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Gracie Barra Westchase - Friday, May 22, 2015

 

Legacy Kickboxing

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Oliver Jimenez will be fighting on the undercard of Legacy Kickboxing 3 here in Houston on July 24. This is a big show at the bayou music center in downtown the pro side of the card will be televised on AXS TV! We will have tickets for sell shortly stay tuned for more information!!

Muay Thai Smoker

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We are happy to announce that the next Muay Thai sparring night has been announced and we already have a few fighters willing to compete! Anyone interested in fighting should get a hold of either Francisco Valdez or Oliver Jiminez!

Free Bag and Water Bottle!

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We will be giving away a free GB Westchase bag and water bottle for the first ten people who leave us a review on your experience at GB Westchase on both yelp and google! We will also give you 10% off your next purchase in the store.

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IBJJF Austin Open!

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The first ever IBJJF Austin Open is now allowing you you register. The event is July 26th. If you missed the Houston open, this is your chance. If you competed in Houston and wasn't happy with your performance (like me) now is your chance for another shot. Also if you did well in Houston and want to extend your streak then sign up and let's all bring Westchase to Austin.

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Summer Camp 2015!

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Summer is right around the corner and we are very excited for our fourth annual Kids Summer Camp! Enrolling your young one in a summer camp is a great way to keep your kids active and healthy during the summer!

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Refer a friend!

This month if you refer a friend, you will receive your next month free! Your friend will also receive their first month free! So if you have any friends that are interested in training this would be the perfect time to bring them in to try their first class!

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Don't forget to Follow [MMAWIN] (http://www.mmawin.com) as they are always putting up great articles and weekly techniques that'll guarentee to help you with your game.


 
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Kids Summer Camp, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournaments, Muay Thai, and more!

Gracie Barra Westchase - Tuesday, April 07, 2015

 

Professor Inacio gets married!

 

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Make sure to congratulate Professor Inacio as he just tied the knot this weekend!

 

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Summer Camp 2015!

 

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Summer is right around the corner and we are very excited for our fourth annual Kids Summer Camp! Every year we try to make the camp better than the previous year! Make sure to sign up before registration is closed as spots are limited!

 

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Carlos "Escoregga" Seminar & Belt Promotions

 

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We are very excited announce that 2X world champion Carlos Lemos will be conducting a seminar at Gracie Barra Westchase! Carlos Lemos is the head instructor at Gracie Barra Chicago and he is very excited to come to Westchase to teach us some of his favorite techniques!We will also be having belt promotions at the seminar!

 

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Extra Little Champs 2 Classes

 

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With the growing size of our current little champs 2 class we will be adding a second class at 5:00-6:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays. This class will be catered towards the beginners and the second class will be catered towards our more advanced students. For more information and details

 

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Muay Thai Kingdom III

 

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Unfortunately Oliver Jiminez's fight has been scratched from the card as his opponent dropped out but Maurice Horn will still be fighting! Thursday will be the last day to pick up tickets so make sure to grab them before they are all sold out! Make sure to come out and support your team mate!

 

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We will be replacing the 12 PM Drills class with a 10 AM competition class!

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Refer a friend!

This month if you refer a friend, you will receive your next month free! Your friend will also receive their first month free! So if you have any friends that are interested in training this would be the perfect time to bring them in to try their first class!

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Don't forget to Follow [MMAWIN] (http://www.mmawin.com) as they are always putting up great articles and weekly techniques that'll guarentee to help you with your game.


 
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Free month of mixed martial arts training!

Gracie Barra Westchase - Friday, January 02, 2015
For the New Years Gracie Barra will be Promoting its New Year, Near Life campaign! In order to help everyone achieve their new years resolution goals or just change their life for the better Gracie Barra will be giving one month free upon Registering! Call us today to take your first class and to get started on your new life 713-977-7418!



 
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No Gi Technique of the week

Gracie Barra Westchase - Monday, September 29, 2014
MMAWIN Technique of the Week
Back take from half Guard withProf. Inacio Neto
With the No-Gi worlds just around the corner MMAWIN's sponsored athlete, Inacio Neto, will be demonstrating some of his favorite attacks from half guard. Without the help of a gi it may be difficult at times to control your opponent when you play bottom game. The person on top also has an easier time passing the guard as his opponent does not have anything to hold on to and theres less friction allowing one to easily slide threw someones half guard. Part one of this three part series demonstrates how to take someones back easily from half guard.





Again special thanks to our friends at MMAWIN to stay up to date with the latest MMA and BJJ news make sure to follow MMAWIN at MMAWIN.COM

 
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Why we plank during Cardio Kickboxing

Gracie Barra Westchase - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

THE PLANK

During our Cardio Kickboxing classes we like to mix in a number of different body weight exercise to maximize muscle development, for that reason we constantly add the plank! 


If you are unfamiliar with the plank you may be confused to why we recommend it, planking seems simple you just balance on your toes and your forearms; However, Planking works almost every major muscle in your body. Starting from the front your traps are on of the first muscles being used, in order to keep your neck up. Following down is your shoulder muscles which are connecting to your traps, and holding all that up is your biceps. Three major upper body muscles being worked all at once by just holding up your body. 

