Top Level Blog

How to tie your belt

It’s hard to be a bigger at anything! There’s always new terminology, nuances, and general stuff that you don’t know. While everyone says, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” Everyone is always afraid to be the one to ask. After over 35 years training martial arts and over

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Safety is a priority

Did you know that all of our instructors and coaches are CPR, AED, and First Aid certified? We even keep an AED on hand because it’s that important to us that you and your children are safe. God willing, we never have to use them, but it good to have

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How to change your child’s behavior

Last week I sent a message about “your job as a Jiu-Jitsu parent.” In it, I discussed actively using the Jiu-Jitsu Values Program. I reminded you that it’s important to be a part of the program and not just be the parent who drops your kid off and never really

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How to be a jiu-jitsu parent

Your Job as a Jiu-Jitsu Parent! Jiu-Jitsu will help to build your child into a disciplined, respectful, person who demonstrates courage and integrity.  At least, that’s how the story goes, right? But how does it do this? Well… that’s where you, the parent, come in. You see, if you just

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5 Reasons to Put Your Kid in Jiu-Jitsu This Year!

Any parent worth their salt is always looking for good ideas to help keep their kids busy and out of trouble. Here’s 5 reasons you should consider starting them in Jiu-Jitsu lessons in 2019! They’ll be Healthier- Jiu-Jitsu is great exercise. Your kids will spend 2 to 3 classes per

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Back to school top parenting tips

𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗟 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘!!! This is, by far, the roughest time for parents. Our schedules change and it feels like we have no time. I have 2 in school myself. I know how it is! As your child goes back to school it’s increasingly important to remember why you put

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Amazing Self Defense Interview!

Every once in a while, we come across a great article online and just have to share it. This article comes from the BJJ Easter Europe website, bjjee.com It’s an interview between Mike Mella and a fellow BJJ Black Belt and Self Defense Expert named Eli Knight. We’ll link some

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Jocko Willink talks about Arrogance in Jiu-Jitsu Instructors!

Jocko Willink is a former Navy Seal Commander and a fellow BJJ Black Belt. He regularly touts the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on his podcast. In this episode, however, he and his co-host, Echo Charles, talk about arrogant instructors in BJJ and how to avoid it.  Thankfully, we pride ourselves

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Perfection is the enemy of done

Good morning everybody. How you doing? Hey, today. Oh, I’m Bill Jones. I am the cohost of Black Belt Tip, a martial arts and a pop culture podcast that can be found on iTunes and the google play app. I’m also the head instructor and owner of Top Level Martial

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Is Good Enough good enough?

What is up guys? My name is Bill Jones. I am the head instructor and owner of Top Level Martial Arts in beautiful, downtown Cuyahoga Falls. It is a wonderful, beautiful morning, again, a little chilly but that’s to be expected in mid-November. I am also the co-host of Black

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Motivation vs Willpower

Good morning everybody. I am Bill Jones, I am the head instructor of Top Level Martial Arts in Cuyahoga Falls. And I am also the co-host of the Black Belt Tips podcast also shot right here in beautiful downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Today I’m coming to you with a great podcast

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