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Mar 252017
 

Ladies, self-defense begins long before an attack happens and the staff at Frequency Martial Arts wants you to know how to protect yourself.  During this 90-minute workshop, you and your friends will learn self-defense techniques that will build your confidence and you will know how to respond when you are faced with threatening situations.  In addition, you will learn evasive techniques and behaviors to help you avoid and escape dangerous situations.

The workshop will be lead by Instructor Michael Donovan, who is a 4th-degree Karate Black Belt, a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a USYKA certified instructor.

This is a hands-on class for females 12-years of age or older, so please wear comfortable clothes. Those between 12 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent.

Saturday April 22 from 10AM – 11:30AM
Doors Open at 9AM with check-in starting at 9:15AM
Space is reserved for the first 40 participants.

 

A portion of the fees collected will be donated to the Children’s Home + Aid

Reserve your spot now for only $20.00

Feb 192017
 

cropped-Frequency-Martial-Arts-black-background-5.jpgAre you in need of a date night?

Frequency Martial Arts will be hosting a PIZZA LOCK-IN PARTY on Saturday March 18 from 5 to 9:30p.  So if you’d like to take in a movie, enjoy a dinner out on the town or just use the time to have a few hours to yourself, simply register your child for the event.

We’ll have games, activities, pizza, a movie and snacks!

This lock-in is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 14, including siblings and friends!  Your child does not need to be a student to participate.

The registration fees are $20.00 for the first child, $15.00 for the second child and $10 for the third child (from the same house) ages 5 to 14.

Register by 9p March 17th and have your child bring their participation form and waiver with them to the lock in.  If your child attended a previous lock-in, we have their information on file and we do not require a duplicate form.

Invite your siblings and friends as we will give away another $25.00 gift card to the student that brings the most friends.

Payments can be made at Frequency Martial Arts or through our on-line store once you have registered below, but must be made 1-week prior to the event.

 

Feb 052017
 
Discover Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Can Benefit Your Life during this FREE Introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Workshop.
 
Saturday February 25, 2017 from 12 – 1:30p
 
If you ever wanted to try learning a Martial Art, but weren’t quite sure where to start or what the difference was between the different styles, then look no further.
 
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has proven time and time again to be the most effective and realistic Martial Arts on the planet. The fact is over 90% of all fights end up on the ground and if you are not training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; then you are not truly prepared.
 
During this FREE  workshop, you will experience everything Frequency Martial Arts has to offer as we will integrate some of  our DDP YOGA program into our traditional warm ups before we move into the demonstration and drilling of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques in a safe and controlled environment while under the watchful eyes of our certified instructors.
 
Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect when you start training with us:
 
Get In Amazing Shape While Having FUN At The Same Time.
Gain Confidence Knowing You Can Protect Yourself.
Learn to Handle Stressful Situations.
Meet New Friends And Most Important Have FUN !
 

You do not need any prior experience and you do not need to be in shape…we will help you reach your goals no matter where you are starting from. 

SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 INDIVIDUALS that are NEW to Frequency Martial Arts. 

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Jan 152017
 

At Frequency Martial Arts, we want you to know the people that are going to help you become a better version of yourself.

In this latest update, we put the spotlight on Ed LeMonnier.

Where are you originally from and what brought you to Central Illinois?

I am from Tinley Park, IL and I came to Normal, IL in 1997 when I transferred to Illinois State University.

Do you have any pets? If so, what are they? I have 2 rescue dogs: Jett and Cabo.

Where do you work? Magic 99.5 where I am on-air and I also sell advertising and promotional partnerships to help businesses grow.

What was the first Album/Tape/CD that you purchased? QUIET RIOT – METAL HEALTH on Cassette 

What was the last movie you watched at home? ICE AGE 2

At the theatre? ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

If you could have ONE season to live in for all 12-months, which would you choose? SUMMER!

What are your three favorite activities to do when you are not training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Time with family, Barbecuing and reading.

What charity are you the most passionate about?

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

Which restaurants in Bloomington-Normal make it into your Top 3? DR. McKay’s, CJ’s Restaurant and Caffe Italia

How long have you been training at Frequency Martial Arts and why did you decide on training here?

Ever since it opened -but I’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2007. Why? I took over the school from the previous owner who was going to close.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu changed my life and I know it can improve the lives of anyone who steps on the mats.  I couldn’t see the gym and affiliation going away.

What is your favorite jiu jitsu move right now? Butterfly Sweep.

What is your favorite vacation destination? Florida.

Any hobbies or talents that you’d like to share? Build Lego sets with my daughters. 

Jan 122017
 

As a father of two daughters (soon to be 9 and 6) who have been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I know the benefits that they will obtain from not just training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but training against boys in class.

