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Kids BJJ Promotions at Hart BJJ, kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Kids BJJ Promotions at Hart BJJ, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

October 7, 2017 9:30 am

Students, I know you may have some questions about what to expect on the 7th.  Here is an idea, Yellow belts, get ready to run the warm ups. After the warm ups, students will demonstrate certain techniques in front of the instructors and their families.  Here are some examples: breakfall, stand-in-base, sprawl, shrimping, trap and roll, bump sweep, armlock, and 2 takedowns.  Remember, these are just a few of the techniques we want demonstrated, not all of them. Next, everyone’s favorite part, sparring! This portion of promotions is incredibly rigorous, yet fun for our students.  We try to push their limits.

PARENTS! How should students prepare for the upcoming promotions? First, attend as many classes as your schedule allows in the upcoming weeks until promotions. Next, it is important for parents, talk about Jiu Jitsu with your kids at home.  If you have the space, practice at home with your kids. Encourage as much fun with Jiu Jitsu as possible over the next couple months.  Classes will pick up in pace, so it important to keep the fun in Jiu Jitsu without pressure of success.  As coaches, we know your kids are ready for the next level! They do not need any pressure added to the 7th.  Rather, help us build up their confidence.  If you feel like your son/daughter might need an extra push getting ready for promotions, speak with Coach Courtney about private lessons.  These 30-45 minute lessons will help to get your son/daughter sharper and more prepared for promotions.  Finally, the week leading up to promotions, make sure your son/daughter is hydrated and well rested.  This will make a huge difference as well as having your son/daughter drink at least 2 glasses of water before coming into the academy.  Also, make sure they eat a good breakfast.  You are more than welcome to bring healthy, energy providing snacks for them on promotion day.  (***Please, do NOT bring peanut or tree nuts!  See the list below for some snack ideas.)

      Promotions will be an exciting day! You all have wonderful, talented and dedicated kids.  The coaching staff at Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and MMA is very excited for the 7th.  Your kids are ready for the challenge 🙂
Healthy Snack ideas:
Low-sugar, high-fiber granola bars
String Cheese
Rasins
Fruit
Apple Sauce
Cliff protein bars for kids
Veggies (carrots, snap peas, celery, etc)
Rice cakes
Pretzels
Crackers
Yogurt

CONGRATULATIONS!

Grey Belt Candidates:

Chase Mandera
Logan Naumovitz
Liam Fox
Carter Band

Yellow Belt Candidates:

Rowan O’Sullivan
Brooklyn Bachi
Frea Norwood
Niki Schrift
Emma Crawford
Kama Bode
Hoao Bode

Degrees:

Gohan Hart – 1
Huner Goonan- 1
Desmond McAtee- 1
Callan O’Sullivan- 2
Gavin O’Sullivan- 2
Jake McDonald- 1
Micha Rainwater- 2
Frankie Salvato- 1
Willie Chen-Waerig- 1
Caydi Conway- 1
Dylan McKeown- 1
Daniel Tsang- 1
Bryn Macken- 2
Dean Salvato- 1
Quinn Hart- 1
Shane Campbell- 2
Ben Fox- 2
Jed Dennenberg -1
Evan Donnelly- 3
Hayden Bank- 2
Rebecca Bank- 2
Christian Merrill- 2
India Sison- 1
Cheyanne Boyer- 2
Xavier Pantuso- 1

What’s new at Hart BJJ, Kickboxing and MMA?

          Conshohocken! What’s new at Hart BJJ, Boxing and MMA?

We are happy to announce that we have recently acquired more space for activities, through our merger with CrossFit Ravenous and Ravenous Athletic Develpoment.  Coming soon we will have additional class times, additional mat space and more opportunities for Strength and Conditioning, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts ( MMA ), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( BJJ ) and Training For Warriors ( TFW ).

Stay tuned to the newsletter for more information on…

TFW: 8 week programs,  (Parents) TFW during the Kids Classes! CrossFit, Olympic Lifting, Earlier advanced BJJ training times, Workshops, Seminars and MORE!

Contact us for more information:   info@hartbjj.com

 

To Compete or Not to Compete, that is the Question.

