Showing posts with label seminar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label seminar. Show all posts

January 20, 2015

Rener Gracie Returns to the PAC NW

In general I find it hard to get impressed with the overwhelming majority of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminars and what they have to offer.  One of the shining exceptions to that feeling is anything by Rener Gracie, and to see him returning to the Seattle area this May with all new material is awesome!!  Surely not something you want to miss out on.

January 8, 2015

Carlos Machado Exclusive Seminar in Waterford, CT.

(My vote for seminar flier of the year!!)
Speak of the is an awesome opportunity to share the mat with one of the best, Prof. Carlos Machado will be visiting Waterford Connecticut in a couple of weeks at Crossroads BJJ.  Don't miss this opportunity if you are in the area!  

October 28, 2014

Carlos Machado is EVERYWHERE!!!!

I get home from over 15 hours of mat time with the most amazing family in grappling and what do I find in the mail.....

Prof. Carlos Machado is literally everywhere!  I just saw him in his hometown of Dallas, we will be hosting him this weekend here in Seattle for a seminar, and he has an article in the latest issue of Jiu Jitsu Style!  Read what Carlos has to offer at your local B&N or subscribe electronically, then swing on by NWJJA to register for this landmark seminar Saturday November 1st where Carlos Machado will make his first trip to the Pacific NW to offer some tips on making our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu better.  This will be the third red-black belt we have hosted at NWJJA, and the fourth Machado brother.

September 23, 2014

Carlos Machado Seminar in Seattle, WA.

The NWJJA will be hosting Prof. Carlos Machado for his first visit to the Emerald City on November 1st 2014!  Carlos is a veteran of ADCC / Pan Am champ / one of only a handful of red-black belts / over 40 years of experience. 

Come join us as one of the founding brothers of BJJ in North America will share his gi knowledge with students of all ranks and affiliations. 

November 1st 2014

Tuition $90

942 N. 95th St.  
Seattle, WA. 

Here is a clip of Carlos' teaching style.  Join us at the 5 Brothers Camp the weekend before, then come back to Seattle and get an extra weekend of techniques! 

August 30, 2014

Jean Jacques Machado Copa Cantao 1987

Chris Saverese delivers once again with video from over 25 years ago as Jean Jacques Machado fights in the Copa Cantao against an unknown grappler.  Though edited, this clip gives great insight into the game we fight and how it has evolved.

Make sure to sign up for the RCJ 5 Brothers Camp where you can train with Jean Jacques and his four brothers (also pretty darned accomplished at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) in Texas this October.
Click here to register

June 3, 2014

Henry Akins' Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar Kent, WA. August 9th 2014

Rickson Gracie's protege Henry Akins will visit the Seattle area for the first time offering a seminar open to all on Saturday August 9th at Foster BJJ.  I have heard nothing but positive things about Henry and his teaching style.

November 19, 2013

Jean Jacques Machado Seattle Seminar Summation

Here I am nearly 24 hours removed from what many are referring to as "the most epic seminar" they have ever attended!  Three hours of gi techniques followed the next day with three more hours of no gi training, both followed by rolling with the legend himself Jean Jacques Machado one cannot help but feel overwhelmed.  Xmas certainly has come early here at the Northwest Jiu Jitsu Academy with Jean Jacques Machado's first visit!

I could go through each and every technique and breakdown the genius that lies within the shell of a humble, kind, and subtlety hilarious man, but that is boring and redundant.  Instead I would like to try and convey the energy Jean Jacques brings to the mat when he teaches.  A drive fueled by a love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, an unbridled passion for a thirst that will never be quenched.  Truly and honestly he did not teach one technique that I would refer to as "advanced" or that needed special flexibility.  Actually he made things simpler then I have ever seen and yet I still feel like I missed so many details.  Details... the gentrified permanent residence of the devil.  And ultimately it is the details that make the difference.

Brian acknowledged at the summation of Sunday's seminar that what drew him to the Machado brothers in the first place was their openness and willingness to share and teach the art.  I mean lets face it you can learn techniques anywhere; YouTube, seminars, weekly classes, with training partners in your garage.  But to make a connection with a professor, to truly be treated as a part of a larger family is becoming a rare commodity.  The Machado family has a motto: "Leave your ego at the door" and they truly embody that quote.  Jean Jacques humbly shared details to the various aspects of his game.  Teaching like a father to his children we trained and had a blast sharing the mat with a man whose life is solely dedicated to the training and disseminating of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu knowledge worldwide. 

Again, we did nothing technically "fancy."  The genius of this seminar weekend is that JJM touched upon a number of positions and techniques and offered little minute details that truly made our grappling much simpler and easier.  No fancy berimbolo's or bullshit 50/50 guard.  Just plain old fashioned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that was also not sport oriented "You might need to can opener someone in a self defense situation so you need to know it." - JJM

I want to thank Prof. Jean Jacques Machado for his time and sharing of the art he loves so much! I will see you this weekend.  Also a huge thanks to my coach Brian J. Johnson for having the vision to persevere and bring the best of the best to the Seattle area (now if we could get more of the community to appreciate these opportunities).  Thank you coach!  Thanks to all whom participated over the weekend.  Without you we cannot put these events on. 

