Finding My Passion

Article written by Melanie Charriere; Martial Arts Athlete

Girls Mixed Martial Arts MMA Oceanside Vista CA; womens Jiu JitsuFinding My Passion.

I have been doing Jiu Jitsu for over 7 years and I will continue to train Jiu Jitsu until the day I die.

I found my passion for Jiu Jitsu through my brother.

As a child, my brother had ADHD and to help him my dad thought it would be a good idea to sign him up for Jiu Jitsu because he believed it would teach my brother a couple things, like discipline and respect.

I have a lot of memories of my brother doing Jiu Jitsu before I even started.

 

Jiu Jitsu looks like so much fun

One of those memories was watching him have so much fun and laughing with his teammates and one day I thought to myself, ‘Jiu Jitsu looks so much fun and I really want to try it’. So, the next day I told my dad that I want to do Jiu Jitsu and he looked completely surprised because he knew that when I was little I didn’t want to do any sports. He asked me if I was sure and when I said yes he signed me up, so when my dad took my brother to his Jiu Jitsu class I went along with him and that day was the first time I ever did Jiu Jitsu. So really, I owe my Jiu Jitsu career to my brother because if not for him I probably would never have even tried Jiu Jitsu.

Oceanside Brazilian Jiu JItsu Girls; Women BJJ; womens MMA Vista Oceanside CA

Jiu Jitsu Is An Experience

Jiu Jitsu means a lot to me and without it I probably would be a different person today. Over the years I have competed in eight Jiu Jitsu competitions and though I haven’t taken first place for all of them I appreciate the experience I take home from each of them. To me, Jiu Jitsu is more about the experience and the milestones that I hit, because I know the more experience I get, the more knowledge I can share with the new generation of Jiu Jitsu athletes.

Besides from doing the Jiu Jitsu classes I also do the strength & conditioning and help coach the Kids Judo Class. My favorite part about the Kids Classes are watching them improve not only their technique, but also their social skills. Most of the kids that come into Excel Mixed Martial Arts Academy are shy and don’t talk much, but since our academy is such a friendly environment, and thanks to the coaches and professors, the kids start to open up & be more engaged with the activities that happen in the classes.

I am also very grateful for having not only my training partners, but also my coaches and professors because at the end of the day they are the ones who help me strive to get better in Jiu Jitsu. I consider all my teammates, professors, and coaches as my family & Excel Mixed Martial Arts Academy my second home because I spend so much time there. We may not be related by blood, but we are all brothers and sisters.

~ Melanie Charriere

 

       

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Excel Mixed Martial Arts Academy hosted it’s second In-House BJJ tournament for adults on December 6th, 2017. On this day, we had an outstanding showing of sportsmanship displayed by everyone involved. Our In-House Jiu Jitsu Tournament offers our team members an opportunity to practice competition Jiu Jitsu where we keep track and count scores in
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Finding My Passion
Article written by Melanie Charriere; Martial Arts Athlete Finding My Passion. I have been doing Jiu Jitsu for over 7 years and I will continue to train Jiu Jitsu until the day I die. I found my passion for Jiu Jitsu through my brother. As a child, my brother had ADHD and to help him
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Excel Jiu Jitsu MMA Oceanside is hosting our 2nd Kids In-House Jiu Jitsu Tournament on December 2, 2017. The idea is to give the boys and girls more practice at competition BJJ. We encourage children to never shy away from competition. To put forth their best effort and to try their best under uncomfortable circumstances

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