Place Your T-Shirt and Hoodie Order!

Written by Ryan Fiorenzi on . Posted in Adult BJJ In Plymouth, Mi., Children's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Plymouth

We have 2 designs to choose from in 2 colors:

Eat sleep train repeat BJJ shirt

Eat Sleep Train options: Dark heather grey and black, t-shirt and hoodie

Leave your ego at the door BJJ shirt

Leave Your Ego options: black and dark heather grey t-shirt, black hoodie, dark heather grey hoodie not available

Prices:

  • Tshirts: $25
  • Hoodies: $36
  • Order 2: 10% discount
  • Order 3: 15% discount
  • Order 4 or more: 20% discount

Sizes available:

  • Youth S-Youth XL
  • Adult Small-Adult Double XL
  • Double XL is $2 more per t-shirt and $3 per hoodie

Place your order 3 ways:

  1. Fill out an order form at the dojo and pay with check or credit card.
  2. Call us at 734.224.4255 and place the order or the phone with a credit card.
  3. Text us at 734.224.4255 with your order, name, and make payment arrangements before we submit our entire order on November the 12th.

 You must place your order by 2 pm on November the 12th.

Will Dorman BJJ Seminar

Written by Ryan Fiorenzi on . Posted in Adult BJJ In Plymouth, Mi.

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When: Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 11 am – 2 pm

Will Dorman is aGustavo Machado Black Belt, training partner of Andre Galvao, Keenan Cornelius, and J.T. Torres.

He’s an excellent teacher and will be providing an outline of the techniques he’ll be teaching, which will include:

-Attacks from lasso guard

-Kneebar counter to reverse de la Riva, and transitions offf of the kneebar

-De la Riva attacks

Will is very open to student participation, so bring your questions… Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to improve your Jiu-Jitsu!

Cost: $50

Register at: https://kaizenbrazilianjiujitsu.ticketspice.com/will-dorman-bjj-seminar

Order Your Kaizen BJJ T-Shirts, Cool-Dry, Sweatshirts, and Hoodies

Written by Ryan Fiorenzi on . Posted in Adult BJJ In Plymouth, Mi.

We’re placing orders for t-shirts, cool-drys, hoodies, and sweatshirts. Order your color, size, and design by Sept. 29th. We don’t order extra, so make sure you place your order by calling, emailing, or filling out an order form at the dojo. See prices and discounts below the images on this page.

The only cool-dry shirt available is “Jiu-Jitsu Kaizen” on white, grey and light blue.

Most designs are available for youth and adult, unless otherwise noted on the images.

We have 3 designs to choose from:

“Jiu-Jitsu Kaizen”

Team Purple Sweatshirt $36, Available in Youth and Adult
Team Purple Sweatshirt $36, Available in Youth and Adult
Irish Green Sweathshirt $36, Available in Youth and Adult
Irish Green Sweathshirt $36, Available in Youth and Adult
Heliconia Sweatshirt $36, Available in Youth and Adult
Heliconia Sweatshirt $36, Available in Youth and Adult
Team Purple Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Team Purple Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Team Purple Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Team Purple Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Irish Green Longsleeve $30, Available in Youth and Adult
Irish Green Longsleeve $30, Available in Youth and Adult
Texas Orange Tee $25, Available in Youth Only
Texas Orange Tee $25, Available in Youth Only
Irish Green Tee $25, Available in Youth Only
Irish Green Tee $25, Available in Youth Only
Heliconia Tee $25, Available in Youth Only
Heliconia Tee $25, Available in Youth Only
Cobalt Tee $25, Available in Youth Only
Cobalt Tee $25, Available in Youth Only
Navy Tee $25, Available in Youth and Adult (Heather Mid-Night Navy Also Available in Adult)
Navy Tee $25, Available in Youth and Adult (Heather Mid-Night Navy Also Available in Adult)
Kelly Green Tee $25, Available in Adult Only
Kelly Green Tee $25, Available in Adult Only
Heather Rasberry Tee $25, Available in Adult Only
Heather Rasberry Tee $25, Available in Adult Only
Deep Heather Tee $25, Available in Adult Only (Dark Heather Gray Also Available in Adult)
Deep Heather Tee $25, Available in Adult Only (Dark Heather Gray Also Available in Adult)
Army Green Tee $25, Available in Adult Only
Army Green Tee $25, Available in Adult Only
Team Purple Tee $25, Available in Youth and Adult
Team Purple Tee $25, Available in Youth and Adult
Black Tee $25, Available in Youth and Adult
Black Tee $25, Available in Youth and Adult
Black Hoodie $36, Available in Youth and Adult
Black Hoodie $36, Available in Youth and Adult

“Logo” Design

Black Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Black Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Black Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Black Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Black Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Black Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Grey Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Grey Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Grey Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Grey Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Grey Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Grey Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Long SLeeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Long SLeeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Tee $25 – Available in Youth and Adult

“2016” Design

Black Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Black Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Black Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Black Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Grey Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Grey Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Navy Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Sweatshirt $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Red Sweatshirt $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Long Sleeve $30 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult
Royal Sweatshirt $36 – Available in Youth and Adult

Prices:

Tee Shirts: $25

Cool Dry Tees or Long Sleeves: $30

Hoodies: $36

If you buy 2, get 10% off

Buy 3, 15% off

Buy 4 or more and get 20% off of your total!

Kaizen’s New BJJ Black Belt

Written by Ryan Fiorenzi on . Posted in Adult BJJ In Plymouth, Mi.

Carl Canfield owner of Ideal Cleaning BJJ black belt

Carl Canfield has been a student of Ryan Fiorenzi for almost 20 years. They started training Jiu-Jitsu in the gym at Schoolcraft college in 1996, and after years of drilling, repetition, and rolling, Carl earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Ryan.

Carl was awarded his black belt in American Karate back in the 80s, and has never stopped training. He’s got an amazing work ethic, and has made a habit out of repping and reviewing a technique until he doesn’t have to think about it. Off the mat, he’s a great example of a martial artist. He’s loyal, honest, always willing to help others, and he lives a very clean lifestyle (doesn’t drink, use any drugs, and has a great diet.)

Carl’s the owner of Ideal Cleaning, a cleaning company that does office and commercial cleaning for business in southeastern Michigan.

CONTROLLING ANGER (Kid’s Belt Testing Homework)

Written by Ryan Fiorenzi on . Posted in Children's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Plymouth

Kaizen Life Skills Junior Warriors Belt Testing Homework (January 2015)

 

CONTROLLING ANGER

There was a girl who had a problem with anger.  Every day she hurt others with her words and sometimes physically.  

Her mother one day took her in the back yard and told her, “Every time you get angry and lash out on someone, we are going to come back here and hammer a nail into the fence, so you can see how often you are hurting others.  Every day that you do not lose control of yourself, we will come out here and take a nail out.”

Each day they would go out to the back yard, sometimes more than once per day, and hammer a nail into the fence.  The girl could see that it was happening a lot.  

Interview with Michael Jen, BJJ Wizard

Written by Ryan Fiorenzi on . Posted in Adult BJJ In Plymouth, Mi.

Mike Jen

Ryan’s note: Michael Jen is a 4th degree black belt who started training back in 1991.  He is the Head Instructor at Smash Gyms in Sunnywale, California.

He recently taught at the BJJ Club of Michigan, and shared not only some amazing techniques, but he has a different perspective on Jiu-Jitsu.  He has a wealth of experience in BJJ (and Judo), and he’ll share concepts with you that you won’t hear anywhere else.   He is a teacher of teachers!

How did you get started in BJJ?

I started back in 1991 in a self-defense class in college. The BJJ was mixed in with other martial arts, but of all the arts, I was the most drawn to the BJJ.

Belt Testing For Kids: Lessons About Life

Written by Ryan Fiorenzi on . Posted in Children's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Plymouth

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Belt testing for kids at martial arts schools can be a controversial topic.

The reason why is that some martial arts schools have figured out that doing a lot of belt tests, without worrying about the quality of the students, can be a big money maker.  Students that keep getting new ranks stay on an emotional high, parents pay for the tests, and they tend not to quit.  

Many schools do this because of advice that one of the big martial arts billing companies has given them: martial arts schools should be like public high schools.  They should have very high graduation rates, and not having high graduation rates is a failure of the school.  They also believe in a 4 year graduation – achieving black belt (some now even do a 2.5 year black belt – but that’s for another article.)

These schools are referred to as “McDojos.”