Daniel is one of our lead students here at Profectus Lebanon Jiu-Jitsu. He has demonstrated great commitment and hardwork since starting with us 18 months ago. Empower your child with Jiu-Jitsu! Find us here in Lebanon, TN of Wilson County!
Brown Belt Instructor and Owner of Profectus Lebanon Jiu-Jitsu, Jeff Spain Jr, shows one of his favorite Judo takedowns. Subscribe and hit the bell for more content from the guys here in Lebanon, TN. Jiu-Jitsu incorporates the best of both worlds when it comes to take downs...wrestling and JUDO! Come train with us in Wilson County near Nashville, TN!
Blue Belt competitor, Hunter Silvers, walks us through his favorite set-up for the single leg take-down. Hit the Like button and subscribe for more techniques by Profectus Lebanon Jiu-Jitsu. Find us here in Lebanon, Tennessee (inside Dube Orthopedics) in Wilson County. Jiu-Jitsu for life!
Meet Julie! Julie has been an ambassador for women's bjj since she started just 4 months ago. She's currently hoping to compete in the spring and continues to bring great energy to every class she attends. If you're a woman and looking to improve your confidence and self-esteem...look no further than jiu-jitsu!!! Profectus Lebanon Jiu-Jitsu @ Dube Orthopedics in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Whether you've started late getting it together this new year or you just want to add more options to the list. Below are some health habits I've begun using daily as part of my morning routine. Whether you're eating early or late, your first meal of the day sets the tone......hope this helps!
***Intermittent fasting**** It's backed by science people.... Pick an 8-10 hour window for eating (ex: 9am-5pm or 11am-9pm) Fast for the hours outside of that time-slot. ONLY WATER ALLOWED.
- Start each day with a glass of water. (mix a small dose of turmeric and black pepper for additional super benefits)
- 3x fish oil a day (preferable with a meal) for joints and heart health
Breakfast option 1:
Oatmeal w/blueberries, banana, honey, and a teaspoon scoop of preferred protein powder.
1-cup black coffee drink
Breakfast option 2:
Scrambled Eggs cooked in grass-fed butter w/ avocado and salsa
1 bottled kombucha drink
Don't forget to keep up your water intake for every meal and GET MOVING! Exercise is doing anything that keeps you busy and off the couch.
As we become better martial artists, we also become more attune to our own bodies and weaknesses. Before any real growth occurs one must experience the pain of defeat over and over again . Coming into your jiu-jitsu class with small measurable goals is pivotal to advancing the psyche behind rolling. As Profectus Jiu-Jitsu training partners, we welcome and encourage the idea of helping each other grow past our weaknesses. Below are some examples of "focused training" methods that may work for where you are in your jiu-jitsu journey.
1. Deciding that NO ONE is passing your guard tonight
2. Deciding that you are only going for back takes
3. Deciding that you only want to work on escaping bad positions
4. Deciding that you will try to pass to "knee on belly" every roll
5. Pushing your stamina and being one of the LAST people on the mat.
6. Going back to back matches regardless of fatigue and try to survive
When we look at rolling as a series of games that can be played, our performance enhances. Decide what "game" you're most uncomfortable with and play that one the most!
- Coach Jeff
Jeremy Akin will be teaching a seminar at the Vigilance Martial Arts (Profectus Fairview) this Saturday. Classes will be closed in order to encourage attendance. It will be $60/before Friday or $100/ at the door. His teachings will revolve around the kimura trap system... a technique that translates well between both gi and no-gi. If you haven't had a chance to learn from Professor Akin this is a great opportunity!.
Support for events like this go a LONG way in your school's growth and expansion. There are many events that happen all year that students can take advantage of. Especially as a colored belt....frequent attendance to these events is paramount. Every seminar I've ever attended left me with more tools and more success on the mat.. There's so much experience and valuable knowledge to be had (which can lead to your advancement!) Try to prioritize and budget for as many of these events as your schedule allows! It really does help everyone!
- Coach Jeff
Hunter Silvers is a super important part of our program here in Lebanon, TN! We're very proud to have represented us 9x last year in competition. His dedication to Profectus Jiu-Jitsu and his help around the school has built him quite the reputation. Come out to Wilson County and train some jiu-Jitsu with the one and only Hunter Silvers!
Classes will be cancelled for the week of 11/04 - 11/10......
We will be moving from the Dragon Garage to the TOP FLOOR of the former Graves Fitness Center. Our address will be the same....We're very excited about this move but it will take many hours this week to get everything switched over. Feel free to contact coach Jeff for volunteer info and any further details...
We intend to resume our normal schedule the following Monday 11/12
Jeff Spain Jr.
If there is one thing we can count on in this sport that we love so much, it’s that Jiu Jitsu has a revolving door. There is a reason that only 1% of those that start end up making the journey all the way to Black Belt. That reason is...Jiu Jitsu is hard. Bottom line.
Those of us “Juju nerds” that have accepted and embraced the difficulties of this sport know what’s on the other side of all the sweat, injuries, and general highs and lows. That’s where we find our most authentic selves.
When a new person starts, it’s important to remember how we felt when we first stepped on the mat. We were nervous, exhausted, and repeatedly humbled, often by people smaller than us. Let’s face it, that first roll was probably the most pressure we’ve ever felt from another human being. Now we can laugh about it and even consider it a fond handful of memories. But back then, most of us probably questioned whether or not we wanted to go back for more.
This is the struggle that every new person will have to face. That’s why it’s crucial that we stay encouraging, helpful, and positive with new people. In the end though, as much as we want everyone else to get to experience who you become through this martial art, we have to accept that it isn’t for everyone. Ultimately, Jiu Jitsu will decide who stays and who goes. Keep showing up new people. It’s worth it.
- Roy Silvers (Blue)
Jeff Spain Jr
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt