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Congrats to Eric and Phil
Congrats to Eric and Phil

One of my favorite things about jiujitsu is getting to promote people. For those that don’t know, there are 5 adult belts in jiujitsu and it takes roughly 10-15 years to achieve black belt. You will spend years at a given rank as you go through your own personal...

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Why is it a fish?
Why is it a fish?

Often, the first thing someone asks when they see our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu logo is, “Why is it a fish?” As Shihan Jason Nishime is quick to point out, it’s not just a fish; it’s a koi. Koi fish are symbols of strength, perseverance, and fulfilled destiny. Their...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Nishime Martial Arts! As we reflect on the past year, we are filled with gratefulness for everyone who has ever walked through our doors. August 2023 started our 35th continuous year as a family business! But really, it all started in 1973 when...

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25 ways to pass guard

When you start training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the first thing you'll discover is that there are a lot of techniques to remember. It's not unusual, especially at the beginner level, to forget what to do once you start rolling. Check out my quick, 3 minute guide on 25...

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Yamanni-ryu instructor training. Yin and Yang.
Yamanni-ryu instructor training. Yin and Yang.

Last weekend, participants from around the country gathered for a Yamanni-ryu instructor training with Shihan Nishime. Weapons training is both a way to learn and preserve a beautiful traditional art and an excellent way to learn and understand body mechanics. Shihan...

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Bringing families together
Bringing families together

Martial Arts is great for bringing families together. Parents don’t have to sit on the sidelines and watch. They can experience all the benefits of training just like their kids. Work off the day’s stress while building muscle, increasing flexibility and improving...

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Yamanni-ryu workshop – Oct 21
Yamanni-ryu workshop – Oct 21

Yamanni-ryu is the study of ancient Okinawan weaponry. While there are practical applications for the bo, our weapon program caters primarily to the martial arts practitioner who wants to connect with the history and art of traditional Okinawan kobudo. In the video...

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Karate for Adults
Karate for Adults

Long before people noticed the benefits of Karate for kids like improved focus, self-discipline, and confidence, adult Karate classes helped older martial artists develop fitness and learn self-defense. Below is a picture from the 1970’s shows Shihan Nishime...

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Congratulations to our competitors!
Congratulations to our competitors!

Team Nishime had a busy summer on the competition mats in both karate and jiujitsu. From local events to major international tournaments, the team has racked up 253 medals and counting. We are proud of all our athletes and would like to highlight two individuals who...

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Welcome to Nishime Martial Arts
Welcome to Nishime Martial Arts

Welcome to the new website for Nishime Martial Arts! We hope that this new home on the web better represents our martial arts family with it's mix of traditional to modern arts, including Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for both adults and kids, as well as our...

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