Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts & Kids Bully Defense Training

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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…

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…

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…

It’s official…  The “Weight Loss Challenge” has come to an end and I might say that we have certainly accomplished our goals.  You may ask yourself what goals did you guys have?  We were the ones trying to lose weight..  Well our goal was simple.  We wanted to help and provide some motivation for you to go Read more…

Team Randori Martial Arts, Annapolis, MD will be opening our doors once again, this time to one of the most successful and prolific striking coaches in our area. Coach Jason Farrell, will teach a seminar this weekend (Sat 12 March 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00).   Coach Farrell, is the Owner & Head Instructor of Level Up Read more…

Today Team Randori had another AWESOME day.  We were invited to participate and set up our Summer Camp display at the Chesapeake Family Camp Fair 2016, Annapolis, MD.  This was an fantastic event.  They had numerous businesses and vendors who offered Camps for Kids that ranged from 1 day to 2 weeks of overnight stay.  Who could Read more…

On 7 March 2016, Coach Justin will hold a belt promotion ceremony for our well deserving Personal Defense Systems (PDS) students during class.  We would like to have maximum attendance if possible for all members, family members, friends and associates of our students.  So we would ask you to come out and support those select members who Read more…

Today we had a fantastic seminar at Team Randori Martial Arts, Annapolis, MD.  Coach Gary Gioni took time out of his busy schedule to come by the academy and instruct us on several aspects of his BJJ game.  The seminar started off with Coach Gioni teaching several Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques that consisted of:  Push Defense / Read more…

Team Randori students Olga and Karen attended the Women’s Open Mat this past Sunday afternoon. The house was full of women Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners that ranged in ages 16 to 50 plus years old,representing a number of gyms all along the east coast. The Women’s Open Mat was a free event,  that is planned to be Read more…

Team Randori had another successful weekend at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Philadelphia Grappling Championship held at Maximum Sports Complex, Glassboro, NJ.  Although the only contestant from the team to go was Coach Al, Randori still walked away with a win.  Coach Al had to jump up to a heavier weight class to compete within his Read more…

Team we have a special event planned for 20 February 2015, at Team Randori Martial Arts, in Annapolis, MD.  Coach Gary Gioni a Pedro Sauer, Brown belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) instructor at Rock Creek Crossfit, Champion Boxing & Fitness, Rockville, MD and very accomplished BJJ practitioner has agreed to come out and show us some of Read more…