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Is Grappling for MMA Different?
Is Grappling for MMA Different?
17 Jan
MMA Blog

Grappling is not the most glamorous form of combat. When you imagine the hero in an action movie fighting the villain’s top henchman, they’re usually landing uppercuts and roundhouse kicks or throwing each other through walls and windows. These fights also tend to end with a picturesque right hook. 

MMA Concepts: How to apply the 10,000 Hours Rule to Training
MMA Concepts: How to apply the 10,000 Hours Rule to Training
23 Dec
MMA Blog

Mastery takes time. Whether you’re learning how to cook, how to play an instrument, or how to defend yourself with jiu-jitsu, you need to put in the hours if you want to become an expert. This is because learning a new skill that requires activity of both body and mind requires at least three types of knowledge. The Ancient Greeks specified them as episteme (theoretical knowledge), praxis (practical knowledge), and phronesis (practical wisdom).

The Psychology of a Fight: Dominance vs Confidence
The Psychology of a Fight: Dominance vs Confidence
17 Nov
MMA Blog

When people start learning jiu-jitsu, they tend to be the most interested in submissions. After all, the easiest way to defend yourself is to quickly neutralize your opponent by putting them into a hold that ends the fight. In some cases, fighters are interested in getting an opponent to tap not only to end a fight, but to demonstrate dominance. 

Condition the Body to Lessen Injuries
Condition the Body to Lessen Injuries
04 Nov
MMA Blog

When you begin training jiu-jitsu or any mixed martial arts, you will get sore. It doesn’t matter if you’re coming to class just to learn the basics of self-defense or planning to become a professional fighter. The good news is that conditioning creates results, and you will undoubtedly notice that you have more strength and endurance. What you may not notice is that conditioning can make you less susceptible to injury.

MMA techniques: Universal Take-Downs
MMA techniques: Universal Take-Downs
21 Oct
MMA Blog

Takedown moves are crucial in a fight scenario. On the one hand, taking the fight to the ground reduces the amount of damage that strikes can do. It by no mean eliminates the threat of strikes, but a person who is standing can generate a lot more power in a punch or a kick than a person who is on the ground.

MMA Concepts: Training for Skill NOT to WIN
MMA Concepts: Training for Skill NOT to WIN
14 Oct
MMA Blog

Training is integral to becoming good at jiu-jitsu. It’s the same as learning a language, an instrument, or any technical skill, and it doesn’t matter if your ultimate goal is to have the skills to win a street fight or to dominate in a mixed-martial arts tournament. Learning jiu-jitsu takes time, effort, and repetition. There are no shortcuts to mastery.

MMA Concepts: The complete fighter
MMA Concepts: The complete fighter
07 Oct
MMA Blog

Within the world of mixed martial arts, most fighters and commentors agree that jiu-jitsu is the best ground fighting technique, especially in a street fight. If you have a solid background in jiu-jitsu, and your opponent does not, they are going to struggle to control the pace of the fight or mount an effective attack if the fight goes to the ground.

MMA: Mixed Martial Arts or Gym Membership?
MMA: Mixed Martial Arts or Gym Membership?
30 Sep
MMA Blog

At its core, jiu-jitsu is about efficiency in technique and energy conservation. Rather than trying to simply overpower an opponent, jiu-jitsu fighters typically use as little energy as possible and only strike when they know they can subdue their opponent. In some cases, having the patience to make a move can be a test in endurance as one methodically erodes an opponent’s stamina and waits for them to make a mistake. For people who do not have the advantage of size or strength, jiu-jitsu gives them the tools to level the playing field.

MMA Training Program: Building A Complete Fighter
MMA Training Program: Building A Complete Fighter
19 Sep
MMA Blog

Within the world of mixed martial arts, most fighters and commentors agree that jiu-jitsu is the best ground fighting technique, especially in a street fight. If you have a solid background in jiu-jitsu, and your opponent does not, they are going to struggle to control the pace of the fight or mount an effective attack if the fight goes to the ground.

Synergy
Synergy
24 Jun
MMA Blog

Not everyone comes to jiu-jitsu class simply to defend themselves or to get in shape. Many people hope to train to become a world-class fighter who can compete professionally. In some cases, this may involve training for sport jiu-jitsu tournaments. In other cases, fighters may want to focus on learning jiu-jitsu to become better mixed martial arts (or MMA) fighters.

Miyamoto Musashi
Miyamoto Musashi
17 Jun
MMA Blog

As you develop as a jiu-jitsu fighter, you will likely begin to look at the world in a slightly different way. Particularly for students who are new to martial arts, the study of jiu-jitsu may lead to a greater interest in exploring not only the techniques of the discipline, but also the philosophy that undergirds it. 

How MMA Works
How MMA Works
28 Mar
MMA Blog

Many of my clients ask me this question once they come into the gym for an introductory class. How Dose MMA Work? What is MMA? My answer usually goes as follows… MMA (mixed martial arts) is a martial art created to overcome the reality of one on one hand to hand combat. 

10 Things To Look For When Choosing An MMA School
10 Things To Look For When Choosing An MMA School
20 Mar
MMA Blog

10 Things To Look For When Choosing An MMA School Deflecting the Front Kick and Understanding Elements of MMA By KRU DR. …

What is a Front Kick in MMA?
What is a Front Kick in MMA?
20 Mar
MMA Blog

What is a Front Kick in MMA? Deflecting the Front Kick and Understanding Elements of MMA By KRU DR. JONESLY THEUS What …

What is the Kimura Transition?
What is the Kimura Transition?
20 Mar
MMA Blog

Kimura Transition Understanding Elements of MMA By KRU DR. JONESLY THEUS What is Kimura?: Named after Masahiko Kimura, a Kimura is an …