School Closings

Please be aware that we will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas. We will be open the rest of the week for our regular schedule.

Christmas Open Mat

For anyone interested in getting some training in on Tuesday, we will be joining Pure MMA in Rockaway, NJ for their annual Christmas Open mat from 11 AM – 1 PM. See you guys there!

Holiday Party

This year, we will be holding our annual holiday party on Saturday, December 28th here at the school. Our kids party will be at 5:00 PM and our adults will be at 7:00 PM. It should be a fun time to hang out with the team in a non-training environment. I hope everyone can make it.

Renzo Gracie Denville In-house Tournament

After the new year, we are hoping to see some of our students back in the competition circuit. Our friends at Renzo Gracie Denville will be hosting an in-house tournament between them and a few other schools that we are all friendly with.

This is a friendly, low-pressure environment at a school rather than at a big venue. They will have divisions for kids of all ranks, adult white & blue belts as well as a special adult advanced no gi submission-only division.

The cost is $30 for early registrations and $40 for late registrations after January 6th. We will have registration forms in the office this week. I hope we can get some participation from everyone.

Stripe Promotions

Congratulations to our students on their stripe promotions in class this week.

Kids Program: Gabriel Wiltshire (1st stripe white), Adam Mustafa(2nd stripe white) and Vibhor Kumra (2nd stripe gray white) on their stripe promotion in class this week.
Adult Program: Jamal Mustfa (4th stripe white) and Joe Meola (1st stripe blue)

Keep up the great work!

Weekly Curriculum (Side Control)

This week we will be focusing on the top game, reviewing some guard passing the we’ve worked on previously and practicing some submission from side control.

Fundamentals Class

  • Knee slide Pass
  • Americana
  • Far side armbar

All Levels Class

  • Kick back pass
  • Knee on belly transitions
  • Armbar/Kimura from knee on belly

Advanced Class

  • Knee slide vs DLR Guard
  • Kimura/Reverse Triangle attack
  • Triangle from trapped arm position

No Gi

  • Standing butterfly to knee slide pass
  • Kimura from side control
  • North south choke