After more than a year of training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu with a private instructor, I am proud to announce that I have taken and passed my test for my Blue Belt. The test consisted of 5 different parts including: Mount, Guard, Side Mount and Standing Techniques, along with a Freestyle Rolling session. In all I was graded in correctly performing over 70 techniques from the varioius positions.
At the end, I had to perform a 5 minute Freestyle Rolling session, where I had to correctly demonstrate the previously learned techniques in action. I can truely say that in all the Martial Arts tests that I have take, this was among the most difficult and critical. While I did pass, it was not with flying colors, and the instructor was extremely critical of my techniques, pointing out my flaws so that I could correct them moving foward in my training. Now on to my next phase of training as I work towards my first blue belt stripe.
Here is some video footage of my guard techniques portion of the test.
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I was a little late on getting this out but you can still catch some of these seminars.
Starting October 14th, 2009
Professor Royler Gracie is back to the East Coast for a series of seminars. Private lessons are also available. Please contact us for details: (908)713-0003 or email@example.com
Thursday, October 15th
Where: Regis Lebre’s Academy in Philadelphia, PA
Registration details to come
Saturday, October 17th (1-3pm)
Where: Rosendo Diaz BJJ Academy
27 W. Butler Avenue,Chalfont, PA
For registration and additional information, please contact: Rosendo Diaz at: (267) 476-1858
Sunday, October 18th (1:30-4:30pm)
Where: RGDA NC/ Basulto BJJ Academy
Waynesville Recreation Center -550 Vance Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
For registration and additional information, please contact: Armando Basulto at (828) 230-5056
Tuesday, October 20th (6-9pm)
Where: RGDA Rockland County/ Dragon’s Den MMA
83 West Rt. 59, Nanuet, NY 10954
For registration and additional information, please contact: Allan Bernstein at (845) 627-6700
Wednesday, October 21st (6:30- 8:30pm)
Where: RGDA Headquarters/ Gracie New Jersey Academy
56 Payne Rd, Lebanon NJ 08833
For registration and additional information, please contact: Angelica Oliveira at (908) 713-0004
Thursday, October 22nd (6:30- 8:30pm)
Where: Performance BJJ
23-12 Broadway/Rt. 4 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For registration and additional information, please contact: Lou Vintaloro at (201)225-0000
Saturday, October 24th (10am – 1pm)
Where: The Fighters Garage
132 West Jefferson Street
For registration and additional information, please contact: Asher or Effie at (703)533-3993
Tuesday, October 27th (7-9pm)
Where:Thomas Clifford MMA
8 Orangetown Shopping Ctr, Orangeburg, NY
For registration and additional information, please contact: Tom Clifford at 845 365-6461
Thursday, October 29th (7-9pm)
Where: Mrkulic BJJ
19 Elm Street, Montclair NJ 07042
For registration and additional information, please contact: Mike Mrkulic at 973-454-352
Eddie Bravo shows a few attacks from the Rubber Guard.
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This video explains the names behind the rubber guard (why they are called what they are) and a step by step method behind the BASIC rubber guard set up.
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Balance studios headquarters in Philadelphia. He will be teaching a
Gi class at 6pm until 7:30 and a No gi class from 7:30 until 9 pm.
This is a unique opportunity to learn from a legend! Relson is the
second oldest son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie and has a lifetime of
experience teaching Gracie Jiujitsu as a true martial art to
students of all levels. Space is limited so please enroll asap! You
can call Josh, Phil or Rick to reserve a spot at (215) 636 9661
One session is $40 or $75 for both sessions!
108-114 Bonsall St
Philadelphia, Pa 19103
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