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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
Jiu Jitsu in Victoria
The BJJ Program at Eke Academy of Martial Arts in Victoria, BC is affordable — with five classes a week offered at the 201-734 Aldebury St location. Our Jiu Jitsu program is mentored by Prof Jean Jacques Machado 3rd … 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
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
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is for everyone
by James Eke After 35-plus years in the martial arts I’ll be the first to admit that some martial arts are good for some people while others are good for ‘others’. While there may be people out there who would say that this … Continue reading