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Virtue is a place where joy is found in the pursuit of perfection. Whilst we are always working to improve, we value and appreciate the moments of trial and victory equally. As a team, we look to support each other and promote resilience and contentment. We have a thirst for improvement and a deep curiosity for the unknown. Balance and commitment are essential components of our journey – rest must accompany hard work, grit must accompany desire. We don’t wish for things to happen, we make solid plans and see them through. We are accountable, we are transparent, we share and we uphold our standards. We believe in the power of habit, consistency and discipline and we seek the joy in these things. We have a higher calling to serve those around us, to their benefit and also our own. We look to be role models and inspirations, tempered with humility and humanity. 

The word virtue comes from the Latin root vir, for man. At first virtuemeant manliness or valor, but over time it settled into the sense of moral excellence. Virtue can also mean excellence in general. One of your virtues might be your generous willingness to help out your friends. The phrase by virtue of means “as a result of” or “by authority of.” You will achieve success by virtue of hard work (or by virtue of inside connections). 

Virtue is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school that offers self-defense, anti-bullying, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, conditioning training and Personal Training classes. We also offer products such as hats, hoodies, shirts, shorts and Bjj uniforms.

The Virtue Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to provide a unique training experience for the students. The focus is not just learning how to fight, the focus is on building enough confidence to avoid the fight. 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proved to be the most effective martial arts in the world, therefore Virtue Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program follow a sequence of movements that will help the students to achieve their personal best. 

By Gracie Magazine, In 1917 a teenager named Carlos Gracie (1902–1994) saw for the first time, in Belém, a display by the Japanese man who was capable of dominating and submitting the area’s giants. A friend of his father, Gastão Gracie, Maeda agreed to teach the restless boy the art of defending oneself. In his lessons, he would teach Carlos and other Brazilians – like Luiz França, future master to Oswaldo Fadda – the concepts of his art: on the feet or the ground, the opponent’s strength was supposed to be a weapon for the win; to approach the adversary, low kicks and elbow strikes were to be the stratagems before taking them down. For evolution in training, he would use the randori, a full-on sparring session with a partner.

Knowing that fact, is extremely important for Virtue Instructors to teach their students to protect themselves on a street fight situation. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a sport, has evolved a lot, with the big influence of social media, competition and athletes have been able to improve their performance and to live the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. 

However, competition and self-defense techniques must be connected. As Maya Angelou once said: 

“If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know where you are going”. 

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