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Stay connected…Time to TRAIN!

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As we all navigate these unforeseen waters we learn to adapt and overcome.  Don’t look at these as “challenges” but rather opportunities for something better.  We have this great technology which allows us all to continue training and communicating.  It’s not perfect… but it works.  We have tons of great content on our YouTube channel and Zoom classes to help everyone stay connected.  In this time of isolation… connection is imperative.  We offer classes Tues. / Thurs. / Sat. for adults at 12:00 PM plus evening classes every night.  We’ve made zoom logins even easier by removing the passcode and allowing an easier sign in.

Tuesday / Thursday classes are currently being run by purple belt Blake.  (use his meeting ID 810-364-070

All evening (kids and adults) and Saturday classes are run by Professor Mike – simply use the Meeting ID: 912-531-7772

If you haven’t logged into a Zoom class – now’s the time!  You’ll get a great workout modified for one person with little space.  You don’t even need mats!

Also be sure to checkout our YouTube channels for more great content, class workouts and curriculum!

Blue Belt Curriculum   Home Workout Drills  BJJ For Kids   BJJAfter40

Stay connected with us via social media on Facebook and Instagram @FloLifeBJJ and @BJJAfter40  Share your home training pics and experiences…  Remember, we are there for YOU!

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We are at your service!

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We have more resources and ways to connect than ever!  Be sure you’re using our YouTube Virtual classroom which is packed with videos.  (Connect below). We are also running a full time Zoom classroom schedule.  Classes are offered 5 days per week, including days!  It’s more important than ever to make sure you’re training consistently.  Training on zoom with us is a great way to connect with our Flo Life community.  You’ll have fun training… you’ll burn calories… improve conditioning… flexibility and more.  If you’re a little shy you can set your camera private and still participate.  We post zoom login codes on Sunday (first half of the week) and Wednesday (second half of the week).  Join us for our next sessions, you’ll be happy you did!

YouTube Members playlist:

Zoom Classroom Schedule:

  • Monday 5:30 PM Kids, 6:30 PM Adults
  • Tuesday 12:00 PM Adults, 5:30 PM Kids, 6:30 PM Adults
  • Wednesday 5:30 PM Kids, 6:30 PM Adults
  • Thursday 12:00 PM Adults, 5:30 PM Kids, 6:30 PM Adults
  • Saturday 11:00 AM Kids, 12:00 PM Adults

Monday 4/20 – 4/23 Codes / Links:

Monday: 5:30 PM Kids

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71932382973?pwd=ejhLdlNxS2VDNnBmQUFBNWZPVU16QT09

Meeting ID: 719 3238 2973 Password: 062556

Monday: 6:30 PM Adults 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79947067257?pwd=RExlNHRLeGVZLzFlTG5yaVAva2REdz09

Meeting ID: 799 4706 7257. Password: 039848

Tuesday:  12:00 PM Adults Meeting ID Code 810 364 070

Tuesday:  5:30 PM Kids

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75872649037?pwd=cGV2bHNFR05McnVhajM0bnJCb0w3UT09

Meeting ID: 758 7264 9037 Password: 056521

Tuesday:  6:30 PM Adults 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78390713055?pwd=YUNHRnhGTDZndU5ZSmhRcFc3N1EvQT09

Meeting ID: 783 9071 3055 Password: 099015

Wednesday: 5:30 PM Kids

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76039883071?pwd=b3pWcDJDS0lEdEcvc21CTzY1U3BjZz09

Meeting ID: 760 3988 3071 Password: 044940

Wednesday: 6:30 PM Adults

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74102193649?pwd=b2I1ZWhrSTF1TVNkUHBBVjNiRXh3dz09

Meeting ID: 741 0219 3649 Password: 034378

 

 

 

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Grappling Dummy Full home workout!

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No partner, no problem!  Follow the easy steps we’ve provided in our DIY home grappling buddy videos.  This is a great alternative and offers you an easy to assemble (or disassemble), lightweight grappling dummy.

