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...

News From Ivey League MMA February 2016

Happy February everyone. Enjoying this cold weather are we?! I certainly hope so.

The winter months are pretty busy for us here at Ivey League Mix Martial Arts. So for today’s blog it’s my job is to get you updated with the latest news and goings on in and around this crazy joint.

Last weeks
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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 Training in Brazil and Why To Go Visit – By Danny Ives

Yup, it’s my birthday! I turn 42 today, yeah I know I’m an old fart.

In honor of my bday I wanted to talk about my training in Brazil and give you some pointers to help if you plan on making the trip yourself.

Training in Brazil is awesome and it’s a fun place to … 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...

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...