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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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!

Yvonne Lozoya Tarango reviewed Vagabond BJJ
5
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My 3 year old Son loves going to 'Jitsu'! Vagabond has great coaches and great staff!!

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Should I Get Into Shape Before Trying Martial Arts?

So You Decided That You Want to Be a Ninja?

I gotta tell you, GREAT DECISION!

Look, I know, when I was a child, the ONLY thing I wanted to be when I grew up was a Ninja!

This was in the late eighties and early nineties when Sean Claude Van Damn was a Hollywood Mega Star, Ninja Turtles was one TV and, 3 Ninjas was on everyone’s Blockbuster rental history.

It didn’t matter what you looked like or how far you could run, it just mattered that you were a ninja, having fun with your friends and, being who you wanted to be in the moment.

Now in my 30’s I still watch those awesome martial arts movies except, I don’t have to pretend to be a ninja. I can do ninja stuff every day, now. IN REAL LIFE!

This time it’s more about living a healthy, active life and, doing something that makes me happy and stress-free.

Let’s be realistic here.

You don’t have the energy and you probably don’t move like you did when you were nine. (I know I don’t) But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do martial arts and start working towards a more healthy lifestyle and a better diet.

This may surprise you but, there are effective martial arts that really embrace your body type; whatever that may be!

Here’s a couple of questions for you.

Should I Get Into Shape Before Trying Martial Arts?

If you’ve found yourself asking this question, it isn’t a silly one. I’ve been asked this way more times than one. 🙂

The answer to this is pretty simple. No.

Now, depending on the quality of the academy you’re attending, there SHOULD be a beginner’s class.

Inside these types of classes are where you’ll learn the necessary movements to make your martial art efficient. You’ll also be able to build up a fitness level that will allow you to continue training, improve your quality of life and move up in skill level.

For real. If you think I’m kidding about this, check out how one of our students lost 100lbs inside 1 year!

 

So the question, “Should I get into shape before I start martial arts?”

Needs to turn to, “What martial art best suits me and my needs?”

 

There are a couple of martial arts that really burn calories. Inside our academy, we actually track this number with students that have burned over 1400 calories in a 2 hour class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only is this an amazing burn but, you can do this as a 37 year old man. (cause that’s who did it.)

You don’t have to be in shape to start martial arts. You just have to start, stay consistent and trust the process and your goals will be realized in no time.

Vagabond Martial Arts is dedicated to progress like this with all of our beginner’s and students and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is truly for ANY body type.

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