 2 amazing classes, one for kids and another one for adults.
Master @[100000110094926:2048:Pedro Sauer], good friends with GM Relson, stopped by for the adults class and hung out with the students on the mats.
It was a great honor to have two Jiu-Jitsu legends in the same room.
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GM Relson Gracie visited The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and gave 2 amazing classes, one for kids and another one for adults.
Master Pedro Sauer, good friends with GM Relson, stopped by for the adults class and hung out with the students on the mats. 
It was a great honor to have two Jiu-Jitsu legends in the same room.

GM Relson Gracie in the house!
Also Master Pedro Sauer!
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I wish I was there mater Relson always really fun to see you teach

"If you do this, I do that; if you do that I do this..forever!". GM Relson Gracie.

Today he is visiting our school. Spots available:

Kids - 5:30pm to 6:30pm : $20.00
Adults - 7:00pm to 9:00pm : $80.00

White Gi only. See you all then!
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So excited to learn from Relson Gracie tonight🤗✨

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Maybe a little late for San Valentine's Day but in our school there are a few couples who train Jiu-Jitsu together.
Like Cheryl and Sang who shared with us this drawing of them celebrating Valentine's Day with a lovely rear naked choke.
Awesome!
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Maybe a little late for San Valentines Day but in our school there are a few couples who train Jiu-Jitsu together.
Like Cheryl and Sang who shared with us this drawing of them celebrating Valentines Day with a lovely rear naked choke.
Awesome!

Here is a picture from 2012 with our first blue belts: George, Spencer, Steve and Adam. Professor Dan Wallen visited us that night.
This Saturday we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary with a Jiu-Jitsu party from 11:15am to 1:00pm.
Everyone is invited!
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Here is a picture from 2012 with our first blue belts: George, Spencer, Steve and Adam.  Professor Dan Wallen visited us that night.
This Saturday we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary with a Jiu-Jitsu party from 11:15am to 1:00pm.
Everyone is invited!

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Man! Such a long time ago. Congratulations on making it this far professor! Wish I could be there!

"The Jiu-Jitsu I developed was not a sport for competition, my Jiu-Jitsu is an art for self-defense".
GM Helio Gracie.Why did GM Helio Gracie stop supporting sport Jiu-Jitsu events?
The efforts to create a tournament sport out of Jujutsu, both in Japan and in Brazil, failed to preserve, as it was originally intended in both cases, the complete combat nature of the art. In order to be competitive in the highly specialized sports of judo or sport BJJ, high level practitioners were unable to spend enough time honing their stand up striking, stand up self defense, and ground strike defense skills therefore fundamentally changing the essence of what was once considered the most complete and effective fighting system ever created.
The original Gracie brothers, Carlos & Helio, always considered Jiu-Jitsu to be the most effective art of self-defense and not a competition sport. In order to prove the superiority of Jiu-Jitsu over other styles, they created Vale Tudo (MMA). Through Helio’s epic battles against the best fighters of his time, they were able to prove their point and attain international notoriety. Many years’ later, by influence of some students and family members who wanted to compete against other Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, GM Helio decided to take part in an effort to create a JJ federation for the organization of grappling tournaments. However, as he noticed that these regulated competitions were causing a mutation of the fundamental principles and objectives of his style of JJ, he decided to resign from the federation. According to the GM, this occurred because the awarding of points for positional superiority and the institution of time limits prevented the utilization of a defensive strategy from the bottom, which is what had enabled JJ representatives to defeat their biggest and toughest opponents. By examining some of the most important fights in the recent history of JJ, such as Rickson vs. Zulu, Royce vs Severn and Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp, one can conclude that the utilization of a defensive strategy from the bottom enabled the JJ representatives to tire out their opponents and defeat them once they committed a mistake, as predicated by GMs Carlos & Helio. It is important to note that all three JJ representatives would've lost by today's point system.
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The Jiu-Jitsu I developed was not a sport for competition, my Jiu-Jitsu is an art for self-defense.
GM Helio Gracie.

6 days ago

The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VA

This Thursday!
GM Relson Gracie Seminar:

Kids: 5:30pm to 6:30pm - $20.00
Adults: 7:00pm to 9:00pm - $80.00.
Non-members - $100.00

To reserve your spot:
- School front desk
- Call: (571) 278-4122
- E-mail: marco@thebasicsgjj.com

Don't miss out!

GM Relson Gracie Seminar - Leesburg, VA. 02/16

GM Relson Gracie Seminar - Leesburg, VA. 02/16Feb 16, 5:30pmThe Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VAGrand Master Relson Gracie is the second oldest son of Helio Gracie, creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, one of the most effective martial arts systems in the world.

Like all members of the legendary Gracie family, GM Relson started training as soon as he was able to walk. He now holds the rank of 9th degree Red Belt, the highest rank in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
He was multiple times Jiu-Jitsu champion in Brazil and because of his aggressive style, looking always to finish the fights with submissions, he is called the Shark of the family.

GM Relson Gracie Jiu Jitsu will be visiting The Basics in Leesburg where he will share with us the knowledge he acquired through years of competing, training and learning under the supervision of his father.

It's a great honor have GM Relson at our school for 2 Master classes on Thursday, 02/16/17:

- Kids (7 to 13 yrs old)
From 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: $20


- Adults (14 and up).
From 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Cost: $80.00 for members. $100.00 non-members.

*Kids and adults must wear clean WHITE Gis only.

Register at the front desk with Sussy or Marco.
Limited space: first come first served.
No experience is needed to participate.

All classes are cancelled for that day.

For more info:
(571) 278-4122 or e-mail: marco@thebasicsgjj.com

Don't miss out this rare opportunity to learn from Grand Master Relson Gracie, straight from the source, where the water is purest.
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GM Relson Gracie Seminar - Leesburg, VA. 02/16

1 week ago

The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VA

Master class taught by Olympic Judo Medalist Sensei Jim Bregman at The Basics Academy in Leesburg on Saturday, Feb. 11th, 2017.Master class taught by Olympic Judo Medalist Sensei @[1458371795:2048:Jim Bregman] at The Basics Academy in Leesburg on Saturday, Feb. 11th, 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

Master class taught by Olympic Judo Medalist Sensei Jim Bregman at The Basics Academy in Leesburg on Saturday, Feb. 11th, 2017.