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

    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)

    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)

    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 Lesson Plan and Notes 23-27 Jan 2023

    Mad Science Lesson Plan and Notes 23-27 Jan 2023

    Team, Here are the Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 23-28 January 2023. This week we will be looking at guard passing in Gi classes, and escapes and defensive measures in No Gi classes. Jiu-Jitsu Focus All: Guard Passing Judo Focus: a. Adult: Harai Goshi continued b. Youth: Foundations, set-ups, and movement Kickboxing Focus: Bag Work / Partner drilling / Sparring concepts (all). Notes: 1. Appreciate you all and your continued support, you are the reason Mad Science is so great – Thank you!!!! 2. We might do the Bas workout in Wednesday's adult kickboxing ....

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  • Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 16-21 Jan 2023

    Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 16-21 Jan 2023

    Team, Here is the Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 16-21 January 2023. We decided to spend a second week looking at offense from guard (in the gi class). No Gi we will look at offense from the mount. Jiu-Jitsu Focus: Adults: Guard Attacks Week 2 Youth: Guard Attacks (week 2) – Skill development games Judo Focus: Adult: Harai Goshi set-ups and movement Youth: Harai Goshi set-ups and movement Kickboxing Focus: Bag Work / Partner drilling / Sparring concepts (all). Notes: The adult gym party will be this Saturday (January 21 st ). 112 Downing Dr, Oak Ridge TN 37830, 7:00-UTC. 112 ....

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  • Lessons PLn 9 – 14 January 2023.

    Lessons PLn 9 – 14 January 2023.

    Team, Here is the Mad Science notes and lesson plan for 9 – 14 January 2023. Jiu-Jitsu Focus: Adults: Guard Attacks Youth: Guard Attacks – Skill development games Judo Focus: Adult: Set-ups and movement Youth: Set-ups and movement Kickboxing Focus: Bag Work / Partner drilling / Sparring concepts (all). Notes: 1. Master Sauer will be in Kentucky at Gracie KY this weekend. 2. Adult Gym party has been moved to January 21st. ....

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  • Updated Gym Schedule - Jan 2023

    Updated Gym Schedule - Jan 2023

    Team, Attached is the updated gym schedule: We have added the Wednesday No-Gi class back to the schedule and have moved the Friday No-Gi class to 6:00 PM (Open mat has moved to 7:00PM). We are also integrating more wrestling into the No-Gi Class. See you on the mat! Ted ....

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  • Mad Science Lesson Plan and Notes 2-7 Jan 2023

    Mad Science Lesson Plan and Notes 2-7 Jan 2023

    Team, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Here are this week’s lesson plan and notes. JiuJitsu: - Adult Gi classes: Guard Sweeps - Adult No Gi classes:Duck Unders and attacking the turtle - Youth: Technical movements and drills/ guard sweeps Judo: - Adult: Foundations and Review - Youth: Foundations and Review Kickboxing: - Adult: Combinations and Sparring - Youth: Bag work and Partner drills Notes: 1) The Adult UFC party has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 21st (7:00 PM - UTC). 2) Master Sauer will be in Gracie Kentucky on January 14th. See coach Ted if you want to attend. 3) We have added the Adult No gi class ....

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  • Season’s Greetings from Mad Science Judo and Jiu-Jitsu!

    Season’s Greetings from Mad Science Judo and Jiu-Jitsu! Keeping with holiday traditions and because we love our local community, we wanted to give you two free gifts. The first gift (attached) is a digital copy of a classic 1953s comic “Judo Joe”. This little piece of nostalgia will give you or your kids a little glimpse at what Judo is and what it can do for you, plus it’s always fun to see the speech patterns from previous generations 😊 . The second free gift is a chance for you or your child to try Judo yourself. We are having a "Try Judo Day" for both youth and adults on January 5th, sign-up up and give it a try! We are the only United States Judo ....

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