Why BJJ Private Lessons are Beneficial

Most all instructors and upper belts at any academy are willing to give private lessons.  When you are trying to get better at a subject in school sometimes it’s difficult to get the attention you need in a class full of students.   This is where a tutor would be beneficial.  It’s the same case… Read More

Tips for Optimizing Your BJJ Training Time

Set Goals for your Training Each Week: If you set specific goals each week it gives focus to your training so that you can maximize each session.  It will also give you a sense of accomplishment at the end of the week which can be very encouraging.  Setting goals each week also includes more specific… Read More

IBJJF Long Beach Open/Kids International Championship Results

Competition is the perfect way to get out there and test your skills to see where you need to improve your game, so that you can be more focused with your training.  Anyone can fight in a tournament no matter the age or belt level.  This past weekend was the IBJJF Long Beach Open/Kids International… Read More

5 Tips for Dealing with BJJ Losses

Winning and losing is a part of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for both kids and adults even if you don’t compete you’ll win some and you’ll lose some in training.  No one likes to lose, but it is important to learn how to use it as fuel to improve rather then letting it break you down. … Read More

Atos Trunk or Treat!

Yesterday, on Halloween eve, we held our first ever Trunk or Treat here at Atos HQ, and it was a huge success!  All the kids costumes looked amazing, which made it extremely hard to pick the costume contest winners.  We can’t wait to see what they all come up with next year.  Thank you to… Read More

Ways BJJ Boosts Your Kid’s Confidence

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an excellent way to help boost your kids confidence.  Confidence is essential for kids as they grow and develop so why not give them a head start and enroll them in BJJ.  Here are five ways BJJ can help kids become more self-confident. Empowers them to stand up for themselves: Brazilian… Read More

How BJJ Teaches Kids Discipline

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a complicated sport, which forces kids to pay attention to every little detail when learning new techniques.  Discipline and focus are like muscles that need to be strengthened and BJJ is the perfect way to work out those muscles.  The sport keeps kids active and having fun while still being challenging… Read More

Tips for Being a Good Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Parent

Here are a few tips for parents that can be extremely helpful as they watch their child go through their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey.  Sometimes parents get so caught up in wanting their kid to be the best that they forget it’s not about them, it’s about the child.  It’s about having fun, learning, and… Read More

7 Ways Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helps Kids Deal with Bullying

Unfortunately bullying is a big problem in society today.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can combat this issue by helping kids stand up to bullies, and settle things before the situation gets too out of hand. Here are 7 ways BJJ Helps: Self-Confidence Wards off Cowards Bullies are cowards and they like to pick on people with… Read More

3 Ways Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helps Kids off the Mats

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a powerful tool for kids development both physically and mentally.  Most of the time when we think of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we think of how it improves self-defense, health, and athleticism, however, these are not the only benefits of BJJ.  There are many things Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will teach kids that… Read More