ROY MARSH SEMINAR
Roy Marsh gave us a tremendous seminar featuring guillotine chokes. I truly loved his perspectives, especially his view on the importance of attacking the head and hands, given that most practitioners will give you those body parts first as they move in to establish grips or to gun for a takedown.
BLACK BELT PROMOTIONS
Four of our OG leveled up to the rank of black belt, each having successfully completed our rigorous test of the complete art of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’m already excited for the next group to test in August. Additionally, a number of our black belts ranked up. Here is the current list of Capital MMA black belts, and our ranking system:
LEARNING TO DEFEND YOURSELF
I am so proud that Capital has been a consistent environment for training in every aspect of the Gentle Art. Our instructors cover:
- The initial moment of a surprise attack
Over the years our efforts have helped many people gain the confidence and skills necessary to live a healthier, happier, and richer life. Recently a young boy was bullied on a bus in Alexandria. Tom DeBlass got word of this and now the boy is taking classes with us. I hope he sticks with it and becomes one more person we’ve helped deal with life’s tougher moments.
ULTIMATELY OUR MISSION IS
Two books were published! Jennifer Dutton wrote Jiu-Jitsu Girl and Tyler Charlton wrote The Wave. Check out the links to see what they are all about!
FUJI TOURNAMENT RESULTS
For those with a passion for Jiu-Jitsu and a competitive spirit, tournaments are a great way to get after it. We brought a very strong team to last weekend’s Fuji BJJ tournament, taking first place for adults and second place for kids. Next up? Well, there are always tournaments happening, but as a team we will be bringing some heat to April’s Grappling Industries event in Sterling, VA.