News, Events, Fights, Belt Tests & Tournaments for Ivey League MMA

Okay well, I finally got a chance to sit down and breath after what turned out to be a very busy April and most of May.

I thought now might be a good time to write this blog post and talk about news, events, fights and tournaments related to Ivey League MMA.

Keeping students informed … Read More...

News, Events and Holiday Hours For Ivey League MMA

The holiday season is here and with it we’ve got news related to tournaments, MMA fights, events and hours of operation.

Let’s start with the upcoming holiday hours and schedule for classes.

For this week we’ll be running on the normal schedule Monday through Thursday.

On Friday (12/23) we’ll be holding all day after school Read More...

Ivey League Students Shine in MMA, Boxing & Grappling This Past Weekend

To say this past weekend was big for Ivey League would be an understatement that’s for sure. We had students fighting in both MMA and Boxing events as well as competing in Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

All in all we went 3-0 in fights and snagged numerous medals at the NAGA Tournament in … Read More...

Va Beach Smoker Fight Results for Ivey League MMA

This past weekend Ivey League MMA took to the road in a minivan and headed south, down to Virginia Beach to take part in a Kickboxing/Boxing event.

This event was hosted by our friends at OutFox Mix Martial Arts. A sister school run by my close friend and training partner Jose Villarisco.

This type of … Read More...

Ivey League MMA News September 2015

Summer camp has ended and I know for me it’s back to a sense of normalcy. Believe me I know the staff and I could use some normalcy.

Don’t get me wrong, I love working with the kids but at the same time it’s pretty hard to live a normal life when you’re working 18 … Read More...

Going Beyond Your Martial Arts Classes For Better Fitness

When it comes to winning most people think only about the skills needed and that’s true, you need the right set of skills in order to have success. The thing is, you’ll also need more then just martial arts skills to set yourself apart from the pack.

As your overall skill set gets better at … Read More...

Benson Henderson, Yeah He’s Pretty Good at MMA

It’s 4:30am on a Tuesday. I couldn’t sleep and when that happens I tend to get into some youtube videos. Well, I happened upon some videos of an old favorite, Benson Henderson.

I thought to myself after watching some of his highlight’s, “well dang, this guy is pretty good”. That’s a joke by the way, … Read More...

What *Really Works* in a Street Fight – By Daniel Ives

Today after my morning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics Class me and some of the students got to talking about self-defense. Specifically, We talked in great detail about the type of martial art that would really work in REAL street fighting situation.

Oh and let me assure you, Krav Maga was not mentioned at all 🙂

Not … Read More...

Become a Complete MMA Fighter w/ Takedowns!

What’s a takedown? A takedown happens when you take your opponent from their feet (standing) to their back or knees, and in a perfect world, you’d end up on top of them.

If you’d like to be a truly complete fighter, takedown training will be 100% needed. Embrace it and enjoy the process. Once you … Read More...

The Secret That’s Going To Unlock Your Wildest Martial Arts Dreams…

I got an email a few years ago from a very nice guy who’s name is Andrew. I was thinking about that email and I started to think we could turn this into a great subject for the Ivey League Blog.

Andrew asked me a very good question. He wanted to know the training secrets … Read More...