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Coming Soon: VRMA In House Tournament

Vagner Rocha Martial Arts is excited to host our 4th VRMA In House Tournament.

The event will take place Sunday, February 23, 2014. Registration starts Monday January 20th, 2014.

We are very excited to host another in-house Tournament. Here is a message from our Head Instructor to the parents of our VRMA Kids. Without their dedication and support great events like these wouldn't be possible.

The Importance of Competition

The #1 reason most people enroll their children in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to develop the skills required to defend themselves.  This is something we at Vagner Rocha Martial Arts take very seriously.  My staff and I do everything we can during class to prepare our students for the very real possibility that someday they may find themselves in a life and death scenario. The one thing we can’t do during regular class is simulate the stress, anxiety, fear and adrenalin pumping  excitement that one experiences in this type of situation.  Psychologically, our students all know that everything in the class is controlled and there is little to no danger for them; and I’m glad they feel this way.  Self-defense aside, these same stress factors affect us during various aspects of our lives. As adults, many of us still suffer from such feelings as: stress at work, anxiety during job interviews, fear of failure or perhaps a terrifying panic of speaking in public.  From my extensive experience competing all around the world, I can tell you that these are the same feelings experienced during competitions and tournaments.  That’s why, as an Instructor and parent, I strongly encourage all kids at Vagner Rocha Martial Arts to participate in as many tournaments as they can.  That said, I’m also cognizant that not everyone is able to spend a weekend driving to or attending an all-day tournament like NAGA.  This is why I’ve developed the VRMA In-House Tournaments.  This event gives your children an opportunity to use their learned skills in a competitive environment.  During these competitions students come to understand that physical skills will only take them so far.  These competitions allow a child to experience an elevated sense of stress and anxiety which is essential in developing the positive mental aspects required not only during competitions and during self-defense situations; but will also help them learn how to overcome the fears, stresses and anxieties of everyday life.  I can personally attest to the fact that the kid with the best Jiu Jitsu doesn’t always win, quite often it’s the kid with the best control of his or her own emotions.   For these reasons I ask that you please make every effort to have your child participate during our upcoming VRMA In-House Tournament on February 23rd, 2014.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Vagner Rocha

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