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I have been training here for almost 3 months. It's been such a great experience learning jiu jitsu from Professor Raz and all the coaches. This gym provides a friendly atmosphere and full with awesome people willing to help each other. Professor Raz’s approach to teaching is highly technical and practical. I can definitely see myself getting stronger physically and mentally in just 3 months of training. 100% recommended to anyone who is interested in learning Jiu Jitsu.
I had a great experience at this BJJ gym. Parking was easy, the space was clean, and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Professor Raz has immense knowledge and is a fantastic instructor. I would recommend this gym to anyone interested in learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I am 45 and just getting into this sport. This is a friendly environment for what might be considered an older athlete in this context.
Hands down the best martial arts I could have enrolled my kid in. Here he learns so much more than the sport itself. We have been attending this gym for over 2 years. Through the pandemic they offered online classes at a discounted rate for the kids. My kid has learned respect , antibullying and self defense. Here we are part of a family . The professors are amazing with the kids. All of them. Highly recommend this location .
I recently joined Gracie Barra New West and it's been a great experience so far. Everyone here is very friendly and patient especially with beginners like myself. Professor Raz is very helpful and made the whole process of starting Jui Jitsu very easy. I would definitely recommend this gym to anyone thinking about joining.
Best jujitsu gym I’ve ever been to, everyone is so nice and has absolutely zero ego. Super friendly environment but be ready for the workout of your life the competition is sky high and the skill level of everyone at the gym is through the roof lots of top tournament guys at the gym all the time but don’t worry everyone teaches everyone. Professor raz and professor don are awesome. Really great to learn from two legends of the sport and have a laugh with aswell
Family oriented training in a fun and safe environment. Coaches are always available to help students get better. Students are also keen to help each other out. We succeed together. Being in my 40s, I wasn't sure if I would be able to keep up. GB New Westminster has shown me not only can I keep up, but I can also hold my own. Some days it's hard on my body, but nothing worth doing is ever easy, and this is worth doing for anyone at any age.
JG Wong recommends Gracie Barra New Westminster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Professor Raz has created a safe and inclusive space for all at Gracie Barra New West. No matter if you're beginner or are a Jiu Jitsu veteran, you'll get encouraging and professional coaching. And will always get a good roll in with the other upbeat and supportive members and coaching staff.
10/10 recommend whether you want to compete or just get your back side off the couch.
Espo Olwap recommends Gracie Barra New Westminster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Clean and Safe Training environment, Very Clear and easy to catch up teaching strategy, Very Professional and accurate, will make you a better person. Physically, mentally,spiritually and emotionally.
Chris McGuinness recommends Gracie Barra New Westminster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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What can I say but amazing! from the space to the Coaches! We watched the little champs having a blast with games and when it came to our class we learned new techniques and had some great gi and no gi sparing!
100% would recommend for any parent!
Professor Raz is one of the best martial artists that come out of Vancouver, BC. He has such deep knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is able to communicate those moves to all ages and skill level. I highly recommend Professor Raz and GB New Westminister. My whole family takes his classes/program and we’ve learned so much from our fitness/health to the mental part of the game.
Professor Raz is one of the most knowledgeable and technical instructors I've ever had the pleasure to learn from. Highly recommended!
Professor Raz is one of the best instructors out there. He has elite level talent developed over many years and has a passion for training lower level students. You can be sure you’re learning excellent, and practical, technique with Prof Raz.
Great place to learn and practice BJJ. Professor Raz is one of the best and always goes into tiny details when explaining a technique. Clean facilities and friendly students.
This place is not just a school, but a great community for you to learn and experiment with Jiu-Jitsu. On top of that you have a very attentive teacher, Raz, who is invested in your progress and helping you develop your own style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
I started training at Gracie Barra New Westminster a little less than a year ago. It's been such a great experience learning brazilian jiu jitsu from Professor Raz and all the coaches. Such a great welcoming environment with such care for all the students no matter your age or fitness level.
Prof. Raz is one of the finest instructors in the lower mainland. Great group of people and clean well maintained gym.
Professor Raz is a great instructor.
And the gym in New West is amazing.
Full of professional and child friendly environment.
Amazing place to learn self defense for all ages!
Cein Duignan recommends Gracie Barra New Westminster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Professor Raz is hands down one of the best Bjj coaches out there!! I've been on and off the mats for over ten years and in that time I'm grateful to have had the chance to train under Raz. His dedication to his students, mixed with his passion for the sport translates directly into his teachings. Whether you are seasoned or new to the sport, Raz's attention to detail and welcoming environment will make sure you walk away with something new learned and a positive experience! If you want to learn from one of the best around, Professor Raz is the man to go see!!
