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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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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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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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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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