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The Importance of Mobility Drills
The Importance of Mobility Drills

Mobility in Our Daily Routines Hey everyone, Coach O here and in today's post I'm going to be talking about the importance of mobility in our daily routines.  Recently I have been getting a lot of people coming up too me and saying "coach O I have pain in my…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Half-Guard and Variations
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Half-Guard and Variations

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Half-Guard and Variations Hey all! Over the coming weeks, we will be studying the half-guard. The half-guard is one of the most commonly encountered guards in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - technically, anytime you have one of your opponent's legs entangled with one of yours, you are…

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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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Cross Training and Understanding Movement Patterns
Cross Training and Understanding Movement Patterns

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Wednesdays with Coach Tim :] Hey all! This week, let's take a look at some advice for studying outside of class. This section is featured on Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's very own blue-belt, Veronica G! :] You can check out her blog by clicking / tapping / swiping /…

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Mount and Half-Guard Concepts – Robot Fight & Fitness
Mount and Half-Guard Concepts – Robot Fight & Fitness

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mount and Half-Guard Concepts We have been covering the Mount position for the last couple weeks. Once we are finished with this section, we will begin studying the Half-Guard.  This week, I wanted to highlight a couple of interesting connections between the two positions that can illuminate…

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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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The Application of Torque in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The Application of Torque in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learning to Master Torque (Part 1): Over the last few weeks, we have been defining and applying ideas such as "Posture," "Bracing," and "Anchoring," among other things. While these ideas are tremendously useful on their own, they create a synergistic effect when we combine them through the application of Torque…

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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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The Importance of Anchors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The Importance of Anchors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Anchors (Grips / Hooks / Etc) Hey all! Over the last couple weeks, we began discussing "Posture" as it relates to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, grappling, and human movement on the whole. If you missed the first two parts, you can catch up by looking at the introduction of posture in…

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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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Advanced Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Advanced Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Good Posture Means a Stable Spine Last week, we went over Part 1 of the Introduction to Posture.  If you haven't read the first part yet, read through it before starting on the second part.  Part 1 is a basic primer to understanding posture while Part 2 discusses practical knowledge…

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