MassBJJ-Arlington’s New Location coming Feb 2015!

Coming Feb 2015 MassBJJ-Arlington will be at 26 Mass Ave in Arlington, MA. Stay tuned as the space is being custom built! Here’s a shot of the new exterior paint!mass bjj

In-House Recap and Belt Promotion From Acton Jiu Jitsu

In-House BJJ Recap:

Great job everyone yesterday at the BJJ In-House tournament in Acton. Competition fuels motivation, motivation fuels dedication, dedication fuels improvement! These BJJ tournaments are meant to do nothing more than provide an environment of stress for your skills and see how you handle it. I equate these tournaments to a financial stress test of a bank. Does the system hold up under pressure? Does your jiu-jitsu hold up under pressure? If not, there needs to be some reflection and organized assessment prior to establishing a game plan to fix the system.

If you competed, try and reflect on the experience and pick a few SPECIFIC things to work on. Don’t get overwhelmed with trying to fix too many problems at once, as it’s better to fix one issue permanently then fix several issues temporarily. This event is nothing more than to make our team technically stronger as a whole. Remember, iron sharpens iron!

Make sure you respect your opponents, as you can not be taken to your full potential without them. They are one of the most important ingredients to success. In this case, your opponent is also your teammate, build relationships and help each other improve. I always say at some point in your training you are going to need to take responsibility for yourself and what it is you need to improve on. Our BJJ and MMA gym in Arlington & Acton are full of people looking to help, so speak up if you have questions!

MassBJJ is more than just 1 man, and nothing could have been accomplished yesterday without all of the amazing people who helped out. From the check in and weigh in process to the brackets and reffing, everyone did great! Each event we get better and better and are planning our next one for around April/May in Arlington. Stay tuned.


Congrats to the 4 new blue belts in BJJ Arlington who were promoted right before the competition began! They were definitely caught by surprise being promoted right after the rules meeting! These guys performed beautifully wearing their new belts and their promotion was more than well deserved. Now all the upper level belts can sleep a little better knowing these guys no longer are wearing white belts!

With all that said, SEE YOU ON THE MAT!

Here are some pictures of the belt promotion.

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BJJ In-House Tournament in Acton Tomorrow, Sat Dec 6th!

The year end In-house tournament will be held on 12/6/2014 at our Acton Location! There will be no classes in Arlington on this day.
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  • Weigh ins between 10-11am and we will start soon after 11am!
  • Double Elimination
  • $20 to enter
  • Kid’s, Women’s and Men’s Divisions

Let’s have some fun and challenge each other on the wrestling mat!!

Email with questions.

BJJ 3 Quotes to Inspire

I’m a big fan of motivational quotes. These are 3 of my favorites:

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard to find alloy called guts.”
-Dan Gable

“One of my first lessons as a coach was that talent is everywhere, but a winning attitude is not.”
– Dan Gable

“Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.”
– Vince Lombardi

Kids BJJ Promotion 11/4/2014!

Kids Jiu Jitsu in Arlington & Acton

Congrats to Elijah, Nathan, Nia and Matt for their well deserved promotion to Grey Belt! These kids are dedicated, motivated, and great to have on the mat! I have very high expectations for my kids program, and these kids have exceeded my expectations and help set the tone for the kids that will come after them.

I teach the kids: Practice doesn’t make perfect, but perfect practice makes perfect! These 4 students will be great leaders one day in the real world, which is what it’s all about. Congrats everyone!


P.S. Don’t mess with these kids, Click Here! to see why.


Acton Jiu Jitsu In-House Tournament 7/26/14

In House Tournament for Jiu Jitsu in Acton

In-house Jiu Jitsu tournament this coming weekend 7/26/2014 at our Acton Location!T here will be no Jiu Jitsu classes in Acton on this day.

  • Weigh ins between 10-11am and we will start soon after 11am!
  • Double Elimination
  • $20 to enter
  • Kid’s Jiu Jitsu, Women’s,and Men’s BJJ Divisions

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Come support our local athletes in Jiu Jitsu in Acton and cheer each other on!!

See you on the BJJ mat,