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Yesterday was a spectacular day for our competition team. Professor Carlos Lima competed at the IBJJF New York Spring Open. He fought some tough matches against some talented opponents. He eventually ended up taking Silver. Congratulation Professor Lima "Hard Work Pays" as you embark on the road to the World Masters later this year in Las Vegas, Read more…

Got into the office this morning to see what surprises the staff had for me.  Last night after I left, they texted me and said that we had received a shipment of new gear and that they would put it up for display.  As you can imagine I could not sleep all night just thinking about what Read more…

This month is fitness month here at Team Randori.  Each week one of the coaches here will share a couple of quick tips to keep you at a peek performance level.  We have added a quick video from Coach Al where he discuss some of the tips he uses to keep in top shape while doing Brazilian Read more…

Here are some AWESOME fitness tip from our very own Natalia.  We have added a quick video from Mrs Natalia, swhere he discuss some of the tips she uses to keep in top shape to keep up with her three little girls and to ensure all the students and instructors are kept in line.  Just click on the Read more…

“Nice to meet you Team Randori” If you have being at Team Randori Annapolis you might’ve seen me already in the last  couple of weeks, but let me introduce myself here; my name is Natalia Carrasco Coa, I am a Peruvian woman who lives in the United States for the last 16 years, I’m also an occasional Read more…

Well the Ladies Self Defense class for this session has come to an end.  We started our really fast with a large group of ladies but as usual, life got in the way (the holiday season).  Needless to say all of the Ladies had a great time and I think learned some very valuable self defense skills. Read more…

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…