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Our Facebook Reel Goes Viral
Our Facebook Reel Goes Viral

In the ever-evolving, over-saturated landscape of social media, you never know what is going to capture people’s attention. Recently, a reel we posted on Facebook did just that, getting an impressive 1.6 million plays. The reel featured Deshi Jacob practicing blocking...

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7 Ways to Stay Motivated
7 Ways to Stay Motivated

So what do you do when you’re finding it hard to stay motivated? Set Clear, Achievable Goals: Setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals gives you a clear direction and purpose in your training. Whether it's mastering a new...

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Hanshi Nishime’s Karate Journey – Part 1
Hanshi Nishime’s Karate Journey – Part 1

At age 73, Hanshi Nishime has been training in Shorin-ryu Karate for nearly 60 years. Hanshi began his martial arts journey at 14 when he moved to his sister’s home in Naha to attend high school. He didn’t know many people and spent most of his time hanging out with...

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Guest Instructor Frank Forza
Guest Instructor Frank Forza

Our Jiu-Jitsu journey began with a handful of passionate individuals seeking knowledge and a taste of something new. Fast forward a few years, and our program has blossomed into one of the top training rooms in the Cincinnati area. Despite being labeled as a karate...

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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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