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What is Jiu Jitsu

Many of you know that Coach Kristen recently won gold at the 2015 Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship. You may also know that this is one of the biggest tournaments in the world. What many of you don’t know, is what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu consists of. Many people hear the term Jiu Jitsu and automatically associate…

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New Year, New Possibilities

Anyone that knows me, knows that I am not good at keeping people informed about what is going on with me. Hence, the long period of time without a new post. Well, with the new year comes a chance to do many things better. So, here’s to keeping you informed about what’s going on with…

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks

There are less than 3 weeks left before the walk at Anaheim Stadium. We will once again have a booth, so please stop by and say hi. Our goal is to raise $1000 for Autism Speaks this year. The money raised goes toward autism research and providing therapy to individuals with ASD. You can donate…

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Coach Kristen in Masters World Championship

This weekend Coach Kristen competed in the IBJJF Masters World Championship in Long Beach, CA. This is the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in the world for people over 30 years old. We would like to congratulate Coach on placing second her division. This is a big accomplishment, so make sure to pat her on…

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks

This year, we will once again be participating in the annual walk for Autism Speaks. Last year, Team UPMA raised $715.00 to help fund autism research and services. This year, our goal is to raise $1000.00. You can help by joining us, either by donating or fundraising with us. To join our team, please copy…

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Featured in the OC Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/davidson-631104-cypress-steve.html

I was recently featured in the OC Register for participating in the Steve Austin Broken Skull Challenge!

Amazing Grappler

http://www.graciemag.com/2014/05/disabilities-are-no-match-for-jiu-jitsu-how-one-blue-belt-has-gone-beyond-his-limitations

Please take some time to read the following article about an amazing grappler from Brazil. Just another reminder that we can do anything we set our minds to. I for one will be watching for Luciano this year at Worlds. All of us at UPMA wish him the best of luck.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/orangecounty/upmakristen

UPMA is honored to have been asked to do a demonstration this year at Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Some of our students will do a short demo up on stage in front of the crowd. In addition to that, we will also be walking and raising money as a team. You can help. Please…

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Belt Promotion at UPMA

We had another belt promotion today. Seth and Yujin each earned the second stripe on their white belts! They have both come a long way and we are very proud of them. Amaris earned her first stripe. She is a fast learner and will have that second stripe in no time. I hope to have…

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