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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 training to receive. This process can move faster for some people of course. It all depends on how hard you're willing to work in the practice room and how quickly you progress with the techniques you're taught. What I look for in terms of a student moving up the belt ladder depends on which belt they'd be going to next. I would have higher expectations for a purple looking to go brown then a white trying to make the blue belt rank. Let me share some of my thoughts on rank in BJJ and what most instructors look for when it comes time to … Click Here to View Full Post »

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Danny Ives Equipment Reviews – Boxing Gloves 2014

Are you looking to get a new pair of Boxing Gloves but aren't sure what to get? Or maybe you want to make sure what you buy is good quality? Sweet, … Click Here to View Full Post »

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NAGA NYC Results & Ivey League Goes Green…

This past week we sure did keep busy here at IL. Over the weekend we loaded up the Ivesmobile and hit the road in search of the best BJJ/Grappling … Click Here to View Full Post »

Keeping It Fun During Kids Classes Makes For Happy Youngsters!

Other martial arts school owners ask me all the time what's the key to keeping kids coming back to their classes and even better, smiling ear to … Click Here to View Full Post »