Get ready for an exhilarating training experience unlike any other! Our camp is designed to be an action-packed event where you actively participate rather than passively listen to instructors. Our goal with this event is to create an opportunity for you to push yourself. It’s all about pushing your limits and honing your skills in a well-structured and, most importantly, safe environment. Safety is our top priority, as this camp welcomes participants of all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced practitioner, our goal is to help you challenge yourself at your current level, identify areas for improvement, and acquire new training techniques and drills to enhance your abilities as you strive to reach a higher skill level.
To ensure you make the most of your time, we have meticulously scheduled each day of the event, providing you with a clear overview of the training areas and activities. Additionally, we have appointed highly experienced Black Belt Instructors who will be present throughout the camp, overseeing each training phase. Their expertise guarantees not only your safety but also offers invaluable advice and support to all camp attendees. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey of self-improvement and skill development in a dynamic and encouraging atmosphere.
Throughout my three decades of overseeing academies, I have regularly gathered my staff and instructors for intensive training sessions lasting two to three days. These training events were designed to provide a focused and intense push toward improvement. Like heat tempers metal, as warriors, we understand that pushing ourselves in training refines our skills and strengthens our resolve. We would concentrate each day on one area of development: Defense, Escape, Control/neutralize, and then attack or submit.
Our primary goals During these sessions were to enhance our mat skills and develop willpower, discipline, and self-control. These qualities are fundamental to our individual and unified team growth. These events acquired the nickname “Fight Lab” with our team. This training camp continues that time-honored tradition of pursuing growth and development.
ABOUT THE LIVING MECHANICS TRAINING CAMP
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT…
This event is focused on training, and we will maintain a dynamic pace throughout. Get ready for a hands-on experience with drilling, flow drills, and open rolling sessions.
Goal-focused open rolling
Goal-focused open rolling sessions: We will incorporate goal-oriented open rolling sessions during the event. These sessions will allow you to apply your techniques and strategies in live sparring situations while actively working towards specific goals.
Our sessions will revolve around different positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including Guard, Side Control, Mount, Back Control, and standing pummeling & Handfighting.
Black Belts will be present on the mat, providing valuable coaching and guidance as you train. Benefit from their expertise and enhance your skills.
Take a break whenever you need it. We understand the importance of rest and recovery, so feel free to step off the mat whenever necessary.
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PUMMELING AND HAND FIGHTING
9-10:30 AM (1.5-Hour Block) HAND FIGHTING & ARM DRAG DRILLING
Prepare to dive into the core principles and apply them hands-on with your training partner, aiming for high training volume and repetitions. As Bruce Lee famously stated, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Our focus will revolve around mastering essential techniques, including wrist controls, bicep controls, tricep controls, under hook controls, and delving into the fundamental arm drag series. Additionally, we will explore the practical application of these concepts while participants are in a kneeling position, providing a comprehensive understanding of their effectiveness in various scenarios. Get ready to hone your skills through purposeful repetition and targeted drills that will elevate your proficiency to new heights.
10:30-12 PM – (1.5-hour block) PUMMELING INTO REAPS, SWEEPS, BREAKDOWNS, TAKEDOWNS, OR THROWS
We will introduce you to the three foundational principles of torso control and counter control of pummeling. We aim to deeply embed this knowledge into your nervous system through dedicated drilling and repetition, ensuring it becomes second nature. Once you have attained comfort and proficiency, we will delve into the captivating realm of ground engagement, exploring the intricacies of the six methods that enable you to maneuver and bring your partner to the ground skillfully. This comprehensive training will equip you with essential skills and strategies, empowering you to navigate the complexities of close-quarters combat with confidence and finesse.
1-2 PM CLEARING THE NECKTIE
In this comprehensive training block, we will delve into a multitude of techniques and strategies designed to effectively counter and control attempts on your neck and head in a dynamic pummeling environment. Our focus will be on exploring and mastering various approaches to ensure your defensive capabilities are honed to perfection. Join us as we uncover the vast array of possibilities and equip you with the skills needed to dominate in any pummeling scenario.
2-3 PM GIRAFFE WRESTLING
Although uncommon, Giraffe wrestling offers unparalleled dominance, allowing you to maintain control over your opponent and even disarm them in close-quarter encounters, such as scenarios involving firearms. Join us in this training session to gain a higher understanding of the art of giraffe wrestling and enhance your self-defense skills in various combat situations. Get ready to immerse yourself in head and shoulder wrestling fundamentals, a robust control method that proves effective in a standing grappling/pummeling environment and during ground grappling.
3-4 PM ORGANIZED PUMMELING, ROLLING/TRAINING BLOCK
In this training phase, our focus will be on partner resistance training across various areas of study, including standing techniques, takedowns, and ground grappling. Safety is paramount, so we will carefully pair participants with compatible partners to ensure a secure training environment. To maintain a controlled and safe atmosphere, our experienced Black Belts will be present on the mat, monitoring and regulating the training intensity based on individual experience levels. Our primary objective is to provide an educational experience for everyone involved.