Mollie Burke recommends Gracie Barra New Westminster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Professor Raz has been with me since day 1 of my Jiu Jitsu journey, through injuries, weird questions, and competitions. He is dedicated to his students and will always be there to help those who want it. He emulates the hard work and focus that he expects in his students, and cultivates a culture of kindness and respect. A fantastic coach and attentive professor, he makes BJJ accessible and understandable for the newest white belts, and comprehensive and continually challenging for all the levels up. He focuses on the concepts and reasons behind and for each movement. This is crucial as it empowers students to cultivate their own personal style of BJJ that fits with their body type and who they are, while always remaining technically flawless. He is all about Jiu Jitsu as a life long endeavour and art form, rather than a quick fix exercise routine. It's been an inspiring year of training under him, and I know I will be learning techniques and skills from Professor Raz for life.
Walter Mack recommends Gracie Barra New Westminster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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My son Ayden has recently joined Gracie Barra and is loving the program. He comes home from each class and explains what he has learned each day.
The instructors are very respectful and encouraging. Their patience and calm guidance have made my son relaxed and ready to learn.
Recently they have sent each student home with a pink bracelet representing their anti bullying program. Each student was given 5 bracelets to give out to his friends. Ayden did this immediately the next morning and some of his friends have been wearing them ever since. The message on it is “Be a buddy not a bully” which I think resonates with us all.
Thank you Raz, Walt and Jason for making my sons introduction to your program a positive and enriching experience. We are looking forward to long relationship.
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Eb Chan recommends Gracie Barra New Westminster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Excellent instruction, clean, and a safe training environment.
Sebi Miron recommends Gracie Barra New Westminster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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A Great place to learn self discipline, technical ability and endurance. I highly recommend this school! Never too young or too old to start Jiu-Jitsu
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The Mental Health Crisis Facing Teenagers and How Jiu-Jitsu Can Help
November 16, 2022
It’s no secret that teenagers are under a lot of pressure. They’re trying to find their place in the world, navigating social relationships, and preparing for their future. Dealing with the Covid pandemic the past couple of years, those pressures have only increased. Many people are struggling to cope with the added stressors in their lives, and that includes teenagers. In fact, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four teenagers reported feeling hopeless or seriously depressed in the past month. That’s a staggering statistic.
Fortunately, there is something that can help. Jiu-jitsu has been shown to be an effective form of therapy for people of all ages, and it can be especially beneficial for teenagers who are struggling with their mental health. Here’s a closer look at the mental health crisis facing teenagers today and how jiu-jitsu can help provide relief.
The Mental Health Crisis Facing Teenagers Today
As mentioned above, one in four teenagers are reporting feeling hopeless or seriously depressed. That number is even higher for minority groups; according to the CDC, one in three Hispanic or Black teenagers reported feeling this way. The pandemic has exacerbated existing mental health conditions and also caused new ones to develop; anxiety and depression are on the rise, and many teenagers are feeling isolated and alone.
Jiu-Jitsu as Therapy
Jiu-jitsu can be an extremely effective form of therapy for people of all ages, but it can be especially beneficial for teenagers. Here’s why:
• Jiu-jitsu teaches disciplineand focus. In a teenager’s life, there are often so many distractions competing for their attention. Jiu-jitsu helps them to focus on one task at hand and complete it through disciplined action..
• Jiu-jitsu fosters a community environment. Because jiu-jitsu classes typically involve working with partners, it provides an opportunity for kids to interact with others and build relationships. This is particularly important during the pandemic when many teenagers are feeling isolated.
• Jiu-jitsu boosts confidence . As kids learn new techniques and progress in their training, they will naturally become more confident in themselves. This newfound confidence can spill over into other areas of their life outside of jiu-jitsu class.
• Jiu-jitsu provides an outlet for pent-up emotions .Teenagers often have a lot of emotions bottled up inside them with no outlet to express them.. Training jiu-jitsu gives them a safe space to let out those emotions without hurting themselves or anyone else.
If your teenager is struggling with their mental health, jiu-jitsu may be able to help provide relief . It’s important to remember that jiu-jitsu is not a replacement for professional care but rather complementary to it . If you feel like your teenager would benefit from jiu-jitsu therapy , consider signing them up for classes at Gracie Barra New Westminster .
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