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Announcing Our First Affiliate!!
Announcing Our First Affiliate!!

We are excited to announce that the first Diego Saraiva BJJ affiliate is under construction and expected to open mid-June!   While we were all home quarantined, waiting eagerly to return to the norm of training, DJ Wegesin and Co were busy planning the next Dojo. ...

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We have reopened
We have reopened

We have reopened and welcome everyone to join us!  We are following the guidance provided by the CDC and other government agencies so we are operating on a more limited schedule, have instituted a more rigorous cleaning regime, and have organized classes to...

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Important Temporary Closure Announcement
Important Temporary Closure Announcement

Team, The safety and well-being of our BJJ family and community is our top priority. We have been actively monitoring the situation with COVID-19, and over the last few days it has become clear that drastic measures are critical to slow the progression of the virus...

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Benefits of Jiu Jitsu – Part 1
Benefits of Jiu Jitsu – Part 1

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than just a sport, self-defense system, and fitness program.  The benefits of jiu jitsu are incredibly broad and can help transform your whole life for the better. Here are 5 benefits you will experience: Safety/ Self defense Self esteem...

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Diana and D.J. wedding 😮😍
Diana and D.J. wedding 😮😍

Teammates, Friends, and Family, One of the sayings at Saraiva BJJ is "teammates become friends, and friends become family."   Diana started jiu jitsu some 5 plus years ago trying to find something she could belong to as she dealt with issues in her life that quite...

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NFC BJJ#5 Results
NFC BJJ#5 Results

Congratulations to DJ Wegesin for his big 1st round submission victory at NFC #5!  Also, big props to Brian Brown for competing in this huge event. He lost a close match (ref decision after overtime) to a very experienced opponent.  Diego was a ref at the event, and...

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New Class Announcement
New Class Announcement

Calling all you early birds .... we are adding a 6am morning jiu jitsu class - All Levels with Gi -- on Tuesdays!  Our first class will be next Tuesday, Sept 24th --- at 6am.  We are excited to be adding to our schedule already --- for us it's a sign of growth.  We...

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5 Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids
5 Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids

I am asked quite often if Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (bjj) is appropriate for kids :  "doesn’t it teach them how to fight, make them more aggressive, and possibly turning them into bullies"?  Well nothing could be further from the truth. I typically let them know 5 things...

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Get Paid to Train
Get Paid to Train

Want to get paid to train BJJ?  Let me tell you about our referral program here at Saraiva BJJ.  We are a family owned small business and our lifeblood is you, without you we could not keep the doors open.  We could spend thousands of dollars on marketing firms, place...

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A Problem Jiu Jitsu Solves
A Problem Jiu Jitsu Solves

Just the other day, I was reading this blog post by Chris Matakas, The Problem Jiu Jitsu Solves.  It resonated with me, and it might resonate with you, too.  It's a great reminder that our best selves are only discovered through hard work.  As Chris says in the...

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Welcome to Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
Welcome to Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

Welcome to the new website for Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!  As we near our Grand Opening, we are launching our full website. I hope you'll go through it, and tell me what you think. Let me know what you like, and what might be missing. And also — show your...

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