As everyone has probably heard by now, Long Island Mixed Martial Arts is running a New Years resolution contest. I’m stoked to find out who is going to be the one who kicked off 2017 with a bang. Before the contest was posted I was rolling with my brochacho Brian and he made me aware of this incentive based contest. I recall agreeing with him on how it will promote attendance and it will increase the competitive atmosphere. He shared with me how it was something they implemented in his yoga class. When I was in high school I too partook in a similar contest. Being super competitive and goal oriented, when my football coach created the similar challenge, I was first to lick my chops at the prize. We had to show up after school and work out at the gym during the off-season. I showed up every single day! The competition was close but only one kid genuinely gave me a run for my money. Luckily at the time I was living in Florida and the kid caught a wicked sunburn and couldn’t lift that day. I literally beat him by one day. I passed up on the grand prize in the end but I walked away way stronger and reached many personal best in addition to benefiting ten fold from the drive I had to beat out my fellow teammates. I became a main stay in the gym and promoted others to try and out do me. So who will it be from LIMMA that comes out on top with the most attendance stickers next to his their respective name? I was nursing a cranked elbow last week but I will be getting my name on there by doing the trifecta of morning classes next week and sprinkling in some days this week. I’m equally stoked to find out the prize at the end as well. In addition to the New Years resolution contest LIMMA offers other incentive laden rewards, for example when you get a stripe on your belt you get to spin the wheel. On that wheel you find some pretty dope prizes (my personal favorite is a high five from the Depo). I am sure now that we are reaching the first half of the month the boards are stacked but it’s never to late to start doubling up and checking out those weekend classes offered to sneak in some stickers. -Pat Rivera
Long Island MMA is very proud of their Children’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program. The children in our program all show increases in their discipline, focus and leadership on a consistent basis. This hasn’t been more obvious then watching Tyler, Nick, and Sofia. These 3 kids have improved so much! Nick came from another martial arts school and recently has really turned a corner with his BJJ training, Nick has been focused and has really improved his aggression during his live training. Tyler is always the one who can answer the instructors questions, Tyler’s technique has improved so much in the last couple of months and we are very proud of him. Lastly Sophia has improved in every aspect of her game, Sophia always had a consistent guard but she has now improved her top game! for these reason Long Island MMA is proud to promote Tyler, Nick and Sophia to the rank of White-grey belt! congratulations guys!
The people at Long Island MMA put together a video on 10 different ways to do a Brabbo choke. This video features Pro Fighters like Sergio Da Silva and Hugh McKenna as Well as Long Island MMA head coach Gregg DePasquale. Let us know your favorite variation!
Long Island MMA’s head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach Gregg DePasquale teaches us to interesting techniques on how to beat a person with a strong grip, and how to beat someone with strong posture. These techniques were apart of a small group training session at Long Island MMA. Many of our students are using both of these techniques with a lot of success we hope they work out for you too!
Loro show us how to do 23 leg locks in two minutes | Long Island MMA & BJJ
Long Island MMA’s Marcos Loro Galvao is a the former 135 lb Bellator champion. Loro won the championship with a knee-bar over former Olympian Joe Warren. It’s hard enough to get a leg lock in BJJ let alone in an MMA championship fight. Loro is also a former 2 time world jiu jitsu champion. Loro uses many of these techniques on a frequent basis when training at Long Island MMA.
Check out Sergio’s expression on some of these holds. Let us know which one is your favorite!
Long Island MMA’s newest Blue-Belts! | Long Island Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Congratulations to Long Island MMA’s newest Blue Belts Steve and Chris! Both Steve and Chris have been training at Long Island MMA for sometime now and yesterday their hard work and dedication was noted and Gregg DePasquale head Jiu Jitsu Coach of Long Island MMA awarded Steve his Belt Belt at our 11am Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class and Gregg gave Chris his Blue Belt at the 6pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals class. Chris and Steve both showed great technique even off of their backs, its hard to deny that ether of them are Blue Belts!
Why its important UFC fighters train in the gi by: Joseph Ninomiya
Long Island MMA in the gi
For some time the question has been being asked as to the relevance of the gi in training for mixed martial arts competition. The gi is a traditional component of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and this has lead many fighters to ask, “If I am not competing in Jiu Jitsu, what does the gi have to offer me”? Failure to adequately answer this question causes most competitors to abandon their use of the gi. However, for those who have much experience in the gi, the benefits of its use are apparent.
