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Sep 19

Southwest Ohio may no longer be a destination for big-show MMA. WOW

Posted by josh in UFC Fight Nite , ufc , ufc , strikeforce , southwest ohio , Rich Franklin , Ohio Athletic Commission , NAAFS , mma in dayton , mma , josh , classes in dayton , Bellator


Dann Stupp

Southwest Ohio may no longer be a destination for big-show MMA.
On Saturday, Bellator Fighting Championships — arguably the sport’s No. 2 MMA promotion — heads to Canton for an MTV2-televised event at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. It’s the organization’s first event in Ohio since a lowly attended show in Dayton in 2009.
Earlier this month, Strikeforce — which is now under the UFC umbrella — held an event at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena that drew fewer than 2,000 fans (and many of them got free tickets). For an organization that consistently draws close to 10,000 fans, it was simply a disaster.
While Strikeforce’s days may be numbered, even the UFC is likely to skip the Dayton or Cincinnati areas if it makes a return to Ohio. The world’s top MMA promotion has hosted four shows in Ohio — three in Columbus and one in Cincinnati — but officials say their sights  now are on Northeast Ohio, including the Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown areas. In addition to producing some of the best TV ratings for UFC broadcasts, the area also produces actual ticket-buyers.
The Ohio Athletic Commission regulates more MMA shows per year than any other regulatory body. But more and more promoters are setting up shop in the northeast part of the state. In fact, the NAAFS — Ohio’s largest regional promotion (and one that is co-promoting Saturday’s Bellator 51 card) — holds its shows almost exclusively in the Cleveland area because of the established MMA fan base.
Of course, Dayton and Cincinnati have produced some big-name talent, including Rich Franklin, Jorge Gurgel, Roger Bowling and Matt Brown. Additionally, gyms such as the JG MMA Academy in West Chester Twp. and Cincinnati’s Vision MMA are some of the state’s top facilities.
However, the northeast region recently has provided a steady stream of big-show prospects, including Kent’s Brian Rogers (who picked up a victory over Cincinnati’s Victor O’Donnelll this past weekend at Bellator 50), Cleveland’s Donny Walker (who suffered a loss this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 25), and Justin Edwards, a Mansfield native who picked up his first UFC win at the show.
“The area is just pumping out top-level prospects, and they have built-in fan bases,” said Bellator chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney, who’s filled 11 of 12 spots on Bellator 51’s preliminary card with northeast-Ohio-based fighters. “It’s a very hot area for the sport right now.”
Unlike most team sports, MMA can be supported from afar. Most fans follow the sport exclusively from television sets. But if the trend continues, those who do enjoy watching major events live can expect a drive north to find them.
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Sep 15

At Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio http://www.tenbearsmma.com/home/brazillian-jiu-jitsu.html

Posted by josh in technique , sweeps , submission grappling in dayton , mma in dayton , mma , mat , Martial arts in Dayton , martial arts , Kids Jiu Jitsu Class , josh , jiu jitsu , free training , compete in dayton , classes in dayton , class , chokes , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , better shape , ab workout in dayton , 30 days free

 We train in all aspects of fighting here at Tenbears mma in Dayton, ohio including stand up and ground fighting. Last night in class, we warmed our bodies up with some break falls and rolls as well as elbow knee escapes in or to prepare our bodies for our BJJ training in Dayton, Ohio and prevent injury. Next we worked on our single leg sweeps in Dayton, Ohio. It’s important to train how to properly get your opponent off balance and sweep the leg they have their balance on in order to take them to the ground so that we can apply our BJJ techniques in Dayton, Ohio. Our next technique was your basic shoulder throw, which can be a devastating throw when done correctly. Lastly, we did some standing wrist locks, which are perfect for self-defense in Dayton, Ohio. Situations in which you are facing a larger opponent. It’s amazing how you can control your opponent’s body by just twisting their wrist and keeping their arm extended as far as possible and pulling their body to keep them of balance. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Jiu Jitsu class in Dayton, Ohio without "wiping the mat." That is what we call our live training aspect of our BJJ class in Dayton, Ohio where we go round after round against different opponents of different sizes and skill levels in order to properly apply the techniques we’ve learned at Tenbears mma . After we’re done with "wiping the mat," we finished up with a killer ab workout in Dayton, Ohio. Your core is the most important muscle group in your body, especially when doing BJJ in Dayton, ohio, as most of your movement involves using your core muscles.



