like this. So this is another thing. I'm curious if you've seen in your experience. Teaching BJJ to people that that confidence, that comes that they know how to defend themselves in a situation if that carries over to other aspects of their life, dude, like do you see people becoming more assertive in their work and, you know, more and take more of a leadership role
in the families, every single person, every single person who does Jiu-Jitsu they start for self-defense. They stay for life. And the best example is one of our recent blue belts. Vince Vaughn the actor. Who's one of our most dedicated students started? His daughter started. He started his daughter in the bully proof program, right? He lives here in the South Bay. We have a lot. We have thousands of people who are doing bully-proof at home
with their parents, for our listeners.
You can do it at your house. If we have it on DVD, we have it on streaming video through Gracie University.com. There are parents, who are actually learning bully-proof at home with their kids on the living room floor. And then periodically, they send in a video every 8 to 12 months of their child's performance, and knowledge of the techniques and the kid can actually earn belt promotions from a distance or they can come to one of our schools and test in person, but there are families, who are doing this at home. Vince lives right here. 10 minutes away from our school. So he brings his daughter to bully proof glass after seeing some of our bully proof videos on the internet. He loved the concept. He had tried another Jiu-Jitsu school before coming here and it was very sportive Jiu-Jitsu. And he says, and he's pretty public about this. He was like, yeah, the things they were learning. I could not see the applicability to a bullying encounter that my child might, his that my daughter would encounter. It, didn't even make sense to me what they were doing and I'm an adult. So then he saw more of our videos. And that's when he came to our school and every single class, every single move we do is directly extrapolated from a realistic contemplated bullying situation. We're talking role playing, we're talking pure pressure. We're talking a kid comes up to another kid and says, hey if you don't throw this rock at that window, you're not my friend anymore. How when does a child learn to set boundaries with their own friends about inappropriate behavior, drugs and alcohol, things like that. When? Who teaches them that? Nobody that school will tell them, don't do drugs, the parents will tell him, you know, stand up for yourself. But that's a very, you know, that's a very vague piece of advice. What we do is we actually roll play, every single one of those scenarios in the classes that we do. And then if things go south and they have to defend themselves with the bully attack, some, we teach them how to defend with that as well. Non-violently. So Vince is daughters in class, having a blast, loving the classes. He's kind he's watching her for several months. It's not doing classes and you know, of course everyone's like alright. Well Vince doesn't want to lose you too. And then one day, I told the receptionist here I said, hey next time Vince comes in, tell him ask him if he wants to try a Jiu-Jitsu class for himself. And, you know, very glad to hear he was super stoked about the idea. He was like, yeah, I'd love to. So I pulled him in for a private class. First class is free for everybody. So I say come on humans and I do a class and this guy freaking loves it one class. He's like, had her schedule is very busy. But how often can I get in here? How often can you teach me? And I might, hold on. Hold on. Hold on. I'm busy too, man. So I'm going to find some guy. So we found us a panel of instructors. He's doing private training classes, at least three days a week. Now. He's doing private personal training, in Jiu-Jitsu on top of everything else. He does producing and acting and he is the most outspoken about Henner. Does you two techniques self-defense? Great, but he's like 656 for 220 pounds a big guy and he says hundred the jiu-jitsu. Self-defense. I love it for my daughter. Amazing, for me. At least. I know, I can defend myself now against, you know, crazy fans, or people who say stupid things to celebrities, which a lot of people do at least. I know. I can defend myself without hurting another person. Meaning if someone were to, you know, come up and threaten me or attack me, or throw some bottle at me. I don't know. I can neutralize them and not have to punch him in the face. So from a liability perspective as a celebrity. This is the best thing I've ever done. So he loves it right in that sense, but he said, I'll tell you what the bigger benefit is. How it's changing my interaction with my family. My wife in terms of how it's changing my actions, my interaction professionally. I'm calmer, I'm more a more technical in my approach to life overall. And, you know, and I think by and large, that's the number one benefit of judicial of Jiu-Jitsu that people realize essentially. After they've done it for a little while is that it has nothing to do with fighting. We're learning how to solve problems in the most technical leverage, based way every single day. If you were to come to me. Last today, Brett, I would say. Okay guys, welcome to class. Here's a headlock. How would you get out of this headlock? And then you would say, I don't know and you would try a little bit fail. Fail fail, and then I'd say watch this and I'd show you the solution and you would be mind blown by the simple effectiveness of the solution. And when you see that Solution on day one, and then day two different, hold different Escape. Day. Three different threat, different. Escape Day for punching situation, neutralize the punches, the easiest way possible. Every single day, you're being Presented with, you know, seemingly impossible, threat scenarios, and then you're being given the key, the secret, to being able to escape that threat in a very easy manner. Think about what that does to your confidence when you encounter a challenge or a difficulty that is not related to Jesus to think about that, how that affects your ability to interact with that threat scenario or life problem in a way where, you know, now that impossibilities are just techniques waiting to be discovered. And that's the greatest benefit of practicing Jiu-Jitsu Beyond self defense since
money. That's my Vince Vaughn swingers reference their money, baby.
How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Changed Vince Vaughn's Life
#446: How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Will Make You a Better Man - Rener Gracie