October 9, 2013

Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar: Nov. 16-17th - Seattle, WA.

The one and only red-black belt Jean Jacques Machado will make his inaugural visit to the Pacific NW November 16-17th 2013 for a weekend of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Jean Jacques is one of the infamous five Machado brothers, one of the founding families of BJJ in North America, and is considered by many to be one of the most technical grapplers of all time!

This seminar WILL BE capped at 50 participants, so make sure to register today!  Open to any and all ranks and affiliates, you do not want to miss this opportunity to train with a living legend on the mats!  

And just in case you have been living under a rock for all your grappling past here is a great highlight reel of JJM:

August 18, 2013

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Seminar This Weekend with Meynard Ancheta

Last call on our seminar this weekend with my friend and teacher Meynard Ancheta.  I just spoke with him and he is excited to once again visit Seattle, WA. and share his understanding of Pekiti Tirsia Kali. The seminar is open to any and all levels of experience, no prior Kali education is required. 

For more information click here! 

And I leave you with a clip of Leo Gaje who is Meynards teacher and heir apparent to the system of Pekiti Tirsia Kali.  Come join us August 24-25th 2013 to experience Meynards unique approach to the combative aspects of PTK.

June 14, 2013

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar w/ John Will - July 14th, 2013 - Seattle, WA.

NW Jiu Jitsu Academy Presents:
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar
w/ “The Coaches Coach”
    John B. Will
John training with Renzo Gracie back in the day! 

July 14th
   942 N. 95th St.
    Seattle, WA.

      $65 for 3 hours with a grappling legend!
*Revolution Competitors Special: $35*

John Will’s martial resume reads like a virtual who’s who of the martial world.  One of BJJ’s “Dirty Dozen,” Australia’s first BJJ black belt, John has trained under the Machado family loyally for over 20 years!  Renowned for his teaching prowess, John travels the world teaching martial artists and coaches alike!  This is one of only three stops he makes in North America so don’t miss this opportunity to train with a legend.

Contact Brian Johnson at 206-440-8856 or stop by the Academy to reserve your spot ASAP!

Here is a great intro interview John did a couple of years ago:

John and David Teaching:

June 8, 2013

5 Brothers Camp: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu w/ The Machado Brothers

Once again RCJ Machado is proud to present the Five Brothers Camp October 25-27th 2013 Dallas, TX.  This is literally a check mark on the bucket list of any serious grappler as you get unprecedented access to Carlos / Roger / Rigan / Jean Jacques & John Machado over the course of three intense training days.  That is over 180 years of collective grappling knowledge and experience on one mat, in one location, at one event and one event only! 

This will be my third Camp and they just keep getting better and better, here is the link to 2012's Five Brothers Camp Review. 

I cannot convey in words the warmth and welcome feeling the Machado extends in everything they do.  The brothers themselves will admit these camps are a way for them to get together and share info.  With all five brothers living in different spots with crazy schedules and family events it is tough to get together and exchange ideas.  These camps prove to be a laboratory for the scientists to share their latest experiments, and we are the right alongside as lab assistants learning the craft from one of the founding families of BJJ in North America! 

You can follow the link to your left or you can click here to be redirected to the RCJ Pro site where you can reserve your spot today!  For those from the Pac NW I recently looked into tickets and they are about $260 round trip to DFW!  Leave your ego at the door, and join us on the mat!Jake

April 30, 2013

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar w/ Brian Johnson - Spokane, WA.

Don't miss a great opportunity to train with Brian "Mr. BJJ" Johnson, multi time world no gi champ, 2010 US Open Absolute Champ, ADCC Champ, Machado 2nd degree Black Belt.... this Saturday at Newborn Jiu Jitsu Academy in Spokane, WA. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar

w/Brian Johnson
May 4th, 2013


Newborn BJJ Academy
1604 N Monroe
Spokane, WA. 

Come train the latest techniques that Brian has been developing at his NW Jiu Jitsu Academy in Seattle, WA. He will be sharing all the latest strategies to take your grappling to another level.  Sunday private lessons are filling up FAST, so make sure to contact Jason 702-265-6520 to schedule ASAP!  Also bring a few extra bucks to purchase patches, shirts, and Brian's groundbreaking "B12 BJJ" Curriculum, a three volume DVD set outlining his complete fundamental curriculum! 

But if these types of results don't interest you, then go ahead and miss this seminar:

April 25, 2013

Jean Jacques Machado Visit's NW Jiu Jitsu Academy Seattle, WA.

 It is no longer a secret, mark your calendars kids as Red-Black belt Jean Jacques Machado will be visiting the NW Jiu Jitsu Academy in Seattle, WA. for the first time ever to offer a weekend of grappling training November 16-17, 2013!  No details are available as of yet other than we will be doing one day of training no-gi and one day gi.

