We're going to be bouncing back strong from Christmas and getting back to good by getting back to Guard! We have been working on passing the Half Guard, but now we're going to be starting from underneath this position. One of the most understated options from the bottom is simply to recover Closed … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of December 26, 2022
We're headed into the Christmas holidays by working on passing Half Guard! The next several weeks will be very exciting as we begin to cover new material on our curriculum - and this week starts with the Modified Hip Switch Lesson Plan. We'll cover the details on clearing our opponent's knee … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of December 19, 2022
We've promoted several of our CT Kids recently! Our youth classes have been full of energy this year, and with that comes the reward and recognition of leveling up to the next belt level. Both our CT Kids I and CT Kids II Jiu-Jitsu classes are based on the same curriculum taught to our adults and … [Read more...] about Way to go CT Kids!
The Knee on Belly position will be the focus of this week's Lesson Plans! Beginning on Monday, Professor Collin will cover the offensive side of things as we work to transition from Side Control to Knee on Belly and then to Mount. We'll even finish the techniques by applying an Armlock if our … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of December 12, 2022
Last week Professor Collin promoted one of our Academy's biggest cornerstones to Purple Belt - Coach Paul Balensiefen! Coach Paul has spent thousands of hours on and off the mat to improve his knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and the CTA Curriculum. He's always willing to help out or answer a question for … [Read more...] about Congratulations Coach Paul!
Self Defense and Submissions are on our menu this week! Altho0ugh often times we focus on the "sport" application of our techniques, the root of all martial arts is using our skills to protect ourselves and those that we love. Our first Lesson Plan deals with Neck Controls and Bear Hugs and how we … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of December 5, 2022