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List of Upcoming Events (Updated 7-17-17)

The Gym will be closed on Thursday (7-20-17) through Saturday (7-22-17) and regular operating hours will start back up on Monday (7-24-17). 

July 20th-24th:

Annual KGJJ Camping retreat on Lake Charlevoix! This will be the second year in a row that we are doing this! All KGJJ Association Members are welcome to attend! See you all there! Contact me directly for info!

July 29th: 

Lukas will be testing for his Brown Belt along side Jose who will be testing for his Blue Belt. Starts at 9am. See you all there. 

August 19th: 

Kroyler Gracie will be teaching a seminar at Black Lion at its new location! This seminar will be open to all schools and affiliations! See you all there for some amazing game changing techniques! More info on the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kroyler-gracie-seminar-at-black-lion-tickets-36278944299

List of Upcoming Events (Updated 11-7-16)

November 12th, 2016: 

KGJJ Team Thanksgiving! Bring friends and family to our team Thanksgiving! More info on the link bellow: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1159136534162813/?ti=icl

November 19th, 2016:

This seminar is open to all schools and affiliation! Hope to see everyone there! Check out the flyer for more info!

December 3rd, 2016: 

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We will be having our Christmas party on December 3rd at 630pm. Hope to see you all there! It will be a carry-in and we will have our usual White Elephant. Check out the facebook event for more info or updates. 

Kroyler Gracie Seminar at Gracie Sports

Kroyler will be returning to Gracie Sports Norwalk to teach a seminar on November 19th 2016. This seminar is open to all schools and all affiliations. Check out the flyer below for all the details!

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When: November 19th, 2016

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Cost: $70

Where: 770 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854

For more info: (203) 993-4633

Wrestling Clinic!

Drew Graber will be teaching a Wrestling Clinic on October 29th from 9am to 11am, $20 per person. Dont miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best Wrestlers from the Midwest!

List of Upcoming Events (Updated 10/7/2016)

Oct 8th 2016: 

Judo Class following competition class this Saturday, taught by Nate!

Oct 15th 2016: 

KGJJ Team trip to Cedar Point for Halloweekend! Talk to Kroyler for more info on how to attend!

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Oct 29th 2016: 

We will be hosting Drew Graber once again for a Wrestling Clinic. Drew is an incredibly well decorated wrestler with an outstanding record. Come join us for some high level wrestling training!

From 9:00am-11:00am

Cost $20 per person

Nov 5th 2016: 

The team will be competing at the Michigan Open Tournament so we wont have competition class this Saturday. Come on out and support the team instead!

Nov 12th 2016: 

We will be having our Thanksgiving Team Dinner! Bring family and friends! This will be a carry-in style dinner. Check out the link below for more information: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1159136534162813/?ti=icl

Nov 19th 2016: 

Kroyler will be visiting and teaching a seminar at Gracie Sports Macarra BJJ Norwalk. Check out the flyer for more info!

Judo Class this Saturday!

Don't forget Nate is coming to the academy this weekend to teach another Judo Class after the competition class this Saturday (10/8/16). Don't miss this opportunity to take your Throwing Game to a new level!

Opponent Stands in Guard? No problem

We have been working on dealing with an opponent that stands up in guard... This is our second series, and we aren't even halfway through. Check out the video below for a quick glimpse of the current series... Mind you the video doesn't do justice to the length and intricacy of this series. Come in and see us in person to see it all and learn it all for yourself. 

Black Lion Visit!

On August 20th I visited my first affiliate in Grand Rapids, Michigan...

I taught a seminar covering Side-Mount Escapes and Attacks. If you missed it you must visit Chad Pomeroy and get the techniques and details from him at Blacklion! 

We also discussed philosophy and training concepts involving how we should all train and how we can be better training partners to one another as well as how our training partners are invaluable therefore we should invest on them as much as we wish for them to invest in us. 

Very happy to see Chad teaching everyone of all ages in a manner that influences and drives them to become better versions of themselves. If you are in the area I recommend paying him a visit, regardless of how much or how little training you have. 

Looking forward to my next visit!

Judo Class!

Judo Class starts back up this Saturday at 1030am! Don't miss this amazing opportunity, Nate DeCamp will be proctoring it!

List of Upcoming Events (Updated 8-7-16)

August 13th:

Judo Class at 1030am with Nate DeCamp

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Movie night at 3pm, bring blankets and a pillow! 

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August 20th:

Kroyler will be teaching a seminar at Black Lion Jiu-Jitsu. Contact Chad Pomeroy for more information or visit the link below:

 

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August 27th (Tentative): 

Movie Night! Bring blankets and pillows and come out to enjoy a good time with the team! Starts at 1pm. 

September 3rd: 

Kroyler will be teaching a seminar at Javi Vazquez's School, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Rancho Cucamonga; the topic covered will be wrist locks! Contact Rose Gracie for more information at (909) 941-3861 or www.graciejiujitsurancho.com/

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September 24th (Tentative): 

Movie night! More info TBA.