If open resistance training is unsuitable for certain participants, alternative options will be available. Individuals can choose to concentrate on specific drills or exercises that align with their goals and preferences during this training phase. We aim to cater to each participant’s diverse needs and aspirations while maintaining an environment that prioritizes safety and knowledge enhancement.
DEFENSE & ESCAPE
9-10:30 AM (1.5-Hour Block) SURVIVAL & ESCAPING UNDER SIDE CONTROL
Prepare to learn the essential principles of surviving beneath the side control position by mastering proper mechanics, strategic angles, and precise body placement. Through comprehensive instruction, we will guide you in building a solid foundation for survival. As you gain confidence, we will progress to dynamic drills specifically designed to sharpen your skills in escaping from the challenging side control position. Join us in this training session to enhance your ability to withstand and overcome the pressure of an opponent’s side control, empowering you with invaluable self-defense and grappling techniques.
10:30-12 PM – (1.5-hour block) SURVIVAL & ESCAPING UNDER THE MOUNT
Learn the fundamental skills necessary to survive under the mount position by understanding crucial techniques, strategic positioning, and effective defense mechanisms. Through comprehensive instruction, we will introduce you to the essential principles of mount survival. As you develop a solid foundation, we will guide you through targeted drills designed to enhance your ability to escape from this challenging position.
1-2:30 PM SURVIVAL & ESCAPING UNDER THE NORTH / SOUTH POSITION
This training block will emphasize drilling techniques for survival and effective escape from the north-south position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The north-south position, where one practitioner’s head is positioned towards their opponent’s head, offers unique challenges and opportunities for control and submission. We will focus on developing the skills and strategies necessary to survive and escape from this dominant position. Through targeted drills and active training, participants will learn proper mechanics, angles, and strategic movements to regain control and transition to more advantageous positions. By ingraining these essential techniques into their repertoire, participants will enhance their ability to navigate and neutralize threats from the north-south position, empowering them to face various opponents and situations confidently.
2:30-4:00 PM SURVIVAL & ESCAPING UNDER THE BACK MOUNT
Delve into the intricacies of surviving and escaping the back mount position as we explore the fundamental mechanics required for effective defense. Throughout this camp, our emphasis will be on dynamic drilling and active partner resistance to ensure that these essential skills become second nature. By immersing yourself in this immersive training experience, you will develop the muscle memory and reflexes necessary to confidently navigate and escape the back mount position. Join us in this session to enhance your ability to thwart and overcome this formidable position, empowering you with invaluable self-defense capabilities.
4 PM SURVIVAL & PASSING THE GUARD
Join us in this session to elevate your guard game and expand your repertoire of offensive and defensive maneuvers. We will work to establish comfort and control within the guard position, laying the foundation for effective offensive and defensive strategies. We will hone our skills in maintaining a solid guard through dedicated training and develop a deep understanding of its nuances. Building upon this foundation, we will shift our focus to guard passing, equipping you with techniques and strategies to overcome your opponents’ defenses. With a combination of technical instruction and practical drills, you will gain the confidence and ability to navigate and conquer the guard position.
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Neutralize and attacK
9-10:30 AM (1.5-Hour Block) ATTACKING & SUBMITTING FROM THE GUARD
The guard is a fundamental position that offers many offensive opportunities while providing defensive capabilities. This training session will strongly emphasize mastering control and effective attacking strategies from the guard position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Moreover, participants will delve into various attacking strategies from the guard, including sweeps, submissions, and transitions to dominant positions. Throughout the training, participants will learn and refine techniques to establish and maintain control over their opponents, effectively limiting their movements and options.
10:30-12 PM – (1.5-hour block) CONTROLLING & ATTACKING FROM SIDE CONTROL
The upcoming training sessions will be dedicated to mastering the art of controlling and launching effective attacks from the side control position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Side control offers a dominant position where practitioners can immobilize and control their opponents while setting up various submission holds and transitions. Throughout the training, participants will learn the intricacies of establishing and maintaining solid side control, utilizing proper weight distribution, pressure, and strategic positioning. Emphasis will also be placed on developing a diverse range of attacks from side control, including submissions, transitions to more dominant positions, and effective pinning techniques. The training will involve comprehensive instruction, drilling, and partner exercises to ensure a thorough understanding and practical application of the techniques in real grappling situations.
1-2:30 PM CONTROLLING & ATTACKING FROM THE MOUNT
In this training session, we will dive deep into controlling and launching effective attacks from the mount position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The mount position offers a superior vantage point, allowing practitioners to exert maximum control over their opponents while presenting a wide range of offensive options. Throughout the training, participants will learn the essential principles of establishing and maintaining a solid mount, including weight distribution, hip control, and effective base management. We will explore various techniques and strategies for dominating opponents from the mount, such as applying submission holds, transitioning to high-percentage attacks, and maintaining positional control. By honing their skills in mount control and attacks, participants will be able to dictate the pace of the fight and effectively neutralize their opponents on the ground. The training will consist of detailed instruction, drilling, and partner exercises to ensure a comprehensive understanding and practical application of the techniques in live sparring scenarios.
