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Jiu-Jitsu Outlet #50: Chris Ortiz - How To Get BJJ Into The School System

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How To Get BJJ Into Public Schools

Interview With Coach Chris Ortiz

Training in martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Judo, wrestling, & Muay Thai is my outlet for improving my mental health and becoming a better person.

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On this fiftieth episode of the Jiu-Jitsu Outlet podcast, I talk to Chris Ortiz.

Chris is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and the host of the "Be Someone" podcast.

On this episode, we discuss what Chris is doing behind the scenes to get Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into the public school system. As a professional teacher and coach, Chris is dedicated to empowering young people through Jiu-Jitsu and getting our martial art taught in every school.

Chris is passionate about BJJ and why it is a great tool for personal development. We talk about how Jiu-Jitsu helped Chris' mental health and we dive into discussing why it makes a powerful impact on people.

On this episode, we dive into the master plan that we can all use to get BJJ into the public school system. If you are passionate about education, this is an episode you do not want to miss.

Chris shares about the efforts he's taking to work with schools and the strategy he thinks he will work to get BJJ taught like any other class.

If you know someone in the education system, send them this episode. We need more awareness around how Jiu-Jitsu can help kids.

This is a conversation you do NOT want to miss!

Favorite quote - "I think these kids are worth taking a chance on..."

Want to learn more about Chris Ortiz? Click here to check out his website.

Want to listen to Chris' Podcast "Be Someone"? Click here.

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The information in this episode should NOT be considered medical advice but instead educational information. If you are struggling with your mental health and you want to speak with a professional therapist, I recommend This is the therapy service that worked for me when I was at my darkest moments in life and dealing with panic attacks everyday.