Five365 had a chance to catch up with Paragon Jiu Jitsu Crystal Cooper. I'm 30 years old living in beautiful Santa Barbara with my boyfriend, Gilbert of 7 years and our blended family of five. I had my son, Joseph when...
UPDATED - Due to circumstances beyond our control, the California 5 event is rescheduled due to High School Wrestling League Finals and CIF Basketball Finals all happening this same weekend. The new date will be April 28, 2019 still...
Jiu-Jitsu Tip of the Week Record It Over the course of Jiu-Jitsu's history, there have been two huge contributing factors for its exponential growth. The first one being Royce Gracie’s participation in the early iterations of the UFC. The fact...
FIVE365 Sat Down With 4th Degree Black Belt Leticia Ribeiro Part 2 Leticia Ribeiro began training  Jiu Jitsu in 1995 at the Gracie Tijuca Academy originally under Marcelo Machado a student of Royler Gracie and the Gracie Humaita school. She initially...
FIVE365 had a chance to talk to BJJ Black Belt and all around bad ass Nyjah Rollins. 1. What does Jiu Jitsu mean to you? Jiu Jitsu has served as a lifestyle and means to express myself in a way that...
Every Jiu Jitsu school owner strives to build a large student population. Retaining students is a major component to achieving this goal. Students will leave a school for various reasons beyond the owner’s control, such as new job, changes...
4th Degree Black Belt Leticia Ribeiro sits down with FIVE365 Leticia Ribeiro began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 1995 at the Gracie Tijuca Academy originally under Marcelo Machado a student of Royler Gracie and the Gracie Humaita  school. She initially began training for...
Five365 with the Young Phenom Roberto Jimenez BJJ Brown Belt. How old were you when you started training Jiu Jitsu? I started training jiu jitsu when I was around 4 or 5 and it was thanks to my dad. I personally...
1. What do you think of the progression of Jiu Jitsu over the past 5 years? I have progressed tremendously because my mindset changed. Before, I was concerned about results and defeating certain rivals. Over the past five years I've...
  Abusive Traditions  Recently a video came out where a guy, who appeared to be a Purple Belt, proceeded to choke a White Belt unconscious during training. The guy holds the choke even after the White Belt furiously taps. After reviving him, that same Purple Belt...

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