Saturday, August 31, 2013

August 2013 Rank Promotions

August was a big month for Seabrook Martial Arts Academy. We had several students promoted this month, including a bunch who were promoted to intermediate/advanced ranks. Congratulations to all of the following students:

Alex K: Yellow
Ben K: Yellow
Joseph H: Advanced Yellow
Ethan B: Advanced Blue
Luke N: Green
Maxim F: Green
Timothy B: Green
Chloe B: Advanced Green
Maddie S: Advanced Green
Reese W: Advanced Green
Vince B: Advanced Green
Justin F: 2nd Degree Brown

Friday, August 16, 2013

Madison Seabrook Promoted to Children's Advanced Green Belt

Congratulations to my youngest daughter, Madison, who was promoted to children's Advanced Green belt last night at Seabrook Martial Arts Academy. I love you Madison, and am very proud of you.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt Promotion

In January 2012, Matt Trejo and I began studying Gracie Jiu Jitsu together. Learning the step-by-step requirements of the Gracie Combatives course, we had to learn 36 different techniques (with several variations of each) encompassing four key positions: mount, side mount, guard, and stand-up techniques. After 15 months of consistent training, the two of us were promoted to Blue Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu in May 2013.

As of August 2013, we have now begun working on the Blue Belt stripe 1 requirements which consist of an additional 60 more techniques just to earn the first stripe. The techniques for Blue Belt stripe 1 are broken down into seven positional chapters: mount, side mount, guard, half-guard, back mount, leg locks, and standing.

A lifelong journey into Gracie Jiu Jitsu continues.