Move Safe, Move Better, Fight Free Warm Philosophy
“If you’re going to prepare for lifting you should be covered in sweat before you add any load from a dynamic warmup,” -Kelly Starrett
The 1st purpose of the warm up is to address issues. Major issues are addressed on your own through self-discovery and they cannot be stated enough. You, the martial artist are on a never ending road to self discovery. Your goal should you choose to accept it, is to find the corners in your game, for example, you need to have so many range of motion in your hips, shoulders, ankles, wrist, etc. This is in its own frame is the beautiful struggle and is an easy way to measure success. We will provide the necessary tools for you to succeed in this end.
The 2nd purpose of the warm is to warm up. The muscles and joints should be moving purposefully and synergistically. Pavel Tsatsouline calls this “the groove”. And before any class class, we should be attacking this groove so that we can fight free.
We should be sweaty before we do any major movements, period! Running, Lifting, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling should have good warm ups prior to to lessen the potential for injuries.
How do we accomplish this ideas? Simply by recreating basic human patterns that appear in the sport/activity that we’re doing over and over again. The Houdini in it is to make it fun and practical.
If you have any question feel free to email me directly at Radhames@elevatedojo.com
Coach Radhames OUT!
FORMING POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL HABITS STARTS EARLY:
By Sensei Brett
At Elevate have created a system for the early years of children. You can message us here to get in touch with us to find out more beyond this article. We want to prepare our kids for lifelong success by giving them the discipline they need to achieve their goals.
Here are just a few of the ways Judo will benefit your child, both physically and mentally:
- FOCUS – Some children are more geared towards being either auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learners. In Judo, students are able to hone all three of these learning preferences in order to develop their ability to focus.
- TEAMWORK – Working together in small teams and with their partners, students learn the value of cooperation and communication.
- CONTROL – In addition to controlling the use of their own bodies and movements, Judo teaches the control of ourselves around others.
- MEMORY – From learning Japanese terminology, to demonstrating a movement, to utilizing active recall to complete a throw, students are able to build upon and strengthen their memory.
- AGILITY – An integral part of developing athletic skills, the integration of dynamic balance with gross and fine motor skill development are found within each Judo movement.
- BALANCE – Calibrating and improving balance is a requisite skill in executing Judo throws. Balance will be improved and rewarded through mastery of Judo techniques.
- COORDINATION – In Judo, students learn hand-eye coordination and also how to coordinate their movement and techniques in relation to a moving partner.
- DISCIPLINE – Discipline is the process of teaching a child the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Good discipline should be a positive force focusing on what a child is allowed to do. The goal of discipline is to help a child change impulsive, random behavior into controlled, purposeful behavior, and discipline should be reinforced with teaching, consistency, and reminders. We cultivate discipline through our teaching of Judo at Elevate.
- FITNESS – Children need physical activity to build strength, coordination, and confidence — and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve posted a few Bernardo technique’s recently and I wanted to round that off with a great match of him and Luiz Panza, a great athlete with ferocious footlocks (if you’re interested in footllocks, look into Panza!)
By 2016 and multiple World Champion Bernardo Faria
This is one technique my students like doing and often ask about.
2016 and Multiple Time World Champion on How To Avoid Berimbolo, 50/50 & Scrambles
If you’re a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Judo fighter in Rhode Island and you train this will be a good oppertunity to learn a a theory about dealing with scrambly guys or the guys that play the new style of games.
Coach Radhames here. I’m a huge social media kind of guy. It’s the best way for me to stay in touch with my family, friends because I see them on my timeline.
Well, I had a thought: How cool would it have been to see my favorite positions a few times a month, FREE, from my favorite martial arts athletes?
It would be pretty cool!
Starting Monday, December 4th, 2016, I will be Facebook living a portion of my class.
Here is a Facebook live video I did on Self Defense and Why Sport Fighting is important to Self-Defense.
Guard work is important. Points let you know what to fight for.
See everyone tomorrow,
If you’re in the area look out for our sign!
Feels incredible. We we’re all once students with visions of having our own students and own academy.
Here’s to another step forward. So many more cool things to do!
Ater 4 years of inactivity our very own Sensei Sandra has returned to compete and took 1st place!
She took gold at a recent tournament that featured opponents that outweighed Sensei Sandra by over 20lbs!