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Hello Everyone, we have had a bunch of shipments of gear in the last few weeks.  We received Ranked Rash Guards, Kids Rash Guards, tank tops and t-shirts.  Let us know if you'd like to purchase any of the in-house gear.  If we don't have...

This weekend, during our kids Games Day, we drew three lucky names for three amazing prizes associated with our re-post contest.  Here is the results: 3rd Prize: Scott Picott (Any T-shirt we carry) 2nd Prize: Allen Roberts (Any Rashguard we carry) 1st Prize: Laura Fisher (Any Gi we...

Master Cycle Gi Class Warm Up: 5 Minute Drill Leap Frogs/ Wheel Barrow Push Ups/ Abdominal Throw Downs/ PiggyBack Squats/ Monkey Crawls Techniques: Crossover Control BBS1 L36 Sparring: Postional Sparring from the back with seat belt 2 minutes each side 4 rounds of 6 minutes Talk: What are the benefits of training Jiu...

No Gi Master Cycle Class 7:30pm Warm Up: Circle Light Warm up Animal and Line movement drills Techniques Standing: Inside Trip/ Ouchi Gari from the over under clinch Ground: Back Mount Frame Escape Talk: The underlying principle of the art is energy efficiency and mutual benefit.  Therefore whoever distills a technique down to it's...

Attention Everyone: We now have an apparel link in the drop down menu under ABOUT US.  So now, on top of the gear that we carry in house, you can also order gear through the link on our site. Two Tips: Make sure you sign into the Gracie...

Warm Up- 1/2 Guard Review Period Techniques- Top Side 1/2 Guard Knee Shield Heel Hook Top Side Reverse Half Knee Bar and Foot Lock BBS2 L45 Discussion- 20 Years ago, we learned basic footlocks and kneebars.  It halted the development of De La Riva hooks due to the immediate kneebar defense....

Please support my friend Angela Maria Nardolillo on FB, youtube, and Instagram. She is a Certified Instructor for Women Empowered, she has a new documentary coming out June 30 about her experiences teaching Jiu Jitsu and aid work in Haiti. Here in an excerpt from her...

Warm Up: 20/20 Drill Wrist Locks: Standing one handed grab.  Mao de vaca BBS2L49 Standing one handed grab palm up BBS2 L49 Standing two handed grab arms close together Back defence Turtle: Early Escape BBS1 L40 Inverted Guard Pass BBS2 L34 Sparring: Jiu Jitsu with strikes vs Jiu Jitsu without strikes   Notes: Train slowly and...