Jan 042018
 

We have a lot of teammates training at Frequency Martial Arts and they all have their own reason as to why they decided to start training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and why the decided to train a Frequency Martial Arts.

In order to excel at anything, whether it is math, science, art, music or speech; you need to have a strong foundation within the subject.  Our teammates drill techniques with their teammates and help each other understand the movements.

There are articles that we share from numerous authors that we feel you may find beneficial when it comes to stepping onto our mats to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and here’s one the I recently found that focuses on females training in the martial art.  Continue reading »

Dec 272017
 

Fail-ure (fāl′yər)

n.

1. The condition of not achieving the desired end or ends: the failure of an experiment.
2. One that fails: failure at one’s career.
3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short: crop failure.
4. cessation of proper functioning or performance: power failure.
5. Nonperformance of what is requested or expected; omission: failure to 
report a change of address.
6. The act or fact of failing to pass a course, test, or assignment.
7. decline in strength or effectiveness.
8. The act or fact of becoming bankrupt or insolvent.

 

After reading the definition of the word, it’s easy to see why it is viewed by society as an “ugly” word and it sounds a lot worse that it really is.  Unfortunately, we were taught at a young age that failure is a bad thing and we ended up putting a lot of needless pressure on ourselves to be a SUCCESS; whether we were trying to be successful in academics, athletics, or our careers.

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Dec 222017
 


I came across a good article on JiuJitsuTimes.com the other day that addressed FIVE simple ways you can get more out of your training.  These are pretty simple and they can be put into place the very first day that you step onto the mats, so if you have been training for a while, these should be easily implemented into your drilling.

I look forward to seeing your progress over the next 12-months and if you have been training 2-days a week, maybe try to make that third class in 2018.

The following article was written by Emil Fischer and was originally posted on December 14, 2017.

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Oct 012017
 

Communication: The key to end bullying.

Bullying has always been a hot topic with children and if not addressed, can lead to a very tragic end.  One of the best ways to reduce the amount of bullying that your child is exposed to is by simply improving the channels of communication with your child, their teachers and the parents of their friends.
When you come home from work and see your child, be sure to set time aside for them as you ask them about their day.  Put down the smartphone and really take the time to focus on them as you ask them what they enjoyed about their school day, what subject material challenged them, what was the interesting fact that they learned and be sure to take the time to listen to their responses.  Then ask your child if they witnessed any bullying and if their teacher was aware of the bullying situation.  When a teacher is in the room, the bully is the nicest person in the world, but the moment the teacher leaves, the bully starts their search for their next victim.

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Jul 232017
 

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 3-hour workshop, you and your friends will learn self-defense concepts that will build your confidence and you will know how to respond when you are faced with threatening situations.  In addition, you will learn  behaviors as well as concepts  that will 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 Karate 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 September 30 from 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Doors Open at 8:30AM for check-in
Space is reserved for the first 40 participants.

 

Reserve your spot now for only $20.00

 

Jul 062017
 

ARTICLE ORIGINALLY POSTED AT JiuJitsuTimes.com

Samurai Business Man Destroys Competition By Training Employees In BJJ –

I expected to wait. I expected to be put off and have my call screened. After all, I was asking to speak to Brent Lillard, CEO of multi-million dollar IT company GovSmart. Lillard’s company was named the fastest-growing business in Charlottesville, VA two years in a row.

 

When I called to speak to the man, I had to be creative to get through. When his staff on the other end of the phone asked who I was, I said “Rickson Gracie.” I was met with immediate laughter from the gatekeeper and a quick callback from Brent Lillard. He laughed and told me my creativity paid off, “that was a great way to get a call back from me,” and that he was happy to hear from me and talk some BJJ.  

GovSmart CEO Brent Lillard credits much of the success of his business to BJJ. (He is a Pedro Sauer purple belt (soon to be brown) who has been training for 10 years.)

