Category Archives: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Five reasons women should train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu beyond self-defense

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Whenever someone is trying to advocate for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for women, the first turn is always to its benefits for self-defense. This is for a simple reason — Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective form of self-defense, particularly against larger attackers. While we agree that it is very useful in a dangerous situation, this also undervalues so much of what

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Brian Roth and Chris Rago earn new belts; Six new BJJ stripes awarded

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Congratulation are in order for eight members of the Miller Brothers MMA & Fitness Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program! In addition to six students who recently received new stripes on their belts from Professor Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella, two students were promoted to new belts — Brian Roth, our latest Purple Belt, and Chris Rago, who earned his promotion to Blue Belt.

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Dominance at the 2018 Good Fight New York Open from Hopatcong, NJ BJJ student Joe Aumann

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Joe Aumann came to Miller Brothers MMA and began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu following his career wrestling for Hopatcong, and quickly took to the process of adding submissions and back attacks to his skill set. Competing in his first BJJ competition, Joe was entered into a deep Gi division which required three victories to reach the top of the podium. Joe

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Andover’s Brian Leahy takes BJJ Silver Medal at 2018 Good Fight New York Open

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Taking part in your first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament can be intimidating but Brian Leahy showed no nerves as he took part in the 2018 Good Fight New York Open and came home with a silver medal. The Andover resident won his opening bout with a triangle choke during the fourth overtime round. With submission-only bouts often running significantly longer than

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Five Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students earn promotions from Professor Santella

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It’s once again time to offer congratulations to some of our outstanding students who recently received promotions from head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Professor Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella. The stripes earned by these five students represent months of hard work, refining their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique and everyone at the gym is excited for all five students as they continue to grow and

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