To Compete or Not to Compete, that is the Question:

Coach Courtney two time NY OPEN Purple Belt Champ

If you have looked around the academy at Hart BJJ, the chances are that you’ve noticed the chalkboard on the wall behind the benches with a list of Summer tournaments.  If you’ve read through the list, you may be wondering whether to compete this summer or sometime in the future.  Competing in Brazilian Jiu jitsu has many benefits that are listed below, but being ready to compete mentally is the most important part.  A quote I like is, “If you are not ready to lose, you are not ready to compete.”  Let that sink in for a moment, to win you must be willing to put yourself and your jiu jitsu on display and take risks. There is a difference between playing to win and playing not to lose. The latter focuses on opening up and taking risks, which is key component to a successful competition.

There are many benefits to competing in jiu jitsu, and many of them are gains both on and off the mats.  The first major benefit is knowledge gained.  Competing puts your jiu jitsu game on display. You will see what works and what doesn’t. The “what doesn’t work” gives you a foundation for improvement.  In the wise words of Carlos Gracie Jr, “There is no losing in jiu jitsu. You either win or you learn.” Even when a match doesn’t go as planned, you can always learn from it and make that loss into a gain.  Even the top-level competitors lose, but how they respond to the loss is what is important.

For those of you who don’t know, jiu jitsu competitions are nerve-racking, and will push you to the limit to control your emotions to compete well.  Learning to control one’s emotions to perform is an important skill that is useful on and off the mats.  Think about it, job interviews, public speaking, teaching classes at the academy, taking tests, and promotions can all be nerve-racking. Taking the skills learned while competing will help you to perform better on these other stressful occasions. At most job interviews, no one is trying to choke you or break your arm, so what’s the worst thing that can happen? Competing teaches you to control your fear, anxiety, and other emotions that given the chance can run rampant and affect the outcome of your matches.  Once you become a confident competitor, your emotions won’t get the better of you, but rather you learn to fuel them towards your goal.

One more important benefit of competing is that it gives you the opportunity to see the jiu jitsu community. I personally enjoy seeing the extended jiu jitsu community and meeting others who share the same hobby. Every tournament I’ve competed in has given me the chance to meet more people and make new friends.  Seeing the far reaches of the community gives you a sense of how jiu jitsu has helped other people. I personally love the stories I hear in the bullpen about how jiu jitsu has changed lives.

If you want to discuss your desire or concerns about competing, feel free to talk to me, Coach Tim and Coach Phil. We are here to help you find your way along the path that is the jiu jitsu journey.

About the Author:
My name is Courtney and I am a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  I recently won the Feather weight division at the Spring NY Open and prior to that, I won the light-feather weight division at the Summer NY Open. I believe that jiu jitsu is a journey and that journey itself is the best part of the experience.  I am the head youth instructor at Hart BJJ, Boxing and MMA in Conshohocken, and I am blessed to help my students gain confidence through jiu jitsu.

Kids BJJ Promotions at Hart BJJ, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Kids BJJ Promotions at Hart BJJ, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

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Saturday January 21, 2017  9am   

What you need to know!

