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The Importance of Routine Maintenance
The Importance of Routine Maintenance

Everyone who drives a car knows that it needs to be regularly maintained for it to function properly and get you where you need to go. You change the oil every 3-5000 miles, you replace and rotate your tires, and you may even need to have the transmission replaced. It…

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The Muay Thai Learning Curve
The Muay Thai Learning Curve

Muay Thai is a complex sport.  It's always evolving.  So in order to effectively talk about the learning curve in Muay Thai, this article is broken down into different sections depending on a person's skill level.  Feel free to read the whole article regardless of how long you've been training.…

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How To Make The Holidays Fit Your Training
How To Make The Holidays Fit Your Training

The Holidays are here once again and we are getting closer to the time of year when our fitness goals can become compromised if not disappear completely. Many people view their fitness as all or nothing, and particularly during the holidays this method of approach will only backfire. The holidays…

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5 Tips For A Stronger Deadlift
5 Tips For A Stronger Deadlift

Do You Deadlift The Right Way? The deadlift is one of the best exercises that a human can do. It is one of the pinnacle lifts for increasing strength and has been used by athletes of various disciplines ever since its creation.  Whatever you fitness goals, the deadlift can absolutely…

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5 Steps for an Unblockable Elbow Strike in Muay Thai
5 Steps for an Unblockable Elbow Strike in Muay Thai

Introduction to Elbow Strikes: The elbow strike is a great weapon to use in close quarters because it is both quick and powerful.  Master this attack and you will have one of the most devastating weapons in your arsenal.  Use it if you find yourself too close to your opponent…

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These 2 Body Parts Are Causing Your Plateau
These 2 Body Parts Are Causing Your Plateau

Everyone who trains has experienced plateaus at some time in their life. It’s natural not to always be advancing in your chosen sport, but what separates the good from the elite is how to address and overcome these plateaus. There are many different reasons an athletic individual can plateau, ranging…

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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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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Side Control: Escapes
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Side Control: Escapes

Hey all! Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on the Side Control. We have learned a few transitions as well as a few submissions but our focus this time through is on escaping from the side control. With that in mind, this week I'd like to share…

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4 Tips for Keeping the Holiday Weight Off
4 Tips for Keeping the Holiday Weight Off

Plan ahead and stay motivated As we all know Thanksgiving is right around the corner and so is the time of year when everything delicious is thrown in our faces.  I enjoy the holidays just as much as any other American, but one thing I'm not so fond of is…

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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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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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Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Introduction to Posture: For the next few weeks I would like to discuss some of the core elements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Whether it's bracing and anchoring or creating torque during guard passes / sweeps, there are several broad ideas that can guide our understanding of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques.…

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How to Perform the Kettlebell Snatch
How to Perform the Kettlebell Snatch

The Snatch: Why we do it The Snatch is the Tsar of kettlebell lifts. It’s the exercise that’s tested instead of the pushup in the Russian armed forces.  The snatch forges iron backs, hips, and grips, develops outstanding cardio-respitory endurance, and has tremendous carryover to running, jumping, fighting, etc. Last…

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes in the Catch and Sweep
How to Avoid Common Mistakes in the Catch and Sweep

Common Mistakes When Catching and Sweeping I am really happy with the way you guys are catching on to the new counters and drills.  In this article I'll outline some common mistakes that occur with the catch and sweep and how to prevent them.  The key to a successful sweep…

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