Posts Tagged ‘BJJ Wayne NJ’

The Importance of Struggling, Winning, Losing, and Learning in Martial Arts

Recently, a Facebook friend of mine jokingly shared this National Post article entitled “Dodgeball isn’t just problematic, it’s an unethical tool of ‘oppression’” by Joseph Brean. The basic gist of Brean’s article is that competition is “unhelpful to the development of kind and gentle children,” and that the struggles of victory and defeat are not […]

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Let’s look at “motivation” differently!

In my last blog entry, I discussed how the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle combats depression by setting the body AND the mind in motion. BJJ is called “human chess” for a reason. When you’re present in the moment of a drill or a sparring match, and when you know there’s a way for you to win […]

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Yesterday I was on bjjfanatics.com, and I read this cool article titled BJJ for the Small Guys. It rang true with me because I hover around 145lbs. Thus my ‘cross to bear’ in my grappling career has been simply not being particularly big or strong. When I first started training, I sure had my share […]

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Your jiu-jitsu: Swiss watch, or Rube Goldberg machine?

Whether in a movie or a cartoon of some sort, you’ve probably seen a Rube Goldberg machine without knowing its Wikipedia definition, which is: “a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overcomplicated fashion.” A picture is worth a thousand words, so check out this guy’s hat on the right. […]

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New Class!!!

Starting January 14th we will be adding a Friday mix levels jiu jitsu gi class every week from 11am-12pm with an open mat after each session!!! Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Technique of the week

Here is our technique of the week from when you are on top in your opponent’s closed guard. Shutting down a good guard player starts with your posture. Remember to keep your head up and your back straight before attempting to open your opponent’s guard. Also break any grips that your opponent may have on […]

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Technique of the week

It’s very important for every jiu jitsu practitioner to have a solid takedown game to go along with their ground skills. Whether you are practicing for self defense, jiu jitsu competition, or Mixed Martial Arts, takedowns are an extremely important part of grappling. Here is a knee pick takedown that works great for no gi jiu-jitsu/submission […]

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Tuesday night training

Here is a short clip of the guys training Tuesday night. Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Technique of the week

Here is our new NJ United MMA technique of the week. It is an escape from an armbar. Enjoy….. Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Tuesday night BJJ class video

Here is a video of the students rolling at the end of the Tuesday night 7-8pm BJJ fundamentals class. Bookmark It Hide Sites

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