Yes, it is true that in mixed martial arts competition fighters do not wear a gi. When grappling for MMA it would seem that training no-gi would be far more beneficial due to its likeness to a fight scenario. Although, while training no-gi is similar, training in the gi offers benefits that are far superior to similarity. Why is the gi so important in MMA as well as Jiu Jitsu? Aside from the techniques that are exclusive to the gi, utilizing the gi instills a certain mentality of how to approach Jiu Jitsu. The significantly larger amounts of grips that can be made using the gi change the dynamic of the match taking place. One may be able to slide out of, or “power out” of a number of submissions in a no-gi or MMA fight. However, when wearing the gi the extra traction of the fabric as well as the additional grips force the competitor to seek out other solutions; more technical solutions.
Sometimes when training without the gi it is certainly possible for one to take “short cuts” so to speak. The gi however, does not allow this to take place when it is utilized correctly. Therefore because you must take every small detail of the technique into account while training in the gi, the theory is that this meticulousness will benefit the way one rolls without their gi. This belief is shared by some of the sport’s top athletes. Some of these fighters include Jiu Jitsu black belt and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, Jiu Jitsu black belt and former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, as well as Long Island MMA fighter and lightweight prospect Chris Wade who is a blue belt.
The benefits of training in the gi are evident to all those who utilize it. The only thing left for those whom are skeptical is to try it themselves. The benefits of the gi are real and will improve your Jiu Jitsu skills both on the matt as well as in the cage!
Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes in Long Island Are Exploding.
Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes in Long Island
See Why Parents Everywhere Are Turning To Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes To Get So Many of The Benefits That Martial Arts Offer
Here at Long Island MMA we teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to children from ages 6 to 13. The majority of our children go on to taking the adult classes. If you are interested in having your children trying out a free class please call 631-592-8339.
Classes at Long Island MMA are structured to teach the children responsibility and respect. Children are also taught how to defend themselves with the worlds most effective martial art Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the best martial arts for children to learn because it teaches them how to use leverage and gravity against a bigger stronger attacker. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is also a great way to promote exercise for kids. In a typical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu children will burn a ton of calories, have a great time and learn valuable self defense skills.
Children who participate in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu also get Bullied less, and that’s a fact. Children develop confidence in themselves because they are encouraged to participate in live training during class. Live training the children do 100% grappling sparring, This allows the children to truly understand and master the moves they are learning. It also gives them lots of confidence in themselves because competing against other kids just becomes an everyday routine.
Long Island MMA and Fitness center is located at 590 smith street farmingdale NY 11735. You can check us out through this link too FREE KIDS CLASS. You can also set up a FREE lesson for your child by calling 631-592-8339.
The Top 5 Reasons Why Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes Will Benefit Your Child
1) Kids who train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu do not get bullied.
2) Promotes weight-loss and psychical fitness.
3) Confidence building, helps children become more successful
4) Children will learn respect for themselves and for others.
5) One of the most fun ways to accomplish your goals!
30 Day Free Trial Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes in Long Island
There are some tremendous advantages and benefits of learning and training in the martial arts. In training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Long Island MMA and Fitness Center, I quickly learned that simply by adding Jiu Jitsu (Long Island BJJ) to my routine, I lost A LOT of weight. To be honest, I wasn’t even looking to start training in Jiu Jitsu in order to lose weight; But as a result of training, the weight loss kind of just happened! Hey, I’m not complaining!
I started training Long Island Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after high school ended. During my high school career, I was always an athlete and with high school being over, I needed something that would help meet my competitive desire. Martial Arts does that and so much more. At Long Island Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Center, the instruction is WORLD CLASS, and you quickly become part of the team simply by training. That team involvement is one of the major things that I missed from competing in high school sports and at LIMMA and Fitness Center, I quickly became part of a team again.
Besides being an excellent work out and a means of weight loss, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has allowed me to meet many people that I typically wouldn’t talk to in my daily life. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a sport based mostly on technique and not on athleticism. Because of this, you are able to train for much longer then in traditional sports like football or basketball. The age range is so wide in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Community that you might train with someone who is twice your age or even younger than you. Because of this, you often make friends with people who you wouldn’t typically be friends with.
Whether you are looking to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, lose some weight, fight professionally, meet new friends or just pick up a hobby for the New Year, Long Island Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Center, located in Lindenhurst, Long Island, is the place for you! We are the premier BJJ training facility on Long Island and look forward to hearing from you!