Invictus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Academy

Invictus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Academy

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Yo! My fundamental class has migrated to Thursdays nights 6pm come and get better . 
Hey there! I'm doing a school project on how jiu-jitsu (martial arts) are good for the mind and body. If anyone has some info or articles they could send my way it would be much appreciated.
Still getting that bag work in
Last day for kids competition class good job guys👏, Thank You coaches. Ready for Grapplefest next Saturday!!!
Team Invictus!! 🥋🏅
Although competition is not for everyone. Not only is our head instructor making the trip to Tucson to coach but he has decided to lead by example & compete at the Bullpen Worlds Absolute. We will be following along at the academy to support & see how our competitors do!
I'm hoping some parents or members can point me in the right direction with my 9 year old daughter. I have a very important question to ask? My daughter has been through some stuff in the past, like she suffers from past abuse trama, she has PTST, depression and anxiety. My family tell her I should keep her in counseling but I'm at this point with her where she doesn't want to open up to me she doesn't want to see me hurt or cry! A lot of people tell me I should put her in Brazilian jiu-jitsu or martial arts it will help her boost up her confidence bring up her self-esteem and focus more on her attention span?? She loses focus a lot her attention and mind is somewhere else! Due to the past history of trauma she has gained some weight she is food for comfort. But I'm at the point where I have my mom in ear telling me my daughter would not be good doing martial arts or Brazilian jiu jitsu because my daughter is heavy set my mom keeps telling me she's lazy! Some people tell me that martial arts and Brazilian jiu jitsu will help my daughter which self-defense stand up for herself against bullies and learn how to boost her confidence and attention span? I don't know what to do I have my own mom telling me I'm going to waste my money because my daughter is not very active but I should put my daughter in dance classes are singing classes that she would make a friend in there instead what should I do parents or members of Brazilian jiu-jitsu or martial arts classes please help??? concerned mother!!
Thanks for allowing me to train and the technique 🙏🏻
Apply by this Saturday if you want in!!
Great photos of our training last Wednesday night, by the always talented Sal Gomez. Definitely enjoy every time he drops in to shoot.
Super proud of these amazing kids!! Great Job team Invictus!
Special thanks to Ashley Jean Remy for organizing today's seminar!
Hello All! I am looking for a fun, active family interested in hosting a Brazilian high school exchange student next school year. Please comment below or message me for more information.

Check out our FREE 3 day trial for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and kids Jiu-Jitsu!

Operating as usual

10/07/2021

I love Thursdays at the gym!!!

Muay-Thai training in full gear...

BJJ king of the mat drills and sub only rolling..

Then our team social hour after class!

Join us tonight!

10/04/2021

Sometimes success requires asking more questions.

If you don't know something or keep struggling with the same problem...

Just ask.

Ask a coach.

Ask a teammate.

We're a team and we're in this together.

09/30/2021

Drillers make killers...

You practice anything for long enough and you're most likely gonna get good at it.

Practice your weaknesses, remove your ego... make yourself well rounded.

On the menu tonight:

Muay-Thai Kickboxing 5:30 PM

BJJ Fundamentals 6:00 PM

NoGi BJJ with Professor Chase 7:00 PM

See you on the mats tonight!

Drillers make killers...

You practice anything for long enough and you're most likely gonna get good at it.

Practice your weaknesses, remove your ego... make yourself well rounded.

On the menu tonight:

Muay-Thai Kickboxing 5:30 PM

BJJ Fundamentals 6:00 PM

NoGi BJJ with Professor Chase 7:00 PM

See you on the mats tonight!

Photos from Invictus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Academy's post 09/29/2021

Photos that tell a story...

Bla bla bla inspirational quote...

just look at @_maaman_ doing a pretty Thai sweep!

Thai sweeps are bad ass... but, fun fact: they're actually not officially scored in most rule sets.

They're more of a way just to show dominance in a fight.

They're also a sure-fire way to make your opponent want immediate revenge lol.

See you all on the mats!!

09/28/2021

'It's an old drill, but it checks out'
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We always focus on footwork in Muay-Thai.

It's seriously the foundation for everything...

Your power

Your evasion

Your ability to look cool

All come from the mastery of footwork.

If you're trying to learn how to deliver a power sandwich to your opponents teeth... you better be looking at your feet.

See you tonight in the mats!!

