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Jun 09

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio

Posted by josh in technique , sweeps , sparring , mma , martial arts , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grappling , free training , fitness training , drilling , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , better shape , 30 days free

In Tuesdays Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio we train with respect and confidence that what we teach, is usable in many areas of fighting. Our application of real live scenarios and competition training is something you won’t find anywhere else. Brazilian jiu jitsu in Dayton, Ohio is an art that is developed over time. In our classes at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio we start with a good stretch. Following the stretch we always get in some forward and side rolls and breakfalls to get and stay limber and make sure we can land properly when thrown. After that we get into the technical part of our BJJ classes here at Tenbears in Dayton, Ohio. We will start with guard passes cause you can never drill that too much, especially when you are new to this type of training. Then we move on to our techniques of the class. This past Tuesday we drilled a hook sweep and a sickle sweep. Then we wiped the mats with some good old fashion submission grappling here at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio. After 6 or 7 rounds we do the best ab work out you will ever see in Dayton, Ohio! We follow that with yoga for fighters that will ease the pain from training.

Don’t forget to call about YOUR 30 DAYS FREE TRAINING TODAY!!!!! (937) 361-0200 ASK FOR JOSH.

Apr 29

MMA training in Dayton, Ohio

Posted by josh in yudansha , self defense , muay thai , mma , kick boxing , judo , jiu jitsu , free training , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , boxing , bjj , 30 days free

At Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio the training is very thorough. Not only is it intense but we have fun learning new moves. Here at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio we train at different paces and styles of martial arts in Dayton, Ohio. We train like this so that no matter how u learn or at what pace that u will not only learn the moves, but have fun and enjoy your training here at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio. At Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio we train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, Boxing, and the Yudansha Fighting System.  We encourage everyone to come try us out and take full advantage of our       


                               30 DAYS FREE!!!!! TRAINING TODAY!


Mar 06

Dayton, Ohio MMA training

Posted by josh in technique , sparring , muay thai , mma , mat , martial arts , kick boxing , judo , jiu jitsu , grip fighting , free training , fitness training , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , 30 days free

 The kids training classes in dayton ohio  are a lot of fun an learning too. Watching kids grow in there Jiu-jitsu training in dayton ohio is amazing. Most kids pick up technique quickly. They don’t seem to have the fears that adults do, especially in the art of falling. Which helps a student in landing after being thrown in Judo take downs.

   Keeping tradition on the mat is an important part of jiu-jitsu training in dayton ohio. Bowing on an off the mats shows a simple sign of respect for the training area dayton ohio and your training partners in Dayton Ohio. Many BJJ and MMA schools that teach judo, or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, wrestling, ground fighting, Ufc training in dayton ohio don’t really follow some of the traditional manors that we choose to keep @ Tenbears martial arts academy. I know this to be true having experienced training at many different schools across the country. Plus in jiu-jitsu an mma training in dayton ohio as well as sparring one ought to bow slap five or knuckle up prior to and finishing  the completion of a round. Once again as a sign of respect for your training in dayton ohio partner and the martial arts itself.

  Most schools do some stretching as a group or solo, then get into some drills then maybe some technique an perhaps some sparring, application mat time. We always have live sparring several rounds and we finish with a abdominal workout then finish with some great yoga for fighters.

 And don’t forget about our 30 DAYS FREE TRAINING in Dayton Ohio.


Feb 11

Daytons best MMA and BJJ training in Dayton Ohio

Posted by josh in thai boxing , technique , self defense , muay thai , mma , mauy tai , martial arts , kick boxing , judo , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grip fighting , grappling , freestyle wrestling , free training , fitness training , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , boxing , bjj , 30 days free

   The adults class at Tenbears mma in Dayton; wow is all you can really say about that class. There is lot of skill and heart on the mats in our dojo. We train like we fight and fight like we train. So, we started with stretching cause if you don't know, you really don't want to pull muscles. We went straight to the good stuff. Muay Thai kick training and then some boxing. We drilled jab cross straight threw to Judo in Dayton Ohio sweeps and throws. Like normal we train the way we fight. So, after you get someone to the ground u don’t stop there. We then drilled bjj submission grappling with gi's on. Then we start with some freestyle wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Dayton Ohio, and ground fighting. We always love the clinch fighting getting you to the ground is an art form that we practice every class.



Feb 02

Jiu jitsu and MMA Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton Ohio

Posted by josh in self defense , mma , martial arts , jiu jitsu , free training , fitness training , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , 30 days free

     Our training at Tenbears is set up perfectly for the fighter, the athlete, the person just trying to get in shape, or the person wanting to learn how to defend themselves. We take pride in our skills in teaching the art of BJJ and mixed martial arts. Training has been taught in this facility for over ten years. Many people have trained here over the years and we continue the dedication and thoroughness that was used from the beginning. Today though we offer 30 DAYS FREE TRAINING. Call us today to make an appointment and get your training started today.