2:30 OPEN TRAINING
During this dedicated block of time, we will provide an opportunity for open training or open rolling, allowing participants to put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the camp. This segment offers a valuable chance for individuals to engage in live sparring sessions and train with multiple partners, fostering a dynamic and collaborative learning environment. Participants can experiment with different techniques, test their understanding of the camp’s teachings, and explore the practical applications in real-time scenarios. Whether refining their submissions, honing their escapes, or implementing effective strategies, the open training session provides a platform for participants further to develop their proficiency and adaptability in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With a focus on practicality and application, this session will enhance participants’ confidence and ability to execute techniques under realistic conditions, promoting growth and progress in their training journey.
Pre-Camp Training Session
MASTER CLASS SESSION
THURSDAY OCTOBER THE 3RD
Core Mechanics Intensive deep dive review session
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HEAR FROM OUR AMAZING PARTICIPANTS
Any serious practitioner knows that structure and alignment are pivotal components of excellent Jiu-Jitsu. Coach Alan Baker’s Living Mechanics program pulls back the curtain on these important but usually hidden details of training success. Giving you the knowledge and drills to step up your ability to that next level, regardless of where you are on your training journey. White belt or black belt, it’s not about the moves, it’s the mechanics that count.
- Professor Chris Mize, Lead Instructor/Owner at Heroes Martial Arts Academy Trussville AL
Option 1: Full 3-Day Access
3-Day Camp for only $375!
(Price increases to $445 after September 1)
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Option 1: 3-Day CAmp & the masterclass
3-Day Camp and the Masterclass on Thursday for only $400!
Option 2: Single-Day Pass
Choose any specific day of your preference for just $175!
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LIVING MECHANICS MASTERCLASS SESSION
SPECIAL SESSION INFORMATION
On Thursday The 3rd (before the camp)
Intensive Masterclass Review Session: Core Mechanics, Expansion & Breath!
Thursday, October 3rd from 10 AM to 2 PM
Thanks to the Professor’s extensive experience in various martial arts, he has forged a unique methodology that marries a profound comprehension of human anatomy and internal mechanics. Coupled with a knack for structuring and organizing complex content into a digestible curriculum, this approach paves the way for a systematic learning journey accessible to anyone eager to enhance their skill set and aptitude. This well-thought-out process is the foundation of the Living Mechanics Program.
Dive deep into the study of mechanics and alignment and seize control of your performance through a greater understanding of your body.
Discover advanced breathing techniques that enhance your comfort and proficiency during training sessions.
Discover the ancient art of joint expansion from Alan’s Kung Fu heritage and elevate the structural integrity of your grappling techniques.
Are you ready to take your understanding of fundamental mechanics to the next level? In anticipation of the upcoming training camp, we offer an exclusive review session tailored to enhance your comprehension and provide a greater knowledge of the LM Curriculum.
During this session, we will dive deep into the fundamental Principles of Living Mechanics, focusing on the core mechanics that lay the foundation for optimal performance in the method. Explore the intricate articulations and manipulations of the torso, often called the primary or “core” mechanics. By delving into these essential elements, you will develop a solid understanding that will amplify your skills on the mat.
Our next segment will delve even deeper into the concept of joint expansion and its use in alignment with the skeletal system. Learn how to effectively handle pressure in challenging positions through the utilization of joint expansion techniques. We will equip you with various exercises designed to cultivate this invaluable skill, enabling you to excel in any situation.
Finally, we will revisit the Full Cycle Breath, a powerful training method that ingrains the breathing process deep within your body. Learn the art of breathing and unleash the full potential of what the study can offer.
Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in an intensive review session that will supercharge your understanding and propel you to new heights of performance.
Register now to secure your place. The session is limited to 20 participants.
Looking Forward To Seeing You On The Mat!
JOIN US AND LEARN FROM THESE EXPERTS SHARING THEIR KNOWLEDGE:
4th Degree PROFESSOR ALAN BAKER
With over 4 decades in the martial arts, Professor Alan holds a multi-art background, including being a 4th-degree black belt under Master Pedro Sauer, a Representative Level Coach in Combat Submission Wrestling under Sensei Erik Paulson, and a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Judo.
2nd Degree COACH IRIS ROUSSEAU
With over 2 decades in the martial arts, Coach Iris holds a multi-art background, including being a 2nd-degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a Coach Level 1 under Sensei Erik Paulson.
COACH CHRIS BENFIELD
With over 2 decades in the martial arts, Coach Chris holds a multi-art background, including being a 1st-degree black belt under Master Pedro Sauer.
COACH DENNIS ROUSSEAU
With over 2 decades in the martial arts, Coach Dennis holds a multi-art background, including being a 1st-degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a Coach Level 1 in Combat Submission Wrestling under Master Erik Paulson.
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