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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Mat Saturdays in Orange County – RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness!   Leave a comment

Come train at the RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Mat Saturdays in Orange County.

High level technique, technical rolls, share techniques and good music of course.

All levels, schools and people who love to train jiu jitsu and share techniques. Train gi or no gi, its up to you and whoever wants to train with you.  Training both is strongly encouraged, but its all for fun and the love of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the end of the day!

RNRBJJ Open Mat Action

RocknRoll BJJ Open Mat Action

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RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu JItsu Orange County - Open Mat Saturday Action

High Level Open Mat Saturday Action!

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Mike Feldman From Las Vegas Stopped by for a roll!

Mike Feldman From Las Vegas Stopped by for a roll!

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Happy training everyone and best wishes to all!

 

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Orange County Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Private Lessons! RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness   1 comment

Orange County Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Private Lessons! Lowest Rates! Fun!



RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Private Lessons & Personal Training in Orange County, California! Lowest rates in OC!

RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness is dedicated to changing lives through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness! Get one on one attention by an experienced Brazilian Jiu JItsu instructor and National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and take your jiu jitsu to the next level and, or, reach your fitness goals fast! Lowest rates for BJJ Private Lessons and personal training in Orange County!

RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs and teachings adapt to your pace and ability making learning fun and safe! Whether its your first day trying jiu jitsu or you are a seasoned jiu jitsu player, I have a great program for you.

RocknRoll Fitness Programs for all ages, body types and fitness levels! You will have a customized fitness program for your body type and fitness goals. Don’t be shy. If you have let your self go and its been a while since you have been active, you have come to the right place. I am a patient and detailed trainer. If you are already fit, but are looking for strength training, plyometrics or just something more challenging, I have got some fun for you!

* Receive detailed, patient, instruction from an experienced & certified Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor and personal trainer!
* Learn amazing new Brazilian jiu jitsu techniques as taught to me by the pros!
* Choose what time is best for your busy schedule!

RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness is run by Rich Zaydel a brown belt in brazilian jiu jitsu under Professor Marcelo Carvalho and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. Rich has taught at the prestigious Chapman University Jiu Jitsu Club and is an assistant instructor at Global Jiu Jitsu under Professor Marcelo Carvalho.

Contact Rich now to schedule your lessons or personal training! Email me through this ad or visit the RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu website.
http://www.rocknrollbjj.com

Oh, and please ‘LIke’ the RocknRoll BJJ page!
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Be sure to check out some great techniques for free at the RocknRoll BJJ Youtube Channel!
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You can follow RocknRoll BJJ on twitter too!
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Happy training!

Helio Gracie Did Not Invent Brazilian Jiu JItsu! Ever Hear Of Luis Franca and Oswaldo Fadda?   2 comments

Guess What?  Contrary to what the Gracie family would have you believe, they didn’t invent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!  And, if you take the time to research it, the Gracie’s were snobs and stingy with sharing jiu jitsu. History shows that they only taught to the rich or upper class.  Some things never change.

Luis Franca was taught jiu jitsu by non other than Mitsuyo Maeda.  Mitsuyo Maeda was an expert judoka with direct lineage to the founder of judo, Kanō Jigorō. Maeda, settled in Belem in 1917 and taught a small group of students, including Luis Franca and Carlos Gracie.

Oswaldo Fadda received his black belt under Luis Franca.  Fadda taught jiu jitsu to the poor in Rio because, as usual, the Gracie tuition as too high.  He taught in unorthodox locations free of charge to share the gentle art of jiu jitsu with the less privileged. The Gracies, in typical snobbish fashion, considered him an outcast.

Oswaldo Fadda Jiu Jitsu legend!

Oswaldo Fadda Jiu Jitsu legend!

Fadda finally opened a school in 1950.  He then challenged the Helio Gracie school with some of his students.  The Gracies excepted the challenge and invited Fadda and his students to the Gracie Academy.  Fadda’s students tapped out the Gracies and even put one of them to sleep.  Much of Fadda’s students used foot locks to tap the Gracies who in sore loser spirit called the foot locks a ‘suburban technique.’  However, later Helio would say that it only takes on Fadda to prove that jiu jitsu is for everyone.  Fadda is the only one known to have beaten Helio in a tournament.

Master Julio Cesar Pereira, leader of the Ground Fight Team has direct lineage to Oswaldo Fadda.  Rodolfo Vieira is Master Pereira’s student.  I always like to cheer for the underdog, don’t you?

Please take the time to read more about Oswaldo Fadda and learn more about how the Gracies didn’t invent brazilian jiu jitsu.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswaldo_Fadda

Happy training!

GFTeam In The House! I Rolled With World Champions at Global Jiu Jitsu!   1 comment

When the Pan Ams come to Southern California once a year, everyone at Global Jiu Jitsu Academy get s really excited.  About a week before the tournament begins, GFTeam world champions start rolling in to train with us.

Our master, Professor Marcelo Carvalho is cousins with the Master of the GFTeam, Julio Cesar Pereira.  How lucky is that?  When the team visits, the dojo is packed wall to wall with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts with Master Pereira teaching.   We get to roll with Rodolfo Vieira, Theodoro Canal, Igor Santos, Wancler Oliveira, Vanessa OliveiraRicardo Evangelista and Denilson Pimenta just to name a few.

I came in one morning on an off day and ended up getting to roll with about a dozen black belts all to myself!

