Check out this awesome video where Ray summarizes all of the cool technique he learned from fitness guru Steve Maxwell at the Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle Summit in Costa Rica.  Awesome stuff Ray!   Thank you [video width="576" height="720" mp4="http://northvanbjj.com/wp-content/uploads/RayMaxwell1.mp4"][/video]  ...

New Contest! To gain entries into the contest, students must do one or more of the options in the Rafflecopter Widget below.  Last day to enter is December 14th Midnight.  Winners will be randomly generated and announced at the Holiday Party on December 15th.  Good Luck! Prizes: 1st...

Sometimes, people ask me why we teach the courses we teach.  Why teach beginners Gracie Combatives instead of any other beginners Jiu Jitsu techniques?  The simple reason is this:  It is the most helpful system and program to the students and public that come in our door...

It's that time of year again everyone!!  We are planning to provide some food, but it is also a potluck, so bring your favourite dish if you have time, but if you don't there will be plenty of food.  There will be a contest, some...

Hey Everyone, Steve Maxwell is back, wonderful news.  He will be here Sunday October 15th for a special seminar covering  Breathing Techniques, concepts to stay on our martial arts journey, and learning as long as possible, and conditioning.  Please reserve your spot asap!   ...

Hey everyone! Please come down this weekend to help celebrate Helio Gracie Day at our academy.  We have a couple of great events planned.  Should be an amazing weekend ahead! Saturday, September 30 we will be doing 104 minutes of training, drilling and rolling starting at...