On Saturday February 10th, we have our next Parent's Night Out Scheduled. Our event will run from 5-9pm, kids 6 and older are eligible. We will be having a Nerf Battle, other team building games and Jiu Jitsu matches. We will also be serving pizza, and have wind down time with a movie.
Team building is an essential part of growing up. It helps kids develop important social and emotional skills that they will need throughout their lives. Team building activities often require kids to work together to achieve a common goal. This means they need to communicate effectively with each other, both verbally and nonverbally. As they practice communicating with their teammates, kids will develop better communication skills that they can use in all areas of their lives, from school to friendships to future careers.
Team building activities often involve challenges that kids need to solve together. This helps them develop their problem-solving skills by thinking creatively, working...
A few weeks ago on Jan 14th, JT from Bulletproof for BJJ gave us an amazing workshop with tons of great takeaways. JT started us off with an assessment of where we are with some mobility KPIs in regards to being injury resistant, he also gave us tools for improving our problem areas.
A proper warm up and cool down is essential for improving mobility leading to greater performance and safety, we all want to play our best and to be able to play for a long time. Thank you JT for sharing your expertise!
Our academy now also has a membership with Bulletproof for BJJ so if you are an adult student in good standing, send us your best email and you will have full access to their apps and programs.
JT is based out of Australia and is a Black Belt under Lachlan Giles
This year's IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) NoGi Worlds showcased some high level Rubber Guard. For a long time, rubber guard was not taken seriously, seen as a "less than" or stalling technique, this year at IBJJF NoGi Worlds it was shown to sweep divisions.
The most notable example was Richie "The Boogeyman" Martinez, submitting three opponents back to back in under three minutes total mat time, one of which with a new submission unseen before. Jenn Dietrick of 10pHQ also secured gold with a rubber guard submission and Chris Vickers of 10th Planet Walnut Creek securing a dead Orchard in the first round of the Black Belt event.
It is great to see the paths converging within the mainstream tournaments where development has continued with and without the gi, Jiu Jitsu as a whole is leveling up
Andrew Alexander is the head instructor of 10th Planet Grant's Pass in Grant's Pass Oregon. He is an Eddie Bravo Black Belt and has been traveling and competing for years, honing his craft and becoming a wealth of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu knowledge.
On Saturday he and some of his team Kellen and Noah came to share their game with us. Covering passing, Open Guard and Back Attacks, Andrew showed us technical routes while teaching core Jiu Jitsu concepts along the way.
Everyone was excited for what was covered and can't wait to link up with 10th Planet Grant's Pass again!