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Throw your TV away and come to train. We will change your life from DAY ONE!
Dear Prospective student,
Let me ask you one question:
What would you do if someone all the sudden decided to mess with you or your beloved other and there were no cops, no one to rescue you?
If you are smart you usually plan ahead and avoid these situations, but there are some bad people out there who can come at you when you least expect it. You may carry a gun, but what if we could easily dissolve the whole problem without much court litigation?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help you feel secure in the event of an attack by a bigger or stronger opponent. BJJ is one of the few sports and martial arts that really gives an incredible edge to the technician rather than the person with the best genes, or in the best physical condition. It is no surprise that it is the art most UFC fighters pick as their discipline when getting into the cage. Nevertheless self-defense is the tip of the iceberg of all that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can do for your life.
For example (This may apply to you or maybe not, if not great because then you are already one step closer to meeting a group of people just like you, but if you follow this pattern even remotely you need to wake up and gives us a call (239.628.3529)),
Live for the weekend. That means they wake up , go to work from 8-5 (or even more) they go home relax a bit from all the stresses of their job watching some TV and then they find themselves going to a place we as a society call a gym, and then going home to have dinner. The problem is you can fall into this lifestyle for many years until you suddenly wake up and realize at one point in your life you wanted more than this!
So how did we get there?
Some people say it’s because marriage changes everything, or kids, or they’ll bring up other commonly used excuses for an unhealthy, boring lifestyle. But I like to point out that a healthy, happy parent is a better parent. One hour of BJJ can help so much to improve so many aspects of your life.
The truth is, too many people from a young age are taught to follow what everyone else was doing: We go to college, get a job, buy a house with a nice yard we now have to mow for 30 years, then the mortgage is paid off, then we die and we leave it to our kids. I have no problem with any of these things, buying a house is good, going to college is good, working for a living is good, but these things are not what make our lives exciting. They are the things that we do so we can have a life…
Our life is what is important to us, and the best way to improve your live is to invest in yourself, and your beloved, because it is very easy to lose a job, a house, etc… but the knowledge you gain that stays with you.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can free you from this routine. It can be a special component in your life that gives you freedom and allows you to feel that every day you are investing a bit in yourself. On your path towards becoming one of our black belts you will:
- Experience flexibility gains
- Muscular gains,
- Athletic ability gains
- Self Confidence
- Meet motivational and inspiring people,
- You will feel challenged every day,
- And have the fun we all had when we were kids playing sports with our friends.
Many of our students say our school is their home away from home, others say they come because they find it therapeutic.
The fact is, if you have any sort of stress and you don’t have a healthy method to let it out you, are probably using people you care about to unleash it even when you don’t notice it. This can be detrimental to relationships, parenting, and friendships.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and a sport that adults can get involved with until their 80s if not more. Technique is so much more important than athleticism that it is very common at our school to see students in their fifties defeating the young bucks in college with a smile. In any other sport the chance of injury and the need for a higher fuel tank is too much. It is no wonder that most people stop doing sports activities out of high school or college and resort to the gyms. But sports are awesome because they are fun, competitive, so pretty much you are burning calories without noticing.
On top of that, Brazilain Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and what that means is that in the challenge of becoming a black belt you will find many analogies for everyday life. Virtues like:
Patient, Perseverance, Hard Work, No Excuses, Responsibility, Accountability, Unselfishness, Camaraderie are practiced with every lesson. One of the first things you will learn as a student is our team philosophy which reemphasizes all the virtues above.
Our school is different from any other school you will ever encounter because we really don’t let everyone train. We have in many occasions kicked out students for:
- High Egos
- Arrogance and Disrespectful behavior towards teammates
- Lack of Character
- Lack of Respect towards the Academy
- Lack of Loyalty
Once out, they are never allowed back, and I am proud to tell you some students have left our school:
- Because we don’t promote or give belts away
- They do not like that we run an environment of Discipline
- Their egos are too big and they can’t tolerate losing in class to girls or weaker opponents.
This is all PLANNED! We know exactly what kind of team we want to build and what kind of people we want to build it around. We have no space for the Meatheads who want to beat everyone up and can’t handle losing themselves.
