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Glossary of Terms for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Glossary of Terms for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Communication in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Communication is an important aspect of Jiu Jitsu. Some would argue that BJJ is communication in and of itself, but that’s a conversation for another day. At the very least, we can all agree on the most important form of communication—the tap-out! In addition to the…

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Move of the Month | August
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Move of the Month | August

Ever wondered how to set up the armbar from closed guard? Coach Luke and Coach Andrew from Robot Fight and Fitness explain how to perform an armbar from the closed guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. No secret techniques here! Follow these steps to learn the armbar: 1) Grip the wrist…

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How to Control Back Mount in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
How to Control Back Mount in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Best Way to Dominate Your Opponent in Back Control* Hey all! Coach Andrew here with some tips on how to lock in control from the back! *So what's with the asterisk?  Well, the topic of this newsletter is back control, however the position may commonly be referred to as…

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Robot Fight & Fitness: September 2014 Newsletter!
Robot Fight & Fitness: September 2014 Newsletter!

September Update: Hey all! Last month we talked about competing, so this month we’ll talk a little about everyday training.  Two important things to remember about your everyday training is to be consistent and set goals.  If your plan this year was to be in better shape or master a…

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The Purpose of Muay Thai Footwork
The Purpose of Muay Thai Footwork

Footwork To Go In and Out The point of having good Muay Thai footwork is to go in and out.  Don’t waste your legs and footwork skills by just plodding forward all the time or running away all the time.  The point of “footwork” is to use your legs to go in…

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5 Awesome Routines to Exercise Without Equipment
5 Awesome Routines to Exercise Without Equipment

Hey everyone, with the holidays fast approaching I have been getting more and more requests for workouts that can be performed with little or no equipment. The purpose of today’s newsletter is to arm you with five workouts that all have different goals in mind. So if you find yourself…

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How Do You Maintain a Strong Mount in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
How Do You Maintain a Strong Mount in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

The Mount: The mount is one of the most dominant positions in Jiu Jitsu, rivaled only by back control. One common problem, especially when attacking from the mount, is how to maintain that control. Like all problems in Jiu Jitsu, the issue of maintaining a strong mount can be solved…

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Injury Prevention for the Mixed Martial Artist
Injury Prevention for the Mixed Martial Artist

Injury Prevention Today I am going to talk about something that every person can benefit from: injury prevention.  I have been a coach for several years and I have seen and personally experienced numerous injuries.  I hate getting hurt but one thing I hate more than that, is to see…

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What Makes a Jiu Jitsu Competitor Great?
What Makes a Jiu Jitsu Competitor Great?

How to be a Great Jiu Jitsu Competitor. The theme of the month at Robot has been competition!  This month we started our competition class with Coach Andrew and Coach Luke on Fridays at 5:30PM (see either of them or Coach Robbie if you’re interested in competing).  Our bots Billie…

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10 Tips for Keeping your Muay Thai Gloves Clean
10 Tips for Keeping your Muay Thai Gloves Clean

Your Muay Thai Gloves Get Dirty: Muay Thai is a sport about personal victories.  It's about going a little harder and pushing yourself when you think you don't have anything left.  And what's the price you pay for working this hard?  The answer is sweat.  Trust us, you will sweat…

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Robot Fight & Fitness: August 2014 Newsletter!
Robot Fight & Fitness: August 2014 Newsletter!

August Update: Hey all! There have been a lot of significant happenings at Robot this past month (belt ceremony promotions and the 5 year anniversary party for starters) and many more events upcoming in August.  Last month we talked a little about community and how we want Robot to be…

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Strength: Why Does It Matter to Me?
Strength: Why Does It Matter to Me?

Why Strength Matters: In the movie Enter the Dragon there is a saying: “Sparta, Rome, the knights of Europe, and the Samurai, they worshiped strength... for it is strength that makes all other qualities possible.”  I believe this statement to be quite profound, simple, and true.  Strength by definition is…

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Are You Being a Good Training Partner?
Are You Being a Good Training Partner?

Training Partners “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”— Proverbs 27:17 ​“Iron sharpens iron” is something we hear a lot on the Tatame (Jiu jitsu mats).  We might use it to compliment our training partners after a competition win, a hard training session, or when we need to…

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The Importance of Footwork in Muay Thai
The Importance of Footwork in Muay Thai

Muay Thai Footwork Different patterns of footwork: Muay Thai has numerous patterns to its footwork.  There are patterns to move forward, backward, diagonally, and sideways.  In Muay Thai, the most essential motion in a fighter’s footwork is learning to step at an angle.  This footwork is utilized in many techniques. …

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Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete
Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete

Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete Recently I have had an increasing amount of students ask me to draft strength & conditioning programs for them. Which is great and awesome, but I only have so many hours in a days in which to work. My purpose in writing this news…

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