Rich Zaydel, Wancler Oliveira, Igor Santos, Ricardo Evangelista!

Rich Zaydel of RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness and some of the GFTeam world champions at Global Jiu JItsu Academy

Here I am, Rich Zaydel, with Wancler OliveiraIgor Santos and Ricardo Evangelista just to name a few.  Sorry I couldn’t remember everyone’s name!

The GFTeam have the most amazing jiu jitsu and are the nicest guys in the world!

If you are in the Orange County area, come by and try out some classes for free at Global Jiu Jitsu Academy (GJJA)http://www.globaljiujitsuacademy.com

IF you are looking for brazilian jiu jitsu private lessons or personal training, I can be reached at RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

http://www.rocknrollbjj.com

Be sure to check out some of my favorite techniques on the RocknRollBJJ Youtube Channel:

Happy training!

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Pan Ams 2012, Deja Vu and Dana Riddle of Global Jiu Jitsu / GFTeam Wins Gold!   Leave a comment

Like I said in the earlier post, the 2012 Pan Ams was awesome!  I had a great time hanging out with old friends and supporting my Global Jiu Jitsu / GFTeam teammates.

It was especially exciting because my friends and morning roll partners did amazing.  Andrew Goodman took bronze in his division and murdered his opponent 13-0 in his first fight.  Andy is a seven foot tall advanced purple belt and has a very technical guard game.

Deja Vu set in as Dana Riddle did it again.  He won gold in his white belt division last year.  This year as blue belt was no different.  Dana submitted three out of four of his opponents with only one of his fights going the distance.

Congratulations Dana RIddle and Global Jiu Jitsu / GFTeam

Congratulations Dana RIddle and Global Jiu Jitsu / GFTeam

All the Global Jiu Jitsu competitors fought hard and are extremely tough!

Come on by and try out a class for free if you are in the Orange County, California area!

http://www.globaljiujitsuacademy.com

Happy training!

Pan Ams 2012 – Global Jiu Jitsu Academy / GFTeam   Leave a comment

The Pan Ams 2012 was bigger than ever at the Bren Center in Irvine California.  Over 3,500 competitors and 1,000’s of spectators over the course of four days.  I love the Pan Ams because I get to see all my jiu jitsu friends Ive made through the years and rub elbows with legends and talented up and comers.e

Here is a pic with Dana Riddle, Andrew Goodman, Rich Zaydel(me) and Pistol Pete Loncarevich.

Dana Riddle, Andrew Goodman, Rich Zaydel and Pistol Pete Loncarevich at Pan Ams 2012

Dana Riddle, Andrew Goodman, Rich Zaydel and Pistol Pete Loncarevich at Pan Ams 2012

Dana Riddle won gold in his division and Andrew Goodman won bronze.  We all train at Global Jiu Jitsu Academy in Fountain Valley, California, under Professor Marcelo Carvalho,  except or Pete who has his own school in Medford, Oregon.  I am an assistant instructor under Professor Carvalho, but I also am head instructor at RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness and am also a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer in Orange County California.

http://www.rocknrollbjj.com

Please come by and like the RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu page on facebook:

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Happy training!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Life! But How? Prevent Injuries For One! Duh!   Leave a comment

Some friends and I have been rolling together for a long time!  After good training sessions, we are blown away at how much fun brazilian jiu jitsu still is, and, how we want to do this for as long as we live!  Helio Gracie did it into his nineties so its definitely possible.  But, it isn’t going to be possible without some preventative maintenance.

A good warm up is very important.  The warm ups at Global Jiu Jitsu Academy and RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness for example, include a sit up/core routine, snake moves and animal drills.  Sometimes we do a basic stretch before class, but, usually have a very good one after class.  This prevents soreness and feeling tight when  you wake up the next day!

Always drink plenty of water before training, during training and after training.  If your instructor will allow it, the goal is to try to hydrate  every 20 minutes during heavy training.  I like gatorade during training.  I stay hydrated and the sugar keeps my energy levels up.  Other trainers laugh at me and say that stuff is all sugar (and they are right) and all I need is water, but it works for me.

Now, there are some things what you will more than likely have to do outside of class.  One of those is lifting weights.  I don’t mean lifting super heavy so you end up looking like Conan the Barbarian, but just moderate weights.  The goal you are shooting for is three sets of 15-20 repetitions of each exercise.  This will strengthen your ligaments which will help prevent injury and it give you muscle endurance as well.  Also, if you do the higher repetitions, you won’t bulk up.  More muscles means it will take more blood to fuel them so you will gas out quicker.  Take a look at Brock Lesnar, for example.

Also, very important, is to work out your legs and hips.  If you stay around the sport long enough, you will see many training partners have some sort of knee issues.  Having experienced this myself, I now work out my legs as much as any other part of my body.  I recommend ball squats, lateral movement with bands, leg presses, and anything along the lines of elliptical machines, tread mills,  and bicycles.  And, back to stretching, if you have loose and flexible hips, that will take a lot of pressure off your knees in some positions.

Lastly, use common sense. Listen to your body!  If it is sore, or you are exhausted, take the day off of training, or, however long your body tells you.  Unless  you are receiving a six plus figure salary for doing jiu jitsu, your body will thank you! And, after all, your goal is to do this the rest of you life.

“Don’t let what you want now get in the way of what you want more.”

Happy training!

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