The 2024 Living Mechanics Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Conference

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to a new year filled with opportunities for growth and learning. One of our key initiatives this year is hosting more events at home, and we’re thrilled to announce the upcoming Living Mechanics Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Annual Conference.

Scheduled for June 7-9, 2024, this conference promises to be an exceptional gathering of martial arts enthusiasts and practitioners. We’re hosting it at our Academy in Woodstock, Georgia, a space that has become a hub for learning and development in the martial arts community.

This year, we’re honored to welcome back Professor Paul Creighton and Professor Jorge Jimenez, who will be joined by Iris Rousseau, adding an exciting dimension to our lineup of extraordinary instructors. Their combined expertise guarantees an enriching experience for all attendees.

I, too, will be teaching from the Living Mechanics curriculum. If you’re not familiar with it, Living Mechanics is an approach I developed after over 30 years in grappling, ground fighting, and pummeling arts. This methodology, influenced by my experience in personal protection, law enforcement, and military training, focuses on mechanics, placement, alignment, and timing rather than strength and brute force. This unique blend earned the curriculum its “living mechanics” moniker.

The program consists of two main components: the Jiu-Jitsu curriculum and self-defense application. The latter is particularly interesting as it considers scenarios like defending oneself in a parking lot or on a sidewalk, potentially while armed. This real-world applicability is what sets our program apart from typical sport-based training.

The mechanics section delves into the science of leverage and positioning, emphasizing skeletal alignment and intelligent interaction with opponents. The curriculum section, influenced by my experience across various grappling systems, is the foundational technique of our program.

Flow drills are integral to our training, teaching students to transition smoothly from one position or submission to another. These drills are designed to evolve with the student’s skill level, enhancing their ability to move effectively in grappling situations. Our philosophy focuses on understanding training goals at each belt level, ensuring students maintain the right mindset and stay on track to achieve proficiency in Jiu-Jitsu.


Pre-conference deep-dive session

This year, in response to popular demand, we’re offering a pre-conference deep-dive session into the mechanical aspects of the Living Mechanics curriculum. Following the success of our December session, this four-hour class may well extend beyond its scheduled time as I tend to go over on occasion when I’m having fun.

With limited attendance to just 20 participants, we aim to provide a more intimate learning environment. This setup allows for personalized attention and direct feedback, ensuring each student fully grasps the intricate aspects of the curriculum.

As an Early Bird special, we’re offering an incredible deal. For $400, you gain access to the entire 3-day training camp and the in-depth Masterclass seminar, a combined value of $590. This exceptional offer is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in comprehensive training at a significant saving. Act fast, as this deal closes once we fill all 20 seats!

Join us on the mat for a transformative experience at the Living Mechanics Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Annual Conference. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to the art, this event promises to deepen your understanding and enhance your skills.

You can register for this event HERE.

The Living Mechanics program is not just about learning techniques but mastering the principles behind them. This approach allows for a deeper understanding of Jiu-Jitsu, going beyond mere moves to the essence of effective grappling. You’ll learn to apply intelligent mechanics and alignment to overcome stronger opponents, emphasizing the importance of proper breathing and skeletal placement.

But it’s not just about the physical aspect. Our curriculum also addresses the mental and philosophical components of martial arts. By understanding the underlying principles of each technique and the philosophy behind our training, you’ll develop a more holistic approach to Jiu-Jitsu. 

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this remarkable event. Whether you’re looking to refine your techniques, learn new strategies, or immerse yourself in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Living Mechanics Annual Conference is the place to be.

Secure your spot now for an experience that will enhance your martial arts skills and provide valuable life lessons and a deeper appreciation for Jiu-Jitsu. See you on the mats for a memorable and transformative experience!

For more details and to register, CLICK HERE.


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