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Tag Archives: Brazilian Jiujitsu
Jean Jacques Machado Jiu-Jitsu officially lands in Victoria, BC at Eke Academy of Martial Arts
In the landscape of Jiu-Jitsu there are legends. Few come close to a living legend the likes of Jean Jacques Machado who is not only a pioneer in bringing BJJ to North America and trains a ‘who’s who’ of … Continue reading
Eke Academy BJJ Competition Team: 2017 Provincials Highlights Reel
Eke Academy Winter ’17 BJJ Camp photos
It is time to start your Jiu-Jitsu journey
by James Eke We humans are an interesting bunch. We will sit for hours watching other people have amazing adventures and wonderful lives but when it comes to seeing this same magic happen in our own lives we will come … Continue reading
EAMA BJJ December Syllabus
Pinocchio didn’t like it much and you don’t like it either — being puppeted around by the other person. That is, you don’t like it on the receiving end and other than making your opponent look funny, unless you know … Continue reading
Forget Black Belt. What kind of White Belt are you?
by James Eke Times have changed since I first started training in the martial arts. When I first started training as a child over three decades ago, a person with a black belt around their waist was usually someone we … Continue reading
Why should I do Brazilian Jiu-jitsu?
by James Eke You are thinking about trying Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Maybe you have tried other things or maybe you still do. Maybe you’ve heard how much fun it is from friends. Maybe you have done a little research or have … Continue reading
Being awesome at Jiu-jitsu takes hard work over a long period of time
by James Eke When we start training in the martial arts we might think that we are going to suddenly gain amazing skills and be this image that we have created for ourselves over night. The reality though is … Continue reading
Zen & The Art of Jiu-jitsu
by James Eke “Calm your mind. Control your body. Master your emotions. Breathe” These are words that I heard a great deal when I first started studying Zen over 30 years ago. I was lucky because a few of … Continue reading
November 2016 BJJ Syllabus
You get smashed, you are flat on your back, they are feeling like they weigh about twice of what they actually are on the scale. Oh, hip escape! Right?! Now what? This month we will be working on a number … Continue reading