Check out James Popoulo article on Gracie Mag! →
Our team mate, James Popoulo, from Salem was featured in an article on Gracie Mag for his awesome performance at the American Nationals this last weekend. Make sure you also check out the article he wrote on our blog about the importance of drilling,
6x World Champion Seminar Review
“Last Saturday, September the 11th I traveled to 5 rings Jiu-Jitsu in Beaverton for an awesome seminar with Xande Ribeiro. It’s always fun to go and train with Tom Oberhue and his team, especially when he brings a 6x world champion to show new and cutting edge techniques. Xande showed some great drills and positions for recovering the guard in sticky situations. He also showed some good sweep...
Ira Evansen Promo Video →
Ira teaches our kickboxing and boxing class at our academy in Seaside
The Importance of Drilling
First of all, I would like to thank my good friends and training partners Zach and Nate Adamson for allowing me to share some of my thoughts on BJJ training. If you are trying to improve quickly you must reflect on how you budget your time on the mat. Over the past 5 years, through a great deal of trial and error, I’ve been trying to create the most efficient training possible. I’ve have...
100 things you should do before reaching the black... →
A great article presented by gracie magazine!
The formula for success
How do you know if you’re training properly to reach your potential as a jiu-jitsu competitor? I believe for most people it’s mindset that accompanies a specific training regime. From the experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have, specifically training and spending time with World, Pan and National champions, I’ve seen first hand the patterns they’ve all followed to achieve a high level...
Once again I had a great time in Oklahoma with my second family. Learned some great stuff and had a lot of fun. There is so much talent out there it is ridiculous! Everyone is getting really good and Rafael always does his job of showing people their true potential. Thanks for having us out again guys.
Training hard, training smart
Training as hard as you can all the time is not the smartest way to train all the time. Sometimes you need to move slow to properly understand the technique. And then drill, drill, drill. I forgot how much I missed the training out here.
There is no sense in chasing a belt and getting it as fast as possible. Often,...
Training with the Champ
Instructor Nate Adamson and co-instructor Nik Gift are in Oklahoma for a week training with Rafael Lovato and his team of champions! Going to be bringing back some valuable stuff. Don’t forget that Rafael will be coming to Seaside OR for a seminar soon. I will post the date tomorrow. Train hard and see you all soon.