Jiu Jitsu for a Lifetime & Isometrics: Efficient Strength Training & Gracie Jiu Jitsu: Core Concepts

Jiu Jitsu for a Lifetime

Saturday 29 February

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Location:
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chandler
3016 N Dobson Rd #12
Chandler AZ 85224
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About this event:

Jiu Jitsu for a Lifetime, or: How to Endure.

Are you a dedicated Brazilian jiu jitsu player or other martial artist? Do you intend to train in your sport for decades and through life's milestones? Steve has a lot to share on this topic.

In this seminar, Steve will present the movements, exercises, drills, and mental techniques he credits with keeping him in the grappling game for over a half-century.

  • Learn why jiu jitsu training on its own is not enough for superior physical fitness, and which supplemental measures every grappler and fighter should include in order to remain youthful, vigorous, and pain-free.
  • How the fighting arts -- especially the jiu jitsu "guard -- compromise the posture and what to do to correct
  • Learn Steve's singular shoulder complex that will keep your shoulders strong, mobile, and pain-free -- especially good for rounded shoulders, or internally-rotated arms
  • How and why over-gripping is harmful to the wrists and elbows -- plus a terrific exercise to overcome the effects of excessive grippping
  • The importance of foot and ankle integrity, strength, and mobility -- and what this has everything to do with preventing knee injuries
  • Why most jiu jitsu players suffer from gluteal amnesia -- and how to correct this
  • The major source of back and knee problems -- and how to improve your situation
  • Why most jiu jitsu players have poor abdominal muscle control, relying on hyperactive hip flexors to get the job done
  • Experience Steve's deep abdominal-activating drills to keep you out of pain and injury and in glowing spinal health
  • The importance of neck and spinal mobility -- and its direct relationship to youthfulness, mental and physical health, and injury prevention

Reviews

Andrew Nerlich here, the 60-year old that came to some of your BJJ classes and your Jiu Jitsu for life seminar in Sydney. I thought you might like to hear an old man Jiu Jitsu story - I entered Black Belt Master 6 at the Sydney IBJJF Open and yesterday fought a 56 year old. He beat me on points but I was super stoked I went the distance.

Your dogpile drill really helped me stay calm on the bottom and successfully fend off multiple choke attempts. I'm doing my mobility exercises every day and after tapering for the comp is now over, intend to add one day a week of bodyweight strength training, following your seminar advice and your Bodyweight Basics video, to my four BJJ sessions.

Thanks Steve, and happy trails.

Click here and read Andrew's great blog post about his experiences at this seminar

Steve & The Team,

Just wanted to give you some feedback on the seminar.

I enjoyed it but only now am I starting to realise it could be life-changing.

I realised I've been overtraining, doing heavy lifting 3 times a week and BJJ twice a week. I've replaced my weight training with isometrics, stretching and loosening up exercises and already I feel better.

Above all the thing which has helped me though was what Steve showed us about shaking our bodies... I've actually been doing this for years because it felt good, but not as much as I could have as I had never seen or heard of anyone else doing it...

Knowing that there is also some science around it and seeing everyone do it at the seminar has encouraged me to do this on a daily basis without feeling quite so weird!

Steve is a great guy and I hope to see him again.

Thanks

 

Pricing:
The price for this seminar is $75

Isometrics: Efficient Strength Training

Saturday 29 February

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Location:
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chandler
3016 N Dobson Rd #12
Chandler AZ 85224
www.phoenixquestcenter.com/program/gracie-jiu-jitsu/?fbclid=IwAR0RKY5nDx84i15B_R2qifM5zYEBMQ-1zRzODjZvi6y9mvm8AR1e91g5zSM

About this event:

I've recently re-discovered isometric training. I knew about isometrics as a kid and as a young wrestler used it as a supplementary workout and got great strength results. It's one of those things that in retrospect, I wonder why I ever stopped.

In this seminar, I'll explain every aspect of isometrics, and put a real modern twist on the traditions.

 

 

At this seminar, you will learn how to work yourself from head-to-toe, using nothing more than a simple strap, belt, or towel. I love the portability, availability, and simplicity of the isometric protocols and I will show you many of the awesome uses and exercises I have developed for myself and my clients over the years. My favorite is the Advanced Timed-Static Contraction (TSC) protocol.

Isometrics are nothing new, they've been around ever since warriors started training. Isometrics were popularized by Alexander Zass, a Russian strongman and circus performer and were re-popularized by the venerable York Barbell Club when I was a kid in the 1960s.

The TSC protocol was originally developed for people in post-surgical, or post-injury, rehabilitation. One of the great things about isometrics is that even if you are injured -- even confined to a hospital bed -- you can give yourself a great workout from head-to-toe that is not only strength-productive, with a pronounced training effect, but can provide a great cardio-vascular training as well.

 

 

In this seminar, here are the specific things I will show:

  • The difference between Timed-Static Contraction and traditional 3-position isometric protocols -- and why TSC is superior
  • The difference between yielding and overcoming isometrics -- and how both are very useful
  • How you can get a complete and productive workout, even in a hotel room, with nothing but your body and a simple strap
  • How you can make your own simple isometrics suspension device, with convenient handles
  • Effective exercises for feet, ankles; calves; thighs; hips; knees; back; chest; arms; shoulders and lats -- as well as specific neck and jaw muscles -- and why it is so important to work the neck and jaw
  • Facial isometrics to help prevent premature aged appearance
  • Why isometrics training is a great fit for martial artists -- especially for MMA and grapplers
  • How isometrics are so adaptive they can be used for housewives, executive businessmen, and elite athletes
  • How you can combine the most relevant isometrics into your current workout program

 

 

This seminar is for people of all walks of life, all ages. It is particularly good for working around -- and rehabilitaing -- injury; thus even if you are weak, hurt, or otherwise suffering, you will definitely want to attend this seminar and discover how you can get yourself into shape with confidence and without risking further bodily harm in training.

I have been using these isometric protocols for myself and my clients for several years now and getting tremendous positive feedback from around the globe.

 

Pricing:
The price for this seminar is $75

Gracie Jiu Jitsu: Core Concepts

Sunday 1 March

Time: 11:00 - 13:00

Location:
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chandler
3016 N Dobson Rd #12
Chandler AZ 85224
www.phoenixquestcenter.com/program/gracie-jiu-jitsu/?fbclid=IwAR0RKY5nDx84i15B_R2qifM5zYEBMQ-1zRzODjZvi6y9mvm8AR1e91g5zSM

About this event:
Pricing:
The price for this seminar is $75

More info: Michael Stinson, (480) 756-2323 or Maxwell service desk