Jan 27

Bjj chokes at Tenbears mma in Dayton Ohio

Posted by josh in training , technique , self defense , grappling , drilling , class , chokes , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , 30 days free

    In our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class we drill all kinds of chokes. With and without the gi. Chokes are a very important part of grappling. In our classes we drill our chokes to get the feel of how the choke must be applied for it to be effective. The skill of utilizing the choke takes time to master and once it is learned becomes a very useful technique in self defense and competition. It is a very effective way to neutralize an opponent or attacker. If you’re interested in learning this and many other skills call us now at (937 361-0200). And don’t forget about our 30 DAYS FREE TRAINING.

Jan 17

Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio

Posted by josh in self defense , muay thai , mma , mauy tai , martial arts , judo , jiu jitsu , free training , fitness training , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , boxing , bjj , 30 days free

                Here at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy we train hard for what our goals are. Some of us just want the knowledge of JUDO, BJJ, MUAY THAI, and BOXING. Then there are those that seek the self-confidence the Martial Arts gives you. Some just wanted to know how to defend themselves god forbid someone ever attacked them. And some just want to get in shape or stay physically fit. Then there are those few that train to put this ancient art to work. I’m talking about competing.  There are many types of competitions someone could get into threw these arts and in pursuing their goals could travel all over the world. It all depends on what your goals are and how much effort you are willing to put behind those goals. If you think this art could be for you, you need to call as ASAP. (937)361-0200 ask for josh. Take advantage of our 30 FREE TRAINING. It is an offer that you shouldn’t pass up and won’t be around forever.

Jan 11

BJJ Training in Dayton Ohio at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy

Posted by josh in technique , sweeps , martial arts , jiu jitsu , free training , drilling , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , black belt , bjj , 30 days free


                Class was amazing this evening. After we stretched, to avoid soreness, we drilled rolls and break falls to loosen up and help prevent getting hurt if thrown. Then like always we learn a new Bjj technique and then apply it. Application is the key in learning new moves. After you see the move applied you must drill it many times for it to become second nature. That is the key in training jiu jitsu, to learn as many effective submissions and sweeps as possible. And as you learn the moves you move up through the belt systems, working at getting a black belt.


Jan 03

Tenbears Martial Arts Academy Bjj, Judo, and Muay Thai training in Dayton Ohio

Posted by josh in thai boxing , sweeps , muay thai , mauy tai , mat , martial arts , judo , jiu jitsu , grappling , free training , fitness training , drilling , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , 30 days free


Classes are filling up quick. The classes are so intense and learning hands on oriented that once you come to a class and get the feeling that we train as a group you wont want to miss a class. We are a big family on the mat. You will completely understand why we give a month free training. After that you wont want to miss a class. We learn something new EVERY class. Whether its a new submission or throw. Sometimes its just a new variation of a throw that we already knew. All in all though every class is a learning experience that you shouldn't miss no matter what. Don't forget to take advantage of our 30 DAYS FREE TRAINING!!!!!!!

Dec 30

Jiu jitsu and judo class at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy

Posted by josh in technique , sweeps , self defense , mat , martial arts , judo , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grappling , free training , fitness training , drilling , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , better shape , 30 days free


  Class was amazing after stretches we drilled rolls for proper landing when thrown. After that we jumped straight into judo. Drilling sweeps and throws over and over to get just the movement down is the key. Hand and foot placement combined with momentum will send your opponent to the ground fast. After technique we had open mat for some good old submission grappling (Brazilian jiu jitsu). Defending and offense wearing the GI is an exhausting exercise that will help you lose weight and build self confidence. Then we jumped straight into our ab workout and yoga for fighters.          And don't forget about our 30 days free training

I smoked a pack of cigarettes a day when I started training.  I started training mainly cause I have always been interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I felt that the self discipline and fitness oriented training would be the positive influence I needed in my life. I have cut down 15lbs since I started training and quit smoking after the first class. The self confidence I got from the training is something that is unreal. The Sensei is awesome and the way he teaches the classes is informative, fun, and the techniques are extremely useful in competitions. The feeling I get from the school is that we are a big family we watch the fights together train and compete together. I recommend this school and program to anyone that needs a positive direction or fitness training in there life.


Tenbears has great martial arts classes.  I am a huge fan of jiujitsu and would recommend it to anyone.  It's a great family environment and Sinsei Jim is very patient and ensures that everyone practices key moves correctly.  I know I live a healthier lifestyle now and have more confidence and overall fitness.  I'm learning self defense and gaining more appreciation for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

 ~Colin S.

The number one reason I signed up at Tenbears MMA was because I had a background of boxing and wanted to become more of a well rounded fighter. I wanted to improve my cardio and become more confident that if I end up on the ground in a fight that I will be able to handle the situation. The 3 most important benefits that I have received since I have started training here ; my self confidence has gone up by leaps and bounds, I have became a very well rounded fighter, and I have gained some lifelong friends. I am very happy with the instructors here. Their patience and knowledge of the arts of jiu jitsu, kickboxing, and judo are one of the main reasons that I committed to the school. My overall feeling is that it has become an extension of my family. The respect we give each other here is something you don’t find at every school. I don’t feel like just another statistic here. I would recommend this martial arts school in Dayton to anyone that wants to learn self defense, lose weight, and or compete in jiujitsu. You won’t find a more well rounded school in the area.

