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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 07

Saturdays Jiu Jitsu class at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy

Posted by josh in yudansha , mma , martial arts , judo , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grappling , freestyle wrestling , free training , drilling , clinch fighting , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , 30 days free

       Saturdays class consisted of warm ups including ukemi waza (falling techniques) forward and side rolls, break falls that help u with your falling for judo and jiu jitsu. For the advanced students forward and side sutemi's. Then we moved on to some pumiling. And followed up with some intense belt training for the Yudansha Fighting System. Some practiced submission wrestling, some blended mixed martial arts together, and some developed there Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills. Needless to say we had an incredible workout.


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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.

Oct 12

Todays brazilian jiu jitsu technique training class today.

Posted by josh in yudansha , ufc , triangles , training , technique , sweeps , sparring , self defense , promotions , mma , mat , martial arts , kyokushin karate , Kids Jiu Jitsu Class , kids bjj , jiu jitsu , History , ground fighting , grappling , Gracie challenge , Gracie , freestyle wrestling , drilling , class , Children's Jiu Jitsu , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , black belt , bjj , arm bars

The class today was amazing!!! We are getting down with the drilling arm bars and triangles in so many ways and so many times that it is becoming second nature. The kids bjj class was just as intense and with just as much drilling. The kids are really getting the technique down.

Oct 10

Class at Tenbears on sat. Packed with technique and lots of application of bjj and judo

Posted by josh in yudansha , ufc , training , thai boxing , tae kwon do , sweeps , sparring , self defense , muay thai , mma , mauy tai , mat , martial arts , kyokushin karate , Kids Jiu Jitsu Class , kick boxing , judo , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grappling , freestyle wrestling , clinch fighting , class , Children's Jiu Jitsu , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Class was amazing yesterday. The kids class was great. The drive these kids have 2 get better every class. Then with our adult class we just do what we do. Jui Jitsu and judo are a every class thing. The technique is what changes from class 2 class. We consistently apply new technique to our repertoire. That’s how u learn the moves tho constantly flowing and using what u learn in class. We normally start standing 2 practice some judo them once u hit the ground its jiu jitsu all the way. Gosh i live for this stuff. Ill keep everyone informed about the classes. You just keep that thirty days free in mind.

Oct 07

Todays training Boxing, Muay Thai, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kids Jiu Jitsu, clinch fighting, grappling, ground fighting and so much more

Posted by in yudansha , wrist escapes , training , thai boxing , tae kwon do , sweeps , sparring , self defense , promotions , muay thai , mma , martial arts , kyokushin karate , Kids Jiu Jitsu Class , kick boxing , judo , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grappling , freestyle wrestling , clinch fighting , class , Children's Jiu Jitsu , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

       Every time i think we got class 2day i get pumped. Todays class includes so much info, but the best think about it is its real life application. We train with real resisting people. The mats the most comfortable place that i know of 2day.
       Alright so lets get down 2 the class plan 4 today. We always start with a good stretch and maybe a lil pumling drills with take downs. Then once u get ur heart rate up and goin we keep the blood flowing with some pad work and lots of stand up technique. Just for those that dont know that our stand up techniques include mauy thai, judo, boxing, and some clinch fighting. Then we always do some brazilian jiu jitsu to finish off the night. Just think as many differant kinds of martial arts as there are out there wouldnt u like 2 get some of the stuff thats real life this stuff takes your normal karate class and puts it on another whole level. And our kids class is just as intense just turn more 2 making it fun and always has new techniques thrown in there.

Oct 06

tomarrows training boxing, muay thai, clinch fighting, judo, kick boxing, mma, sparring, thai boxing

Posted by josh in yudansha , ufc , training , thai boxing , sweeps , sparring , self defense , muay thai , mma , mauy tai , mat , martial arts , kick boxing , judo , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , clinch fighting , class

Pumped 4 2marrows class. Its just something about being on the mat. That keeps me coming back, no matter what. 4 those that know what i am talking bout its the feeling you get every time you get in the clinch and are trying sweep after sweep 2 get the fight 2 that final stage ground fighting. Gotta love it!!!!!!!!!! 


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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