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3 Tips to Improve Your Training
3 Tips to Improve Your Training

3 Tips to Improve Your Training Below is an article written by an Instructor of Gym Jones.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the name, Gym jones is an elite training facility located in Salt lake city, Utah. It is not a comfy place but it is a…

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Breaking Down Belt Promotions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Breaking Down Belt Promotions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu On Promotions / Sports Psychology Seminar Hey all! Over the last couple weeks, I have promoted a few students (with a few more to come!) to blue and purple belt. I wanted to spend a moment today talking about belt promotions and then give a bit of…

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Torque: Fixed Points, Twisting For, and Coaching Through
Torque: Fixed Points, Twisting For, and Coaching Through

Torque (Part 2) Hey all! Over the last few weeks, we have introduced a lot of new ideas. Last week, we went over some tips for beginners. You can find a link to that here. Also, as usual, you can find a review of Posture, Anchors and Torque (with an example…

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Torque (Part 3) Cues to Remember During Transitions
Torque (Part 3) Cues to Remember During Transitions

What to remember: Hey all! Over the last few weeks, we have introduced a lot of new ideas. As usual, you can find a review of the previous week's newsletter here. Additionally, this link is the first "index" for the Anchor / Brace / Torque series we have been discussing. Use this link…

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How to Have the Best Defense in Muay Thai
How to Have the Best Defense in Muay Thai

Hey Nak Muays!! The defense in Muay Thai, when done correctly, leaves little to no openings. Often times, the only way to land a solid weapon is to break your opponent's balance. The easiest way to do this is to parry their strikes. To parry means to deflect a strike…

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Why Kettlebell’s?: 3 Important benefits of complex training
Why Kettlebell’s?: 3 Important benefits of complex training

Why Kettlebell's?: 3 Important benefits of complex training First lets me define just exactly what a complex is. Complex: A series of compound exercises performed sequentially without rest in which all the reps for one exercise are completed before moving on to the next exercise in the sequence. I believe…

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Using Full Body Tension to Maximize Force
Using Full Body Tension to Maximize Force

Use Full Body Tension "You can lift a maximal weight only when every, with no exception, muscle in your body tenses." - Vladimir Kravtsov, Russia's number one bench presser. It is very fascinating that if you generate full body tension without losing your focus on what you are doing, your…

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Weekly Robot Muay Thai Update
Weekly Robot Muay Thai Update

Hey Bots! Great week of training! It looks like you all are getting more comfortable countering the roundhouse kick and teep. The next step is to start sweeping each other! Now that we have a better understanding of what the steps are to complete the sweep we will start sweeping…

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Weekly Robot Muay Thai Update
Weekly Robot Muay Thai Update

Hey All! Hope you all had a great Father's Day! Congratulations to all the BJJ students who participated in the belt promotion ceremony this weekend! Now that we are getting a better understanding on how to counter the "Roundhouse Kick" we must Drill! Drill! Drill! Remember that practice makes perfect…

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