~Matt M

The number one reason I wanted to join a martial arts school is to get fit.  I also want to gain more self discipline because I want to become a professional MMA fighter.  So far I have lost 20 pounds, I am much more flexible and I have tons of energy.  Tenbears is the greatest martial arts class in Dayton and it feels like part of my family here. I would definitely recommend this especially as an alternative to karate classes or taekwondo.

~ Angel Burke

Martial Arts DaytonI joined Tenbears MMA mainly to improve on my self defense. The benefits that I have received from this school are endless. Some of the main ones are physical fitness, overall martial arts training and knowledge, and meeting and getting to know others that train many different Martial Arts styles. I have gotten a lot of experience doing ground work (jiu jitsu), also my striking and fitness level have improved by leaps and bounds. I feel the instructor is as much a part of the class as the students. That is something that I don’t see in other school and I think it helps with the overall comradery in the school. My feelings about the school as a whole are it’s a very friendly school and not competitive at all, even though some of the students do compete. I recommend this program to anyone who wants to get into better shape and or learn some real life self defense and/ or MMA.


I love to compete and have always been a big fan of full contact competition. I had wrestled for many years and decided that this would be a more advanced and technique style of competition. Two of the biggest benefits I got from this school and style of training are honor and respect. I learned that honoring and respecting the school, the sensei, and most importantly myself I was able to advance in the sport.  The leadership skills and humility I learned from this school are something I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The feeling I get when I hit the mats and start training is indescribable. The way the classes are taught to the people that train in the school it’s like no other school I have ever been to.  I recommend this school to anyone that is at all interested in training or trying any style of Martial Arts.

~ Brandon

At the age of 32, I have spent 14 years of my life as a martial arts enthusiast. My disciplines include: Karate, Tae Kwando, Jiu-Jitsu, Arnis (stick and knife fighting) and Judo. I also have 3 years experience in high school wrestling. During this time period, I have won 5 sport jiu-jitsu tournaments and took 2nd place in a tae Kwando tournament along being selected four years in a row as a member of a martial arts demonstration team. I participated on the Marine fitness team and have received two presidential sports awards. My employment history includes 13 years in security and law enforcement and 4 years as a personal trainer. I also have worked as an instructor an assistant instructor for several local martial arts schools teaching adult and kid’s martial arts, women’s self defense and weapons retention. Martial arts have helped me in every aspect of my life from stress relief to keeping mentally and physically ready for the high demands of my career. I highly encourage people of all ages and body types to at least try martial arts and see what it can do to improve your quality of life.


I was at a place where I needed something to help point my life in a positive direction.  I have always wanted to take a martial arts program just never applied myself to it. The humility I have learned from this program is something I will carry with me the rest of my life. The discipline and brotherhood I have gotten from training at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy. I am honored to be able to train under sensei Jim the unity in the school is something I have not seen anywhere else. I would recommend this program to everyone that has the slightest desire to try this kind of training. You can’t go wrong with the free 30 days.


I started training at 240 lbs.  Now thanks to Tenbears Martial Arts Academy I am down to 190 lbs. I joined mainly because I wanted to get back in shape. A big benefit to joining Tenbears was that I became part of a family. The love and respect we have for each other is amazing. I have learned discipline, respect and honor from training under Sensei Jim. I would recommend this program to everyone that's interested in hands on reality combat sports  or fitness training.


 I joined Tenbears Martial Arts Academy mainly to get back into shape. As a result my self confidence went way up and my stress level has gone done by leaps and bounds. In the 6 months I have been training here at Tenbears MMA I have lost 30 POUNDS. I have met a great group of guys that I train with, and have also learned a very practical art. The Sensie’s instructions are simple and he really takes the time to make sure that you understand the techniques. The feeling I get at this school isn’t that of a school at all. It reminds me of a family. I would recommend this school to everyone. I have tried so many other schools in the area and none of them compare to the training I get here at Tenbears MMA. Plus with the 30 DAYS FREE you can’t go wrong.

 ~Mike f

I joined the Tenbears Academy in Dayton mainly to lose weight and improve my over all health. Self defense is also important to me and my family. In one month of class (two days a week) I have lost 6 lbs and one pant size. I feel a drastic difference in my stress level too! Sensei Jim is great and there is a real sense of camaraderie in the class. I’m so glad I'm here and would recommend this martial arts school to anyone.


 The main reason I wanted to train is because I love watching MMA fights on TV. I really just wondered if I could do that type of competition also. I joined Tenbears MMA to try and improve my fighting skills. To say the least I am getting in better shape then I thought I would, I am getting stronger, and my fighting skills have improved drastically. The way the instructor teaches the class is unlike I thought it would be. He really gets in the class just like the students and trains with us. My overall impression of the school is friendly. The way the other student's seem to wanna get to know you kinda caught me off guard, its like a big family. I recommend this program to anyone that wants to improve their self defense skills and or compete.



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