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Jiu-jitsu

How to Learn Self Defense and Develop Situational Awareness–The Hooded Box Drill

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MMA Club Training Videos 9.7.14

Here are some recent training videos from a workout at the the Meriden Martial Arts Club.  We’re just getting started, but we have five regular members who train in Shohei-Ryu karate and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Take a look and let us … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: A Metamoris IV Preview

by Ryan Bradbury Buy this pay per view, period. This is the best card Ralek has put together yet, with three former UFC fighters, ADCC Champions, alumni from The Ultimate Fighter and BJJ Kumite, and enough combined gold medals to … Continue reading

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Home Dojo on a Dime Part Two

Here’s a long overdue follow-up to our old post about building a home dojo on the cheap.  We’ve done a lot of upgrades since starting the Meriden Martial Arts Club, but it’s still dark and dingy–perfect for tough guys and gals who train … Continue reading

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Want to Be a Better Fighter? Try Video Games!

How many times have you heard Joe Rogan or practically any other MMA announcer call fighting a “game of human chess”?  It’s true, of course: many athletes sharpen their thinking by playing the classic strategy game.  What better example of … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Trane UFC

I generally don’t disclose my lifelong interest in martial arts to my English classes.  The inevitable conversation ensues: You do karate?  Why are you a teacher?  You should fight in the UFC! After all, if Kevin James can do it, so can … Continue reading

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The Old Ways of New Masters: Interview with Jay Bell

This week’s interview is with my jiu-jitsu coach and owner of Gracie Farmington Valley, Jay Bell. He has been training in “the gentle art” for over eleven years and is a black belt under Rob Khan. Jay is a talented … Continue reading

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Karate Poem

Here’s a neat multimedia poem created by Jesse Enkamp of KarateByJesse.  I think a lot of us can relate.  Why not take a minute to check it out?  It will remind you about the things we love most about training … Continue reading

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Three Quick Tips on Starting a Martial Art (as Presented by Bruce Lee)

I’ve been teaching martial arts informally for a long time, and I’ve been running my own programs at Gracie Farmington Valley since 2011.  I encounter new students all the time with various levels of experience in the martial arts.  I’m … Continue reading

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Who Are Your Martial Arts Heroes?

Here’s a quick post about my top three martial arts heroes. I’m really most interested in learning about yours! Please list them in the comments. Include names, styles, and the positive influence they’ve had on your art and life. 1.) … Continue reading

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