Jiu-Jitsu | What Does It Mean?

Jiu-Jitsu | What Does It Mean?

The Meaning of Jiu-Jitsu Did you ever stop to think about what Jiu-Jitsu means? The Japanese characters “Jiu-Jitsu” translates to “gentle art” (gentle should be interpreted as flexible or resilient). On the mat we apply this by using leverage over brute force in order to best an opponent. When an instructor asks a student to “relax”, this is what they …

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness | Our Commitment To You

Thank You All It goes without saying, but it must be said, that Capital—as a school, as a community, as a family—would simply not exist were it not for the determination of our staff and the dedication of our students. The incredible understanding and generosity you’ve shown in sustaining your membership payments when possible, as well as countless contributions in …

Support Your Local Box Fundraiser | A Tremendous Success!

Support Your Local Box Fundraiser | A Tremendous Success!

Support Your Local Box Fundraiser The Support Your Local Box CrossFit (SYLB) Fundraiser—held from April 3rd to April 24th, 2020—has ended. This event was for the benefit of CrossFit affiliates affected by COVID-19. The SYLB Fundraiser provided a tremendous opportunity for CrossFit members to come together to support the affiliates, demonstrating that temporary closures and social distancing will not keep …

Need to Exercise Your Body and/or Your Brain? | Support Your Local Box & Mat Battlefield Episode 3

Need to Exercise Your Body and/or Your Brain? | Support Your Local Box & Mat Battlefield Episode 3

Support Your Local Box The Support Your Local Box Fundraiser is a CrossFit event for the benefit of CrossFit affiliates affected by COVID-19 around the globe. The temporary closures and distances between CrossFitters cannot keep this community apart. Affiliates throughout the world have demonstrated this through their actions over the past few weeks. Now, the entire CrossFit community has an …

The Capital Way | Online Resources E:5 | The Power of Visualization and Our New Schedule

Jiu-Jitsu is defined as the “gentle art”.  Not gentle because it’s calm or soft, but gentle in the sense that leverage is valued over athleticism.  Not so long ago one of my tough purple belts had his doctor tell him that he’s out of shape.  My purple belt didn’t understand how that was possible, considering he’s at practice 3-5 times …

The Capital Way | Online Resources E:4 | Making The News, New Classes, More Videos…

There is no rest for the weary. Capital hasn’t missed a step during this Coronavirus pandemic. Since our last episode in this series of articles featuring online resources, we made The Washington Times, added virtual classes, generated a newsletter (don’t worry if you didn’t get it, the next one is coming soon), and more! First up, here’s The Washington Times …

The Capital Way | Online Resources E:3 | Schedule Changes & More

Attendance in our virtual class offerings is growing! However, as we manage this new instructional model we will be making frequent schedule changes. Remember to use the following steps: Check out the updated schedule below.  If you have the .pdf, you can click on the embedded hyperlinks.  If not, once it’s time to take class, click on one of these: …

The Capital Way | Online Resources E:2 | Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA, Elite Fitness

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness is now hosting virtual classes! As I write this there are currently five people attending the CrossFit class. Coach Angela—who recently competed in the American Open Series 1 at the Arnold Sports Festival—is right now working to correct form and provide ideas to scale movements. If you want to attend one of our online classes, …