Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Defence and Escapes

Escaping submissions and bad positions isn’t easy. 

The best answer to a problem is usually “don’t let it happen in the first place.”
That’s always disappointing to hear but it’s unfortunately true.
Of course learn the escapes and counters but also become aware of what mistakes got you there in the first place.

Boxers don’t ask “How do I get unpunched?”

Friday, 24 May 2013

How to get good. The secret...

Get on the mats,
get good instruction
and do conditioning, drilling or sparring.

Gameplans, flow charts, notebooks, journals and instructionals are all helpfull BUT training is the "secret".  

Spar with everyone you can.
Force yourself to go with guys who intimidate you.
Experience is what counts, not mental tallies of who tapped who.
And always finish the round, no matter how tired you are.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

New Era

We have been incredibly fortunate here at Phoenix BJJ/MMA to have hosted for seminars and got to train on a few occasions with the legendery competitor and BJJ coach Fernando "TererĂª" Augusto.
We have enjoyed our time training with him and are proud to announce that as a result Phoenix will be affiliated with Prof. Terere now who will be making regular trips to the academy for training and teaching.
Phoenix will still exercise the same politics and ego free principle on our mats and are doors are as always open to all like minded practitioners of our awesome art.

Now go train!