Many people suffer from back pain, and training in the martial arts can sometimes aggravate old injuries and conditions. One thing that has helped me is a good chiropractor. In Plymouth there’s Dr. RJ Burr at Reach Chioropractic. He doesn’t just do adjustments, he’ll find out where your problems areas are through a movement analysis.
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!
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:
Tee Shirts: $25
Cool Dry Tees or Long Sleeves: $30
If you buy 2, get 10% off
Buy 3, 15% off
Buy 4 or more and get 20% off of your total!
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.
Kaizen Life Skills Junior Warriors Belt Testing Homework (January 2015)
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.
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 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.”
Kaizen BJJ Plymouth
Kid’s Life Skills Homework:
The 5 Enemies
Note to Parents: This is a requirement for Junior Warriors to test for their next belt. Your child may need help with some of the concepts and vocabulary in this lesson.
You are your own best friend and you are your own worst enemy. If you get good grades, you are the one who worked to get those grades. If you get bad grades, it was your responsibility.