Gracie Self Defense and “Aliveness”

The thing that first drew me to training in Gracie or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was its undoubtable effectiveness in unarmed combative situations.  All martial arts have their strengths and weaknesses, but jiu jitsu has continuously proven itself as the most effective martial art when faced with stronger, faster, and more athletic attackers.  However, there can... Read more

Lucky Me! Training with Guro Dan

There was a time during my first assignment as a brand new LT that I was taken with the Filipino Martial Arts.  This interest progressed into also wanting to learn more about the Indonesian martial art known as Silat.  In particular, I was interested in Pukulan Pentjak Silat Serak. There are very few who were... Read more