For the longest time, if you were to ask me what I do for a living, I would tell you that “I teach Mixed Martial Arts,” more specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But I’ve noticed that recently (and by that, I mean in the past few years) my response has changed to “I’m a BJJ Coach” or…

Coach Christian and Junny Ocasio recently competed at a bjj and grappling tournament in upstate New York and took home a bunch of medals to our gym in NYC. Junny’s been working super hard, and as we all know, Christian’s been competing a lot this season. Congrats to them both! I wanted to take this…

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the Spring 2013 season tournaments for grappling and BJJ in NYC and places that are reasonably close by. As these are all local tournaments, many of them will have Ronin competitors. As we get closer to each tourney, we’ll find out who is competing so you can…

In many of the classes here at Ronin Athletics, you will often hear terms like lever, structure and angle thrown around. It can seem weird to discuss something as obviously physical by using such cerebral concepts. But at the same time, we’re applying the science of physics and its principles on the mat every day….

Rolling, or grappling with resistance, is a crucial part of BJJ’s pedagogical model. At any of the many MMA / BJJ schools in NYC, you will see rolling. It’s fundamental to one’s ability to implement techniques and internalize the concepts of Jiu-jitsu. Like in much of life, a person needs to undergo stress tests to…

  Here at Ronin Athletics, we encourage all of our team members to compete. We have a strong Competition Team, with many of us consistently bringing home hardware. We acknowledge that competition isn’t for everyone, but we feel that if you can fit it into your schedule, you should enter one of the many tournaments,…

The internet is a great resource for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Submission Grappling in general. It connects players who are practicing and rolling from Denmark to Japan, from Rio to right here in Manhattan. There are absolutely loads of quality instructionals, blogs and news sites approaching these sports from a wide variety of angles. From youtube…

The following is a list of upcoming competitions for Submission Grappling and BJJ in NYC and surrounding areas. Ronin Athletics has a list of criteria that you will have to meet before being able to compete and represent the gym. They include items like minimum training time at Ronin, as well as a minimum number…

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