Inspiration can come in many forms. For Barbara Fleuret', it came as a multiple-time world champion, Claudia Do Val. In this article, we discuss how a little motivation and kind encouragement can go a long way as well as the many benefits of BJJ. After experiencing multiple heart-breaking moments, Barbara has managed to find relief from these devastating life events thanks to the support of her BJJ community.
This interview is a great example of how much of an impact Jiu-Jitsu can make for it's practitioners and is a clear reminder to never be afraid to promote this art form as it may just dramatically change someone's life for the better.
Traumatic experiences can happen at any time with no warnings. You never truly know what life has planned for you. This article isn't a plea to live in fear but rather inspiration and reminder that no matter how dark and scary your life might be, you can always find some light to guide you through the madness. For Max Barnhart, this light came through in the form of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. Max is a dedicated BJJ practitioner and highly qualified strength & conditioning coach that selflessly expresses his passion for this art by both teaching class and being a role model for his community.
Learn more about the effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu for mental health and physical wellbeing as well as specific strength and conditioning exercises for grapplers and a heart-wrenching story involving a tragic moment. This interview is filled with interesting topics and discussions around varies topics and benefits of BJJ.
Kola Shippentower is leading by example and proving that indigenous women can also be strong and resilient. Thanks to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and support from her family, she has managed to change her life for the better by committing to her sobriety and leaving an abusive relationship.
A proud native and a passionate practitioner, Kola shares her thoughts on the benefits of martial arts, and the life experiences that lead her to become the powerful mother, training partner, competitor, fighter and inspiration that she is today.