Moving towards the midsection of your body we have the chest, abs and lower back! All three of these muscle groups are needed to keep your balance keeping a nice balanced plank, one where you're hips are not not raised to high or to low. 

Next follows your lower body, your gluteus, your thighs and your calfs. Just like your arms in the upper half, your thighs, calf and gluteus are keeping your entire lower body working in order to help maintain balance!

Although this exercise strains you most physically, planking takes a toll on you mentally as well. In the Cardio Kickboxing class the instructors may ask you to hold plank for one minute, or even more, and this is towards the end of the workout when you are already exhausted and tired. This is were the mental part comes in, you may feel like quitting and stopping and putting your knee on the ground for a break. Your arms will begin to shake and your legs well begin to go numb, but being around your peers and having a coach motivate you to keep going will help you get through your mental block of quitting and help you stay up to get in the best shape possible. For that reason we love adding the plank to our cardio kickboxing classes!

 
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique of the week

Gracie Barra Westchase - Wednesday, September 24, 2014
MMAWIN Technique of the week
X-Gaurd sweep from half guard part 2 with Ulpiano Malachias

Yesterday Professor Ulpiano demonstrated how to perform a highly effective X-Guard sweep starting from half guard. Unfortunately not every move in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is guaranteed to work, which is why the sport is very exciting and highly addictive. Today Professor Ulpiano Malachias demonstrates a second variation to finish the X-guard sweep in case your opponent defends the first move. We hope you are able to add this beautiful sweep to your game and if you are looking for more special techniques taught from various professors around the country make sure to follow our friends at MMAWIN




 
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique of the week

Gracie Barra Westchase - Tuesday, September 23, 2014
MMAWIN Technique of the week
X-Gaurd sweep from half guard with Ulpiano Malachias

The X-Guard is a very common position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, for many upper belts its their go to position, and for many lower belts they find themselves stuck there but not knowing where to go from their. We recently had the luxury to have our friends at MMAWIN come in and film Professor Ulpiano Malachias demonstrate how to get to the X-Guard from the Half Guard and easily sweep them for an easy two points.


Again special thanks to Joaquin Garay and Daniel Lopez of MMAWIN for coming out. For your source of weekly Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts techniques head over to MMAWIN

 
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Cardio Kickboxing in Houston Texas

Gracie Barra Westchase - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CARDIO KICKBOXING

Our Cardio Kickboxing classes are designed to give you the best workout possible in just one hour. We mix traditional kickboxing techniques along with various body weight exercises to turn your body into a calorie burning furnace. The classes begin with a 15 minute warm up and light stretch to get you ready for the intense 30 minutes that follow. After the warm up you will be place in front of a punching bag and be commanded to throw various Muay Thai and American Kickboxing techniques. At any given moment you will be instructed to perform various body weight exercise to also promote muscle growth while performing a cardiovascular exercise. We mix the calisthenics from upper body workouts to lower body workouts to ensure a total body workout is achieve. Also by mixing in the bodyweight exercises this also ensures that you don't become bored with just hitting the bag for 45 minutes as most gyms offer and instruct you to do. Also we have three highly trained kickboxing instructors so that you get different styles of teaching keeping the classes fun and exciting. If you are ready to get into the best shape of your life while having fun give us a call to set up your first class at 713-977-7418 

 
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Kids Jiu Jitsu Muay Thai and more!

Gracie Barra Westchase - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 

Parents Night Out Returns!

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As stressful as it is for kids to be returning to school we understand its just as stressful for the parents who have to get everything ready for their young ones to go back. So in attempt to give parents a night of freedom we will be hosting Parents Night Out! This will give parents the chance to drop their kids off for a night of games and training while they get to go out and enjoy a night to themselves!

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Upcoming Tournaments and Fights

World No GI 2014 Tournament
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Professor Inacio will be competing at the No-Gi Worlds in less than a month so lets make sure to go to the No-Gi class wenesday nights for some tough training!

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For those looking to compete locally, Grand Prix Grappling will be returning! We have a number of students competing so make sure to make it to the competition classes to help your team mates!

Mixed Martial Arts-Houston Tx

After winning the belt at 135, Mike Trinh of Gracie Barra will be making his professional debut at Legacy Fighting Championship. Tickets on sell now at the front desk!

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Also coming off a fresh win, Muay Thai coach Oliver will also be returning to the ring and will be fighting at Muay Thai Kingdom!

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Gracie Barra Katy will also be hosting an internal tournament for kids! This is a great opportunity to start your kids competing in a family friendly, safe environment.

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Capoeira Classes

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For those that won't be going to Dallas we highly recommend coming to our new Capoeira classes! This is an exciting new way to learn about the Brazilian Culture, learn some Portuguese as well as learning a new Martial Art!

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Kids anti bullying-Houston Tx

Next month we will be hosting an Anti-Bullying seminar for kids! Stay tuined for exact dates.

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Time Change

Kids Kickboxing

Due to the hard commute of bringing kids to kickboxing at 4:45 we are bumping the class up to 5:00 in attempts to make it easier for parents to bring their kids!


 
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Cardio Kickboxing classes at Gracie Barra Westchase

Gracie Barra Westchase - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

 
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