09/27/2021

"Self-defense is not a set of techniques; it's a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that YOU are worth defending"

-Rorian Gracie

Bullying will always exist, it is not something we can control...

But, giving our kids the power to defend themselves is.

Make the choice to give you child the tools to defend themselves today.

Join us tonight for classes!
See you on the mats!

"Self-defense is not a set of techniques; it's a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that YOU are worth defending"

-Rorian Gracie

Bullying will always exist, it is not something we can control...

But, giving our kids the power to defend themselves is.

Make the choice to give you child the tools to defend themselves today.

Join us tonight for classes!
See you on the mats!

09/23/2021

Wall work in Muay-Thai!

Putting your back to the wall with an attacker throwing light shots in order to learn proper defense without back stepping.

You won't always be able to walk backwards away from a punch, so train for the worst...

Also, keep in mind... partners in these situations are only throwing as hard as their opponents can handle.

There is no point in hurting eachother while trying to master a skill...

Join us tonight for more awesome classes!

Full schedule on our website. Link in the bio.

09/22/2021

Our lives are full of things we don't like doing.

Getting out of bed,

Driving in traffic,

Going to work,

Meetings with your boss,

Etc.

The gym should not be one of those.

So join a gym that makes you happy to be there.

Our lives are full of things we don't like doing.

Getting out of bed,

Driving in traffic,

Going to work,

Meetings with your boss,

Etc.

The gym should not be one of those.

So join a gym that makes you happy to be there.

09/21/2021

Awesome classes last night, who's ready to do it again!

Muay-Thai Kickboxing followed by NoGi BJJ tonight.

Check the schedule on our website and join us.

See you on the mats!

Awesome classes last night, who's ready to do it again!

Muay-Thai Kickboxing followed by NoGi BJJ tonight.

Check the schedule on our website and join us.

See you on the mats!

09/20/2021

"When we can no longer change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves" - Viktor Frankl

There are so many things outside of our control.

...So many situations we can find ourselves in that we can't prevent or get around.

Some will choose to just "hope" things work out well in those situations...

Others will 'hedge their bets' by preparing themselves for the worst...

This preparation significantly reduces the chances of a catastrophic outcome.

Which are you doing?
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Join us tonight for class!

Details for starting are on our website.

Link in Bio

"When we can no longer change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves" - Viktor Frankl

There are so many things outside of our control.

...So many situations we can find ourselves in that we can't prevent or get around.

Some will choose to just "hope" things work out well in those situations...

Others will 'hedge their bets' by preparing themselves for the worst...

This preparation significantly reduces the chances of a catastrophic outcome.

Which are you doing?
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Join us tonight for class!

Details for starting are on our website.

Link in Bio

09/16/2021

"Work until your idols become your rivals"

When we first start out it's very common to look at the highly skilled individuals around us and believe we will never achieve what they have...

But we have to acknowledge that it is a terrible mindset.

After all as the saying goes, "a black belt is just a white belt that never quit."

Yet 95% of people who start a martial art or even a fitness gym for that matter won't make past their first year.

We are a society of instant gratification and fast results.

But we can change that.

We can take pride in our dedication to self-progress.

We can love the journey and those we meet along the way.

We can beat the statistics and become the person we used to believe we wouldn't.

It's really simple... just don't quit.

09/15/2021

(Practice in the light, prepare for the darkness)

Many people see pictures like this and say, " I wouldn't want to practice having someone on top of me."

We actually hear it a lot...

We get it, it's scary to feel helpless under another person's assault and pressure.

But that's why we do it.

Because those who are scared of it are controlled by their fear.

When you get comfortable with it and learn how to escape and attack from underneath an attacker...

The capability and peace of mind you gain gives you back the control your fear took from you.

So it's your choice:

To hope the day you need skills to defend yourself never comes...

Or to prepare for it.

For those preparing, we'll see you tonight on the mats!

(Practice in the light, prepare for the darkness)

Many people see pictures like this and say, " I wouldn't want to practice having someone on top of me."

We actually hear it a lot...

We get it, it's scary to feel helpless under another person's assault and pressure.

But that's why we do it.

Because those who are scared of it are controlled by their fear.

When you get comfortable with it and learn how to escape and attack from underneath an attacker...

The capability and peace of mind you gain gives you back the control your fear took from you.

So it's your choice:

To hope the day you need skills to defend yourself never comes...

Or to prepare for it.

For those preparing, we'll see you tonight on the mats!

