“Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone” is the slogan that some use these days to encapsulate and promote what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers its practitioners. However, there were days when Jiu Jitsu was […]
Tim Martin is a military veteran with over 27 years of service. Tim has been studying the martial arts and various self defense methods since his childhood. Tim’s passion for the martial arts extends to sharing his training and experiences with others. It is his belief that the martial arts are a valuable vehicle for improving and developing oneself to reach their maximum potential. He sees it as a powerful, life-changing gift for all ages to teach empowerment, confidence, self defense, and overcoming adversity.
One good turn deserves another. In a previous post I shared a clip of Master Rigan Machado showing a sweep from lockdown. So, here’s a clip of Rigan sharing a technique for […]
“Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.” – Jocko Willink
What is Takemusu? Takemusu is an Aikido-derived term and concept that was developed by Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba. He referred to this as an aikidoka’s spontaneous generation of new techniques in reaction […]
Master Carlos is a phenomenal teacher. I’ve had the opportunity to train with him in a seminar environment as well as at his home academy in Farmers Branch, TX during one of […]
“Jiu Jitsu is a mousetrap. The trap does not chase the mouse. But when the mouse grabs the cheese, the trap plays its role.” – Helio Gracie
I’ve had the opportunity to attend several of Relson Gracie’s seminars. He never disappoints with his mix of jiu jitsu and old-school stories. He is quite the personality, and I have enjoyed […]