INTRODUCING: A FREE Book From world-Renown Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Chris Matakas
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Voluntarily confront the difficult path...
Jiu Jitsu is a vehicle for personal development used by people across the globe to better their lives. The physical, mental, and emotional demand of Jiu Jitsu elicits growth in the practitioner uncommonly found in the modern world. The more sincerely we pursue mastery of this art, the greater the opportunity is for equivalent development of our humanity.  Through lessons training with the best grapplers in the world—Ricardo Almeida, Frankie Edgar, Gordon Ryan, and Garry Tonon—to a deep understanding of the behavior patterns articulated through literature, religion, and mythology, I posit a simple framework through which to maximize development in Jiu Jitsu and life.
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Chris Matakas received his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt from 4th degree black belt Ricardo Almeida in 2015. He opened the Matakas Jiu Jitsu Academy in 2017 to serve the Florence-Burlington area through world-class Jiu Jitsu.
Though successful in Jiu Jitsu competition and undefeated in Amateur MMA, Chris's sole focus is sharing Jiu Jitsu with his students as a tool for personal development. He believes that the most fulfilling life is one spent mastering yourself and serving others, and that the more sincerely we approach our training in this art, the more likely its benefits will extend off the mat into our daily lives. He has published seven books regarding using Jiu Jitsu as a vehicle for personal development, along with being featured on many podcasts in the martial arts world. 
  What People Are Saying:
"...He Nails It"
No one describes the relationship between Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and one's personal growth / development like Professor Chris. He nails it and expands on it with this book. 
Jason, 35 - Tampa, FL
"...I recommend this book to all fighters."
It's a quick read, but very insightful. I would recommend this and all of his books to anybody interested in fighting arts, particularly Brazilian jiu jitsu
Mark, 29 - Los Angeles, CA
Throughtout the book he gives great insight on not only how to better one's self on the mat but also as a person.
Anna, 42 - Albuquerque, NM
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