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Styron Smith reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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My first steps into vagabond bjj, first and foremost was welcoming. Second was the humbleness of not just the coaches, but from the students as well. There is literally no egos in vagabond bjj, everyone is humble and there to learn. The coaches and the students are uplifting you in any way they can. Also, there is a home feeling to vagabond bjj, I am so impressed by the coaches that I took my three kids out of taekwondo and enrolled them in vagabond. Vagabond is the place to go for bjj, stop by and let the camaraderie speak for itself.

Morgan Smith reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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A welcoming energy and hospitality second to none. Well balanced top tier training. A throw back to what the martial way, and an old school Jiu-Jitsu academy is meant to be. Honored to call it my new training home and family.

Josh Keller reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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Vagabond has quickly become my home away from home since I signed up on 12/15/17. I love the friendly atmosphere here among the instructors and students that makes you feel at home from day one. The BJJ instruction for kids and adults, whether beginners or experienced grapplers is top notch. The laid back and friendly atmosphere helps students learn quickly so the training is excellent. In my first month here I lost 30lbs...just from learning and having fun with my friends. You really can't beat that. My wife trains here as well and loves it as much as I do.

I can and do recommend Vagabond to everyone I know. No matter what your goals are this is the place to achieve them in the Permian.

Daniel Powell reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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Vagabond has been an amazing experience for my son and I. Don’t be confused Jujitsu is challenging and will push you regardless of your athletic ability, age, or cardio shape but we are all forged in fire. The greatest growth comes from challenging your body, mind, and spirit and in the short time at Vagabond I have experienced that. I look forward to the growth and life lessons I know I will learn.

Jennifer Burdett reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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Coaches are awesome, the kids love it and they teach real skills. The kids grow in confidence, discipline, and respect. My son has been going there for about a month and has already had great improvements in his attitude and he’s excited for class days. I highly recommend this great group of folks.

Jerod Masters reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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I have been here a few weeks and have been very impressed with everyone. I've trained in several places and with quite a few people. the coaches here are very good and very encouraging. I have yet to meet an ego. Even Prof. Hantz who has taught the 530 a.m. one morning was humble and was very patient and encouraging with me. The higher belts aren't egotistical. Both of my young sons train here now and have been seeing improvement in them since day one. there are at least 4 coaches helping with the children's classes and they spend time with every kid to help and teach each individual kid. I have been very impressed and would definitely recommend this place to any age, sex or skill level. I also love that they have a 530 a.m. class. Often it is the only one I'm able to attend. Love this place so far!

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My 3 year old Son loves going to 'Jitsu'! Vagabond has great coaches and great staff!!

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3 Ways to Kick Ass in Life

Do you find yourself dragging more ass that you kick, these days?

Here are 3 ways to kick ass in life that aren’t gonna kill your vibe or your bank account.

#1: Put the Bottle Down!

Not only is this going to affect the amount of money in your bank account, but it’s also going to raise the level of your HEALTH! In life, it’s the long game that matters. You can’t win if you aren’t around! You’ll have a clearer mind AND vision for your future and be able to really decide what you’re doing with yourself. You’ll also find yourself with more time on your hands. More time to focus on what you love and yourself!

There’s nothing wrong with a beer or two with a meal, guys. I’ll enjoy one just like any other red-blooded man. If I drink too much one night, I know that I will pay for it the next day. Not with a hangover. That’s a given. When I hit the Jiu Jitsu academy the next day, I know I’m going to get my ass handed to me and I’m not going to be any better at my chosen activity. I really like to be good at jiu jitsu so, drinking takes a back seat. Otherwise, I get my ass kicked and I suck until the next training period.

#2: Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

This is probably one of the HARDEST things to do in life for some people. This type of action is so energy draining and will might even completely deflate yourself even when you do something REEEEAALLY well. Cut these energy vampires out of your life and focus on what is really important. YOU!

This might take a long time to do but, once you’re able to focus on the positives and negatives in your own life, you’ll start to see the beauty in living it as you. One of the best ways to do this is to find and expose yourself to groups of people that are supportive of individual growth. Great places to do this are family or community focused gyms and activities such as training martial arts, yoga/spin classes or even CrossFit gyms.

Dr. Suess said it best: “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.”

#3: DO HARD STUFF

If you’re not doing something to challenge yourself, you will never grow. You will be weak, a push-over, a stepping stone, someone else’s victory. Doing something that stresses your physical body also helps you grow mentally tougher. You know that you can tell Bob from accounting that, I quote, “Can eat a shit-pie and do his own job.” because you know that Bob can’t fight and you’ve been training jiu-jitsu for the last 6 months so basically you’re a certified, deadly weapon.

Whether it’s lifting weights, fasting an extra few hours, training brazilian jiu jitsu or, running down the block or track a few times, IT AIN’T EASY and you have to have a certain level of mental dexterity and toughness to make it home. This BREEDS confidence throughout your entire life. Not just in the gym or wherever you developed it.

Look, maybe you think drinking a six-pack a day is normal. Maybe you bitch and whine when everything gets difficult and ask why Bob has it so much easier than you. We hope you don’t. Really. Quit.

We know it’s difficult to find things to do that are fun, useful AND keep our attention. That’s why I suggest training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to people. It will give you a supportive community and an activity that will help you drop your habits.

Life doesn’t get easier unless you make it. You can’t make anything do what you want unless you’re mentally and physically strong enough to do it.

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