Belt Testing For Kids: Lessons About Life

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 …

Kid’s Belt Testing Homework: The 5 Enemies

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 …

Advice For A New BJJ White Belt

Depending on where you train, as a beginner in BJJ you may start rolling (full resistance sparring) in your first class, or you may have wait a few months. Either way, at some point in your Jiu-Jitsu training, you will be rolling with 100% resistance with other students. All new BJJ students get tapped alot.  If you accept that now, …

The Best Health Food Stores In The Plymouth Area

The Connection Between Diet and BJJ / Martial Arts Training Most students that train at Kaizen BJJ Plymouth are looking for a few things: To get in shape. To learn self defense. To relieve stress, have fun, and have an activity outside of work and/or school. When most people think about getting in shape, they usually think about strength training, and getting …

Kaizen BJJ Monkey T Shirts!

We have a new t-shirt design (long and short sleeve) and a lot of different summer colors! Cost and Volume Discounts The cost of each t-shirt is $25 ($30 for long sleeves) for the first one, 10% off the entire total if you order two, 15% off the entire total if you order three, and 20% off the entire total if you order three or more! We have sample …

Steve Keckan’s “How to Beat the Big Guy” Seminar

Last Saturday, June 1st, Steve Keckan taught a great seminar. Steve is 165 lbs and regularly beats big guys.  Not just big guys, but big guys WITH technique! One concept that he taught that I rarely hear is: as a smaller guy, sometimes you have to move faster and avoid your partner’s power.  But sometimes you have to move slow …

Renzo Gracie Gets In A Streetfight

You can view an article about the incident here, but according to www.bjjee.com: Renzo Gracie, along cousins Igor and Gregor Gracie and MMA fighter Rafael Barbosa and three other men, was accused of assaulting a bouncer at the club, and to have broken his arm during the fight. Renzo was released early on Tuesday after posting bail of $ 10,000. …

Anti-Bullying Tip #2: Is Your Child Being Bullied Now?

If your child is being bullied, chances are that they will not tell you.  The younger the child, the more likely they will tell you. What they will tell you is that they don’t feel well.  They will make excuses to not have to go to school. So how do you find out if your child is being bullied?