Your grappling dummy can be used to practice techniques, drill positions or striking.

You are only limited by your imagination.  Follow our workout below for kids or adults.

Share you pictures and videos with us on Facebook & Instagram @FloLifeBJJ

 

In case you missed our ‘How to’ video on construction – see videos below for different options.

Kids Version below (a great kids home project)

 

In the video below we show how to create a more versatile dummy for Gi and No-Gi.  A gi top can easily be added.

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KIDS: Grappling Buddy + Workout

Hello FLO Life Families! Do you know how much we care about you all? THE MOST! Each and everyone of you are in our thoughts and hearts. Please remember we’re here for you however possible so don’t hesitate to reach out and also share pictures and videos with us online @FLOLifeBJJ through Facebook and Instagram.

Is your child in need of a training partner to practice? We’ve got you covered! Check out this super simple way to create a grappling buddy using items you already have.

 

You’ll need:

  • A gi top
  • belt
  • 1-2 pillows (for the body)
  • 2 towels (one for each arm)
  • Gi Pants and 1 extra towel (this is if you need extra to make the shoulders)

 

Instructions:

  1. Gather all necessary items
  2. Lay gi top out, lapel facing up
  3. Roll up 2 towels to desired width and ‘string’ through each sleeve *use extra towel and gi pants if you need more material for shoulders
  4. Place 1-2 pillows in the body section of the gi top
  5. Tie the belt around the waist

That’s it – Boom! Instant Partner to play Jiu-Jitsu with 🙂

Check out the video below to see how your child can easily put together their very own friend to grapple with –

 

 

Once they have their buddy made (it only takes a few minutes!) have them follow along with these cool at home exercises.

 

 

 

Does your child have their own routine? Did they make up their very own set of moves? Video them and show us on Facebook and Instagram @FLOLifeBJJ!

 

*Remember to have your child fill out their home workout tracker for treasure chest prizes and a stripe!

 

Comment below and on YouTube with your family favorites to keep everyone moving and smiling!

 

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Easy, Lightweight DIY Grappling Partner …with drills!

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Let’s be real, your family is only going to entertain being your Jiu-Jitsu grappling partner for so long. For those lucky enough to have someone willing to practice with us it’s still extremely useful to have a go to dummy to drill on. The problem is that grappling dummies are expensive! Also, they are really heavy, bulky and hard to move around. It’s more of a costly hassle than anything else – until now!

You can make a dummy to grapple with. All it requires is a couple of minutes and a few items you already have at your house.

There are a tons of different variations you can try. The point is to have it work for you and be something you’ll actually use!

 

What you’ll need:

  • Gi top (be sure to wash your gi top after every exercise)
  • Belt
  • 2 pillows (they need to mimic the body so not a small throw pillow, you can even use a body pillow)
  • 2-4 towels (use body towels, not hand towels or rags)
  • Gi pants or extra towel (if you’d like to build shoulders)

 

Instructions:

  1. Gather all necessary items
  2. Lay gi top flat with lapels facing up
  3. Roll towels then place in each arm
  4. Roll extra towel and gi pants to place in shoulders
  5. Stack 2 pillows in the body portion of the gi (bring the lower pillow up for a head)
  6. Tie belt around the waist
  7. Start drilling!

 

Mike ‘Spider Ninja’ Bidwell with @BJJAfter40 shows you how to easily create your very own Grappling Partner! He also includes ideas for different drills and submissions to work on.

 

But don’t stop there. . . .

Be a friend – share this video on your Facebook page for others to have some fun 🙂

Be sure to show us what ya’ got and tag us on instagram @FLOLifeBJJ!

Comment below and on YouTube with what worked best to build your partner.

 

Still can’t get enough? Take it to the next level with Mike by checking out all of his Ninja Moves with Vimeo Videos on Demand available at http://www.vimeo.com/FLOWJitsu