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 »

Jan 032018

Frequency Martial Arts Jiu Jitsu BJJ Robson MouraHAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Frequency Martial Arts is entering our 4th year of improving lives by offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for children and adults, who have their own reasons as to why they decided to take that first step onto our mats.

There is a lot of information about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the internet and this morning I came across an article that was posted on ExaminedExistance.com that I wanted to share with you.  The article breaks down 8 of the hidden benefits that the author received during their FIRST year of training jiu jitsu.

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Jan 012018

Happy New Year!

As we enter our 4th year of offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for children and adults in Bloomington-Normal, it’s great to see the the transformations that have taken place within our teammates.

From physical growth spurts within the youth program or the weight loss teammates have accomplished to the confidence and friendships that have been made; everyone has their own reasons for being on the mats.

This Saturday Frequency Martial Arts will be hosting an informal New Year’s Open House from 9-10:30a where you can observe or even take part in the class.

 During this time you can also take advantage of our 2018 Enrollment offer for New Students.

Reserve your spot for this Saturday when you fill out the form below.

Dec 272017

Fail-ure (fāl′yər)


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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Dec 062017

Frequency Martial Arts Robson Moura


What a way to close out the year at Frequency Martial Arts and to wrap up Master Robson Moura’s traveling schedule in 2017!  We SOLD OUT the workshop with 40 amazing teammates, from Chicago, Rockford, LaSalle as well as right here in Bloomington-Normal; spending over 2-hours on the mats learning concepts to improve our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Game!

Congratulations to our Frequency Martial Arts teammates that received their stripes and belt promotions!

Frankie Pate, Aaron Clark and Gary Hake on their White Belt Stripes.
Caleb Bankord and Aaron Hillebrandt on their Green Belt stripes.
Coach Doug Kimball on receiving his Second, Third and Fourth stripes on his Purple Belt.
Professor Lavazza on receiving his 1st Stripe on his BLACK BELT!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Brianna Pressley, Seth Eagleton, Brandon Horine, Justin Ziller and Blaine Hallmark on earning your Green Belts and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Jeremy Butler on earning his Blue Belt!

Like Master Robson said: “They only way to get better is to be on the mats.”

Thank you for all of your hard work and for taking the time out of your weekend to join us on the mats.

I would also like to give a big THANK YOU to my “older sister” Lucila Espedido from the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts for her amazing support over the years and for taking amazing photos at the events!

-Coach Ed

Nov 052017

cropped-Frequency-Martial-Arts-black-background-5.jpgAre you in need of a date night or need to take care of you holiday planning?

Frequency Martial Arts will be hosting a PIZZA LOCK-IN PARTY on SATURDAY DECEMBER 9 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 take care of your holiday planning, simply register your child for the event.

We’ll have games, activities, pizza, a movie and snacks!  Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing for the obstacle course and games. 

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 DECEMBER 8th 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 a $25.00 gift card to the student that brings the most friends.  Your child will attend for free when they have TWO friends register for the pizza party.

Payments can be made at Frequency Martial Arts or through our on-line store once you have registered below, but must be made by 9p DECEMBER 8th.


Oct 312017

 Robson Moura Bloomington Illinois Workshop BJJFrequency Martial Arts is proud to have Master Robson Moura come to Bloomington, Illinois to share his knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on Saturday December 2 from 1-3p.

This event is open to anyone that trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and space is limited.

Secure your spot now when you make an on-line payment of $90.00 before November 25th as the price will go up to $100.00 the week of the workshop.

Book your spot now!

Oct 182017

Kenny Florian: Jiu-Jitsu One Of The Best Ways To Deal With Chaos In Life

Frequency Martial Arts BJJ Jiu Jitsu Kenny Florian

Kenny Florian — UFC color commentator, former UFC fighter, and third-degree BJJ black belt — is opening up a new school.


Simple. Because he loves Brazilian jiu-jitsu. For him, BJJ is so much more than choking people out or forcing them to tap; it is a way to deal calmly and effectively with the chaos of our world.

“My partner in Meraki Jason Hunt and I decided to open Meraki Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because we love to teach and have benefited so much from the lessons martial arts has given us,” Florian told the Jiu-Jitsu Times via email. “One of the best ways to be able to deal with the chaos that life throws our way is to simply have practice dealing with chaos in various forms.
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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