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WEEKLY CURRICULUM 10/28/19

THOUGHTS:The Importance of Belonging As humans, we need to belong. To one another, to our friends and families, to our culture and country, to our world.  Belonging is primal, fundamental to our sense of happiness and well-being.  Belonging is a psychological lever that has broad consequences. Our interests, motivation, health and happiness are inextricably tied…

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WEEKLY CURRICULUM 10/21/19

THOUGHTS: Family Friendly Environment Our number one priority at the academy is to make sure we have a place where everyone can feel comfortable to train. Training martial arts is “the great equalizer. Your personal beliefs, your background, job, social standing – all of those are important – but when it comes time to train,…

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What is "Randori" Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Randori | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu terms Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has its roots in Japan. There are still Japanese words we use in BJJ. For example, a jiu-jitsu uniform, or “gi” is also more traditionally called a kimono. Another example is the word “randori.” Randori is a term used in jiu-jitsu to describe live training, also known as…

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WEEKLY CURRICULUM 10/14/19

THOUGHTS: Responsibility of higher ranks to bring up lower ranks It’s the responsibility of the purple belt to help the blue become purple, the responsibility of the blue to help the white to blue, and the responsibility of the white belt to tell their friends about the school, so we will have more students to…

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WEEKLY CURRICULUM 10/7/19

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids THOUGHTS: Showing respect for classes before/after your class 1-The current class that is taking place is the most important thing that is happening at the Academy and must be shown respect. 2-If you are waiting for your class to begin or if you’re leaving class please keep…

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WEEKLY CURRICULUM 10/2/19

  BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids Develop the Courage for Greatness Being comfortable during combat “In the fight, only one person can be comfortable. Your job is to transfer the comfortable from your opponent to you.” Rickson Gracie ANNOUNCEMENTS – October 4th Alberto Crane Seminar-This seminar is for all levels and you…

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Weekly Curriculum 09/23/19

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids Develop the Courage for Greatness “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela ANNOUNCEMENTS Anti bullying Seminars- September 25th & 26th- Open to the Fort Collins Public!  link to Bully Seminar Facebook event September 21st- Five Grappling Tournament – HAS…

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Anti-Bullying Seminar: Free for Fort Collins

Anti-Bullying Seminar Info McMahon Training center will be hosting an anti-bullying seminar. The event is for the Fort Collins community! Students have two days to choose from. Wednesday, September 25th or Thursday the 26th. The event is slotted from 4:15 – 6:00. Ages 4-7 will have the seminar from 4:15 – 5:00 P.M. Ages 7-15…

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Weekly Curriculum 09/16/19

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids Develop the Courage for Greatness ANNOUNCEMENTS Celebration of life seminar Sept.18th. Anti bullying Seminars- September 25th & 26th- Open to the Fort Collins Public!  link to Bully Seminar Facebook event September 21st- Five Grappling Tournament Weekly Curriculum 09/16/2019 THOUGHTS: Reacting to what is given to you “The…

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Back to School: Children’s Self Defense Tips

Back to School: Children’s Self Defense Tips   Self-defense comes from being educated Summer is over! And now it’s time for your child to head back to school. This blog will help parents navigate some difficult scenarios that may happen regarding children’s self-defense. It is important to educate your kids on how to communicate effectively,…

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