09/14/2021

So I was Impressed...

About a week ago a put up a post asking for people to comment the best advice they received or advice they would give their past self after knowing what they do now...

And I received ALL good responses!!

No smart asses,

No trolls

I was thinking "this isn't normal from our team"...

So in lieu of that I decided to make a post asking for the opposite...

What is the worst (most hilarious) training, competition, workout advice you've received?

I'll go first in the comments:

So I was Impressed...

About a week ago a put up a post asking for people to comment the best advice they received or advice they would give their past self after knowing what they do now...

And I received ALL good responses!!

No smart asses,

No trolls

I was thinking "this isn't normal from our team"...

So in lieu of that I decided to make a post asking for the opposite...

What is the worst (most hilarious) training, competition, workout advice you've received?

I'll go first in the comments:

Photos from Invictus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Academy's post 09/13/2021

TONIGHT!

join us in welcoming Professor Kevin "Conan" Bankens to Invictus.

The head Professor of Professor Rick and the head of our affiliation.

Professor Bankens has over 40 years of martial arts experience training directly under individuals like Royce Gracie, Todd Nathanson and many others in the BJJ, Kickboxing, Judo and Karate arts.

Professor Bankens will be teaching our 7PM BJJ class tonight!

Open to all students and visitors!

See you on the mats!

09/11/2021

Muay-Thai sparring 10 AM

BJJ open Mat at 11 AM

All schools welcome!

Join us today!

Muay-Thai sparring 10 AM

BJJ open Mat at 11 AM

All schools welcome!

Join us today!

09/09/2021

(Changing things up)

Some of our members didn't start in martial arts with us...

There is a wide variety of individuals from different backgrounds that decided to try something new...

Some came from boxing, Kung fu, karate, Tae Kwon do etc...

Most of them now are doing Thai and blending in their previous styles into it.

Which is great, but can have pitfalls.

Experimentation is always a good thing, as Bruce Lee said " Keep what is useful, discard what is not.. make something truly your own"

However, in order to do this, sometimes we have to ignore what we learned before to fully immerse ourselves in what we are trying to learn next in order to prevent our previous knowledge from interfering with our learning.

By doing this you learn the skills of a new art without the bias of the art you did previously.

An example of this is in this video.
@kung_fu_eddy91 (red)
Is a highly elusive San Shou Kickboxer, but in this sparring match has decided to limit his movement and go for a more Thai style approach to improve that skill set.

It gives him the advantage of being able to switch styles mid-fight to throw off an opponent and be more versatile.

So remember when you're training/sparring that this is Muay-Thai, any previous skills are useful but we must focus on learning the skills we are here for as well.

09/08/2021

In Jiu-jitsu everything is a weapon or a tool...

When your hands and feet are occupied, you use your head.

It is an art of constant problem solving, thinking outside of the box and strategy.

That's why we enjoy it so much.

Come learn with us every night at 7 PM. (No experience necessary, all are welcome)

See you on the mats!

In Jiu-jitsu everything is a weapon or a tool...

When your hands and feet are occupied, you use your head.

It is an art of constant problem solving, thinking outside of the box and strategy.

That's why we enjoy it so much.

Come learn with us every night at 7 PM. (No experience necessary, all are welcome)

See you on the mats!

09/07/2021

(Brothers boxing)

Like you all hear me say on here regularly...

We start slow so we can move smoothly, we move smooth and it becomes fast and technical.

These brothers @bread_winner_samurai and Alex aren't sparring to hurt one another.... they are sparring to find and eliminate holes.

That kind of work and training can only come when both people have control and don't intend to harm one-another.

That's how all practices should be... no ego

You don't need to win in the gym, you only need to learn.

That's the point of the gym.

It is a lab where we conduct all of our research and experimentation.

We have to treat it that way if we're going to succeed.

09/06/2021

Hey everyone, just a reminder we will just be having open gym tonight from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM for the kids and adults.

We recognize a lot of people leave town or spend holidays with family... so to make sure nobody misses any new techniques in our curriculum.

So get in today, get some rolls in or some sparring/Mitt work and enjoy your day with family!

Happy Labor day!

Hey everyone, just a reminder we will just be having open gym tonight from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM for the kids and adults.

We recognize a lot of people leave town or spend holidays with family... so to make sure nobody misses any new techniques in our curriculum.

