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How to Create SMART Goals in Jiu Jitsu and Life
How to Create SMART Goals in Jiu Jitsu and Life

Creating Smart Goals: We’re excited to be back in 2015 and hitting the ground running. With the New Year always comes new resolutions. Normally, “resolution” gets treated as a dirty word, kind of like “Brussels sprouts” (just kidding, we love Brussels sprouts. Where do you think Coach Robbie gets his…

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What Does it Take to Become a BJJ Black Belt?
What Does it Take to Become a BJJ Black Belt?

The Road to Mastery is Worth the Journey: Black belts are awesome! They signify mastery of our craft, a well-rounded character, and a quiet confidence that comes with being an expert in something. That confidence and quietness becomes a little bit softer when you realize that your expertise is in…

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Jiu Jitsu, a Team Sport?
Jiu Jitsu, a Team Sport?

There is no “I” in team, but two in “Jiu Jitsu” This Jiu Jitsu thing can be confusing. Without our team, we wouldn’t be able to train. The importance of having and being good training partners cannot be stressed enough (In fact, we’ve done it before!). Our team not only…

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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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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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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 Purpose of Drilling In Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai
The Purpose of Drilling In Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai

Why do we drill in our Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai classes? Drilling consistently allows us to make our techniques automatic and this is the best way to make your techniques effective.  There is no other element that is more important to mastering your Jiu Jitsu and Thai boxing techniques…

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New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Belts!
New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Belts!

Bots Martial Arts Update! Congratulations to everyone that received their New Belts! History of Muay Thai & Origin Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war.  The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and…

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Bots Martial Arts Update! BJJ History Lesson, Belt Promotion & Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Santa Monica
Bots Martial Arts Update! BJJ History Lesson, Belt Promotion & Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Santa Monica

Bots Martial Arts Update! BJJ History Lesson, Belt Promotion & Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Hey Bots and Bot Parents! History Lesson on Brazilian Jiu jitsu 1) In 1914 a man named Esai Maeda (a.k.a. Conde Koma) emigrated from Japan to Brazil to start a new life. Once in Brazil Maeda met…

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POSTURING UP & POSTING- BOTS Muay Thai
POSTURING UP & POSTING- BOTS Muay Thai

Robot Muay Thai! Hey Bots, I hope you all had a Happy Halloween and are ready to put the  goodies down and keep the momentum going!  Classes have been big lately and you all seem to be a lot more comfortable in the clinch.  Practice makes perfect so we will continue…

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Bots Martial Arts Summer Camp Recap
Bots Martial Arts Summer Camp Recap

Hey Bots and Bot Parents! What a great week of summer camp! We had a great time working with all the Bots who participated. We had a lot of fun and we learned a lot about ourselves and others.  In all, we hope that you're as proud of your Bots…

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Kids Martial Arts & Fitness Summer Camp
Kids Martial Arts & Fitness Summer Camp

What You Need To Know: Dates: June 24th-June 29th 9am-4:30pm Early Drop Off - 7:30am Late Pick Up: 5:30pm $247 if you sign up by June 19th $299 after June 19th   For those that arrive early, we will have footage from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai competition footage…

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Understanding the Guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Understanding the Guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Breaking Down the Basics of the Guard: This article is primarily written for our Bots and Bots Parents, but it includes information that any BJJ practitioner should do well to know!  I wanted to spend a moment explaining the Guard and Passing the Guard as it relates to Bots Brazilian…

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Bots Martial Arts Update for May
Bots Martial Arts Update for May

Belt Promotion and Movie Night Success! 1) Bots Belt Promotion: On Saturday, many of the Bots came out to demonstrate their improved skills and it showed! We practiced, sparred, and then tested our take downs, guard passes and sweeps. We have been covering a lot of single-leg takedowns, sweeps from…

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