Meet ARI!!! This young lady has been a leader since day one. It may have something to do with the fact that her father, James Williams(Open Mat Stories #3) who is one of our amazing coaches in the kid's program. She's competing in her first ever jiu-jitsu tournament on March 30th and we're excited to see her go out there and show Tennessee Jiu-Jitsu what she's made of! Empower your child with Jiu-Jitsu and choose Profectus Jiu-Jitsu in Lebanon, TN as your school! Located on the top floor of Dube Orthopedics in Wilson County, TN.
Jeff moved to Lebanon, Tennessee as a purple belt and started training with black belt Jeremy Akin...a Luiz Palhares affiliate in 2015.. That same year, Jeff started a jiu-jitsu program affiliated under Jeremy Akin's "Profectus Jiu-Jitsu". If you're looking for a quality, safe, and modernized jiu-jitsu academy, look no further than Profectus Jiu-Jitsu in Lebanon! Jeff continues to pursue his quest towards the black belt and trains frequently with Jeremy Akin. He has had many students perform successfully in local tournaments around middle Tennessee and was recently promoted to brown belt in June of 2018.
Vivian is one of our fierce athletes here at Profectus Jiu-Jitsu Lebanon! She's been preparing for her first tournament and has been quite the competitor here in our school. Protect your child and give them values that will last a life-time through the martial art of Jiu=-Jitsu! Look no further that Profectus Lebanon Jiu-jitsu in Wilson County! Located on the top floor of Dube Orthopedics in Lebanon, Tennessee (TN)
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
Jeff Spain Jr
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt