What Does Blue Belt Mean?

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The first adult promotion in BJJ. All promotions take a long time, and understanding the requirements can be confusing. People often question if I have a curriculum to follow, or what to do next. While nobody encourages belt chasing, having a clear direction makes the journey more enjoyable. Every black belt promotes a little bit […]

Do you teach MMA?

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The answer is both yes and no. I get asked about MMA a lot. There are two basic groups who ask. The first is the regular student, who has a job that would frown on the black eyes and constant injury associated with fighting. On the other hand, we have a growing number that wants […]

Your First BJJ Class

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The first time we walk into an unfamiliar place with new people, understanding the routine helps us to feel comfortable in our new setting. Most schools follow a basic structure that can be divided into three parts. The warm ups, the lesson, and rolling (live sparring). Walking in the door. Before the first class, it’s […]

Kids and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Upon deciding to open classes for children to compliment our adult program, some questions naturally arose. Will the focus be on competition? How about self defense? Do you do a bully proof program? Can you teach discipline? We have the same structure as the adult class. Our time frame is shorter, and the pace is […]