Aug 27

Arm bars at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio

Posted by josh in triangles , technique , submission grappling in dayton , mma in dayton , mma , Martial arts in Dayton , martial arts , Kids Jiu Jitsu Class , kids bjj , josh , jiu jitsu , free training , drilling , classes in dayton , class , Children's Jiu Jitsu , black belt , bjj , arm bars , 30 days free

Here at Tenbears MMA in Dayton we take a lot of pride in the technique that we use here in our bjj school in Dayton, Ohio. The way you bait someone for an arm bar is very important. From the guard position there is a very easy to flow to arm bar that we drill a lot in this bjj school. The way you shift your hips to align your hips to make sure that you will get the desired affect “TAPOUT!!” is very important. We like to always make sure that our bjj students and our children's classes in Dayton keep their knees together, when doing the arm bar technique. After that we always make sure our Tenbears BJJ students and our children's classes in Ohio keep our hips up and our opponents thumb up to get the bjj technique correct. STAY TUNED TO GET MORE INFO ABOUT BJJ MOVES AND OUR BLACK BELT INSTRUCTOR! GET YOUR 30 DAYS FREE STARTED TODAY!!!!!! GET YOUR 30 DAYS OF FREE TRAINING STARTED TODAY!!!!!! CALL JOSH AT (937) 361-0200 NOW!!!!!!

Aug 17

Awesome Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class in Dayton at Tenbears Martial Arts academy in Datyon Ohio

Posted by josh in technique , submission grappling in dayton , omoplata , mma in dayton , mma gear , mma , mat , martial arts , judo , josh , jiu jitsu , ground fighting , grip fighting , grappling , free training , fitness training , fighters in dayton , Fight Science , drilling , compete in dayton , classes in dayton , class , chokes , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , better shape , arm bars , ab workout in dayton , 30 days free

     Class last night was awesome! After drilling rolls and breakfalls we got started with the elbow knee escapes. They really help with escaping a lot of tricky BJJ positions in Dayton, Ohio. After a few runs down the mats doing elbow knee escapes, we practiced our judo in Dayton, Ohio at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy. After drilling hip throws at TenbearsMMA we started on our grappling techniques in Dayton, Ohio. The BJJ techniques in Dayton, Ohio for the evening were Awesome! After that, Sensei Jim, tought arm bars from the bottom and triangles in Dayton, Ohio. We drilled our omoplata’s in Dayton, Ohio. So, needless to say it was a very technical mma class in Dayton,Ohio. Then just to top off the night at Tenbears mma we had a 30 min open mat session of Brazilian jiu jitsu in Dayton, Ohio. Then after everyone is tired and sore we busted out the medicine balls for the best ab workout in Dayton, Ohio. Then to try to ease the soreness from training we always get in some yoga for fighters here at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio.




Jun 22

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio

Posted by josh in technique , submission grappling in dayton , mma in dayton , mma , mat , Martial arts in Dayton , martial arts , josh , jiu jitsu , grappling , free training , fitness training , fighters in dayton , drilling , compete in dayton , classes in dayton , class , chokes , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , bjj , better shape , ab workout in dayton , 30 days free


Here at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio we take our training very seriously. On Tuesdays nights our class is straight up Jiu Jitsu. There are a lot of techniques that must be learned in this class that is why we have a special class just for BJJ in Dayton, Ohio. Here at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio our Jiu Jitsu classes in Dayton, Ohio always start out with a lot stretching. Then move on to rolls and break falls to practice getting thrown and how to land so we are not as easily hurt if we decide to compete in Dayton, Ohio. After the getting limber and stretching we are ready to practice guard passing and some techniqual flow. Then just like every Jiu Jitsu class at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio we drill a technique. At this class we drilled some very effective chokes. After our technique, we like to do what we at Tenbears MMA call wiping the mat. What that consists of is some submission grappling or Brazilian jiu jitsu in Dayton, Ohio. After about five 4 minute rounds of BJJ and grappling we would then start the most intense ab workout in Dayton, Ohio. And just like every class at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio we finish with yoga for fighters. Also, don’t forget about our special offer.



Jun 11

Saturday's Jiu Jitsu class at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio

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

   In today's class at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio we started off with our traditional stretches and rolls to help prevent injury. After that we drilled some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu guard passing in Dayton, Ohio. Then we went to some advanced BJJ arm bar techniques in Dayton, Ohio. After about twenty min of drills we went to application of our new moves by wiping the matt. For those that don’t know. Here at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio we call our grappling session wiping the mat. In total we had about a 30 or 35 minute grappling session at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Ohio today.

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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.

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May 26

Thursdays MMA conditioning class at Tenbears MMA in Dayton, Ohio

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

Here at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton Ohio we take pride in the way we train during our MMA conditioning class. We train really hard with our rotating 4 minute drills and extensive Muay Thai drills and pad work in Dayton Ohio. After ten 4 minute rounds of intense conditioning we drilled some Judo throws in Dayton Ohio. And just like all classes here at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy we finished with the best ab workout in Dayton, Ohio. And the cherry topper of our class is our application of yoga to help relax those sore tired and achy muscles after that long work out in Dayton, Ohio.


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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       


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Mar 09

Brazilian Jiu jitsu and MMA Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton Ohio

Posted by josh in self defense , mma , martial arts , kids bjj , free training , class , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , 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 some self defense. We take pride in BJJ and mixed martial arts and show it with our training and dedication to teaching new students. Training has been taught in this facility for over ten years. Many people (adults and kids) 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. Josh @ (937)361-0200

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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