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Jiu-Jitsu Outlet #35: Naqi Sayed - "There's Immense Value Your Kids Will Get From It"

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Naqi Sayed Interview - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu & Confidence For Kids 

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.


On this thirty-fifth episode of the Jiu-Jitsu Outlet podcast, i talk to with Naqi Sayed about the new Gracie Jiu-Jitsu academy he is opening in Hanover, Maryland. Naqi is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the grandmaster Relson Gracie. 

On this episode, Naqi shares about why he is opening a Jiu-Jitsu academy. He tells the story of how his kids have benefited from training in BJJ and how he hopes to help other families have a transformation like his has experienced. 

Since finding Jiu-Jitsu, Naqi has watched himself and his family grow in confidence and increase in capability. Since beginning in the martial arts, Naqi's kids have developed a character that follows them off the mats and into regular life.

Naqi and I discuss the benefits that training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provides for families and why its important to start training in self defense. We hear about Naqi's new academy - Rising Tide Hi-Tech - and the details of how that school will be run when it opens.

Listen to the full interview and you will learn about how Jiu-Jitsu can benefit both kids and adults with increased confidence. 

This is an episode you do NOT want to miss.

Favorite Quote: "There's Immense Value Your Kids Will Get From It"

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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 Talkspace... This is the therapy service that worked for me when I was at my darkest moments in life and dealing with panic attacks everyday.