Next Monday, October 10th we'll have Mason Fowler in our Academy for a No-Gi Seminar! Mason has won EVERY major title in the Gi (Worlds, Pans, Europeans & Brazilian Nationals) and has been crushing the competition without it, winning ADCC Trials and defending his Submission Underground title … [Read more...] about Mason Fowler Coming to CTA Irving!
IN GUARD WE TRUST! Last week, we discussed defending ourselves from bad positions and recovering back to good ones, in particular the Closed Guard. Being able to utilize the Guard position to defend yourself and then gain an offensive advantage is a huge asset - whether that be improving the … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of October 3, 2022
Headlocks and Hip Escapes on the way this week! On Monday and Tuesday, we will be focusing on defending a headlock and the danger of punches on our way to escaping to safety. We will address the standing headlock in addition to the Kesa Gatame or Scarf Hold Position from the ground. Click here … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 26, 2022
This week, our focus continues on the strongest position there is - the Back Mount! For the first part of the week, we will begin on offense and cover two of the strongest chokes using the Gi. Both the Cross Collar and Bow and Arrow Chokes use the lapels to get a quick tap! Click here to view … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 19, 2022
We're bouncing back from the weekend and returning to the Back Mount - but this time working on how to escape it! We'll cover strategies on hip and hand placement, utilizing angles to help us escape and ultimately get top position with a single leg takedown! Click here to view the Back Escape to … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 12, 2022
As Labor Day weekend kicks off the month of September, we'll be on a limited schedule on Monday with only Open Mat from 10a-12p. From there, we'll be tackling Tuesday by returning to our feet and addressing Double Leg Takedowns and how to defend them! We'll talk stance, drills and technique of … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 5, 2022