Welcome to Sumo! Before you can attempt a takedown make sure you can control the chaos!
Friday night fundamentals, a little something for everyone. . . . . . #bjj #jiujitsuforeveryone #girlsingis #actonma
The noon class finishing up a week of mount attacks. 7 women on the mat was pretty awesome to see as well!
Thanks for joining us for camp last week- we had such a great time. The kids worked so hard and played even harder. Here’s a little ninja video showing off some of their hard work! There are still spaces available for August 19th-22nd ~ contact [email protected] to register. #kidscamp #bjj #workhardplayhard #fun #summerfun #newlevels
Manage distance, just keep fighting. We just wrapped up a week of striking in all of our BJJ classes. I know that most people have no interest in getting in the cage for an MMA fight but it is crucial that our Jiu-Jitsu is effective when dealing with an aggressor that is striking. When our opponent is striking, our priorities shift. Controlling the distance between us and our opponent becomes one of our top priorities. The second big lesson was, “just keep fighting”. It doesn’t matter if you just got hit or you don’t know what exactly the right technique is to do next. If you stop, you are done, just keep moving. Many of us were inspired to start Jiu-Jitsu after watching Royce Gracie defeat fighters of all different styles of martial arts. I know most people don’t want to jump in a cage and take a professional mma fight. But I never want us to lose the base of the art. It is my hope that all of our students feel comfortable and confident that what they are doing will work for them if someone does come after them with strikes. The only way to know that, is to get someone on top of you and have them punch away. (with control!)
Always remember to work on being a complete martial artist. What inspired you to start BJJ? Learning to rack up advantages or learning how to defend yourself?
Noon class was full of people that had a snow day. We are going to keep all kids and adult classes on today as scheduled, but stay home if you aren’t comfortable driving on the roads!
Dan thought he could take the Carroll brothers on both at once. He had enough confidence that he got Bill to bet that he could last 2 minutes without getting tapped. Bill now owes me a coffee.
Thanks to everyone for an amazing In-House tournament this afternoon, an equally amazing party this evening and a less than amazing experience of having you all try to steal my wallet :) Walked away from today very happy with what we have all built together in Acton and Arlington.
Some great work tonight! Live wrestling and BJJ rounds for about and hour straight. You could see the humidity in the air looking across the mats once things got going!
Thanks to everyone that came out for the turkey day roll. We meant to take more pictures but got slightly distracted. With over 30 people on the mat from several different academies there was great training! 4 years old to 56 years old, white belts to seven black belts, it was a good morning. Happy thanksgiving and thank you to all the students at Mass BJJ who really make this school a great place to train and the extended family for many of us that it has grown into! The future looks great!
Another great Monday night no-gi class. Hondo showed some great double leg set ups, Nate worked more transitions to leg locks and guard recovery from quarter guard and many people stayed an extra half hour for an hour of rolling! If you have been thinking of taking the gi off and stepping out of your comfort zone this is a great class!