Jiu Jitsu Summer Research Project #1

Jiu Jitsu students in El Dorado Hills take on summer research projects to keep their skills sharp during the summer months.

Jules giving her presentation in front of her peers and the adults class that follows at 7pm

The main skills we focus on during the summer are the following:

  • Researching
  • Writing
  • Public Speaking

In addition to the three skills mentioned above, the projects also emphasize:

  • Creative Expression
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Anti-Bullying Awareness

These are skills that will last a lifetime as the student matures during the summer months. Here is a video of the first summer project to get the students started. The topic was to find, research, write a presentation, and give a presentation on  a 2015 Jiu Jitsu Pan American Champion or World Champion.

In this video El Dorado Hills Jiu Jitsu student, Alex, gave a presentation on the 2015 Pan American Champion, Alexander Trans. Alex, age 14, wrote an impressive narrative documenting how Alexander Trans got started in Jiu-Jitsu, found out information on his coaches, training and competition philosophy, and the mindset of being a champion.

4 different reports by 4 different students all on Jiu-Jitsu World Champions and Jiu Jitsu Pan American Champions.

Every week or every other week, depending on the depth and time of the project, students will be assigned a new topic to think about and share with their peers and the adults class  (age 14+) or kids class (age 5-9).

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BJJ Tour: All Star Jiu Jitsu Tournament Results

EDH Team of competitors and supporters

We had three competitors from El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competing in the BJJ Tour: All Star Tournament this weekend in Santa Cruz. The tournament is one of the cash prize tournaments for the BJJ Tour with the winner of the weight division receiving $500, and the winner of the open weight, where all the medalists from the weight divisions are combined into one mini tournament, received $1000.

Yellow Belt, Sky competing in the under 14 category finished with a Silver medal.

Purple Belt, Dave competing in the master 3 category finished with a Gold medal.

Black Belt, Eliot competing in the adult category finished with a Bronze medal in the weight division and a Silver medal in the open weight division.

One of the many competitors getting their hand raised at the BJJ Tour All Star Tournament.

The tournament was an exciting atmosphere starting with competitors as young as age 5 and all the way up to 58. The tournament was help at the Kaiser Pavilion in Santa Cruz, CA. For more information, media, and live feed replay you can visit http://bjjtour.com

Outside Jiu Jitsu at Folsom Aquatic Center

EDH Jiu Jitsu trained outside at the Folsom Aquatic Center at the Folsom Sea Otter swim-a-thon event on Monday. The outdoor training was a great way to break up the routine of training indoors and an exciting evening of drilling and rolling on the mat.

The event began at 6:30 with students from the juniors jiujitsu class practicing their submissions and eventually rolling. Following the Juniors class students from the adults jiujitsu class showed up to drill and roll.

The event finished at 9:00 and turned out to be a cool and fun evening outside next to the pool of swimmers! We sincerely appreciate the Folsom Sea Otters for having us join them on their swim-a-thon and looking forward to the next opportunity we have to join them!

Thanks to everyone who showed up early to set up and stayed after to clean up the mats!

Juniors Jiu Jitsu Warming up and going over the agenda for class
Drilling: “Don’t just do it until you get it right. Do it until you can’t get it wrong.”
Kids & Teens Jiu Jitsu after a fun outdoor class
Adult Jiu Jitsu joined in on the fun from 7:30-9:00