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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...

The other day, during my 4:45 Kids class I asked my kids a simple question: "What is the Real Jiu Jitsu" The kids class that I teach, BullyProof, Jr. Grapplers consists of all the techniques the kids would want to know while defending themselves from the...

NVBJJ Calendar - JULY2015 Hello everyone!  Master Cycle Classes:  For the month of July we will be working on Standing Techniques and Leg Submissions. Of course we will do our best to look at all aspects of standing gi/ no gi situations as well as stance,...