The first year of BJJ training is often an exciting time. You’ll make new friends, have constant revelations, and experience anticipation for class regularly. While no one’s BJJ journey is exactly the same, there are some specific things within the first year of training that can be done to maximize this beginning stage and build a foundation for how the rest of your journey will develop. Making smart decisions and developing a healthy mindset early on will allow for the growth of your technique, style, and endurance. It will also decrease
Fit to Fight® Republic Launches Fit to Fight® Coach Association to Promote Self-defense, Health, and Well-Being Charlotte, NC - Fit to Fight, LLC, a leading provider of self-defense, fitness, and wellness solutions, is proud to announce the launch of the Fit to Fight® Coach Association. The association aims to promote self-defense and fitness by providing comprehensive training and certification programs for fitness and martial arts coaches. The Fit to Fight® Coach Association is designed to help fitness and martial arts professionals stay up-to-date with the latest research and industry trends. Members of
Training from "Negative" If you’ve trained in Krav Maga, you’ve undoubtedly heard the “we train from positions of disadvantage” mantra countless times. At some point, likely all Krav Maga instructors have uttered it, and we believe that there is certainly some value in it. However, it is not (or rather should not) be THE way of training for self-protection. Think about it, if you always train your students from a position of disadvantage, i.e. negative, your students will always find themselves at negative. Without training that prioritizes the pre-contact phase (to include
Close Quarters fighting digital dvd "This is a fantastic video and a practical approach to bridging the gap between H2H [hand to hand] and weapons use." - Nathan L. About the DVD from Ryan Hoover This digital training video covers topics and techniques that I've been hesitant to release in the past. This course actually served as our first release of them. My concern was always that weapon use and retention training could fall into the wrong hands and do more harm than good. Ultimately, I've come to realize that may very well be
Hard Ready® Phase One Basic Principle: Everyone's Fighting Something "Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations." -- Earl Nightingale Ok, so let’s get this out of the way promptly: the world is not conspiring against you (or us or anyone else). Life’s daily adversities are not anomalies, and there is nothing peculiar about these struggles. In fact, these struggles, these conflicts, ARE life. Daily, daily, you will be faced with new provocations. Sometimes our challenge is simply rising to take on the day, never mind the inevitable
What we refer to as “the bully myth”, is the erroneous idea that often surrounds how to dispel bullies. The common advice of “just stand up to the bully” is pervasive, often handed down from parent to child, but perpetuated by martial arts instructors, who are notorious for espousing ways to deal with bullies. While they may be good at martial arts, that knowledge in and of itself has little to do with pervasive bullying; maybe even nothing. Martial arts schools are businesses that very often rely heavily on the children’s market.