Mar 022015

Frequency Martial Arts Acai SmoothieIn October of 2014 I was attending the 3rd Annual RMNU Camp in Tampa, Florida when I was introduced to the ACAI BOWL by John Graybeal and Mike Lavazza.  It was described to me as eating various fruit mix with either granola or oatmeal that came across as if I were eating ice cream.

Since one of the members of the RMNU family had set up shop to make FRESH Acai Bowls, I decided to give one a try and I am glad that I did.  It was loaded with bananas, acai puree, strawberries, topped with oatmeal and honey if my memory is correct (it’s been a few months and I needed to eat it FAST!!).  All I remember is that I bought one of the last two, some of my teammates really wanted one and it was amazing!!  It really was the best healthy food mash-up I’ve tried. (Taco Pizza = Cheat meal)

Well, now that I am back home in Illinois, I haven’t seen or heard of anyone selling Acai Bowls and since I’m a fan of doing smoothies, I wanted to switch my game up a bit. Continue reading »

Feb 202015

Frequency Martial Arts Large Circle Only

We will be hosting our OPEN MAT from 10a-11a.

This is FREE to team members and there is a $15.00 CASH drop in fee for anyone that wants to come in and train with a positive attitude.

Please be sure to mark your calendar for February 28 for the Family Team Bowl at Pheasant Lanes from 6-8p.  The large party room and five lanes have been reserved for us.

Please RSVP by Tuesday February 24.

Feb 192015

TEAM T-SHIRTS can now be ordered and shipped WORLD WIDE!

For those of you living in Bloomington-Normal or will be visiting soon, I’ll have extras on hand at the school but you can always place an order through PayPal too!

Thank you for the support!

Frequency Martial Arts Shirt

For those of you that may not know, my Full Time job is at a radio station.  While I was looking for a unique name for the school I played off of the radio “frequency” and the fact that in order to get good at anything, you need to practice with high “frequency”.  After sharing a few logo ideas with Laughing Dog Graphics, I took a look at the logo and spotted the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu “Frequency”: The peaks, valleys and plateaus that come with training.

Thank you for your support as always!





Feb 112015

Frequency Martial Arts DDP YOGA 01 BeforeEverybody wants results, but not everybody wants to put in the work to obtain the results.

This photo was taken after I had already lost 50 pounds from training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but as I started to become more focused on competing in the various tournaments, I needed to be able to do something to help me lose weight without beating up my body.  I was eating healthier and training BJJ several times a week, but I knew that there were other ways I could be cross-training to improve my cardio, flexibility, strength and my focus.

Yes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu does all of that, but I needed something I could do when there wasn’t anyone else to train with; that would still push me.

I had always been a fan of Diamond Dallas Page and we connected on December 31, 2011 to discuss my goals and his DDP YOGA program. Continue reading »

Feb 102015

Frequency BJJ Shield 2014 250

Frequency Martial Arts has expanded our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training with classes now available at the following times:

Monday and Wednesday
3:15-4:15p  ADULTS

Tuesday and Thursday
5-5:45p KIDS


Contact us now to set up your introductory class and to lock in at CURRENT rates by the end of February!

Feb 092015

Frequency Martial Arts WeightLoss


As ADULTS we want to enroll our CHILDREN into the Martial Arts because of the many benefits they will receive from the training.  Benefits that include the ability to defend themselves, improve motor skills, greater focus, the ability to make new friends, improved listening skills, strengthen the sense of achievement, as well as improved leadership abilities through PHYSICAL activity.

Being involved in a PHYSICAL activity is so important today as children have become so attached to their electronic devices that the only muscle getting any exercise is their thumb.  So as an adult, we want to enroll our children in a PHYSICAL activity that will not only help them get in shape, improve their flexibility, reduce stress and will allow them to obtain a better night’s rest, but will also help them meet and interact with new people.

Is there a reason why you wouldn’t want these benefits as an ADULT? Continue reading »

Feb 072015

DSC08771Frequency Martial Arts will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE during our open mat training session today from Noon to 2p.

You are more than welcome to come by to tour our facility, meet the teammates and take advantage of a special OPEN HOUSE offer that will only be available today between Noon and 2p.

Some of the benefits of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu include:

Weight Loss
Improved Confidence
Reduced Stress
Improved Leadership Skills


Feb 032015

The fastest growing Martial Art, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is being taught to the team at Frequency Martial Arts under the instruction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Mike Lavazza. The team is growing and improving because of the positive atmosphere that they help create.

Come and join in the fun as you learn the aspects of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!!