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Hello Everyone!  What a busy month of November this is.  Marc and some of the teachers are doing 3 seminars this month.  One is already complete, and there are 2 more coming! The first one was the seminar for Lou Faralan, a Marcelo Alonso Black Belt...

This week we started a huge project!  Well.. Mischa did!  We started to put up wall mats to protect the students that might bump into the walls while training, which could hurt and damage both the students or make big holes in the wall.  Long...

Sometimes a student just carries themselves with so much heart, caring, and courage it must be recognized.  Bethany MacGillavray, who has trained at our school since May 2015, has impressed us so much. She recently completed the SeaWheeze Half Marathon on August 15th.  Bethany ran the...

A thought that came to mind while we were finishing class last Thursday night was:  "What is your focus while training?" I decided to ask some of the students on the mat what they thought.  I made sure to let them know there really isn't too...

NVBJJ Calendar - AUG2015 Hello everyone!  With much excitement, it is time for us to switch chapters and focus.  This month's positional focus is the SideMount.  Everything from achieving and maintaining the position, escaping it, finishing from the SideMount, and reversing the position.  If you want...

Earlier this year we started using the Positional Chapter system as recommended by the Gracie Academy for the master cycle advanced classes.  I believe this is one of the most effective ways to increase learning and focus; to put the vast majority of your efforts...