MMA Training, Journey to the Cage

We as a school are very proud of Gabe and his MMA debut. There is something crazy special about the Rochester MMA events. The lights, the roaring crowd, the music that blasts as the fighters make their way to the cage, it all comes together to create a spectacular show. However, it’s the MMA trainingContinue reading “MMA Training, Journey to the Cage”

Getting Back to the Gym After Covid

For many people the Covid plague had a major effect on their martial arts training. Going to the gym and rolling around with a bunch of people is the last thing you wanna do during a pandemic. However, the end is in sight. More people are getting vaccinated, and the Covid rates generally have beenContinue reading “Getting Back to the Gym After Covid”

“Karate classes? Really?” They mocked me about it, but not now

Now they admire and respect the decision I made to start taking Karate classes all those years ago. And it’s not just because I started a martial arts school. All those lessons in my class worked their way into real life. And most of my friends and family saw that. However, no matter what martialContinue reading ““Karate classes? Really?” They mocked me about it, but not now”

Your Martial Arts Class Survival: Keeping Your Cool

The martial arts aren’t for the faint of heart. Training puts you through every stressful situation you can think of. Nearly every trigger or button you have will be pushed. However, this is done in a safe and supportive environment. It helps you face fears, learn how to think under stressful circumstances, and it teachesContinue reading “Your Martial Arts Class Survival: Keeping Your Cool”

BJJ Near Me : The Search for a Good Gym

It isn’t easy finding a good gym or training hall. Shopping around for the right one is certainly encouraged. But how do you know when a school is good? Here are some tips for finding the perfect school! And guess what? It takes more than a quick “BJJ near me” search on google. Don’t AutomaticallyContinue reading “BJJ Near Me : The Search for a Good Gym”

How COVID 19 Has Affected Your Humble Training Hall

RPMA has had some rough times in the past, that’s for sure. Starting a martial arts school was one of the hardest things Brennan and I have done. COVID 19 has certainly thrown some difficulties our way. The Beginning of the Plague I still remember when news of COVID first hit. Empty shelves at Wegmans,Continue reading “How COVID 19 Has Affected Your Humble Training Hall”

BJJ Black Belt: What’s Involved in Earning One?

You might be wondering what it takes to be a BJJ black belt. You wouldn’t be alone! Lots of people enter into Jiu Jitsu classes with the eventual goal of getting their black belt. Others don’t really care or pay much attention to the belt ranks. There isn’t a right or wrong way to beContinue reading “BJJ Black Belt: What’s Involved in Earning One?”

Gym Membership Policy Made Simple, How to Manage It

This is one of the things that gets brought up quite frequently. And this isn’t just something I’ve encountered at RPMA. People bring up the issue of their gym membership being hard to cancel all the time. Fitness gyms, Jiu Jitsu gyms, karate dojos, and Judo clubs all have a reputation of having difficult toContinue reading “Gym Membership Policy Made Simple, How to Manage It”

Self Defense Classes or Martial Arts Classes?

Self defense is an extremely important skill. It is even one of the main goals of people who take up martial arts. If you’re interested in learning how to defend yourself, you might be wondering if it would be better to take martial arts lessons or a self defense class. Time and Availability Your skillsContinue reading “Self Defense Classes or Martial Arts Classes?”