The following story is how I got into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
Personal Message From Roberto Torralbas about taking BJJ Classes in Naples!
My name is Roberto Torralbas and I have been involved in this beautiful art for almost ten years!
I was born in Havana, Cuba and when I was 7 years old my father got me involved in the sport of Judo, which is similar to BJJ but is a completely different martial art. I trained for about two years and then I moved to the United States at the age of 10. I never practiced again judo until I went to Cornell University to study Electrical and Computer Engineering. During my college days I wanted to get back into some sort of sport and I remembered Judo was very fun.
I took Judo for Physical Education credit and I failed it twice! Despite being one of the best students in the class. Why?
I would go to Judo and in a corner of the room there where some white belts and a blue belt training BJJ! One day I tried it and one skinny weakling guy put me in an armbar. I used to bench press over 300 pounds and was very strong, I just couldn’t believe this tiny fellow had defeated me so easily.
I felt in love with the art. You see, I am an engineer, and this art was all about technique, angles, strategy, chess with the body. I trained and researched every video out there and two years later I was Panamerican Champion. I went on to win numerous of championships and then I fell in love. I decided to follow love into Naples, FL!
I looked around and the schools were not remotely close to the level I needed to continue until my dream of becoming a black belt world champion. Therefore I contacted my mentors and teachers Julius Park and Lloyd Irvin and with their blessing I started Team Third Law Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts of Naples, FL. I was 21 at the time.
I have gone on to produce many international champions, now we teach kids and adults of all ages and the school is a big success, but I’ll tell you what I never expected:
I never expected I would learn so much about myself from that day I started BJJ in college to today. I have met so many wonderful people, and I have been able to help them in so many different ways. I have impacted so many lives positively and I have learned so much about people that the wisdom I have gotten from all my training is not just the techniques, but how wonderful is to be a teacher of the martial arts.
BJJ has taught me to:
- Not make excuses
- Work Hard
- Team player
- Understand Others better
- Understand myself better
- Learn how to handle fear
- To be at peace
- And so much more
I am sure it can do the same for you. It’s really something special, and I am keeping this story short!
It is hard to find a school like ours because most schools don’t filter their environment. They let anyone train. We instead look for teammates. But there are other problems nowadays with the martial arts industry.
A lot of schools have sold out and are just businesses. Their curriculums are weak, they promote students quickly as a form of retention even when it is under served, it is truly embarrassing and a mess.
This is what people call MacDojos! A lot of these schools were karate or taekwondo schools and now because the UFC or Mixed Martial Arts are popular they got a Gracie BJJ Certification diploma or an American Top Team Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Certification diploma that can be done in one weekend. This supposedly makes them qualified to teach arts that take years to master. Their schools now don’t include the word karate but instead MMA! It’s a shame.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a fairly new art in the United States compared to Karate, taekwondo, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, boxing and so forth, so it has not been as watered down as all these arts, but it is beginning to happen at alarming speeds.
Always ask what credentials do the black belts at the school have and what results have they produced. If they say they are not a competitive school… then realize that is is impossible for a school to be open for X years and not to get a student that wants to compete and take the martial art to the next level… their true reason is that they can’t produce the results those students want and therefore they quit.
If you are new to the martial arts, then please understand the following:
Kung Fu, Karate, Aikido, Judo, Taekwondo and any other martial arts are good martial arts for what they were intended for… sure thing everything evolves and some of them are not as efficient per say (especially as Muay Thai for standing and BJJ for ground) but they are still great arts. What happens is that when these arts were introduced the masses and some people realized they could make money all standards were thrown out the window and slowly anyone could become a black belt in 3 years with very little ability.
I have said to many of my students that the belt is a piece of cloth dyed in a certain color unless you put thorough work behind it. It means what you want it to mean and at my school a blue belt has more self defense ability than most black belts in the United States. Bold statement, but it is true.
The truth is that I have spent too many years mastering BJJ to lower the standards. Instead we have a different philosophy… let’s make our teaching systems better.
This how we have developed regular people who thought they had ZERO INTEREST in competing into Internationally recognized champions!
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