BJJ and Rolling with women

The following was written by one of our male students after a comedic posting of a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw-KF6Ub8-4) about rolling with women.  One of our female students commented positively and I wanted post his response.

“I’ve seen a few of this guy’s videos . . . and always find him to be an insufferable dork. Maybe he’s better in person. 

That said, he’s correct that men tend to treat women like fragile dolls in BJJ. And it gets worse when women start to expect to
 be handled super delicately. It’s a terrible way to learn how to actually grapple. 

I believe Chenlu has escaped much of this because she legitimately tries to attack without caring about the gender difference. In return, she gets a similarly gender neutral response. That’s as it should be. 

Of course, size and rank differences can be good reasons to go easy. No one benefits when a purple belt with an 80 pound weight advantage goes full throttle at a new white belt. 

In this regard, Chenlu has indeed been properly “bro-ized.” I can’t speak for everyone, but my hope is that if anyone is going easier on her, it’s because she’s a 115 lb white belt, not because she’s female. The better she gets, the more intensity she’ll get in return. The same would be true for a male 115 lb white belt. Her being female shouldn’t have anything to do with anything.”

 

2014 IBJJF Atlanta Open This Weekend!

Lets all push our competitors to be the best they can be!  Bring home the gold!  We will post results after the tournament!

http://ibjjf.org/championship/atlanta-international-open-ibjjf-championship/

 

Article on Kron Gracie

https://www.facebook.com/352129331480369/photos/a.377796398913662.112159.352129331480369/942949895731640/?type=1&theater

 

The Gauntlet at Belt Promotions

I have seen several articles now that seem to be trying to do away with running the belt gauntlet when you get promoted.  Does anyone have a particular feeling on this?

Next Grappling Events

08/30/14  IBJJF Atlanta International Open (Georgia International Convention Ctr.)

09/27/14  US Grappling Pendergrass Classic in Morrisville, NC (Netsports)

11/15/14  US Grappling Greensboro, NC (Barber Park)

GR Student and Professional MMA fighter Blogs his thoughts on training diet etc.

Ramblings from our own Daniel Branch on his Journey Training and fighting.

 

http://dbtheheadcase.wordpress.com/

Gracie Raleigh Student Posts Blog on his Journey to get in shape and become a fighter

While Chris just started with us, he has been documenting his journey to lose weight, get in better shape and become an MMA fighter. Inspiring words from a dedicated student.

ChrisMooreMMA.Tumblr.com

Grapplemania 17 Results from Last Weekend

Total Medal Count for GR:

4 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze

Men’s No Gi Division Results
Intermediate Absolute

1st – Thaddeus Crafford – RMNU / ECBJJ
2nd – John Sickles – Team JBM / JBM Academy
3rd – Andrew Bitner – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh

Intermediate 149.1 – 162
1st – Taylor Griffin – BJJ Revolution / Absolute Jiu Jitsu
2nd – Alex Cummings – Royce Gracie / Rapid Fitness
3rd – Isaac Granick – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh

Intermediate 188.6 – 202
1st – Andrew Bitner – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh
2nd – David Grissom – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh
3rd – Emmanuel Verdier – Combat Club / Combat Club

Novice 175.6 – 188.5
1st – Raul Socarras
2nd – Jeff Willison – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh
3rd – Cole Herring – Royce Gracie / Triangle Jiu Jitsu Goldsboro

30+ No Gi Division Results
Advanced 162.1 – 188.5

1st – Chris Lewter – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh
2nd – Brandon Hornby – Renzo Gracie / Team Mannon BJJ Blacksburg

Men’s Gi Division Results

Blue Belt 149.1 – 162

1st – Taylor Griffin – BJJ Revolution / Absolute Jiu Jitsu
2nd – Alan Brown – Snyder
3rd – Isaac Granick – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh

Blue Belt 188.6 – 202
1st – Matt Gordon – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh
2nd – Andrew Bitner – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh
3rd – Mark Gordon – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh

White Belt 135.6 – 149
1st – Jonathan Wood – Royce Gracie / Rapid Fitness
2nd – Bryan Eng – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh
3rd – Stephen Phillips – Pedro Sauer / Mattevi Martial Arts

White Belt 188.6 – 215
1st – Kyle Wray – Royce Gracie / Forged Fitness
2nd – Patrick Donahue – Royce Gracie / Forged Fitness
3rd – David Grissom – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh

30+ Gi Division Results
Blue Belt 175.6 –188.5

1st – Chris Lewter – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh
2nd – James Purcell – Royce Gracie / Forged Fitness
3rd – John Berry – Royce Gracie / Chapel Hill Gracie Jiu Jitsu

White Belt 135.6 – 162
1st – Tucker Scott – BJJ Revolution / Revolution BJJ
2nd – Myong Lee – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh
3rd – Charles Williams – Steve Snyder Jiu Jitsu

Self Defense Workshop August 2nd 1:30-3pm

Cost: $20 (cash only)

Come learn basic self-defense techniques from Pan American Braziliian Jiu Jitsu Champ, Chris Lewter and Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Daniel Branch. 

This workshop will give you a basic understanding of how to recognize threats and hostile body language, how to avoid being a target, as well as application of combative techniques used to deal with unpredictable situations. This event is open to all individuals regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

Please wear clothing that you would normally workout in.

***Arrive 15 minutes early***

 

Location: Gracie Raleigh

119 E Hargett St Suite 10, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

BJJ Black Belt Andrew Smith Seminar August 8th

We will be hosting Andrew Smith for a Jiu Jitsu seminar on Friday, August 8th! More details to follow.

Andrew received his black belt from Julio “Foca” Hernandez in 2008.  He got his 1st degree in 2011.

3x Pan American Champion

5x Virginia State Judo Champion

20x US Grappling Champion