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Finding Things Out The Hard Way is Sometimes The Only Way You Truly Learn

I give out advice regarding training to my students on a daily basis. That's part of good coaching. However, whether or not they (students or fighters) listen to me is a whole different bag of potato chips! I've learned from years of coaching that sometimes it's best for a hard headed student to learn things on their own, AKA the hard way. In a way, making mistakes, taking a beating, and the all that stuff can have a funny way of teaching many things that a good MMA coach simply cannot. To me It's kind of like being a parent who's trying to teach their teenage daughter(s) to do the right things and avoid trouble in the game we call life. Anyone with a teenager will tell you, … Click Here to View Full Post »

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News & Updates From Ivey League MMA, Winter 2014

Winter is here, or I should say almost here. The weather is getting colder, just the way I like it. And, just like every winter before, things are … Click Here to View Full Post »

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The Differences Between Dutch & Thai Style Muay Thai Kickboxing

One of my beginner level students came up to me the other night after class and asked me about the style of Kickboxing we use/teach here at Ivey … Click Here to View Full Post »

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How To Earn Your Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is well known for being the most difficult martial art to earn your black belt in. It takes on average about 12 years of … Click Here to View Full Post »