HALF GUARD INCOMING! After working on the Hip Switch and Knee Cut, it's time to shift gears and address the bottom position of Half Guard. The most obvious positional improvement is simply recovering Guard - our focus of Monday and Tuesday! Click here to view the Recovering the Guard Lesson … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of June 5, 2023
Lesson Plans – Week of May 29, 2023
We're starting next week with a Memorial Day Open Mat at 10am and then back to work on Tuesday. Our focus to close out May and kick off June will be Guard Passing! For the first Lesson Plan, we will be covering the Modified Hip Switch. This is a great method for beating the Knee Shield and … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of May 29, 2023
Lesson Plans – Week of May 22, 2023
We're heading into Memorial Day weekend with our Knees on some Bellies! The Knee on Belly position is an incredibly strong position for applying pressure and safely transitioning to mount. It can also be used to attack Armlocks and a variety of Chokes as well: Click here to view the Knee on … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of May 22, 2023
Lots of New Belts at the Academy!
Congratulations to our most recent promotions! We're so proud of the TEN incredible students on all of their accomplishments the past several years. Each of them has their own story equipped with challenges, detours and difficulties, but they still find their way to the mat in spite of them all. … [Read more...] about Lots of New Belts at the Academy!
Lesson Plans – Week of May 15, 2023
The middle of May has our students returning to the standing position to review some Self Defense and Judo basics. The root of all martial arts and our main reason for training is to protect ourselves, so we'll be discussing the basic scenarios of being grabbed or choked from behind: Click here … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of May 15, 2023
CTA Irving Doing Work at JJWL!
We had a world of fun in Frisco a couple of weeks ago! Several of our adult students took to the mats in Frisco for the Jiu-Jitsu World League USA III Tournament. After the event, I sent the text at the bottom to our competitors, but it applies to everyone on our team. I was recently blessed with … [Read more...] about CTA Irving Doing Work at JJWL!