This week we’re returning to our feet and getting back to Guard! The Closed Guard position is one of the strongest offensive positions that we can utilize, so our focus will be getting there on Monday and Tuesday. If our opponent reacts by posturing, we’re ready for that too – Sweeps and … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of October 2, 2023
One of the most exciting aspects of our Academy has always been the images on our wall. It has been a place to relive memories as we write our team's history. In the past we've shared images of parties and promotions, tournaments and training, but as we approach the end of 2023, I thought it was … [Read more...] about All New Look on the Walls of CTA Irving!
We'll be Hip-Switching from Half Guard to start our week and close out September! When we are able to secure chest connection from Half Guard, it is common for our opponent to try and escape their hips in an attempt to recover Guard. To counter this movement, we'll redirect our pressure and make … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 25, 2023
We're passing Open Guard and having a whole lot of fun while doing it! We'll be exploring a handful of different methods to get to our opponent's hips, starting with the Over/Under Pass on Monday and Tuesday. We'll explore the details behind angles and grips and much more! Click here to view the … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 18, 2023
Last weekend, we had a handful of dedicated students compete in the Jiu-Jitsu World League Tournament held in Frisco and they all did incredible! Biggest congrats to Ricky Pyburn and David Lademan, who stepped out into competition for the first time, making huge personal gains along the way in … [Read more...] about Lots of Fun at Jiu-Jitsu World League!
After an exciting weekend in Frisco with our competitors, we're back on the mat and have some exciting Lesson Plans lined up! We'll begin in our opponent's Closed Guard and discuss posture and how to open the Guard before moving on and adding a couple of passing strategies. Click here to view … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 11, 2023