Annapolis' Premier Martial Arts Academy

Author: admin

I’ll be honest, it’s been a little while since I’ve been to class; work obligations and planned trips conspired to keep me out of Annapolis for a little over a week. For me, that adds up to two, maybe three classes missed. It’s time missed, but doesn’t have to be a big deal. The main problem is Read more…

Self defense is not only for women– of course men are also at risk in this wacky, beautiful, dangerous, violent world that we live in. However, women are often targets, and most importantly, women are less likely to feel capable handling themselves in a physical altercation. We have a lifetime of conditioning that following the myriad Rules Read more…

18 Apr 2017 Written by  Lem Satterfield Dameron Kirby was cautiously optimistic entering last Saturday’s mixed martial arts bout against Jason Brown, having earlier defeated his 170-pound rival but lost twice previously to others at  Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. “I actually lost here to one of Jason’s teammates,” said Kirby, winner by second-round TKO over Brown Read more…

It was an all-around action packed weekend with Team Randori Martial Arts, Annapolis, MD representing Annapolis, MD on two fronts.  Coach Dameron “The Bruiser” Kirby fought at the Shogun Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fights 16, held at the Royal Farms Arena, in Baltimore, MD and with the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team competing at the International Brazilian Jiu Read more…

​​ Here’s a topic that seems Taboo to write about: Losing muscle mass on purpose. Some people do have muscle groups larger than they desire. Typically the problem area is muscles of the lower body. These areas can become overdeveloped for SOME people due to a high volume of squatting, deadlifts, lunges, etc. Some people get this Read more…

Display problems? View this newsletter in your browser (us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=77b04b883f4a9241bc001b577&id=27b96a3425&e=686072759b) . ** How To Integrate BJJ Into Your MMA Game (evolve-vacation.com/blog/how-to-integrate-bjj-into-your-mma-game/) ———————————————————— How To Integrate BJJ Into Your MMA Game When Royce Gracie came out and destroyed some of the world’s best martial artists with his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the early days of the UFC, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu became Read more…

​​ A lot of people HATE the word “muscle tone”. I get it. To display muscle tone it takes having some muscle in the first place and a low enough body fat percentage to see it. This is how you DISPLAY the muscle tone you have. …but it is possible for two people to have the same Read more…

Lucas Hulk heads into enemy territory this weekend to face Gordon Ryan| Erberth Santos goes beast mode at the Rio Fall Open. Barbosa Ready to Unleash the Hulk In Ryan’s Hometown Despite training hard in the gi for World Pro, Lucas Barbosa is ready to go into Gordon Ryan’s hometown and dominate in a no-gi match against Read more…

​​ The “lift until puke” mentality is a terrible approach to getting into great shape. I have to be honest… I have never seen this happen in person, but if it happened while I was in the gym? I’d be looking for the fastest way out of there. ( el2.convertkit-mail2.com/c/r8u55589rb9u2m62k/3ydpyg/aHR0cDovL3Zpc3VhbGltcGFjdGZpdG5lc3MuY29tLw== ) Obviously not everyone who lifts to Read more…

I was talking to a student the other day… Who was in the midsts of a plateau. These things can be heart wrenching… Especially when you’ve been putting in extra work, coming to every class you can, and have been doing really well. It’s sometimes hard to really grasp but in Jiu Jitsu you have your peaks Read more…

So I’ve been having this ongoing discussion with some of my team mates as to how to improve my BJJ skills and as to bolster my points I’ve done some extensive research.  As you can recall I wrote about the techniques of “Staring at What You Want to Become and Spending 15 Minutes A Day Engraving the Read more…

Man another busy week…..  Got up at 5:00am, commuted into the city and then worked all day.  It’s tough being an adult sometimes.  Especially, when while I sit at my desk the only thing I think about is improving my Jiu Jitsu. So as you know I’ve been on the this watching and analyzing video for the Read more…

So it’s been a very busy week.  Having to work a 9 to 5 job, let alone travel to that job sometimes seems to be a job in itself.   If you’re like me, your day is not over just because you punch out from work.  I scramble to get to my true passion.  What is that, you Read more…

Wise Words From A UFC Fighter.. These words came to me from a pretty surprising source. Before I get into that I want to share a bit of the context. I was almost at a loss for words I was in San Antonio at RevGear University taking courses in Business, Martial Arts, and Fitness. After hours and Read more…

From time it time I reach back to my roots in psychology to do a little research and doing so came across an awesome article that I thought I had to share.  Over the past couple of days I’ve been looking at the topic of “Why people get stressed out by starting something new.”  In doing my Read more…