       Our ranking system for youth belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is as follows: white (all ages), grey (<7), yellow (7+), orange (10+) and green (13+).  A green belt is the highest rank possible for a youth martial arts under the age of 16 in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  When a green belt turns 16, he/she is awarded his/her blue belt.  Youth belts, like adult belts, earn degrees.  Each belt has the potential to earn up to 4 degrees.
       Students, I know you may have some questions about what to expect on the 21st.  Here is an idea, Yellow belts, get ready to run the warm ups. After the warm ups, students will demonstrate certain techniques in front of the instructors and their families.  Here are some examples: breakfall, stand-in-base, sprawl, shrimping, trap and roll, bump sweep, armlock, and 2 takedowns.  Remember, these are just a few of the techniques we want demonstrated, not all of them. Next, everyone’s favorite part, sparring! This portion of promotions is incredibly rigorous, yet fun for our students.  We try to push their limits while making them tired.  Why? Because when a student is tired he/she can no longer use strength to overpower an opponent, but rather has to use technique.
       PARENTS! How should students prepare for the upcoming promotions? First, attend as many classes as your schedule allows in the upcoming weeks until promotions. Next, it is important for parents, talk about Jiu Jitsu with your kids at home.  If you have the space, practice at home with your kids. Encourage as much fun with Jiu Jitsu as possible over the next couple months.  Classes will pick up in pace, so it important to keep the fun in Jiu Jitsu without pressure of success.  As coaches, we know your kids are ready for the next level! They do not need any pressure added to the 21st.  Rather, help us build up their confidence.  If you feel like your son/daughter might need an extra push getting ready for promotions, speak with Coach Courtney about Jiu Jitsu.  These 30-45 minute lessons will help to get your son/daughter sharper and more prepared for promotions.  Finally, the week leading up to promotions, make sure your son/daughter is hydrated and well rested.  This will make a huge difference as well as having your son/daughter drink at least 2 glasses of water before coming into the academy.  Also, make sure they eat a good breakfast.  You are more than welcome to bring healthy, energy providing snacks for them on promotion day.  (***Please, do NOT bring peanut or tree nuts!  See the list below for some snack ideas.)
      Promotions will be an exciting day! You all have wonderful, talented and dedicated kids.  The coaching staff at Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and MMA is very excited for the 21st.  Your kids are ready for the challenge 🙂
Healthy Snack ideas:
Low-sugar, high-fiber granola bars
String Cheese
Rasins
Fruit
Apple Sauce
Cliff protein bars for kids
Veggies (carrots, snap peas, celery, etc)
Rice cakes
Pretzels
Crackers
Yogurt

AND WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU

CONGRATULATIONS!

NEW BJJ YELLOW BELTS:

Jillian

Micha

Jake

NEW BJJ GREY BELTS:

Jude

Dean

Bryn

Daniel

BJJ Yellow Belt degrees:

Hunter- 1

Gody- 1

Augustin- 1

Evan- 1

Desmond- 1

Calin- 1

Gavin- 1

Oliva – 1

Frankie- 1

Willie- 1

Susanna – 1

Charlotte- 1

Caydi- 1

Dylan- 2

Julia- 2

Martha- 2

BJJ Grey Belt degrees:

Quinn-1

Rowan- 1

Cici- 1

Brooklyn- 1

Zach- 1

BJJ White Belt degrees:

Carter- 2

Logan- 2

Chase- 2

David- 2

Roshan- 2

Frea- 3

Avery- 2

Carson- 2

Miles- 2

Niki- 1

Kids Jiu Jitsu in Conshohocken – Munchkin Mat Take Over! :)

Conshohocken kids Jiu Jitsu at Hart BJJ and Mixed Martial Arts – The Munchkin Mat Take Over

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The kids are taking over the mats everyday now at Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and MMA

Do you know any kids between the ages of 4 and 14 who could benefit from jiu jitsu training?  At Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and MMA, we now offer kids classes 5 days a week! Our classes promote self-confidence, a healthy lifestyle, and self defense.  Your son or daughter will learn Gracie Jiu Jitsu from qualified instructors while having a great time learning.  If you have a child or know a child who could benefit from Jiu Jitsu, contact Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and MMA.

Schedule your son or daughter’s first jiu jitsu class and come join us for the fun! Your son or daughter will be surrounded with other fun-loving, coachable students, who will become their “jiu jitsu family”.  If you want your son or daughter to be a part of an incredible team, striving to attain their goals through hard work and harder fun, contact Hart BJJ, Boxing and MMA today!!

Be our guest for a FREE Kids Class soon! Contact us now! 

Upcoming Events at Hart BJJ & Boxing Conshohocken

Upcoming Events at Hart BJJ & Boxing Conshohocken

First of all, congratulations to everyone who received a promotion this past weekend.

Another great promotion day in the books for Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boxing.

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Sunday June 12, 2016  from 11 am- 3pm we are hosting Cawfee Tawk wit Val.

Come in and train/chat with BJJ black belt and inspirational author of

Training Wheels: How a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Road Trip Jumpstarted My Search for a Fulfilling Life

More info HERE

Please Join us for the B-Long Beat down

Saturday June 18, 2016 is Brian Long’s last day training with Harts before he relocates to California.

Come in and spar goodbye to one of the greats during regular class hours.

Best of luck to Brian! We’ll miss you, buddy.

