brazilian jiu jitsu
Come learn a systematic approach to your Strength & Conditioing training for BJJ, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, MMA that will lead to training efficiency with better results.
The seminar will be held at Robot Fight & Fitness with one of Santa Monica and Los Angeles’ most elite athletic trainers, Tanny Martty.
The seminar is mandatory for all Robot Fight Team members.
Cost is $50 ($40 for Robot Members).
Dodgers Manager Headed to Court
Although the Dodgers aren’t doing so well against the Giants this home stand, and McCourt is heading to court, many other “Giants” in the MLB and in the NFL are focusing on a different kind of battle; martial arts.
What the Pros such as Adam Dunn, Brad Penny, Russell Martin, Randy Couture, Jay Glazer, and Clay Matthews are saying:
“Physically, it works different muscles than players tend to use in their own sport. The training gives them something different to push themselves through.”
“You tolerate the pain and get through it.”
“Mentally, I know I’m in a good place because I worked hard.”
“Most mixed martial arts instructors teach balance, quickness and awareness of your surroundings.”
These athletes, coaches, Martial Arts Experts, and sport analyzers are not the only ones raving about the workout mixed martial arts provides, but they sure do help show that Martial Arts is EFFECTIVE.
At Robot Fight and Fitness we stress the same things mentioned above; training, balance, quickness, awareness, motivation, and HARD WORK. Living in Los Angeles, it can be hard to stay focused or to train during off-season, but having a place where you can incorporate all the aspects of fitness training as well as technique can be just the fix. Russell Martin of the New York Yankees will be the firs to testify to this. In his statement to the NY Times Martin said that MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Judo, Karate, “…can make an athlete mentally tougher,” in addition to improving overall fitness.
With this being said, mental toughness is a HUGE part of our programs, and with it comes a big increase in technique throughout the course of long term commitments to a program of your choice.
Mixed martial arts is a combination of karate, judo, jujitsu, boxing, wrestling and taekwondo. Many athletes use these different martial arts in their trainings, but are notoriously known for keeping their training regimens a secret, due to its high effectiveness.
Brad Penny, MLB, admits he trains with Dan Henderson, M.M.A. Competitor, but still wont discuss details, that just goes to show you that something must be GREAT if they don’t want the secret out.
Unlike these athletes that keep it a secret we want to SHARE OUR PASSION with everyone. Because there are so many great ways to get in shape in LA and Santa Monica, its important to show the benefits of our program and we don’t plan on keeping that program a secret, instead we want to share our knowledge with our members everyday.
Most of the athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB that practice martial arts do not spar, but do use similar practices like here at Robot such as focus mitts, Thai pads, positional sparring, punching bags, speed bags, double ended bag use, drilling, sprints, and anaerobic type circuit workouts.
Experts believe that these drills have helped improved pitching games, first base reflexes, agility on the football field, emulate certain movements used in the different sports, Hips and Core Strength, and particularly how to own your space.
Jay Glazer a football analyst for Fox Sports says in a NY Times article….
“We look at film and break it down frame by frame and come up with a combination that mirrors his pitching delivery. A knee, a punch, followed by a kick.”
“Power comes from their core, his hips and his legs, even though he uses his arm to pitch.”
“Mentally, the mantra is the same for baseball players as it is for N.F.L. players.”
“We get the players thinking like a cage fighter. When the door shuts, it’s time to break that man’s will across from you.”
In baseball, football, and basketball these techniques are becoming more important, and recognized by they athletes all over the world. The effectiveness of martial arts is becoming wide spread and we hope that the sport continues to get such GREAT publicity, for it does have many benefits that one could utilize in any aspect of their lifestyle.
So come try it out for yourself now! Don’t wait any longer!
Kids Class will be cancelled b/c we cant assure that our instructors can make it to the gym, however, we will be open for Open Mat 12:30-2:30pm Saturday and Sunday July 16 and 17 during the Carmageddon for those who can make it in!
Battling “Carmageddon” in West Los Angeles: How Martial Arts Can Relieve Stress from The 405 road closures
Because the 405 will be shutting down from Interstate 10 to Interstate 101 from July 15 12:00am -July 18 5:00am experts are predicting that Carmageddon” in West LA will occur. Although a funny expression, this 10 mile stretch is traveled by 287,000 cars daily and is expected to cause delays in all of Los Angeles but particularly in West LA including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Venice, Brentwood, Westwood, UCLA area.
