Walk the Walk

The photo above was taken of our volunteers after a weekend of running a big weightlifting competition at the gym. This event has become a staple in our community, sees about 100 lifters over two days, has hosted olympians, national champions, and world team members. It involves big sponsorships, DJs, lighting, raised platforms, and more.…

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Chokes w/ Hood

We’re taking a look at using the hood to apply a few practical and simple chokes. Keep in mind, the skills and ability to wrestle and control become a big part in firmly hitting any choke. But in the event you are up against someone with a hood or jacket, you can use it as…

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Best of 2017

This page has only been up since July but as 2017 comes to a close I wanted to look back on the most popular articles. Here are the top 5 articles by “views” “Better to Be Rude Than Dead”  : Guest Article by Chad Christy talking about an experience he had with a series of…

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Hood Pull for 2-on-1 Control

Taking a look at a way to implement hood/collar control to help with a basic 2-on-1 position. We love playing around with different positions and options. This was one we spent a lot of time using and working into our striking and simple takedown options. Enjoy!

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The Individual Mindset

*this is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer A friend and fellow instructor at our gym in Columbus, Ohio put on the first mass violence seminar I ever attended. The program was roughly three hours long and involved not only a slew of amazing information on past workplace and school…

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