Posts by: jspeight

All About That Bass or Base

Dropping is Base is an Important Move In Jiu-Jitsu. There are many techniques and moves in Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense. But with everything in this world you have to start somewhere. In Jiu-Jitsu it starts with your base. Base is a stance where you lower your center of gravity and make it harder for someone to take you down, pull you and it even can make your head or your core vital part of your body harder to hit if you are attacked.

Whether you are standing up in Base, of dropping in Base. It should be the first move you should perfect. My daughter is showing how the base is used, with a play on words with the popular song It’s All About The Bass.

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Andrew Smith Seminar May 9th Greenville NC

Andrew Smith Seminar May 9th Greenville NC

Second Degree Black Belt Andrew Smith will be conducting a seminar at the All-American Martial Arts Academy. Focus of the seminar will be using the “Kimura for Competition” cost is $70.
Time 12PM-3PM

Andrew Smith is a second degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a judo black belt, and co-owner of Revolution BJJ. Andrew is sought after for his instruction, and frequently travels to teach jiu jitsu seminars.

After wrestling in high school, Andrew started training Judo at VCU Judo in January of 1997. Nine years later, Andrew received his Black Belt in Judo. In November of 2008, Andrew was awarded the rank of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt by the legendary Julio “Foca” Fernandez after training with his instructor and friend Eric Burdo at Richmond Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and in November of 2011, Andrew was awarded his first degree on his black belt.  Three years later, in December 0f 2014, Andrew was awarded his second degree.  Andrew has learned through “trials by fire” what works and what doesn’t in competition, with over 300 grappling competition wins including: three 2008 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gold medals at brown belt, masters (along with silver in 2003 and bronze in 2004) and 5 Virginia State Judo Championship gold medals, as well as several super fight titles. Andrew is also a 20X US Grappling champion.

Andrew has traveled to Brazil twice to train jiu-jitsu and has trained with dozens of instructors all over the country. His main focus nowadays is to ensure a high quality of training for all students at Revolution BJJ.

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Want to Learn Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, or MMA Fast? Take Private Lessons.

Take a look at what chase is doing in a private lesson with Terrance, our Striking instructor. He has gotten really fast with his striking. Working both his stand up and his ground has really turned him into a beast. Just waiting to see what the future will hold for this young man.

Do You want to learn something Fast. Well the best way to learn fast is in private lessons. Both Jay and Terrance Teaches in Private lessons every week. Contact them to get what you want out of your training.

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Women’s Self Defense Seminar

Women’s Self Defense Seminar

Our Academy will be offering a FREE two hour seminar on Saturday April 4th,at 2PM. This special two hour seminar is designed to for first-time self-defense students and will address the following threat scenarios:

1) How to break free from an attacker who grabs you without warning.
2) How to avoid being taken to the ground by a determined attacker.
3) How to escape from underneath an attacker who has you pinned.

The seminar will be taught by Jay Speight
as well as several other assistant instructors.

This Seminar is suitable for ages 13 and up (Note: girls 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

Space is very limited! This free seminar will fill up quickly!

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