Mount Escapes

There are few worse positions in all of combat sports or self-defense than being stuck underneath someone’s mounted position.  From a self-defense perspective this is one of the best positions to learn how to escape.

The mounted position is a popular and effective offensive position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Mixed Martial Arts. Learning how to deal with a trained opponent who may know the proper way to distribute their weight and be effective with punches from the this position can be overwhelming.

A few defensive concepts can go a long way against an untrained attacker, but the most effective approach to dealing with bad situations is to take a consistent approach to learning self-defense by attending a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense or other martial arts class which addresses these situations from the perspective of both a trained and untrained opponent.

Self-defense techniques like escaping someone holding you down is something that even lifelong martial artists, law enforcement and everyday people hope to never have to use, but the reality is, if you need to defend yourself, you want to be able to remain calm and mentally collected and be in the know when it comes to what to do in an unexpected situation.

Check out this video on concepts and strategies about the “do’s and don’ts of escaping the mounted position.

You can learn more about escaping the mounted position by checking out Força Martial Arts & Fitness – Russellville on YouTube or by creating an account for our member site at mixedmartialartslogic.com.

If you are interested in scheduling a free introductory lesson to learn self-defense concepts like seen in our videos, please contact us by clicking below.

Força Martial Arts & Fitness is located at 900 West E. Street in Russellville, AR and has been serving the River Valley Community since 2012.

Solo Drills Mount Escapes

Brian Wilson, Team LDMA brown belt and owner of Força Martial Arts & Russellville Fitness Kickboxing in Russellville, AR. will be teaching a seminar on escaping the full-mount position at Inferno Martial Arts in Bentonville, AR. on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Brian recently returned from the Martial Arts Supershow where he was able to attend a special seminar conducted by Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master, Rickson Gracie.  Brian will be sharing concepts about escaping the mounted position that he learned from the Rickson himself

In the meantime, watch this video over 20 solo movement drills you can be doing at home or in the gym in the meantime!  For more concepts and techniques concerning escaping the mounted position, visit our YouTube channel or create an account for our membership site, MixedMartialArtsLogic.com

DANNY DRING PROMOTION AND RANK REVIEW AT FORCA NOV 2ND

Team LDMA founder and head coach Danny Dring was recently awarded his 4th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Maceio, Brazil from his Instructor Toni DePontes Emanuel.

Master Dring is a life long Martial Artist and holds the ranks of 8th degree Black Belts in Taekwondo and with Bill Wallace in the Superfoot System. Mr. Dring also holds the ranks of 7th Degree Black Belts in the Joe Lewis Fighting System and in Weeping Style Jujutsu.

Master Dring was also the first Arkansan promoted to the rank of black belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has since grown Team LDMA into an association of martial arts academies spanning across the United States.

Força Martial Arts traces their lineage through the Inferno Martial Arts System to Master Dring.  Força head coaches, Brian and Cora Wilson, both hold rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Dring and Mr. Kaleb Plank, owner of Inferno Martial Arts in Northwest Arkansas.

Master Dring will be leading the next rank review at Força Martial Arts on Thursday, November 2, 2017.  Team LDMA Rank Reviews are not a formal martial arts testing but a review and demonstration of knowledge facilitated by instructors and led by all the ranks in attendance

Kids will begin at 5:30pm followed by adults at 7:00pm on Thursday evening.  All youth and adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes will be cancelled, but Fitness Kickboxing and Youth MMA and Boxing classes will be held at their normal times.  Please let your instructor know if you will be attending this team event.

Interested in learning more about our martial arts program? Contact us to get started.

Team LDMA-Força Martial Arts & Fitness In Russellville wins big at State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament

Força recently contributed 14 competitors for an overall team points victory at the American Grappling Federation’s Arkansas open on July 22, 2017.  Força competitors took home 17 total medals, 6 being gold.

Team LDMA (Living Defense Martial Arts) won the honor of the overall team points at the state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu open.  A team points winner is based off the number of times a member from the team reaches the podium.

Local academy owners and competitors Brian and Cora Wilson at Força Martial Arts each teach weekly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at their facility for youth, teens, adult and women.

Cora Wilson, who recently was a guest instructor at a Women’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event at Inferno Martial Arts in Bentonville, AR. taught self-defense techniques to a group of 37 women from throughout the state who train in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Mrs. Wilson will be offering a free women’s self defense seminar at her martial arts academy, Força Martial Arts & Fitness on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 12:00pm.  All River Valley women are invited to attend.  Força Martial Arts & Fitness is located just off West Parkway near Downtown Russellville and Stoby’s at 900 West E. Street.

Free Women’s Self-Defense Seminar
Saturday, Sep 9th, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Força Martial Arts & Fitness
Russellville Fitness Kickboxing
900 West E Street, Russellville, AR. 72801.
(Just off West Parkway near Stoby’s).

Russellville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio to host special guest and Black Belt for workshop July 29th

Russellville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio to host special guest and Black Belt for workshop

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, Força Martial Arts in Russellville will be hosting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and avid competitor, Omar French for a 2-hour workshop.

Join us for this beginner friendly event.  Cost is only $35 and all proceeds are going to helping Omar on his quest to become a world champion when he competes at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master’s World Championship in Las Vegas this August.

Contact us with any questions concerning this or any upcoming events going on at Força this summer.  We are located at 900 West E. Street, Russellville, AR. 72801 just off West Parkway near Stoby’s and Arkansas Tech University.

Click below to register online for the event.  Pre-registration required for $35 entry.  Day of registration is $40.

Russellville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio to host special guest and Black Belt for workshop

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, Força Martial Arts in Russellville will be hosting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and avid competitor, Omar French for a 2-hour workshop.

Join us for this beginner friendly event.  Cost is only $35 and all proceeds are going to helping Omar on his quest to become a world champion when he competes at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master’s World Championship in Las Vegas this August.

 

Contact us with any questions concerning this or any upcoming events going on at Força this summer.  We are located at 900 West E. Street, Russellville, AR. 72801 just off West Parkway near Stoby’s and Arkansas Tech University.

Click below to register online for the event.  Pre-registration required for $35 entry.  Day of registration is $40.

Competition Results from Oklahoma State BJJ Tournament

RUSSELLVILLE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU COMPETTION TEAM

Competitors from Força Martial Arts & Fitness are training for upcoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu State Tournaments in AR. & OK.

7 Adult and youth competitors traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, June 17 to compete in the American Grappling Federation’s Tulsa Open Gi and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Our team came home with 3 gold medal, 3 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals.

Following their outing in Oklahoma this June, Força Competitors will be making a strong showing at the American Grappling Federation Arkansas Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in July.  This event will be held at the Conway Expo Center on July 22, 2017.  Last July Força contributed over 25 competitors on their way to winning overall team points for the day.

Força Martial Arts currently offers both youth and adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.  Adult Classes are currently held in the mornings at 6:15am on Tuesday and Thursday, in the Afternoons at 11:30 on Monday and Wednesday and in the evenings at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Special competition classes for serious students interested in competing in major tournaments across the United States are also offered on Friday mornings at 5:30pm.

Força Martial Arts & Fitness is located in Russellville, AR. at 900 West E. Street near Arkansas Tech University and Parkway Avenue.  If you are interested in learning more about our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program, then contact us by clicking the button below.  Say you saw this blog post and receive a free Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu private lesson with an instructor.

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