October 15th or 22nd: 

Cedar Point for the Halloweekend! More info TBA. 

Congratulations Chad and Jesse!

I met Chad roughly 3-4 years ago and our friendship quickly took off. He became my first affiliate soon after having his first few classes with me. Since then I have gotten to know him and out of the mats. 

I soon noticed his skill level growing very quickly which meant he was taking what I was teaching and he was practicing it in and out. That showed me his ability as a student. 

But focusing on yourself is easy. We all want to be good, so when we find a routine or a path to getting better we all focus on it. We as humans like doing what we know we are good at. So I knew he was a good dedicated student. 

But as he represented me as my first affiliate I wanted to see if he would also grow as an instructor. 

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Soon I saw his school growing, his students were all progressing very well. But his ability as an instructor was solidified in my mind when one of his students came to visit my school for a private lesson with me. He wanted to review a few things he had been working on with Chad. That student, Jesse, showed me the techniques he wanted to work on, and review, and check that he was performing them correctly. 

It was a very pleasant surprise to see that the techniques he was performing and had questions on were nearly flawless. This was proof that Chad was teaching in the manner I expect of myself. He focused on the overall growth of his students as well as his own. Jesse was proof of that. Very much like how Chad was a dedicated student under me, so was Jesse under Chad and I. 

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Jesse isn't the only one of Chad's students that is excelling and on the path of a constant growth. Morgan and Ben and many others are also excelling, which further cements my faith on Chad and his teaching ability. 

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This Saturday I got the pleasure to promote Jesse to Purple belt after an amazing display of techniques. As well as Chad to Brown belt, Chad is my 3rd Brown belt ever. 

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Thank you all that came out and showed support to Chad and Jesse. Again congratulations to both of you. 

Single Legs Everywhere!

Thank you Drew Graber for taking some time to visit us and put on an amazing single leg clinic! Hope to see you again soon!

Great time! 

Great time! 

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KGJJ Camping Trip!!

Thank you Morgan for helping us out with a place for our camping trip! We all had a most incredible time! 

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Breakfast! Thanks Bretchy for making breakfast.. only took 4 hours to get those eggs ready...

Breakfast! Thanks Bretchy for making breakfast.. only took 4 hours to get those eggs ready...

We will most definitely be doing this again next year! Stay tuned for info and dates!

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Beautiful sunset!

Great times with the family!!! 

The family!

The family!

Explore your creativity!

Enjoy this slick back-take from the kimura!! Come see us in person to learn the rest of the combos in this series!! 

Upcoming Events (Updated 6-24-16)

June 25: 

Gracie Regionals Chicago! Good luck to everyone competing!! 

July 4th: 

Fourth of July party! Steve has offered to have us over for his fourth of July party! Bring drinks and one food dish! The address is: 15769 wagon wheel granger IN 46530 at 5pm

July 9th:

Jennifer and Darlene's Birthday Carry-In!! Bring food, drinks and chocolate and anyone else you want to bring along! More info on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1056187834427910/

July 16-17th:

Camping/Cookout trip to Lake Charlevoix! All the info will be posted in the event page on Facebook! If you're not in the event page but are interested in going then contact me! Hope to see everyone from the team there!

July 23rd: 

Kroyler will be teaching a seminar in Muskegon; this seminar is open to all schools and affiliations! Contact Jim Carey for more info!

July 30th:

Drew Garber will be teaching a No-Gi seminar with emphasis on Single-Leg set-ups, follow-ups, finishes and counters. Drew Graber is a two time Indiana high school state wrestling runner up. Single season school takedown record. Career school take down record. Division 1 Cleveland state wrestling. Asst northridge high school wrestling coach. 

The seminar is open to all schools and it will be from 10am-12pm at 1632 E Bristol St, Elkhart, Indina 46514. Cost is $25.  

August 13th:

Movie Night! We will be watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, maybe a double feature (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretes) if everyone is up for it. Movie will start at 330pm. Bring friends and pillows and blankets.  

August 20th: 

Kroyler will be teaching a seminar at Black Lion Jiu-Jitsu. Contact Chad Pomeroy for more information or visit the link below: 

 https://www.facebook.com/events/233455593693226/?ti=icl

August 27th (Tentative): 

Movie Night! We will be watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, maybe a double feature (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) if everyone is up for it. Movie will start at 330pm. Bring friends and pillows and blankets.

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September 17th: 

Victor will be doing a Tough Mudder and has invited everyone/anyone that wants to join him to do so as well. Contact him for more info!

September 24th:

Movie Night! We will be watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, maybe a double feature (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) if everyone is up for it. Movie will start at 330pm. Bring friends and pillows and blankets.

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October 22nd (Tentative):

Cedar Point for the Halloweekend! More information TBA.