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  1. Monument Jiu-Jitsu Week 20: Episode 7: BJJ Side Control Attacks and Defense
    06 Jun, 2018
    Monument Jiu-Jitsu Week 20: Episode 7: BJJ Side Control Attacks and Defense
    This week in our BJJ curriculum we are covering an escape from side control, as well as the mouse trap series of attacks from side control. The mouse trap series includes an Americana, straight armbar, as well as a Kimura from cross side position. The word of the week in the Kids Martial Arts program is Love. We could all learn from that. For more awesome videos subscribe at www.bit.ly/tomlynnjr Or visit MonumentJiuJitsu.com Instagram.com/monumentjiujitsu Facebook.com/monumentjiujitsu Welcome
  2. Amir's Surprise BJJ Black Belt Promotion
    29 May, 2018
    Amir's Surprise BJJ Black Belt Promotion
    BJJ black belts Tom Lynn Jr and Michel "Buiu" Pereira flew out to Kalamazoo, Michigan to surprise Amir Khillah and promote him to BJJ Black Belt. Buiu is the owner/ head professor at Carlson Gracie Miami in Florida, his student professor Tom Lynn owns/operates The Academy of Martial Arts in Monument, CO. Amir owns Lighting Kicks Martial Arts in Kalamazoo, MI. These guys are not only all connected through Jiu-Jitsu, but are also very close friends even though they live spread out across the
  3. Monument Jiu-Jitsu Week 19: Episode 6: BJJ Punch Protection: BJJ vs Striker
    19 May, 2018
    Monument Jiu-Jitsu Week 19: Episode 6: BJJ Punch Protection: BJJ vs Striker
    In week 19 we focused on punch protection: Jiu-Jitsu vs striker. This is a great way to ensure that your Jiu-Jitsu is more useful in a real world self-defense scenario without worrying about getting hurt. For more awesome videos subscribe at www.bit.ly/tomlynnjr Or visit MonumentJiuJitsu.com Instagram.com/monumentjiujitsu Facebook.com/monumentjiujitsu Welcome to our weekly Vlog where we show you many of the things that we covered this week at the Academy. You will get to see the Moves of
  4. Monument Jiu-Jitsu Week 18: Episode 5: Wrestling for BJJ and Positive Attitude
    08 May, 2018
    Monument Jiu-Jitsu Week 18: Episode 5: Wrestling for BJJ and Positive Attitude
    This week we celebrated our 1 year anniversary.  In the adult BJJ program we covered wrestling for BJJ.  1. Double leg takedown 2. Sprawl 3. Sit-out 4. Sit-out defense "anti-wrestling" We also cover the Word of the Week "Positive Attitude" from the kids martial arts program.
  5. What to do when My Child Wants to Quit Martial Arts
    07 Feb, 2018
    What to do when My Child Wants to Quit Martial Arts
    What to do when your child says that they want to quit martial arts. We all have a desire to "quit" sometimes, but we need to evaluate if there are still long term benefits from continuing. An important component is to find out "why" exactly. Is it no longer fun? Is it too hard? Are they not progressing as fast as they'd like? Are they not bonding with their teammates well? What are their thoughts on the instructor? Also, for the parents, why did you sign them up? Have those needs been
  6. kids teach martial arts class
    22 Jun, 2017
    The Student Becomes the Teacher
    Here is a video of the kids teaching the instructor, martial arts. This makes it abundantly clear that they are paying attention. I am so proud of these girls. Self-Defense is important. Make sure that your kids are enrolled in a legitimate martial arts program.  We combine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Taekwondo in our program to make them bullyproof and give them the most well rounded experience possible.   About the author Tom Lynn Jr is a husband and father of 3 daughters. He is a Physician
  7. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu life lessons
    28 Oct, 2016
    BJJ: 5 life lessons you learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    5 life lessons you learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 1. Be Patient:  Besides the notoriously long time that it takes to be promoted to the next belt level in BJJ, often times you find yourself in uncomfortable positions, and it is important that you remain calm in these tough situations. Sometimes you will be smashed and it does you no good to panic. Stay calm. There are transition points, so it is just a matter of waiting for your opening, and when you do see it react immediately and
  8. BJJ MMA attacks from guard
    29 Sep, 2016
    Self-Defense move for women and men that work in BJJ, MMA, and NOGI Grappling
    Everyone should have basic levels of self-defense. Here Milan shows a triple attack/escape from the guard position that is useful for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, or self-defense. Academy Martial Arts in Monument, Colorado offers free self-defense classes once a month.  About the author Tom Lynn Jr is a husband and father of 3 daughters. He is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Room in Miami, FL. He is a former professor of medicine. He has been practicing martial arts for over 30 years. He
  9. Monument Jiu-Jitsu: Week 17: Episode 4: Open Guard Pass
    28 Apr, 2018
    Monument Jiu-Jitsu: Week 17: Episode 4: Open Guard Pass
    This weeks Monument Jiu-Jitsu Vlog we cover an Open Guard Pass and the word of the week "Self-Control".
