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Making Sharp Techniques Sharper: 12/5 Tournament Results

Last Saturday, I coached my teammate Rubin Pushpangathan at The Good Fight’s Winter BJJ Open submissions-only tournament. He took 2nd place in white belt gi – a division I love to watch due to its elimination of avant-garde leg-lock games that are typically used to stall. Anyway, with two submission wins, a grueling back-and-forth in […]

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The Difference (Or Lack of Difference) Between Tournament and Academy Jiu-Jitsu – A Breakdown of Two NJU Competitors During Last Saturday’s NAGA Tournament

The 16th century Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi was the Dan Gable of his day. I’d wager that he was history’s best sports psychologist as well. He relentlessly studied the parallels and symbiotic relationship between martial arts, politics, the arts, and day-to-day life. He’s also the originator of the often-reiterated “Today is victory over yourself of […]

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The Good Fight Results

Congratulations to Chas, Lloyd, and Kris on their performances today at “The Good Fight.” Kris won 2 GOLDS, Lloyd 2 Silvers, and Chas won a Silver medal. I’m glad to hear that the guys were hitting the “Jacare” choke that we had just recently covered in class last week! Great job! Bookmark It Hide Sites

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NJ United Kids Win at NAGA Worlds

We had a great time this weekend at NAGA: Kids World Championships in Morristown, NJ. Little Ninja Zachary had an excellent performance today winning the GOLD medal in the Kids No Gi Intermediate division and the GOLD in the Kids Gi Intermediate (under 49.9 lbs) division. As the lightest and youngest competitor in the division […]

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Grapplers Quest: Beast of the East

Congratulations to everyone that competed at the Grapplers Quest “Beast of the East” tournament yesterday! We came back with 3 Silver medals on the day. I’m so impressed with the heart, determination, and most importantly, respect that our students have every time they compete. Seeing these 6 and 7 year old Little Ninjas bow on […]

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NJ United Wins Big at “The Good Fight”

Congratulations to everyone from NJ United Mixed Martial Arts that competed in “The Good Fight” in Nyack, NY Saturday! Everyone gave it 100% and left it all on the mats. We had our first Little Ninjas compete in the kids division today. 5 year old Zack had two impressive victories (one by a choke from the […]

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Christina Wins the GOLD at NAGA

Congratulations to NJ United student Christina DeNichilo on her performance at NAGA Philadelphia yesterday! Christina had some very nice submissions on her way to the GOLD medal in the women’s Blue Belt division and the Silver medal in the women’s No Gi division. Keep up the great work!   Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Greg J. (NJ United MMA) vs Jimmie Rivera (TSKMMA)

Greg J. Wins the Silver at Grapplers Quest NJ United Mixed Martial Arts purple belt Greg J. continues to rack up the medals in NJ grappling tournaments, taking home the silver medal Saturday against some tough competition. Greg was able to defeat a very tough Jimmie Rivera by a score of 6-3 in the opening round […]

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NAGA: North American Championships

NJ United MMA Comes Home With 5 Medals! Some of the best up and coming grapplers in the NJ, NY, PA area tested themselves Saturday at the North American Grapplers Association. The tournament was held at the National Guard Armory in West Orange, NJ and the competition was fierce. NJ United sent five competitors into […]

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JT’s GOLD Medal Match

Check out JT‘s GOLD medal match from the 2013 IBJJF No Gi World Championships from this weekend in California. JT defeated a very tough Marcelo Mafra from Brazil in the finals to win his first Black Belt World Title! Congratulations JT! Bookmark It Hide Sites

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