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When looking for opportunities to make an impact on the lives of others, selecting a cause to support can be an overwhelming task with so many options to choose from. However, considering opportunities that can change the lives of kids is one way to make a lasting impact for generations to come. Helping children early on can Read more…

Professor Placido-Lima teaches how to submit your opponent from Scarf Hold.  From the Scarf Hold you have a lot of control and it is a difficult position for your opponent to escape from.  Here is a quick submission you can use to end the fight from this position.  Pay particular attention as that he pressure on your Read more…

Professor Placido-Lima teaches how to escape from side mount.  This is a tough position to escape from as everyone knows.  However, with the use of a good grip on the opponents collar, sliding your arm beneath you as to gain space, sliding down a bit and then getting a strong bridge.  The escape can be achieved.  Study Read more…

Professor Placido-Lima teaches how to go from side mount to finish with a Kimura Submission.  As always the technique required you to keep your hips low and to apply pressure to your opponent as you go from side mount to a North – South position.  As you move your low hip is the key to trap the Read more…

For the last couple of weeks in our Basics Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class we have been focusing on basically four passes from guard.  Two passes are from the knees and two passes are from standing.  The pass in this video is the fifth pass.  Kind of a variation from the first two passes from the knees.  We Read more…

So some of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) students and I were on the mat the other day discussing submission techniques.  As we discussed the “Armbar” “Triangle” “Kimura” and others, one of our newer white belts who was idling sitting off to the side listening to our debate.  Chimed in and asked “Coach what about Wrist Locks?”  Read more…

So in our basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class we have been working a series of passes from the knees and from standing.  As we were working the traditional standing passes.  I decided to go into my note book and pull out one of the passes that I learned while visiting Alliance Headquarters, Atlanta GA. This pass is Read more…

After getting past the throw-everything-at-them-and-see-what-sticks phase of BJJ, I now find myself mostly, and intentionally, on defense. This comes mostly from learning that running in with guns blazing every time I roll is not only ineffective but exhausting. If I can wait until my opponent has committed an error (or, alternately, intentionally given me an opening [you Read more…

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…