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Excel MMA Oceanside, training for everyone

Ray Sloan Professional MMA fighter Bellator MMA

MMA is without a doubt one of the toughest sports to participate in.  An MMA fighter that prepares properly will have to train all aspects of the fight game.  The fighter needs to be well versed in striking, know the ground game and submissions, be in incredible athletic shape, and have the mind and spirit of a “Never Quit” warrior. ... Read More »

Quick Recap of EXCEL Jiu Jitsu at NAGA SD Jiu Jitsu tournament

youth BJJ competition Excel Jiu Jitsu Oceanside

*2014 NAGA American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 220,000 competitors worldwide.  On Saturday, March 29, 2014, NAGA returned to San Diego, Ca with its annual NAGA San Diego Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament (*info from NAGA website)  EXCEL Jiu Jitsu had  a few kids compete… Natalie Estrada;  fought a great tournament competing ... Read More »

The Complacency Factor: A first hand account of the dangers of Law Enforcement on the Border

Learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Law enforcement

Article written by Gene Alvarez, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol are unlike any other law enforcement agency in the United States. Often working alone in remote and rugged territory, Border Patrol Agents routinely apprehend large groups of undocumented aliens unassisted. All too often, the potential for violence against patrol agents ... Read More »

Two Warriors Battle, INTENSE MMA Action

High Intensity MMA Front kick

Ray “RAY GUN” Sloan emerges victorious over Matt Lagler, in an action packed MMA battle at the Xplode Fight Series in Valley Center, Ca. on March 22nd, 2014. Both Warriors were game and were eager to throw down as they put on quite a show for the audience! This win boosts RAY GUNS’ record to 6-0 and sets the stage ... Read More »

Aspirations for the BIG MMA show; Ray Sloan Interview

Extreme Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ray “Ray Gun” Sloan is an up and coming MMA fighter. He’s off to a great start with a 5-0 record and is working hard to keep his win streak alive and get to the big MMA shows such as the UFC and Bellator. Everything Ray has achieved in his life has come through hard work and dedication. For most ... Read More »

The Art of Goal-Setting

taking the arm lock in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Article written by Greg Boulet, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT When I was in the Army, basic training was eight weeks long and two weeks of it consisted of Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM). BRM is when new soldiers learned how to use and shoot their rifle (usually an M16) effectively and safely. At the end of BRM, soldiers qualified with their weapon ... Read More »

Jiu Jitsu sweep! Reversing an opponent from your guard

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Guard principles

When it comes to ground grappling, there are three main positions for a fighter to be in…top, bottom and neutral. Sweeping an opponent in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu refers to scoring an attack from the bottom of the guard position, inverting the position, and getting on top and gaining control. It is advantageous to be on top in the fight, thus ... Read More »

Roy Harris BJJ Interview

Roy Harris demonstrating Jiu Jitsu technique with Michio Grubbs

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar with one of the most technical Instructors in the world, Roy Harris. Roy has been training martial arts for over 33 years and started his Jiu Jitsu journey with the Gracie brothers back in 1991. After the seminar, Roy kindly sat down with me to answer a few questions about Brazilian ... Read More »

Roy Harris Seminar Review

Roy Harris showing the power of the Kimura attack

My girl, Kidd and I participated in a seminar in Carlsbad, Ca on February 23, 2014 “Finish the Kimura from everywhere” presented by Professor Roy Harris. It was a great seminar full of details and information that had me smiling from ear to ear, from the beginning of the seminar to the end. It was wonderful for me to have ... Read More »

Increasing your training intensity

Train Jiu Jitsu with training intensity

Bringing on the intensity in a match can be the difference between winning and losing. Make sure to not only add the Intensity component to your training regimen on a regular basis, but build on it. Become more intense. By increasing your training intensity, you will increase the amount of effort and power you put forth. You will have more ... Read More »