This is not an opportunity you want to pass up and we will have VERY limited space, so when registration opens up ensure you reserve your space ASAP!  Jean Jacques is considered by many to be THE most technical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu player ever to grace the mats.  I personally have trained with him several times and can say I am blown away after each and every training session.  His understanding of angles and leverage is second to none!

Stay tuned to The Ground Never Misses for more info and other exciting news coming soon!

And just  in case you have no clue who JJ Machado is, check out the videos below.

Train Hard.  Train Smart.

January 31, 2013

Tim Carmtell Visits Portland, OR. Feb 8-10th 2013

There is a TON of BJJ related events coming up here in the Pacific NW, with David Meyer visiting Portland this weekend, we also are lucky to have Tim Cartmell visiting Portland, OR. and the Ecole De Budo Dojo the weekend of February 8-10th 2013.

Here is Tim on Budo Video's "Rolled Up":
Rolled Up Episode 27: The Never-Ending Path of a Martial Artist with Tim Cartmell

Tim Cartmell
Feb. 8-10 2013

Ecole De Budo Students: $100
All other Guests: $150

Friday Feb. 8th, 6-8pm
"Standing Self Defense with a focus on developing striking power"

Saturday Feb. 9th, 11am-4pm
Gi Grappling

Sunday Feb. 10th, 9am-12
No Gi Grappling

For those of you unaware Tim Cartmell is a 35 year veteran of the martial arts and a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where his accomplishments are overshadowed only by his ability to teach and convey complex principles to students of all levels.  

Students of all levels and ranks are welcome to join us for this great opportunity to train with one of the best kept secrets in the martial arts, in one of the most beautiful dojo's in North America.  

January 23, 2013

David Meyer Portland, OR. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar Tour

America's most decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitor, and our coach and good friend David Meyer will be visiting Portland, OR. for a handful of seminars in just under two weeks. Teaching at a few different venues (more info below) make sure not to miss this opportunity to train with one of BJJ's "Dirty Dozen" (first 12 non-Brazilian black belts), and one of the most prolific competitors in American grappling history.

This is an excellent opportunity to have David sign the bible of competitive grappling "Training for Competition"  , or his more obscure co-author project "The Triangle" with his coach Rigan Machado.  David is a literal library of knowledge and is one of the pioneers of BJJ here in North America.  Come join us at one or all of the seminars below (subject matter will be different at each seminar):

Friday February 1
Bridgetown BJJ
5003 North Lombard Street  Portland, OR 97203
"Jiu Jitsu for MMA".   No gi is needed.

Saturday, February 2
Martial Arts Fitness Center
Located in the Oregon Trail Shopping Center
2041 NE Burnside Road, Gresham, OR  97030

          Saturday, February 2
Ecole de Budo
           7506 N Chicago Ave Portland, OR 97203

           "Secrets of Never Being Stuck on Your Back"

           $60  (BJJ Bring a gi)

 Here is footage from 1993 of David fighting as the "fifth" Machado brother in a Judo competition.  David was only a blue belt in BJJ at the time, but the brothers talked him into trying his hand at a Judo tourney for experience!

December 4, 2012

Rigan Machado Returns to Seattle: January 19, 2013

This is not Rigan
Provided the Mayans are wrong, you have 46 more days to register for the winters largest and most important seminar at the NW Jiu Jitsu Academy with Red-black belt Rigan Machado!  Join us for an exclusive opportunity to train with whom BJ Penn considers "At one time the greatest grappler alive" as Rigan makes his annual visit to the Emerald City offering both gi and no gi seminars.

For those living in a cave completely shut off from the grappling world, Rigan is one of five brothers whom are partially responsible for the introduction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu here in North America; the Machados!

Rigan Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminars
January 19th, 2013
NW Jiu Jitsu Academy
Seattle, WA.

GI: 12-2pm
NO GI: 2:30-4:30pm

One Seminar: $55
Both Seminars: $100 

Here is a short clip I stumbled across of Rigan teaching a world champion technique at a seminar last year:

A perfect gift for your loved one (especially if it falls on his birthday... Mrs. Kelland!!!!!!) you need to do one thing and one thing only to register... $$ bring your moola $$ down to the dojo at 942 N 95th St. and register with Brian.  If you have any questions or need more info please contact me at: 206-941-3232 / [email protected]
Skip the dojo hotline and call me directly, as I answer the voice mails at the dojo anyways. 

Rigan (L) awarding his brother Carlos the Coral Belt Oct. 28, 2012
If you are going to be in the Pacific Northwest around mid January you do not want to miss this amazing opportunity to train with one of the most sought after Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coaches in the world!

See you on the mat!

September 29, 2009

Thanks to Sensei Herman

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to Sensei Chris Herman's Dojo, Alpha Martial Arts to teach a short guest seminar/class. Here are a couple of pics from the evening where I taught some basics of rising from the ground safely and quickly, as well as teaching a basic defense against a standing Guillotine. Chris has a great group of people with a good sense of humor. It was my pleasure and honor to teach there.


February 23, 2009

Cartmell Seminar a Success

Thanks to all who attended and helped with making Tim's first visit of 2009 a success! See you at the next seminar!