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Darby: This is Part Two of a mini series on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle. I'm here at the coffee shop with Ruby. She is a student at Team Haanpaa Martial Arts and has been a Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast for the last 9 months. We've been wanting to do this blog series for a li...

Darby: I'm here at the coffee shop with Ruby. She is a student at Team Haanpaa Martial Arts and has been a Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast for the last 9 months. We've been wanting to do this blog series for a little while. I just figured now's as good a time as any. She's going...

October 7, 2016

This past month has been great for our team! We had 1st degree blackbelt John Hutson out for the BJJ Class, Student Anthony Dobson has been getting ready for his MMA Debut with XFO, and We launched a new Kids Program! This week I had the opportunity to work with Life's...

July 30, 2016

This week's move of the week is brought to you by our south Rockford IL, Muay Thai Kickboxing Class. One must Learn that there are only 2 options when it comes to the punch hitting or missing. In this breakdown Coach Darby Allen demonstrates a great drill to exercise b...

July 25, 2016

On Saturday Night We witnessed UFC on Fox 20 and saw another sunning example of the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in MMA. Witnessed in the video below female bantam weight fighter Felice Herrig took herself to victory using the very same Gracie Jiu-Jitsu that we...

This week were able to upload our first Move Of The Week video! In this video coach Darby demonstrates some great self defense principles from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu that addresses what to do when confronted with an attacker and the fight is inevitable. Though we teach diffe...

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#BJJLIFE Part 2: Goku, Winning, Losing and Sparring.

July 17, 2017