Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is not only the most effective form of self defense but it’s more importantly it’s one of the healthiest lifestyle choices you can make. Come out and experience 2 weeks of unlimited training at our academy. Visit us today or email us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks go out to all the folks at Harrisburg BJJ & Judo for coming out to the Rosendo Diaz leg lock seminar today. Major congratulations go out to Chan Williams, Luis Rosa and Shaun Raber for earning their black belts.
We talk a lot in the Jiu-Jitsu community about the health benefits training in BJJ provides but what happens is we get so focused on the actual training and the lifestyle that we don’t see the effects Jiu-Jitsu has on the body. Then 5 or 6 years later someone reminds you of what you looked like when you first started….
Dan Katz started at our academy back in April of 2010. The photo of Dan doing the Captain Morgan was taken 2 months prior to starting at our academy. He weighed 220lbs. The other photo is much more recent but Danny has been in excellent shape for several years now, he averages around 150lbs.
That’s what is so great about BJJ, it’s about truth on the mat. At 220lbs Danny couldn’t move on the ground, he would get tired and winded fast. Jiu-Jitsu brings out a truth that the latest work out craze or the treadmill that now doubles as a clothing rack doesn’t. The truth is if you are getting on that treadmill or that workout video a couple times a week or as time allows, you’re really not making a change. You’re what I call “maintaining a feeling of a healthy lifestyle”. Yes you are doing well for the health of your heart, but you’re not making a substantial change to yourself.
Whether Dan knew it or not, he embraced the BJJ lifestyle. He looked at himself and realized he needed to eat a healthier diet, he needed to improve his cardio, he needed to strengthen his muscles, and he needed to improve his flexibility. Of course these things didn’t happen overnight, they happened slowly as a result of the truth he was experiencing on the mat during training.
Today, Dan is a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu, has done extremely well in competition and is an instructor of our beginners program.
You don’t need to be in good shape to start Jiu-Jitsu, you just have to want to make a change. Find your own truth and embrace a healthy lifestyle not because someone told you on TV that in 30 days you would be a new you…The reality is that change takes time, but more importantly it takes motivation. “If you have a passion for a thing, then that thing gives you all the motivation you need” That’s the truth of Jiu-Jitsu.
Call or stop in today, take 2 weeks free to try out our classes and meet our members.
3rd Generation Jiu-Jitsu Academy located in Telford, PA will be hosting an open house on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. No experience required to attend. It’s free to all.
Our 4th annual Turkey Roll is scheduled for Friday, November 29 starting at 10:30am. This training session is open to all members of the 3rd Generation Jiu-Jitsu Team and friends. The mat opens at 10:30 and runs all day or at least until no more people show up. So feel free to stuff your face on Thanksgiving, you’ll be able to work it all off on Friday.
The Open Mat will be held at:
Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
708 Main Street
Questions? Call 267-476-1858
Big thanks go out to Mike Mrkulic of Mrkulic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Montclair, NJ for inviting the 3rd Generation Jiu-Jitsu out for his tournament. A really nice, friendly event filled with lots of skilled jiu jitsu players.
Congrats go out to the 3G members that competed:
Erin Del Baggio – Lancaster BJJ
Ben Smith – Lancaster BJJ
Hashim Khan – RDBJJ Academy
Paul Blackway – RDBJJ Academy
All our members did outstanding work, each earning his/her medal for their respective divisions. As always thanks go out to Sheri Hockman from BJJUNDERDOG for her support and photo taking skills.
The 3rd Generation Jiu Jitsu Team Gathering was held this past Saturday and featured a seminar with Ricardo De La Riva black belt, Vicente Junior and 3G Team black belt, Fadi Khouri. After the seminar portion the 83 attendees took part in our largest promotion ceremony to date.
Congratulations go out to the following individuals;
Shane Mock – Black Belt – Berks Co. BJJ
Aaron Morris – Black Belt – World Class Martial Arts
Brian Fisher – Brown Belt – Lancaster BJJ
Colin Stewart – Brown Belt – WCMA
Ed Sheridan – Brown Belt – WCMA
Rick Roth – Purple Belt – Lancaster BJJ
Ryan Roth – Purple Belt – Lancaster BJJ
Kijafa Spiller – Purple Belt – Ground Level MA
Brent Roth – Purple Belt – Ground Level MA
Mike Omensetter – Purple Belt – RDBJJ Academy
Dan Yun – Purple Belt – RDBJJ Academy
Zach ” Bieber” Hertzog – Blue Belt – Berks Co. BJJ
Tyler Hunter – Blue Belt – RDBJJ Academy
Stephen Brutch – 2nd stripe Yellow Belt – WCMA
Melanie Brutch – 2nd stripe Yellow Belt – WCMA
Leeann Morris – 4th stripe White Belt – WCMA
Sam Geiger – 4th stripe White Belt – WCMA
In Gracie Jiu Jitsu, one the most demonstrated moves is the Helicopter Arm Bar. Apart from being somewhat flashy it also represents the idea of technique and leverage over strength to accomplish one’s goals. In the following video instructional, Rosendo Diaz, breaks down the basics of how to apply this arm bar.