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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 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

Dec 16

Tenbears MMA training class

Posted by josh in sweeps , sparring , padwork , mma , mat , martial arts , grip fighting , free training , fitness training , drilling , class , boxing , better shape , 30 days free

The classes are getting intense. More people are coming and the training is getting harder every class. The grip fighting is coming in very useful when we started using it in our bjj take downs and sweeps. The mma class is our station and pad work class. 15 four minute rounds get you going and ready for some stand-up sparing and maybe some ground fighting.


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Dec 10

MMA conditioning class at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy

Posted by josh in thai boxing , padwork , muay thai , mma , mauy tai , martial arts , kick boxing , free training , fitness training , class , boxing , better shape , 30 days free


Class was intense last night. After stretching out we jumped right into our workout. Stations and pad work for everyone that concentrated on mauy thai kick boxing and our stand up boxing. The 12 four minute rounds really got to us. Afterwords we did our traditional intense ab workout followed by yoga for fighters. And don’t forget about our                                                                                                                                    30 days free training

Dec 08

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy

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


Tuesdays class was amazing to say the least. After our normal stretches we drilled our rolls and break falls for jiu jitsu and judo. Then we went straight to drilling passing the guard, you can never drill this to much by the way. After that we had an open mat session with gi's on for about an hour. Then finished up with our traditional ab workout and yoga for fighters to ease the soreness for the next day. And most of all don't forget about our                                  30 DAYS FREE TRAINING!!!!!

Nov 12

MMA conditioning class at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy

Posted by josh in mma , martial arts , ground fighting , grappling , free training , fitness training , drilling , clinch fighting , better shape , 30 days free


Just to get the blood flowing we started stretching and jumped straight into station training. Bag work and pad work in four min rounds. Definitely got a good workout in there. Got our ten rounds in and then went to some free flowing clench fighting to ground fighting and then finished with submission grappling

Nov 03

Tuesdays Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy

Posted by josh in triangles , technique , promotions , Kids Jiu Jitsu Class , kids bjj , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grappling , Gracie , freestyle wrestling , free training , fitness training , drilling , class , Children's Jiu Jitsu , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , better shape , arm bars , 30 days free

For those that were not at class. We started off with stretches and some pummeling with technique thrown in, it quickly ended up as a grappling match for some. We always do a new technique on Tuesdays. This week we drilled some side mount submissions. The submissions lead us into different arm bars and triangles that quickly got our opponent to tap. The class was awesome and everyone had a blast. We normally always end Tuesdays class with some GI grappling or ground fighting. Needless to say we always get an amazing workout and learn something new every class.

      Now the kids class we always stretch and do some falls forward , side break falls and rolls up to a fighting stance. We then drilled the infamous arm bar with the kids its a move that is so well known that we knew they would enjoy learning. Then we finished with some GI grappling. Needless to say the class was great and looking forward to the next technique we teach the class. 


Oct 27

Tenbears Mixed Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, clinch fighting, kids Jiu Jitsu, freestyle wrestling, and ground fighting class

Posted by josh in yudansha , technique , sweeps , sparring , mma , mat , martial arts , Kids Jiu Jitsu Class , kids bjj , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grappling , freestyle wrestling , free training , fitness training , Fight Science , drilling , clinch fighting , class , Children's Jiu Jitsu , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , arm bars , 30 days free

  For those that don't know Tenbears Martial Arts Academy is your ONLY option for real live bjj training in Dayton, Ohio. Our kids class is amazing. The kids train hard and keep coming back to learn the next classes techniques.

 Then the adults class. 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 wanna pull muscles. Then we start with some freestyle wresting , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , and ground fighting. We always love the clinch fighting getting you to the ground is an art form that we practice every class.

  So now you have to remember we are giving out 30 DAYS FREE TRAINING.

Oct 14

thursdays kick boxing, brazilion jiu jitsu, judo, muay thai and self defense conditioning class

Posted by josh in yudansha , wrist escapes , ufc , triangles , thai boxing , technique , tae kwon do , sweeps , sparring , self defense , promotions , muay thai , mma gear , mma , mauy tai , mat , martial arts , kyokushin karate , Kids Jiu Jitsu Class , kids bjj , kick boxing , judo , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grappling , Gracie challenge , freestyle wrestling , free training , fitness training , drilling , clinch fighting , class , Children's Jiu Jitsu , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , black belt , bjj , better shape , arm bars , 30 days free

   The class has started and the little ones are practicing wrist escapes and about to hit some pads. You  got to check out the 30 DAYS FREE for kids and adult classes.


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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