Monday, July 27, 2009

Purple Belt Requirements: Roy Dean DVD


Instructor Roy Dean never disappoints in his delivery of crisp technique and solid instruction. Below is a video clip of his latest DVD, "Purple Belt Requirements". It provides a glimpse into the "attack by combination" mindset and, judging from the trailer, Mr. Dean is on-point and has produced another great product.

Remember, though, that it's not a memorization of technique that makes a jiu-jitsu fighter...that's only one part of the equation. It's also a matter of timing and being able to catch and set-up an opponent in the transition...that only comes with time on the mat.

Still, it never hurts to look ahead.

See you all on the mats --tonight!

Tournament Footage


Here is some footage of some of our students competing over the weekend. Thanks to Mark Wilson for putting this together and capturing all the action. Like we've said about competition before, sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the nail. We're proud of each of you for stepping out on the mat.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Aug. 2 Boxing Seminar


We are proud to host instructor Ray Doomer on Aug. 2 at Spencer County Martial Arts for a two-hour beginner boxing seminar. Mr. Doomer trained Mike Tyson when the champ was in his prime. He brings to us a set of skills that will make our stand-up game very strong.

The cost is $25 and the seminar will run from 3 to 5 p.m. Pay at the door and no special equipment is necessary.

Mark your calendars and come out an support the Academy.

See you on the mat!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jim Kelly vs. James Clingerman

From the most recent Ohio Grappling Challenge, Master Pedro Sauer first-degree black belt Jim Kelly fights James Clingerman. Never underestimate the effectiveness of a cross-collar choke. 

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Open Mat Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:30 a.m.


We'll be hosting an open mat for registered members of SCMA tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. We'll be going until about 1:30 or 2 p.m. I plan to train gi, but it's your call on if you'd rather work on no-gi technique. Let's train hard and start the week off on a good note.

See you then,


Friday, July 17, 2009

Tapping Out Mt. Hood


In case you weren't aware, SCMA's very own Scott Sale recently climbed Mt. Hood in Oregon. The video below documents the effort, and it's quite impressive. The peak rises more than 11,000 feet and the mountain is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to errupt.

Congrats on the accomplishment, Mr. Sale! That jiu-jitsu is paying off my friend!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Renzo Gracie Footage: Some Old, Some New


Thought you might be interested in watching a view interview/action clips of Renzo Gracie. Most of the following can be seen in the documentary "Legend," but there are some interviews in this video that didn't make it into the documentary. Either way, from a historical perspective you get to see and learn a lot about the early days of the art's evolution in Brazil, as well as Renzo's personal development of the style. 

Enjoy, and see you all on the mat on Monday! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recent Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Clips at Spencer County Martial Arts

Here's a video of recent training clips at the Academy. Everyone's game is improving big time -- enjoy your journey.
See you all on the mat -- tomorrow night!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Open Mat Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 11:30 a.m.


Just a reminder that we'll be hosting a gi open mat today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come ready to train hard!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Open Mat Tomorrow, July 4


We will be holding a gi open mat session tomorrow, July 4, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Come ready to train hard!

Although regular classes have been canceled due to the holiday, a keyholder has graciously agreed to let our jiu-jitsu junkies get their fix.

See you all on the mat - tomorrow!