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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Sidney Jiu-Jitsu Academy Gains Popularity


October 27, 2022

A little over two years ago, Derek Hill was living in Eaton, Colorado, and decided he needed a change in lifestyle from his job as a consultant for oil companies. So, he followed his passion for martial arts and found the town of Sidney, which he determined to be a perfect place to not only live, but to set up a Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

Jiu-Jitsu is a type of martial art that relies on leverage and grappling skills, similar to wrestling, but not as focused on strength and speed. It is focused on submission holds. Initially conceived in Japan, Jiu-Jitsu became popular in Brazil in the early 20th...

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