So get in today, get some rolls in or some sparring/Mitt work and enjoy your day with family!

Happy Labor day!

09/02/2021

Gonna do something different on this post... rather than listening to me provide advice, tips or insights

I want to hear from you all.

Comment a piece of advice you heard that helped you get started, or helped you when you were struggling...

Or...

A piece of advice that you wish you could've told your past-self.

I'm excited to see all of the different comments, tips, advice and inspiration!

(I know a majority of you are going to post a bunch of smart-ass stuff, but try and make it helpful)

Gonna do something different on this post... rather than listening to me provide advice, tips or insights

I want to hear from you all.

Comment a piece of advice you heard that helped you get started, or helped you when you were struggling...

Or...

A piece of advice that you wish you could've told your past-self.

I'm excited to see all of the different comments, tips, advice and inspiration!

(I know a majority of you are going to post a bunch of smart-ass stuff, but try and make it helpful)

09/01/2021

"Sharpening tools one at a time"

In building any skills it is often better to focus on one element at a time rather than trying to do everything at once...

Nevertheless, people still try and improve everything at once in an attempt at a faster gain.

We always tell students, that if you think of Muay-Thai or BJJ as a whole, and focus on all of it at once you're basically trying to drink water from a fire hose...

It is far more productive to spend time working just your hands, just your kicks, just your armbars or just chokes...

building a proficiency in one element first then moving to the next and eventually combining them

With this you'll find that your training becomes more effective and with it, your goals more attainable.

See you on the mats!

08/31/2021

Like I said before knowledge is only powerful if you use it.

Ex*****on of Knowledge is key...which is why we roll after every class.

After learning new techniques, it only makes sense to learn to apply them.

If you're not learning to apply them, you're missing out on a major element in your training.

Join us every evening for Muay-Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and learn how to apply techniques that could save your life.

08/30/2021

"We come to train martial arts, we stay for the awesome people"

You hear me say it all the time but I'll say it again...

If you want to be successful at something, it's far, far easier if you surround yourself with people you enjoy who are on the same mission you are.

A gym shouldn't be a place you have to force yourself to go to...

It should be a highlight of your day.

Great people and positive relationships make that difference.

That is one of our primary goals of our academy.

"We come to train martial arts, we stay for the awesome people"

You hear me say it all the time but I'll say it again...

If you want to be successful at something, it's far, far easier if you surround yourself with people you enjoy who are on the same mission you are.

A gym shouldn't be a place you have to force yourself to go to...

It should be a highlight of your day.

Great people and positive relationships make that difference.

That is one of our primary goals of our academy.

08/26/2021

"Knowledge is NOT power, ex*****on of Knowledge is power"

No matter how many classes you take or techniques you learn... there is no substitute for application.

This isn't a cardio Kickboxing class afterall, this is real combat training...

We're NOT here to hurt one another, but we are here to test what we've learned to make sure it can work for us under resistance.

I mean, what's the point of learning kicks and punches if they won't work in a real fight or self-defense situation?

And the only way you know for sure is to test it in a controlled environment with teammates and coaches that make it their goal to get you better.

Join us on the mats and let us help you improve your skills so you can fight and defend yourself.

See you on the mats!!

08/24/2021

(Muay Thai Squad.)

Many people thinking of starting out voice concern that a "fight gym" is a place JUST for fighters.

That is correct...

But on these mats, everyone is a fighter.

Some people are FIGHTING to improve themselves and live a healthier lifestyle.

Some our FIGHTING to build confidence and learn self-love.

Some are FIGHTING to move past old traumatic experiences and build a new strength within themselves..

And some are FIGHTING to get into a ring or a cage...

No matter what you fight for, when you are working for self-improvement you are a FIGHTER.

And we respect the hell out of that!!

See you all tonight on the mats!!

(Muay Thai Squad.)

Many people thinking of starting out voice concern that a "fight gym" is a place JUST for fighters.

That is correct...

But on these mats, everyone is a fighter.

Some people are FIGHTING to improve themselves and live a healthier lifestyle.

Some our FIGHTING to build confidence and learn self-love.

Some are FIGHTING to move past old traumatic experiences and build a new strength within themselves..

And some are FIGHTING to get into a ring or a cage...

No matter what you fight for, when you are working for self-improvement you are a FIGHTER.

And we respect the hell out of that!!

See you all tonight on the mats!!

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1453 Wyoming Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM
87112

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Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
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