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CHIMPS JIU JITSU PROGRAM
Starting at age six and accepting youth up to age twelve, our Chimps Program is designed to build confidence, social skills, athleticism, mobility, discipline and respect in our youth. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enhances problem solving skills so that our youth can accomplish whatever they set their minds too. It is our goal to help them accomplish their goals in life through martial arts.
ADULT JIU JITSU PROGRAM
Tired of the same old work out? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a fun, fulfilling alternative to traditional exercise. The work is never done, the challenge never completely finished, this is our art.... a labyrinth of knowledge on a road that never ends and we enjoy every step on the path.
Think you've got what it takes to finish on the top of the podium? We take our competition team very seriously and participate in IBJJF and UAEJJF events throughout the world. We are SOUL FIGHTERS!
ABOUT OUR MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL
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At the heart of everything that we do is our passion for education and our commitment to our students. Thanks to our varied course selection and unique teaching techniques, our school has been ranked as the top Martial Arts School time and time again.
Higher Performance Jiu Jitsu is located in the heart of Thomasville, and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. The skilled team members are here to help students achieve their goals. Are you ready to reach your potential? Call us today to learn more about Higher Performance Jiu Jitsu.
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HEROISM IS OFTEN SUBTLE
March 12, 2019
This is Jess, be more like Jess.
Last Monday Jess came to me and informed me that she had to use her jiu jitsu. Jess is a softball coach at one of the local universities and was on her way back from Gulf Shores, AL when they stopped for a quick restroom break. Only Jess went in and as she was coming out of the bathroom she heard someone scream "Help! I'm being robbed!". As she made her way to the counter she saw what was happening, it was in fact a robbery. She couldn't spot a weapon but the assailant was violently attacking the woman behind the counter (he had already beat her pretty bad). Jess approached the counter and made her presence known to the assailant. Knowing he was outnumbered, he grabbed what he could and headed towards the door where Jess was waiting. He shoulder checked her and made his way out the door. That shoulder check caused the assailant to touch the door, therefore leaving fingerprints - he was apprehended by the authorities that same night.
When Jess first came to me, she acted a bit embarrassed that she didn't hit that perfect Double Leg that we work on or maybe the O Goshi we've worked on. I quickly assured her that even I may not have been able to execute a proper technique in a situation like that. When it comes to self defense, it can be very difficult to gauge the perfect reaction. We never know if there is in fact a weapon that the perpetrator in concealing. What really made me happy was that this amazing young lady had the heart to stand up for someone in need. I'd like to think that her time spent on the mats has added to her confidence and allowed her to be brave in a situation that many wouldn't. Sometimes self defense (or defense of others) is simply just making yourself heard. Had she not stepped in, how much damage could he have done to that lady behind the counter? There is no way to know but regardless, he stopped. He stopped because someone stood up to him. He stopped because in that moment HE was scared. I was amazed to hear this story and am so proud of Jess for stepping up in that time of need. She is an amazing coach, mother, daughter, wife, training partner, and friend - we are so lucky to have her!
NEW GUEST INSTRUCTOR ANNOUNCED FOR 2019
March 6, 2019
On Monday, 3/4/2019, it was announced that JC Pennington would be the one to fill the position of Head Instructor at Positive Balance/Soul Fighters Tallahassee. JC is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Josh Mancuso of JM Modern Jiu Jitsu in Baton Rouge, LA. As a Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, JC brings with him loads of knowledge and experience in Western Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling, and various other forms of martial arts. We are super excited to have him as a guest instructor at Higher Performance Jiu Jitsu and will announce a new schedule soon!