Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jiu Jitsu Seminar With a Grand Master

Grand Master Flavio Behring will be here in a week! He will be putting on a Jiu Jitsu seminar at Absolute Mixed Martial Arts in West Jordan, UT. The seminar will be on Saturday, January 28, from 10 am until 3 pm.

Grand Master Flavio has a very experienced teaching style. You don't have to have experience to learn some amazing things about Jiu Jitsu and yourself. If you do have experience you will gain the insight of a 64 year practitioner of the art. All levels are welcome. The stories he tells are of the days when Jiu Jitsu was forming and growing in Brazil. You get to speak with a man who was there from the very early days.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn and train with a true master. Contact Absolute MMA at 801.255.1166 for prices and availability.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Schedule Update for Kick Boxing, Muay Thai and Kettlebells.

We have made a few changes to the schedule about a month ago and want to make sure to get the word out again. The classes that have been affected are the Mixed Martial Arts classes on Tuesday and Thursday, Kick Boxing on Wednesday and Kettlebells on Saturday.

The 7:30 pm classes on Tuesday and Thursday have been changed from Mixed Martial Arts classes to Kick Boxing. These classes are usually taught by our Head Coach, Rob Handley. Rob Has studied Kick Boxing or Muay Thai for a very long time. He continues to train with top level Thai trainers like Sakasem, Ganyao Fairtex and Sangtiennoi. He has a wealth of experience and has a unique way of teaching which makes it easy to learn and then implement. All levels of experience are welcome.

Kick Boxing on Wednesday at 6:00 pm has been canceled. We will continue to have Takedown class at 6:00 pm which includes techniques from Judo and Wrestling. This class is also taught by Coach Rob. For those of you who don't know, Rob is the 2003 Bronze medal winner in the National Judo Championships and the Gold medal winner in 2005. Rob's approach to instruction allows the very advanced and the very beginner to grasp the technique easily and be able to use it in practice effectively within a short period of time.

Our Kettlebell class that was at 9:00 am has been moved to 10:00 am. Participation is growing and our students are seeing results from the hard work. This class uses the Sport Kettlebell format to improve overall strength, strength endurance, grip strength, cardiovascular endurance and joint range of motion. The class is technique based rather than strength based. This is a great way to learn a new skill set with resistance training and improve your overall fitness. Rob also teaches this class using the Fedorenko method. Rob is a Sport Coach and Master Fitness Trainer in the American Kettlebell Club organization.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Absolute Mixed Martial Arts; Grillguards Custom Mouthpiece Giveaway.

Absolute Mixed Martial Arts had a giveaway contest in December of last year for a Grillguards Custom Mouthpiece. The student with the most classes attended during the month would be the recipient of one custom mouthpiece valued at $120.00. We had great participation and the competition was fierce. The contest was close for the first two weeks and then one started to pull away from the pack. Rebecca Rodriguez put together a string of days with two and three classes a day. Kick Boxing, Kettlebells and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, sometimes all in one day are what contributed to her winning the prize and finishing with 26 classes for the month. This was a good 10 more classes than the closest runner up. Congratulations, Rebecca!

Grillguards Custom Mouthpieces are used by the majority of our students and 100% of our staff at Absolute MMA. We have found them to be the best quality equipment we can find in mouth protection. The mouthpieces are custom fit so we never have an issue with our protection being loose or not fitting correctly. Of all the people using these mouthguards; amateur and professional fighters, coaches and serious or occasioanal students, we have not had one come to us and say it was faulty or didn't live up to what Grillguards stated. Thanks to Grillguards Custom Mouthpieces for the great product and for supporting Absolute Mixed Martial Arts.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Grand Master Flavio Behring Seminar in January!

Grand Master (GM) Flavio Behring will be holding a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at Absolute MMA on January 28, 2012. We are looking forward to the return of GM Flavio to our school.

As many of you know, GM Flavio is one of an elite handful of people who hold the rank of red belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation requires a minimum of 48 years of study before even being considered for the rank of 9th degree or red belt in BJJ. That's 48 years as a black belt. It takes approximately 10 years to achieve a black belt in most Jiu Jitsu schools. GM Flavio has over 64 years of teaching and training BJJ! That kind of expertise is not often seen in any field of study. We are fortunate to have such an experienced teacher share his knowledge with us.

Learning from a master, literally, is a fantastic experience. Techniques are broken down into digestible components and then chained together to provide a sequence which can be easily remembered. Learning from GM Flavio is fun, challenging and an experience that should be had. We always look forward to being a part of history with this living legend.

Contact Absolute MMA to be included in this event. You can call us at 801.255.1166 or visit our facility at 1338 West 7800 South in West Jordan, Utah. Information about the gym is on our website at or friend us on Facebook for updates on classes and events.