September 1, 2020
MESSAGE OF THE MONTH
OPTIMISM is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
- Mary Lou Retton

Important Upcoming Dates:
  • September 4th-7th: Closed for Labor Day Weekend
  • September 12th: Youth In-House Tournament
  • October 16th: Prof. Evaldo Lima Youth & Adult Seminars
  • October 17th: JJWL Texas 2020 Tournament
  • October 30th: PNO Halloween Party!
Neutral Grounds is closed for the 4 day weekend in honor of Labor Day! No classes will be held 9/4 - 9/7.
We'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to all who were involved in making the TX Trio Seminar in support of We Defy Foundation a success!
Over 50 participants were in attendance! Y'all helped to raise over $5,000 for WDF! To learn more about We Defy Foundation and how it supports struggling veterans through Jiu-Jitsu, click HERE. If you'd like to donate to this amazing cause, please click the button below.
We are only accepting a limited number of students, so please register ASAP! 
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 5th
Last Day to Register: September 10th
  • Each participant will have at least 2 fights 
  • Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
  • Matches are 3 minutes long for age 10 and under and 4 minutes long for 11+
  • We'll have kids from other Jiu-Jitsu schools participating
  • Tournament will start at 9am with our youngest competitors going first 
  • More specific times will be announced once we are closer to the tournament
  • Brackets will be announced the day before the tournament
  • Brackets are set by Prof. Matt and are decided based on similar age, weight and rank
Questions? Please email Prof. Matt: matt@bjjtexas.com
Our PNO Water Balloon Bash was so much fun! We loved being able to give your kiddos a little "normal" in their lives for the night. Make sure to sign up for our next PNO coming in October!
NEW STUDENTS!

Dylan (Little Warriors)
Christina (Little Warriors)
Vicki (Small Warriors)
Charles (Adult BJJ)
Liam (Little Warriors)
Courtney (Adult BJJ)
Kenneth (Adult BJJ)
Taylor (Adult BJJ)
Neutral Grounds has you covered for all your Jiu-Jitsu needs!
Face masks in kids and adult sizes are only $10!
No-gi shorts (adults sizes) and rash guards (youth & adult sizes) are in stock!
NG T-shirts are always in style!
Fall is coming! Make sure you've got a NG hoodie in your closet!
Check out our store for all your NG Jiu-Jitsu needs (and wants)!
AUGUST PROMOTIONS
PURPLE BELTS
Kerynne (1 stripe)
David (1 stripe)
Aaron C. (Purple Belt)
Elvis (Purple Belt)

BLUE BELTS
Dave P. (1 stripe)

ADULT WHITE BELTS
Jeremy (1 stripe)

GRAY/BLACK BELTS
Gabby (1 stripe)
Nathaniel (1 stripe)
Libby (Gray/Black Belt)

GRAY BELTS
Luca (4 stripes)
Sofia (4 stripes)
Lucas (2 stripes)
Aiden (Gray Belt)
Vivi (Gray Belt)
GRAY/WHITE BELTS
Graysen (4 stripes)
Connor (2 stripes)
JT (2 stripes)
Kara-Lyne (2 stripes)

YOUTH WHITE BELTS
Arjun (3 stripes)
Austin (3 stripes)
Christian (3 stripes)
Harper (2 stripes)
Jackson (2 stripes)
James (2 stripes)
Kane (2 stripes)
Jaxsen (1 stripe)
Marley (1 stripe)
Noah (1 stripe)
Rayna (1 stripe)
Silas (1 stripe)
Zoey (1 stripe)
Dyaln (1 stripe)
September Birthdays!
Loni (9/1)
Liam (9/9)
Harper (9/20)
Robert (9/21)
Benjamin (9/29)
August Photo of the Month
goes to...Libby!
Congrats on your promotion to gray/black belt. Your expression and excitement were priceless!
Neutral Grounds is a Nut Free Zone
Please remember that we are a Peanut and Tree Nut Free school.

Close contact with someone who has peanuts or tree nuts on their hands or mouth before class has the potential to affect our allergic students.

Please refrain from bringing such snacks into the academy. Our students who are severely allergic to all nuts thank you!
JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT ONLY WHITEBLUE and BLACK GIs ARE ALLOWED TO BE WORN WHILE TRAINING AT NEUTRAL GROUNDS.

Thank you for your cooperation!
With the growth of our school, communication can sometimes be difficult. At Neutral Grounds we want you to always "be in the know" and get your questions answered. While our entire staff is open to helping you with any concerns, please take into account our specializations:

Prof. Matt - Instruction, Curriculum, Promotions, Attendance, Schedules
Coach Adri - Tuition, Billing, Events
Coach Aaron - All other inquiries

When in between classes, please keep questions for Prof. Matt brief. Otherwise, he can be reached at (469) 362-4300 or matt@bjjtexas.com.
When unavailable during class, please contact Coach Adri at (626) 379-4208 or adri8hh@yahoo.com. Coach Aaron can be reached at aaron@bjjtexas.com.

We hope this clears up any confusion and we look forward to better serving you as we continue to grow. Thank you for being an integral part of our Jiu-Jitsu family!

Prof. Matt - Lead Instructor
Coach Aaron & Coach Adri - Owners
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