ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION

THE JAY PAGES JIU-JITSU | 90/EIGHT BJJ INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION IS A WORLDWIDE ORGANIZATION WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HELPING INDIVIDUALS SEEKING GROWTH OF THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL, ACHIEVE IT THROUGH THE ART AND LIFESTYLE OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU.

CURRENTLY, THE JAY PAGES JIU-JITSU | 90/EIGHT BJJ TEAM IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING TEAMS IN THE US. WE ARE HOME TO SOME OF THE MOST DECORATED AND EXPERIENCED AMERICAN BJJ COMPETITORS IN THE SOUTHWEST, STUDENTS OF THE JAY PAGES JIU-JITSU | 90/EIGHT BJJ ASSOCIATION WILL RECEIVE CUTTING EDGE INSTRUCTION AND MENTORSHIP. CURRENTLY, THE JAY PAGES JIU-JITSU | 90/EIGHT BJJ ASSOCIATION HAS PRODUCED MULTIPLE ADCC TRIALS VETERANS, WORLD AND PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONS & MEDALISTS AT ALL BELT LEVELS, NO-GI WORLD MEDALISTS AT ALL BELT LEVELS, AMERICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS & MEDALISTS AT ALL BELT LEVELS, AND STATE CHAMPIONS & MEDALISTS AT ALL BELT LEVELS. THE JAY PAGES JIU-JITSU | 90/EIGHT BJJ ASSOCIATION (98BJJA) IS BASED IN PHOENIX, AZ. AN AREA STILL GROWING AND FAR FROM MAJOR COMPETITIONS AND TEAMS. DUE TO THIS HINDRANCE THE 98BJJA HAS DEVELOPED A PROVEN SYSTEM TO REACH THE HIGHEST LEVELS IN BJJ DESPITE YOUR LOCATION OR RESOURCES. ALL ASSOCIATION SCHOOLS ARE PROVIDED WITH THE WORLD CLASS JAY PAGES JIU-JITSU | 90/EIGHT BJJ CURRICULUM, INTERNET VIDEO RESOURCE TO JAY PAGES TECHNIQUES, AND TOP NOTCH BUSINESS STRATEGIES TO HELP YOUR SCHOOL BECOME SUCCESSFUL!

FOR THE JAY PAGES JIU-JITSU | 90/EIGHT BJJ FAMILY, THE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU LIFESTYLE FAR EXTENDS THE WORLD OF COMPETITION! TO US, IT IS A WAY OF LIFE THAT INCORPORATES THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE TO PROMOTE INDIVIDUAL GROWTH OF THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL THROUGH DEDICATION, PERSEVERANCE, RESPECT, LOYALTY, FAITH, GRATEFULNESS, AND HUMILITY. IN TURN, THIS ART GIVES MUCH BACK TO THE DEDICATED INSTRUCTORS AND THEIR STUDENTS AS IT ENCOURAGES CHANGES IN THE EVERYDAY LIFESTYLE THAT IMPACTS ONE’S UNDERSTANDINGS OF FRIENDSHIPS, FAMILIAL BONDS, HEALTH AND MORALS.

THE JAY PAGES JIU-JITSU | 90/EIGHT BJJ INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION HOLDS ITS MEMBERS TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS AS IT UPHOLDS THE CORE PRINCIPALS OF WHAT  WE VIEW AS THE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU LIFESTYLE.

DEDICATION – ACKNOWLEDGING THAT SUCCESS REQUIRES HARD AND CONTINUOUS TRAINING. IN THE WORLD OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU REPETITION MAKES IT PERFECT.

PERSEVERANCE – UNDERSTANDING THAT GROWTH CONSISTS OF BOTH SUCCESSES AND STRUGGLES. APPRECIATING THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE AND ACCEPTING THAT EACH STRUGGLE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GREATER GROWTH.

RESPECT – NO DISCRIMINATION OF ANY KIND IS TOLERATED ON OR OFF THE MAT. EVERY MEMBER IS EXPECTED TO CARRY THEMSELVES WITH THE UPMOST RESPECT FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR OTHERS REGARDLESS OF RACE, CREED, NATIONALITY, ETC. EVERY MEMBER IS REMINDED OF THE HIERARCHY OF THE ART AND RESPECT TOWARDS HIGHER BELTS IS MANDATORY.

LOYALTY – UNDERSTANDING THAT THE OPTIMAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER, STUDENT, PEER IS ONE IN WHICH THERE IS A SHARED ALLEGIANCE TO ONE ANOTHER THAT IS BUILT ON TRUST AND RELIABILITY THROUGH TIME.

FAITH – TO HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF AND BELIEVE IN THE ART OF JIU-JITSU. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE TOOLS, YOU WILL CARVE IT.

GRATEFULNESS – TO BE GRATEFUL FOR EVERYDAY OF YOUR LIFE ON AND OFF THE MAT. TO BE GRATEFUL FOR DISCOVERING THE ART OF JIU-JITSU AND THE OPPORTUNITY OF GROWTH THAT IT GIVES YOU. TO BE GRATEFUL FOR THOSE WHO TEACH YOU THROUGH INSTRUCTION OR PRACTICE IN JIU-JITSU AND IN LIFE.

HUMILITY – HUMILITY KEEPS US LEARNING AND IMPROVING. A MAJOR BENEFIT OF HUMILITY IS THAT IT INCREASES OUR ABILITY OR WILLINGNESS TO LEARN. BY ACKNOWLEDGING THAT WE DO NOT KNOW EVERYTHING, WE OPEN OUR SELVES UP TO NEW IDEAS AND INCREASE OUR OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND IMPROVE. IF WE HAVE THE ATTITUDE THAT WE ALREADY KNOW IT ALL, OR THAT ONLY “SMARTER” PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING TO TEACH, WE DRAMATICALLY DECREASE OUR LEARNING EXPERIENCES. BY BEING HUMBLE, WE PUT OURSELVES IN A POSITION TO LEARN FROM EVERYBODY. A WHITE BELT MAY HAVE AN INTERESTING IDEA, OR INSPIRE A BLACK BELT TO HAVE ONE. THE BEST JIU JITSU PRACTITIONERS HAVE AN UNBREAKABLE DRIVE TO IMPROVE. THIS MINDSET REQUIRES A LEVEL OF HUMILITY: IT IS BETTER TO RECOGNIZE YOUR WEAKNESSES AND IMPROVE THEM, RATHER THAN BEING SWALLOWED UP BY EGO AND COMPLACENCY. MAKING IMPROVEMENT A HABIT, AND CONSTANTLY ENDEAVORING TO GET BETTER REQUIRES A LEVEL OF HUMILITY.

THE CORE PRINCIPLES OF THE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU LIFESTYLE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE, OF FRIENDSHIP, FAMILY BONDS AND HEALTH. IF YOU IDENTIFY WITH OUR WAY OF LIFE AND HAVE PLANS TO START A MARTIAL ART SCHOOL OR PROGRAM OR IF YOU ARE ALREADY PART OF THE MARTIAL ART COMMUNITY YOU ARE WELCOMED TO BECOME PART OF THE JAY PAGES JIU-JITSU & MMA/98 BJJ INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION!