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New Affiliate: Datsusara

We’re working on a site revamp and to kick start our content in the near future.  You deserve it!  In the meanwhile, we are pursing new affiliate opportunities. Here is the first in what we hope will be new relationships with … 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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Can the Dreamcatcher slay The Dragon?

A UFC Fight Night 36 Preview After a decision heavy UFC 169 card a few weeks ago, the Zuffa brass are hoping that this event going down in Brazil will have plenty of excitement for the viewing public. A slugfest … 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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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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Quick and Dirty Soap Review

Ever get ring worm? Had it twice this year. Staph infection? Yeah, I got that too. If you’ve never picked up something from the mats or a training partner, both suck, and both are really scary if you try to … Continue reading

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In Defense of Kata

Here’s a simple fact: some people like practicing katas (forms), and some people don’t. You can delve into this debate just about anywhere martial arts are discussed in gyms or on the Internet. MMA and BJJ guys think they’re a … Continue reading

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Rob Khan Seminar at Gracie Farmington Valley!

When: November 12, 2011, 10:00am-12:00pm Where: Gracie Farmington Valley, 2 Tunxis Rd, Suite B5, Tariffville, CT 06081 Style: No Gi Cost: $50 Rob Kahn has been training Brazilian jiu-jitsu for nearly 20 years and was one of the first to … Continue reading

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My First Time

Most of us remember this event pretty vividly. It’s hard to forget the sweat, the groans, the pain, and the embarrassment. For some it was no big deal, for others it was life changing. Some swore off it immediately, while … Continue reading

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BJJ Belt Test 1.8.11

Here is some video from the ridiculous BJJ test held at Plus One Defense Systems this weekend.  Needless to say it was very challenging, but everyone worked hard and learned a lot.  Those promoted to blue and purple definitely earned … Continue reading

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