Not only does this kind of traffic shut down cause a head ache for locals in the West LA vincinity but also for those who live as far as Anaheim, bakersfield, and San Diego. This shut down is predicted to cause the largest traffic jam in LA’s history and possibly a huge factor in causing stress (even if its temporarily).
Recommendation: Stay local, Travel by bike or by foot, and when the weekend is over…. WORKOUT and relieve some stress that this summer time shut down will cause.
There are several ways to relieve stress but the best ways are through meditation, relaxation, and excercise. Although there are several ways to do these things, the most inclusive way is through martial arts. Including but not limited to Brazilian jiu jitsu (also spelled jujitsu & jui jitsu), judo, kung fu, mma (mixed martial arts), kickboxing, boxing, karate, tae kwon do and muay thai.
Martial arts are a great form of body stress relief as many of the skills and techniques have a lot of similarities with those practiced in actual stress relief classes. With the highway closures, beginning of bikini season, and school being out, this sport is a great solution to battle stress.
Fighting is only a small portion of what makes up martials arts. The fact is, the skills and techniques used in martial arts such as BJJ and MMA, teach you how to balance your body and your mind. Therefore this helps give you the confidence required in the event that you face stress in your life. Through breathing and meditation techniques that martial artists use, your body and your mind are connected and controlled. The techniques that are practiced include breathing in through your nose while exhaling it through your mouth. In the context of the Chinese breathing concept when you breath in and out, you are allowing a “Chi”, a form of energy, to complete a circulation path throughout your body; thereby connecting your body and mind together.
The major benefits of taking up martial arts as a form of stress relief include improvements in
5. Physical conditioning
All these qualities combined are priceless as it is not just great for your body, they are also great for your mind and soul. So find a form of martial arts that you like and start by signing up for a class at your local martial art schools, whether you are in West LA, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Bel Air, or other surrounding areas including 90405, 90404, 90210, 90211, 90024, 90025, 90232, 90291, there is a program for you.
You will owe it to yourself after “Carmageddon” or anything else life throws at you to start battling stress in a healthy, positive, and motivating way.
Stress relief with martial arts is great and truly exists! But if you feel like you need more… heres 5 quick tips
1.Take a Walk
2.Take a Break 3
.Listen to Music
4.Look on the Bright Side
5.Take a Bath
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2013 Schedule For BJJ, Muay Thai, MMA, Boot Camp, & Kids Martial Arts In West Los Angeles & Santa Monica
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Intro to MMA: Learn the fundamental techniques of the 3 principal MMA Arts: Muay Thai (Kickboxing), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (grappling), and Freestyle Wrestling.
Elite MMA: Advanced MMA Techinques with sparring.
BJJ Intermediate: This is a 300 Hour Training Course for White Belts to attain their blue belt.
BJJ Elite Advanced: This is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for intermediate to advanced practitioners. You must be a blue belt or on the Fight Team or Comp Club to attend.
BJJ Fight Team & BJJ Comp Club: Must apply. Applications available every 6 months.
BJJ Open Mat: Open mat is for BJJ Elite.
Kids & Teens Black Belt & Masters Club: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Black Belt Program is Invitation Only)
Lil Bots: Martial Arts for Children 5-8 years of age. Kids class emphasizes fitness, technique, balance and discipline through drills, games and other engaging activities. There is some light sparring closely supervised by the instructors.
Youth Bots: Martial Arts for children ages 9-12. Striking and ground game – Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Teen Bots: Martial Arts for Teens ages 13-17 and run more like an adult class with conditioning, technique, drilling and sparring.
Muay Thai Intermediate: This is a 300 Hour Training Course for Muay Thai White Shisrts to attain their Blue Shirt.
Muay Thai Advanced: This is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for intermediate to advanced practitioners. You must be a Blue Shirt or on the Fight Team or Comp Club to attend
Thai Fight Team: Must apply, applications available every 6 months
Thai Open Mat: Open mat is for Thai Elite members only.
Women’s MMA Boot Camp: This morning class will blast you into shape with cutting edge exercises designed to burn maximum calories, build core strength & keep you focused and excited to meet your goals- train like the professionals train!
CO-ED STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CLASS
Strength & Conditioning Class: Uses kettlebells and TRX for elite strength training and cutting edge equipment for metabolic work. These are systems that are used by professional athletes and others looking to get in top physical and cardiovascular shape. Suffice it to say, this class will whip you into shape!