Back to work on Labor Day - it just makes sense! After an Open Mat on Monday, we'll be covering a little more from the Mount, both on offense and defense. Offensively, we will discuss details of the Keylock in Tuesday's Fundamentals class. We'll include details on isolating our opponent's arm and … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 4, 2023
Our own Aaron Young had an awesome No-Gi match earlier this month at F2W 235 at Gilley's in Dallas! He's one of our hardest working students in the academy and his preparation for this event was no different. We had a number of students working together to help Aaron in the weeks leading up to … [Read more...] about Aaron Young Makes his Fight2Win Debut!
Moving onto the Mount! We're wrapping up the month of August with some high percentage attacks from the top, including both chokes and joint locks. On Monday and Tuesday we will focus on securing the grips and positioning to execute the Cross Choke from Mount. The Mount position gives us the … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of August 28, 2023
Over the last several days, our overlying focus has been escaping from bad positions and recovering back to good ones. Whether the position was Kesagatame or Side Control, we worked on creating frames, escaping our hips, and returning to an offensive position. The Closed Guard was one of those … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of August 21, 2023
Earlier this month, we celebrated 10 years of our affiliation with Professor Caio Terra and the Caio Terra Association. In 2013 the team was much smaller, made up of only a dozen or so academies globally but their vision was already far ahead of its time. Quite simply, it was the belief that … [Read more...] about TEN Years In – and Only the Beginning!
The roots of all martial arts styles are grounded in Self Defense. Being able to survive, escape and even fight back in a bad situation are all critical skills that everyone should know regardless of age. This week we will start with a very common situation, both from standing and on the ground - … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of August 14, 2023