  10. Monument Jiu Jitsu Week 16 Episode 3: Omoplata defenses & Listening
    17 Apr, 2018
    Monument Jiu Jitsu Week 16 Episode 3: Omoplata defenses & Listening
    This weeks Monument Jiu-Jitsu Vlog we cover Omoplata defenses and the word of the week "Listening".
  11. Monument Jiu Jitsu week 15: Episode 2: Triangle Defense & Respect
    10 Apr, 2018
    Monument Jiu Jitsu week 15: Episode 2: Triangle Defense & Respect
    In this weeks Monument Jiu-Jitsu Vlog we cover several triangle escapes as well as the word of the week "Respect".
  12. Monument Jiu-Jitsu
    10 Apr, 2018
    Monument Jiu-Jitsu Weekly Vlog: Episode 1 (Week 14): Armbar Escapes and Self-Awareness
    For more awesome videos subscribe to our youtube channel at www.bit.ly/tomlynnjr Visit us at MonumentJiuJitsu.com Instagram at www.instagram.com/monumentjiujitsu Facebook at www.facebook.com/monumentjiujitsu or Call us at 719-800-2551 Welcome to our weekly Vlog where we show you the happenings in the Academy as well as around town. We will be covering the "word of the week" from our kids martial arts classes that we can all benefit from, as well as the Moves of the Week from the adult
  13. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu outside at Monument Rock
    30 Aug, 2017
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu outside at Monument Rock
    We had the morning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class outside at Monument Rock. We had over 25 guests join us from Miami and Michigan come to enjoy the beautiful scenery and amazing training that Monument, Colorado has to offer.
  14. BJJ Girl VS Adult Man Wrestler
    29 Jun, 2017
    BJJ Girl VS Adult Man Wrestler
    The mats don't lie. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is real. Here is an example of a young woman Jiu-Jitsu blue belt vs a grown man who is an active wrestler. Enroll today. MonumentJiuJitsu.com
  15. brazilian jiu jitsu in monument
    01 Mar, 2017
    BJJ Lapel chokes for real life situations
    Here is a real world use of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lapel choke. About the author Tom Lynn Jr is a husband and father of 3 daughters. He is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Room in Miami, FL. He is a former professor of medicine. He has been practicing martial arts for over 30 years. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Michel "Buiu" Pereira and 5th degree black belt inTaekwondo. He was on the US National Taekwondo team and has competed in kickboxing and professional MMA.  He
  16. Martial arts school in Monument weapons gun training
    01 Nov, 2016
    Martial Arts training with nontraditional weapons like firearms
    Weapons are a big part of many martial artists training. However, a lot of these are traditional martial arts weapons, whether it be a bo-staff, nunchucks, sword, sticks, knives, etc; but how often do you train with more modern weapons, like firearms?  Do you believe that there is really an art to firearms besides point and shoot? How much time do you spend on your skills in this area of combat? Do you put yourself in stressful situations for this sort of tactical training or just shoot in a
  17. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is difficult
    09 Sep, 2016
    BJJ GPS: Navigating your way through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is often quoted as being an ocean with Black belts being portrayed as sharks and non-practitioners as unable to even swim.  Whether someone is trying to navigate the sea or find ones way through the thick jungle of information that is Jiu Jitsu we all need guidance and tools to help find our way.  There are no shortcuts. You can not cheat the process. No matter the belt level we all share a desired destination: the submission. If you were to map BJJ we all use the same
  18. martial arts competition
    17 Jul, 2016
    Martial Arts competition: Do I have to compete?
    To compete or not compete, that is the question. As a life-long martial arts competitor in Taekwondo, Kickboxing, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (both GI and NOGI), I have a great appreciation for the benefits of competition. However, I also completely understand why someone may not want to compete or have their own child or student compete.  With such an exceptionally small percentage becoming elite level competitors, the likelihood of facing a loss at some point in your competition career can