Core combat sports- bullies and when do we use our techniques?

Coach Austin Grant made an appearance today and the kids were happy to see him. Though he's been away at college he's still been active in Jiu-jitsu but it was great to see him on our mat once again.  Class started off as usual with the normal warm-ups and line drills. Coach Todd however took extra time during the mat…

Core combat sports and kids jiu-jitsu and martial arts games and drills

Coach Todd took a different approach to tonight's class. Instead of teaching a new technique or reviewing an older one he played a few different jiu-jitsu games. Knowing that "play is the way" he experimented with the notion that the kids would be far more engaged and learn through the playing of various games that focused on leg squeeze, grip…

Core Combat Sports Kids MMA jiu-jitsu martial arts

It was another amazing Junior Bushido class and Warriors class today. We started off the warriors with having them working on their strikes and foot work. We then added a take down to the mix. basic template 1-2 take down. After that we rotated them between working on take downs and mit work. We would call out the combinations we…

Core Combat Sports MMA Jiu-jitsu new students!!!

It was another eventful class today at Core Combat Sports, Rockford IL premier MMA/Jiu-jitsu academy. Our class has grown so much in the last two months and we couldn't be happier. In today's class we started off as we would any other. A quick warm up followed by line drills. We have so many new students coach Todd had to…

Rockford MMA jiu-jitsu kids take down tournament

It was another great apprentice class at Core Combat Sports. We started the day as any other with the warm ups and line drills. When then did a little instructional on airplane base and spider kid. Basically what that means is that we taught the children how to stay on mount while their partners attempted to get them off.  At…

My Thoughts, My Struggles, My Journey

My thoughts.. At some point in your training you will want to build a strong connection between your daily life, and the life you have at your academy. If your like me you will find some of the topics running through your mind will come from the places you spend the most time. Inside jokes ect. Are hard to explain…

My Thoughts. My Struggle. My Journey

Joining a gym and training is great but at some point life reminds you that nothing is perfect and things come up. Bills need to be paid, kids need attention along with a ton of other life situations. So temporarily going to the gym gets put on hold for every member at some point. The need to keep the home…

Rockford Jiu-jitsu Games

It was another amazing class tonight in the apprentice class. We took a little break from the norm of just learning a new technique and gave the students an opportunity to utilize what they have already learned. The class lined up and prepared themselves mentally to test themselves physically against the other students in the class in some live rolling.…

Sharkbites and Jiu Jitsu FuN!

The Warriors and Apprentices trained their butts off today, even in the hot, humid weather! The Warriors did a good job keeping up the pace, drilling hard, and finishing strong with great effort! Coaches started them off with a simple warmup and line drills. After a few line drills, they began drilling the triangle-choke. Once they had the triangle choke…

The Fundamentals

Tonight we had another very good class at Core! The Warriors worked hard on this hot and humid day! They started off with a quick warm up by running and a few Jiu Jitsu related exercises. They did some lifting/cardio exercises with the weighted-bags, and they also hit the pads with coach. Then, they put on their face masks, and…