In the beginning, there is an intimidation factor. This is true for anyone trying something new within a group setting with people who have been doing the activity longer than they have; whether it’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Cross-Fit, Gymnastics, Dance, Painting or taking guitar lessons. As they spend more time on the mats, they become more comfortable, the intimidation factor is gone and they can’t imagine not being on the mats.
When it comes to the self-defense aspect, we live in a world filled with bullies and not only will my daughters face on-line and verbal bullies, but I know that the sad reality is that my daughters are more likely to be physically attacked by a male than a female. I want them to be able to remain calm and know that their training will help keep them safe.

Now I could go on and on, but there are plenty of articles on-line that share the benefits girls and women receive from training Brazilian Jiu Jistu .

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Jan 092017
 

At Frequency Martial Arts, we want you to know the people that are going to help you become a better version of yourself.

In this latest update, we put the spotlight on Doug Kimball.

Where are you originally from and what brought you to Central Illinois?

Born in Minneapolis, have lived in MN, WI, MI, GA, PA, and now – Illinois, thanks to both college and jobs.

Do you have any pets? If so, what are they? Cat and Dog – who more or less tolerate each other.

Where do you work? JDA Software – supply chain provider

What was the first Album/Tape/CD that you purchased? Styx – Serpent

What was the last movie you watched at home?Jason Bourne

At the theatre? The Magnificent 7

If you could have ONE season to live in for all 12-months, which would you choose? Fall

What are your three favorite activities to do when you are not training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Reading, working out, time with family

What charity are you the most passionate about?

Special Olympics

Which restaurants in Bloomington-Normal make it into your Top 3? Biaggis, Alexanders, Logans

How long have you been training at Frequency Martial Arts and why did you decide on training here?

Ever since it opened -but was training before it became FMA. Why? Great instructors, flexible times to train, my ability to contribute and learn by teaching.

What is your favorite jiu jitsu move right now? Is tapping a good move? Overall, bow and arrow choke.

What is your favorite vacation destination? Mexico. Any place with a beach and fruity tropical drinks. Where I can take my 100 days of vacation that Mike thinks I have.

Any hobbies or talents that you’d like to share? I can juggle. And, walk and talk while chewing gum.

Jan 072017
 

Doug Kimball had been down near Belleville, Illinois to visit family during the holidays and he came back with this great article by Mary Cooley in the November 14, 2016 Belleville-News Democrat.

Teen is beginner in jiu-jitsu, but he’s already earned a sponsor

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Jan 022017
 

If you’re looking to improve your life for the next 365 days and beyond, you could make a few vague resolutions that you may or may not stick to… or you could sign up for jiu-jitsu classes and accomplish all of your New Year’s goals every time you show up to train. If you’ve been asking yourself if now is the time to take that first step and that first roll towards a healthier and happier life, here’s why you should absolutely sign up for BJJ classes in the new year:

You’ll look better.

Think you have to get in shape to do jiu-jitsu? Think again. Jiu-jitsu is a great cardio and strength workout; and whether you’re a couch potato or you’re already in decent shape, your physique is going to change for the better. You’ll probably start noticing changes whether or not you improve your diet, but chances are you’ll soon realize that eating healthier helps you feel better while you train. It’s only a matter of time before the pounds start melting off and reveal a healthier (and sexier) version of you.
 

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Dec 212016
 

On December 2 and 3 Master Robson Moura (the 8-Time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion, 5th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and head of the Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association) shared his knowledge at Frequency Martial Arts. Big thank you to everyone that made it out over the weekend, including our teammates from Rockford and Chicago.

Congratulations to Frequency Martial Arts teammates: Caleb Bankord, Jeremy Butler and Duc Nguyen on earning their GREEN BELTS, Billy Tanner on earning his PURPLE BELT and Michael Donovan on earning his BROWN BELT.

 

 Posted by at 5:25 pm
Dec 202016
 

cropped-Frequency-Martial-Arts-black-background-5.jpgAre you in need of a date night?

Frequency Martial Arts will be hosting a NEW YEAR LOCK-IN on Saturday January 21 from 4 to 8:30p.  So if you’d like to take in a movie, enjoy a dinner out on the town or just use the time to have a few hours to yourself, simply register your child for the event.

We’ll have games, activities, pizza, a movie and snacks!

This lock-in is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 14, including siblings and friends!  Your child does not need to be a student to participate.

The registration fees are $20.00 for the first child, $15.00 for the second child and $10 for the third child (from the same house) ages 5 to 14.

Register by 9p January 20th and have your child bring their participation form and waiver with them to the lock in.  If your child attended a previous lock-in, we have their information on file and we do not require a duplicate form.

Invite your siblings and friends as we will give away another $25.00 gift card to the student that brings the most friends.

Payments can be made at Frequency Martial Arts or through our on-line store once you have registered below.