Archive for the ‘Self Defense’ Category

Why EVERY Police Officer Should Be A Good Martial Artist

Ask any martial artist worth his or her salt, and they’ll tell you that it’s imperative for police officers to learn and regularly practice a solid martial art. This isn’t due to bias and preference; it’s due to the simple nature of what happens when a suspect resists arrest and, quite simply, puts you in […]

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Popular “Wrestler vs. Mountain Lion” Story is a Hoax! What We’ve Learned.

  Over the past couple days, one of the little, viral stories that began circulating through the internet was that of a man being assaulted by a mountain lion and then using a headlock to break the animal’s neck. Here, KSBY News reported that former NCAA wrestler Robin Olson had been hiking outside of a […]

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The Danger of Having an Un-Crushed Soul as a Fighter

In the early 2000’s, before beginning any martial arts training, I was a fan of Toughman boxing contests on TV. The draw of these bouts was their human-interest factor: two non-professional fighters would don headgear and 16oz gloves, meet in the ring, and slug it out for three one-minute rounds. This premise was ridiculous but […]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101, 9/6/15

Today, we had a solid turnout of 20 students on the mat! We continued our theme-of-the-week (guillotine escape to Von Flue choke, and headlock-escapes from standing), but we also mixed things up a bit. It’s wise to keep your self-defense basics sharp, so we did a few drills in which our training partners were at […]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101, 9/3/15

Tonight, we had a great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101 class in which we drilled some self-defense headlock escapes based on your opponent’s positioning. Remember that it’s essential to have backup escapes; after all, there’s no one escape that’ll enable you to escape everything! Always obey the philosophy of “Right time, right technique, right opponent.” We also […]

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How to Counter-Troll Internet MMA Trolls with Superior Trolljitsu

There’s no shortage of internet videos detailing the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There’s also no shortage of internet trolls (i.e. pranksters and agitators) who make excuses for punks who get choked out and twisted into pretzel-shapes. Sometimes these trolls are simply in it for the lulz (for their own amusement), but many others actually believe […]

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Self-Defense Technique | NJ United MMA

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is much more than the fancy Berimbolos and De la Riva guard sweeps that you see in the competition scene (although I love competition). It’s more than the slick guard passing and submissions that you see in the UFC and in other Mixed Martial Arts settings. In order to earn a Black […]

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Royce Gracie

Since man began participating in combat sports people have argued who would win in a fight between karate and tae kwon do, wrestling and boxing, and “street fighting” and kickboxing… For decades Hollywood movies have clouded our perception of what “real fighting” is with fancy, jumping spin kicks and moves better suited for video games. […]

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Woman Uses Jiu Jitsu to Beat Man

This video is exactly why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is so awesome! Check out how this woman is able to choke out a man who obviously had no idea what he was getting himself into. Jiu Jitsu is an excellent art which allows a smaller person to defeat a larger attacker using leverage and technique. Bookmark […]

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Self Defense Training in NJ | 30 FREE Days

Self Defense Training in NJ Located in the heart of Passaic County, NJ United Mixed Martial Arts provides the best self defense training in NJ. Our program is designed to prepare students to be able to protect themselves in all situations. Our Muay Thai kickboxing classes allow students to effectively use their punches, elbows, knees, […]

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