The benefits to the company have been endless, said Lillard. Executive leaders like Purple Belt Adam Deane, BJJ Black Belt and Account Manager Shaun Kennedy have used this martial art as a stress management tool; honing their ability to make quick decisions under pressure. BJJ helps staff keep their cool and get the job done.  Joe Rogan did a masterful job of describing the benefits of providing corporate wellness to your employees, particularly in terms of stress management, in his interview with Stephanie Daniel’s:

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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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May 212016
 

Why kids should learn BJJ – by Carter Fisk

There are a lot of reasons why kids should learn BJJ. People often talk about confidence, discipline, bully prevention etc. I think these are all great things for a kid to have and BJJ can certainly give them these things. However, I think the real value in BJJ is something more than those things.

Reason #1 why kids should learn BJJ:  It teaches you how to fail.

I think one reason almost all of my friends are BJJ people is because we know what it’s like to fail on a regular basis. Even as a black belt I rarely go more than a day without tapping. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. BJJ teaches you that losing in the moment does not define who you are. It doesn’t make you a loser. It makes you not fear failure. You fail over and over until suddenly you make leap forward in understanding.

If there’s anything I wish I had known at a younger age, it would be understanding this. Because as I look at my life in BJJ and in business it has been failing until I succeed. I don’t expect anything to work or go smoothly. I just expect that I will keep showing up. And while it took me until my late 30’s or early 40’s to really understand that, I think that a kid who learns BJJ could realize this lesson much sooner.

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Motivation

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Feb 162016
 

Frequency Martial Arts Ed TampaMotivation.

It comes in various forms and everyone is motivated differently.  Some people need the reminder that “hard work pays off” while others need to hear “good things come to those that wait”.  Now, I’m no psychologist and will never claim to be, but I think that simply goes to show that we are all different.

What motivates me, may not inspire you and that is okay.

So what is your motivation?  Why do you get up every morning and do what you do throughout the week, month after month, year after year?  What are your short and long term goals?  Maybe you are looking to get promotion or save up to relocate.  Maybe you’re simply looking to pay for a family vacation without the use of the dreaded credit card or you want to purchase a new vehicle.  On the other hand, maybe your goals aren’t about money or material items.  Maybe you do what you do so you can simply spend more time with family and friends doing things that you truly enjoy doing.

Your exercise program should have goals that you are working towards.  Don’t simply go to the gym to go.  What are you looking to achieve?  Are you looking to lose some weight (that’s the #1 reason why people start going to the gym)?  How are you tracking your progress?  I would hope you would use more than just that misleading scale in the bathroom, because as you work out and build muscle; that five-pounds of new muscle is taking up less space on your frame than the five-pounds of fat that you lost.

That’s one of the reasons why we see these transformation photos.  It’s hard to see the changes when you look at the mirror every day.  If it were that easy, we would recognize that we were putting on the unwanted weight before we stepped on the scale to see we added twenty-pounds.  Think of the feeling you get when your jeans become a challenge to button.  Now think about the feeling of sliding in to them and realizing you’re going to need a smaller size.

I was there.  Wearing jeans with a 38” and even 40” waist.  It didn’t happen overnight, but the changes happened so slow that it was hard to notice.  I started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because I was not seeing the results lifting weights and running on a treadmill week after week.  I started making smarter food choices because I was actually seeing results and wanted to achieve my goals.  Once I plateaued, I added DDP YOGA to my workouts to challenge myself.

What motivates me?  It’s my family.  Whether it is going to work or taking care of my health, I’m working towards all of my goals so that we can do more things together as a family.

What motivates YOU?

Jan 232016
 

Frequency Martial Arts John Graybeal BB

FREQUENCY MARTIAL ARTS would like to congratulate John Graybeal on being promoted to Black Belt under Robson Moura!!

John is the 10th American to be promoted to Black Belt and is the first individual to have started as a white belt and obtain the rank of  Black Belt under Robson Moura!

Congratulations John!!

More photos will be posted from the event