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Promotion Day Information and Tips on How to Prepare

Promotion Day Information and Tips on How to Prepare

Congratulations to those being promoted on May 14th!

Here’s what you need to know about promotion day.

All Adult classes are cancelled on May 14, 2016.

Kids class will be held at regular time.

Warm up starts promptly at 11:30.

If you’re hammer or the nail, get in for a solid warm up. As you know, it will be a long training day.

Drink adequate amounts of water in the 72 hours leading up to Saturday!

By adequate we mean, no less that a half gallon or gallon of water per day. When you wake up on Saturday, pound a couple pints of water to prepare.

Cultivate energy in the coming week.

We encourage you to keep moving but there is little to no reason to train hard and much less risk injury. Drilling is welcome, work on details, know your game. Eat nutrient rich foods including carbs. Get 8 hours of sleep as many nights as you can.
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Attn: Students and Parents,

Please pay for what you take from the fridge at Harts,

encourage siblings to share and maybe this will cut down

on the amount of floaters we have after class.

Thank you

Training, Discussion and book signing with Valerie Worthington

Training, Discussion and book signing with Valerie Worthington

Are you a grappler, a person who wants to live life to the fullest? Both?

Come train and talk with Valerie Worthington, author of

Training Wheels: How a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Road Trip Jumpstarted My Search for a Fulfilling Life. 

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Where: Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boxing 1050 Colwell Lane Conshohocken PA 19428

When: Sunday, June 12, 2016

11am-1pm Open Mat

1pm-3pm Reading and Discussion of Training Wheels and anything else.

for more information contact us at info@hartbjj.com

Order your copy of Training Wheels  HERE!

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(Experienced grapples only at the Open Mat)

Kids Promotions at Hart BJJ and Boxing Conshohocken

Kids Promotions at Hart BJJ and Boxing Conshohocken

April 23, 2016

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Promotion List

Yellow Belt:

Martha, Julia, Charlotte, Susanna, Augustin, LJ

1 Degree:

Zach, Gohan, Hunter, Willie, Liv, Gavin, Callan, Desmond, Evan, Dylan, Brooklyn, Frankie

2 Degrees:

Micah, Jillian, Jude, Daniel, Quinn, Rowan, CiCi, Jason, Alex

3 Degrees:

Andrew and Bryn

4 Degrees:

Christopher

Arrival time 9am,  Start time 9:30

Technical Demo and Sparring

Belt Presentation

Degree Presentation

FAQ:

What is the order of Belts rank for Kids?

White Belt: beginner

Grey Belt: Ages 4-6

Yellow Belt: Ages 7-15

Orange Belt: Ages 10-15

Green Belt: Ages 13-15

Will everyone get a new color belt?

No

What techniques will the kids be asked to demonstrate?

Shrimping

Stand in Base

Sprawl

Bump Sweep

Bridge and Roll

Osto Gari

Double Leg Takedown

Break the closed Guard

One Guard pass

We are really looking forward to this, work hard everyone!

Conshohocken! Kids Jiu Jitsu training at Hart BJJ, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts in Conshohocken.

Conshohocken! Kids Jiu Jitsu training at Hart BJJ, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts in Conshohocken.

Hart’s Jiu Jitsu academy in Conshohocken offers Gracie jiu jitsu training to children  for self defense, sport BJJ and to promote a healthy martial arts lifestyle. Our jiu jitsu children’s program is designed to help your children both physically and mentally. We look to help build strong positive habits, confidence and focus. We insist that our students get and stay in, good physical conditioning, keep a strong training mindset, and be apart of a hardworking martial arts/team environment, while always having fun.

Hart's Kid's Jiu Jitsu training in Conshohocken.

Hart’s Kid’s Jiu Jitsu training in Conshohocken.

Hart kid’s Jiu Jitsu program is designed and taught by high quality BJJ instructors, competitors and mentors in jiu jitsu and the martial arts community. Would you like your children to be apart of our  current jiu jitsu program? If so, contact us for a free trial lesson. Many families start their children in our jiu jitsu training for different reasons, but some of our main concerns are keeping your children excited about learning jiu jitsu, staying safe, healthy and happy and absolutely,  we want them to be able to defend themselves if a situation of having to use self defense occurs.

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