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  • Mad Science New Schedule Starting 5 Feb 2024

    Team, Starting Monday February 5th we are starting the new schedule. Here are the highlights: 1) No changes to the youth program or times 2) Mat 1 is the main Jiujitsu/Judo floor on the top floor 3) Mat 2 is the kickboxing room on the lower floor. 4) "Open" means that the space is available for drilling and training but is not a dedicated instructional class 5) The weight room is available for se anytime the gym is open for anyone high school age and up. 6) Adult Jiu-Jitsu Monday through Friday will start at 7:15 (Mat 1) 7) Combatives classes have been added to Mondays and Saturdays (Mat 1) 8) Sambo class has been added to Wednesdays (6:15 ....

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  • Why Jiu-Jitsu? (Part 3: Growth through Failure)

    Why Jiu-Jitsu? (Part 3: Growth through Failure) By Ted Chittenden 2/24/2022 www.madsciencejudoandjiujitsu.com Growth through failure Failure is just part of life, but it is critical for our growth and development both in Jiu-Jitsu and in our personal lives. The most important element of failure is that you first had to have tried. Just trying, especially something new, is a victory in and of itself. It is a demonstration of your courage and desire to grow. This should be something we celebrate, not used as a deterrent from trying again and trying other things. The second benefit of failing, is that we can learn something, ask the question – why did this ....

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  • Why Jiu-Jitsu? (Part 2: Beyond Fighting)

    Why Jiu-Jitsu? (Part 2: Beyond Fighting) By Ted Chittenden 2/8/2022 www.madsciencejudoandjiujitsu.com This part of “Why Jiu-Jitsu” will focus on benefits that Jiu-Jitsu can bring into your life that go beyond the ability to fight and defend yourself against other human beings. Typically, people come into my academy for either the ability to defend themselves or to get into better shape. Without question, our Jiu-Jitsu can provide the individual both of those things, but I really do not think that is what keeps people around year after year. It is all the other benefits that yield from Jiu-Jitsu that keep people coming back. In reality, I am in the business ....

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  • Why Jiu-Jitsu? (Part 1: Self-Defense Perspective)

    Why Jiu-Jitsu? (Part 1: Self-Defense Perspective) By Ted Chittenden 1/27/2022 I have practiced martial arts for most of my life. I have studied various types of martial arts over the decades, and one question I often receive is why Jiu-Jitsu? The short answer is because it works. However, the term “works” can be a bit more complex and it extends far beyond human combat. Part 1: Self-defense perspectives. From a combative/self-defense perspective, I am more inclined to favor arts that have more emphasis on grappling versus striking, especially regarding self-defense. Those that know me, might think this to be hypocritical on my part; questions ....

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  • Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 26 February – 3 March 2024

    Team, Here is the Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 26 February – 3 March 2024. Jiu-Jitsu Focus: Adult: White-Blue curriculum review Youth: Guard Sweeps and Attacks Judo Focus: Adult: Competition based drilling and skill development Youth: Developing balance and movement while integrating techniques. Kickboxing Focus (All) : Managing space and combinations. Combatives Focus (All) : Monday will be open combatives (review of Gracie Self-defense and weapon draw) Saturday will be defense from weapon side attacks / controlling space Sambo Focus (All) : Throwing from various clinch positions. ....

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  • Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 19-24 February 2024

    Team, Here is the Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 19-24 February 2024. Jiu-Jitsu Focus (All): Guard Attacks Judo Focus: Adult: Competition based drilling and skill development Youth: Developing balance and movement while integrating techniques. Kickboxing Focus (All) : Managing space and combinations Combatives Focus (All) : Defense from weapon side attacks / controlling space Sambo Focus (All) : Throwing from various clinch positions Notes: 1. The adult Blue belt test will be on 23 March.If you are planning to test and haven’t told coach Ted your belt size, please do ....

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  • Mad Science Lesson Plan and Notes 12-18 Feb 2024

    Team, Here is the Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 12-18 February 2024. Jiu-Jitsu Focus (All): Guard Passing Judo Focus (All): Competition focused skills and drilling Kickboxing Focus (All) : Movement and distance management Combtives: Introduction of bladed weapons / creating and controlling space. Sambo: Morte Gari (Double leg) set ups and applications. Notes: 1. On Saturday we will be supporting a group seminar in Maryville, as a result we will not have combatives; we will still have open training at 1:00. If you want to attend the clinic see coach Ted for details. 2. Blue Belt Test: The blue belt test will be March ....

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  • Mad Science Lesson Plan 5-11 February 2024

    Team, Here is the Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 5-11 February 2024. Jiu-Jitsu Focus (All): Guard Sweeps Judo Focus (All): Gokyo of the Kodokan Set 2 (40 throwing techniques) Kickboxing Focus (All) : Dirty Dozen combinations Review Combatives Focus (All) : Introduction / Small Joint Manipulation / Striking and controlling distance / O Soto Gari / Pistol Draw and special control Sambo Focus (All) : Introduction / fireman’s / Kata guruma / straight Achilles lock Notes: 1. This week starts our new schedule and the addition of Sambo and Combatives. Note that Adult Jiu-Jitsu Monday – Thursday now starts at 7:15 ....

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  • Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 29 January – 2 February 2024.

    Team, Here is the Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 29 January – 2 February 2024. Jiu-Jitsu Focus (All): Mount Escapes and Defense Judo Focus (All): Gokyo of the Kodokan Set 2 (40 throwing techniques) Kickboxing Focus (All) : Dirty Dozen combinations (5-12) Notes: 1. We will have normal classes this week but will start the new schedule on Monday 5 February. There is no change to the youth program, but we will be adding classes to the adult program. We will send out the new schedule later in the week. 2. We are looking at the next adult Blue belt test in late February or early March. If you are a 3 or 4 stripe white belt, now is ....

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