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...

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...

Martial Arts After School Pickup/Services with Ivey League MMA

And here we are, the start of the 2015-2016 school year. I know it’s hard to believe that it’s time already, feels like summer just started!

As a parent, it’s time to start thinking about what your child’s going to be doing from the time school lets out till you or someone else can be … Read More...

BJJ Belt Promotions at Ivey League MMA

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or better known as “BJJ” is one of the last remaining martial arts that forces you really and truly earn belts.

BJJ at the adult level only has 5 belts. They are:

White _____
Blue ______
Purple ______
Brown ______
Black ______

That’s it, just 5 belts. Aside from the white belt, … Read More...

My Pan kids Gold Medal Experience – By Michael “Mouth” Garlington

Hey there, this is “Mouth”, one of the kids that take classes from Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts. I’ve been taking classes here for 2.5 years and now compete on their youth team.

Today I’d like to talk about my experience going to the 2015 Pan kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Event and how … Read More...

Ivey League MMA News & Upcoming Events January-February 2015

Like I keep saying, new year, new you and of course, new things going on here at Ivey League MMA.

Yay New BJJ Belt Promotions!

First up I’d like to congratulate our first set of Brazilian JuJitsu Gray Belts…Seton and Jameson Gerrity! Their the first ones because starting this year we added in the gray … Read More...

Be a Thinker Not a Stinker! MMA Training The Smart (Right) Way

Is there a right way to go about your training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)?

I was thinking about this the other day after a conversation I had with my wife. We got to talking about training in MMA and how we run into so many folks that could get so much more out of … Read More...

Watch the Old School Greats of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Action

These days What’s Really new and exciting out in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) world?

Have you ever heard the saying “What’s old becomes new and what’s new becomes old”? Every time I hit the training floor someones got something new and “cutting edge” to show me. But is it really new?

Like the … 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...