After such great success at the Pans we thought we’d share some of it with you all. Our biggest victory came not in the form of medals over this exciting weekend but of seeing everyone from Ribeiro La Quinta and affiliate Ribeiro schools come together to make and share memories that will last forever. We want to thank everyone here at the school who stepped up and helped the pros, competitor or not, to grow together the only way we know how, through suffering together in the Pro classes and helping one another.
As far as the tournament went, everyone had great results and performances, Papa Hargett (Ken) with a silver medal in his very first tournament, Dwight Hargett with a Bronze medal, Zachary Avina with a silver medal and Steve Hargett who fought in the tough Masters Middleweight black belt bracket losing by 2 to the #1 Alex Martins who fought a smart fight to get the W. We also got to watch fellow Ribeiro athlete Victor Hugo take home x2 gold in the absolutely stacked brown belt ultra heavy and open class bracket along with many other Ribeiro competitors.
We are now preparing for the World Championships in Long Beach CA and the Masters Worlds in Vegas. We hope to share many more memories with you then. Our family is ever growing and we welcome everyone who wishes to improve themselves and experience the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle. To our students, thank you for your support, you make our mission possible, see you on the mats. Oss!
People often ask me if Jiu Jitsu would be a good idea for their child(ren). The answer is emphatically YES! Our program is built with kids from the ages of 3 years old and up who flock from Palm Desert, Indio, and as far as Coachella and Thermal. Why? Our program is built on learning the values of discipline and respect. Those seem like perfectly good things to teach our youth but... Do you know many kids from ages Kinder to Teens who care about learning those values? The answer is emphatically NO or not many! So how do we go about teaching these values? The trick is not letting the kids know it! One thing we do know about kids is they LOOOOOOOVE to play, try dragging them off their electronic devices or ending recess. So if your Martial Arts program is not built around the kids “playing” good luck keeping them engaged. Another tool we have found success with is an On Command style of teaching, this system allows kids to learn while developing their listening skills, making a majority of their learning come in the form of games which require you to pay attention and listen. Come try out a FREE class and get your child started on their Martial Arts journey for their summer program that will have them learning as much as they are playing. Don’t just take it from me though.
Here’s what some of our students’ parents have to say:
Children enjoy the class, professional and interesting for them. The coaches are very patient and nice. -Amy M
Such a great place for the entire family to go and learn a valuable life skill. Great atmosphere and staff. Looking forward to being long time customers. -Paulina H
I cannot say enough good things about this place. Very skilled and patient instructors create a positive, productive environment. Highly recommend it! See you on the mat! - Michael S
Have a great one, looking forward to seeing you soon!
Keep your eyes peeled for “BUDDY DAY”, a day where students can each bring a “buddy” to sweat, learn, and share the Jiu Jitsu experience with them.
The date of the next BUDDY DAY is Monday, July 23rd, 2018 during the regularly scheduled class times. There will also be snacks, drinks, games and prizes. We look forward to seeing our Ribeiro family there, and some.
PLEASE NOTE: Buddy Day is for ALL students, not just kids. If you have witnessed the power of Jiu Jitsu, why not share it with your closest pal? Trying a Jiu Jitsu class for the first time can be very intimidating. What better way to start than with a friend and a great vibe! See you there, oss!
SPECIAL OFFER FROM RIBEIRO JIU JITSU LA QUINTA
Hey La Quinta Dwellers!
My name is Christopher Hargett, Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu brown belt. I have been training Jiu Jitsu for almost 10 years and have finally reached a point in my career where I can be a professional athlete and focus %100 on my career.
My goal for this year is to participate in the WORLD SERIES OF GRAPPLING, a premier event that will start in Los Angeles and go all the way to Miami, finally ending in Las Vegas. This event has two categories 180+ lbs and 180- lbs (my division) and will feature the best Brown/Black belts and Blue/Purple belts from all over the world. I am currently raising money for registration and travel fees for all 5 events (LA, DAL, CHI, MIA, NY) for a chance to compete in the finals in Las Vegas.
If you are interested in supporting a local athlete/coach CALL (760) 625-1238 or Email us at Info@rjjlaquinta.com to find out how you can contribute. A chance to compete in an event of this stature will bring a great deal of attention to the school, serving many youths in the Coachella Valley. I see the importance of giving back after all Jiu Jitsu has done for me by instilling values such as discipline and respect. As a young teen who had an easy time getting into trouble I see the value of having something like Martial Arts in your life to keep you on track for success. Having a successful program that can reach troubled youths and give them a way to channel their energy in a positive way would be very rewarding to me. With this campaign to raise funds for myself as an athlete I hope to motivate and inspire my students as well as lead by example, showing that if you do good things, set goals and give 100% effort, anything is possible.