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.
Our first women only Jiu-Jitsu class was a rousing success. Thanks to all that came out. Our next installment will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 7pm to 8:30pm. This is not a class to be missed. First class is free so come on down and try it out! Sheri Hockman of BJJUnderdog.com will once again be running this class that will be held at the RDBJJ Academy, 708 Main Street, Harleysville, PA.
Recently, Sheri Hockman from BJJUNDERDOG conducted an interview with three of our students. Jeff Kwortnik, Chris Kwortnik and Jake Kwortnik. Check out this interview from this wrestling family. While you’re at it, check out Sheri’s site, lots of great articles and videos.
Not Sure? Then join us for the Street Week. The week starting January 14 we will be covering all aspects of using your Jiu-Jitsu on the street. This is not a week to miss. We will also be working on knife use and defenses.
Just to update everyone, our 12:00pm – 1:00pm lunch class schedule has changed. Our lunch classes are now held on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. It’s a great class filled with tons of drilling and training. Don’t miss out.
World class Jiu-Jitsu competitor JT Torres from Team Lloyd Irvin will be holding a seminar at the Aaron Morris BJJ Academy in Holmes, PA. The seminar date is Saturday, January 21, 2012. Beginning at 1:00pm, this event will go to 3pm. Cost is only $50.00 per person to attend, please visit www.wcma-usa.com to secure your spot as space is very limited.
Thanks to all the members of the 3rd Generation Jiu-Jitsu Team that traveled out for our very first Christmas Eve open mat. With over 30 people in attendance, training hard for over an hour and a half taking little if no breaks.
During the open mat, we took the chance to promote some well deserving individuals.
Cory Flemming from the RDBJJ Academy was promoted to blue belt.
Dylan Royce from the RDBJJ Academy was promoted to purple belt.
Clint Matteo from the Aaron Morris BJJ Academy was promoted to brown belt.
Congratulations to them and wishing all the members of the team a happy and prosperous new year!
Many thanks go out to the guys and gals over at Harrisburg Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy for hosting a seminar with Rosendo Diaz this past weekend. A great showing of HBJJ students eager to learn the mechanics of Jiu-Jitsu.
Congratulations go out to so many of the HBJJ members that were promoted.
Dave Brogan Blue Belt
Ronald Chunn Yellow Belt
Starting Monday, September 5 it’s Armlock week at the Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. Each month we take a position, transition, submission and we train it until you’ve taken your game up to the next level. There’s nothing better than focusing on a specific technique, training it and ingraining it into your mind, that helps to improve your overall skills.
So come on out on the 5th and for those of you considering our academy..take that week and the next and take advantage of this great opportunity to “kick the tires” so to speak. Get in some great fitness training, learn effective self defense and expand your mind at the Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy located in the heart of Bucks County.
For more information please call us at 267-476-1858 or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations go out to many of our 3rd Generation Jiu-Jitsu Team members that competed in the NAGA Battle at the Beach event and the Keystone State Judo Games recently.
NAGA Event – Battle at the Beach held on August 6, 2011 Lancaster BJJ Academy
Gabrielle Mosch – scored two 2nd place finishes in kids and teens divisions, no gi
Maddy Bailey – 2nd place kid’s no gi and gi.
Ben Smith – 2nd place no gi teens.
Laura Ortiz – 2nd place no-gi in womens expert.
Terry Arment – 2nd in no gi and 2nd in bluebelt divisions
Jasmine Arment – 3rd place no gi Morris JiuJitsu
Mason Matteo – 4th place kids beginner gi
Mike Houlihan – 3rd place teen intermediate no gi and 3rd place teen white belt gi
Jake Fida – 2nd place teen beginner no gi and 2nd place teen white belt gi
Ron Little – 3rd place intermediate no go and 1st place white belt gi Berks County BJJ Academy
Ricardo Pena – 2nd Expert No-Gi and a 1st place belt for winning the Purple belt middleweight division.
Giovanni Ortiz – 2nd Intermediate No-Gi and 1st in Blue Belt Gi
Lael Schwartz 3rd in White belt Gi. Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Mike Lutz – 2nd place super heavyweight white belt division.
Keystone State Games Judo held on July 31, 2011 Harrisburg Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Scott Miller – 2nd place, 3rd place in Judo and two 2nd place finishes in his grappling divisions.
Monica Brogan – 1st place in women’s grappling and 3rd place in male grappling divisions.
David Brogan – 1st place in his Judo division.
Congratulations go out to our 3rd Generation Jiu Jitsu Team members that competed in this weekend’s Internation Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s New York Open.
Aaron Morris, head instructor at World Class Martial Arts in Delaware County was forced to compete 2 weight classes up in the Master’s light weight brown belt division. Even against the heavier opponents, Aaron was able to secure a 3rd place finish.
Shaun Raber of Harrisburg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy competed in the purple belt Master’s feather division and in short order defeated his opponents securing his 1st place finish.