ABBJJ Annual Conference

June 7-8-9 of 2024

The Living Mechanics Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is a distinctive approach to grappling that concentrates on the development of mechanics, placement, alignment & timing ahead of applying strength & brute force. The method also considers the self-defense aspects of striking/fighting from all positions and the possibility of utilizing the skills acquired outside the academy and on the street while armed.

Learn a distinctive approach to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that focuses on developing precise mechanics, proper placement, optimal alignment, and impeccable timing. Gain a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of grappling that can enhance your overall performance on the mats.

Explore a training methodology that prioritizes technique and finesse over relying solely on brute force and strength. Discover how leveraging proper mechanics can give you an edge in your grappling skills, allowing you to overcome opponents who may possess more physical strength.

The program incorporates self-defense aspects, teaching techniques, and strategies for striking and fighting from various positions. Gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be applied in real-life self-defense situations, helping you feel more confident and capable in protecting yourself if needed.



Professor Alan Baker will teach the morning/day sessions and focus on his Living Mechanics Program. As we move through the material, there will be lots of time for Q & A, And we usually have multiple high-level practitioners and instructors on the mat to help! 

Looking forward to seeing you on the mat!

Hosted In Woodstock Georgia

June 7-8-9 of 2024

Located just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, Woodstock has craft brews and chef-driven restaurants plus miles of trails and a vibrant music scene.

Woodstock, located in Georgia, exudes Southern charm and offers a delightful blend of history and a strong community spirit. The downtown area of Woodstock is brimming with energy, featuring a vibrant atmosphere and an array of exceptional dining and shopping options. With over 30 distinctive locally owned shops, you’ll discover a treasure trove of unique finds and exciting deals. Downtown Woodstock also boasts an enticing culinary scene, offering a diverse selection of locally owned restaurants that promise unforgettable dining experiences.

Adding to its allure, Woodstock is proud to be home to the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, Georgia’s newest premium outlet mall. Housing more than 100 world-class stores, shoppers can indulge in a delightful retail therapy experience.


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9-10 AM The Technical Bridging Series “Let there be space.” (Professor Alan Baker)

Understanding the complete Living Mechanics bridging series & teaching the hidden details of one of the most effective mechanics in the ground game. Learn how to create space that leads to movement and opportunities to escape or attack. We will also cover bridge methods for various positions other than the standard “flat” bridge. The last portion of the session will be set aside for Q&A with the participants.

10-12 PM – The Living Mechanics Of Survival (Professor Alan Baker)

The Mechanics Of Surviving underneath the side control & mount positions. The Essential Skeletal alignment, positioning & breathing methods that allows you to endure & escape or find the placement to attack the opponent if necessary. How to mechanically transfer into the Basic Defensive Posture from a flat position. The last portion of the session will be set aside for Q&A with the participants.

1-3 PM The Great Escapes (Side Control) – “Picking The Locks.” (Professor Alan Baker)

In this section, we will cover The “Core Four” Side Control Escape Blueprint, an analysis of the essential methods of exiting from underneath the side control position & how they correlate together. We will also look at how choosing the proper escape can affect the timing of your follow-up, and how this will affect the armed practitioner. The last portion of the session will be set aside for Q&A with the participants.

3-4 PM Ground Fighting – Striking From Defensive Guard & Side (Professor Alan Baker)

Learn the distinction between grappling and fighting, especially ground fighting, and how the mechanics and positions change with striking or when fighting to get back to your knees or your feet. This section will cover the fundamentals of body positioning and gaining the space needed to deliver strikes and defend/escape in a street-fighting scenario. This knowledge is essential when you are in a ground-fighting situation while armed.The last portion of the session will be set aside for Q&A with the participants.

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR Professor Jorge Jimenez (5th Degree Black)

Professor Jorge Jimenez is a 5th Degree Black Belt and the Owner/Head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Balance Academy in Peachtree City, Georgia. Jorge is committed to the empowering students with the skills needed to defend themselves against attackers who might be bigger, stronger and faster.



9-10 AM The Technical Shrimp Series – Movement is life (Professor Alan Baker)

Space & movement is life on the ground, and the more skilled you are at it, the more options you will have. This class introduces the entire Living Mechanic essential Shrimping sequence. Combined with the bridging series (Saturday Morning), this is the fundamentals of movement on the ground.

10-12 Living Mechanic’s Side Control Submission Chaining (Professor Alan Baker)

Established on the responses & mechanics of the human body. Discover how to combine submissions in a sequence based on your training partner’s reactions. We will also be going through the side control lock flow series from the LM Curriculum. Chain wrestling is a methodology of grappling or wrestling where a fighter fluidly moves from one move to the next without thinking. We apply this methodology not only to positional movements but also to submissions or lock flows. The last portion of the session will be set aside for Q&A with the participants.

1-3 PM The Art Of Hand Fighting & Arm Dragging (Professor Alan Baker)

Learn the Fundamentals of hand fighting & entering into control positions as well as how to counter your opponent’s attempts to do the same. Hand fighting is an art unto itself and an essential skill for entering into standing control positions that can lead to a takedown. Our goal is not just to give you a list of techniques but to learn how to develop and train the art of fighting your way into control. The last portion of the session will be set aside for Q&A with the participants.

3-4 PM Pummeling (standup wrestling/grappling) For Control & Takedown (Professor Alan Baker)

Learn the 6 Classifications of Takedowns that we follow & the four prominent torso control positions & how to use them to off-balance your adversary to engage the ground. Pummeling is crucial to set up offensive techniques like headlocks, head & arm throws, double legs reaps, sweeps, takedowns, breakdowns, and throws. Pummeling is also an essential skill set to escape problematic holds and other attacks from your opponent. The last portion of the session will be set aside for Q&A with the participants.

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR – Professor Paul Creighton (4th Degree Black)

Professor Paul Creighton is a 4th Degree Black Belt and the Owner/Head Instructor at the Creighton MMA & Fitness Academy in Suwanee, Georgia.

Paul Creighton began studying martial arts at the age of five. He started with wrestling and wrestled competitively throughout high school and college. As a competitive wrestler in high school and college, Creighton compiled a 134-16-1 (win-loss-tie) record and was a Junior Olympic Gold Medalist. While obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in health science at SUNY Brockport, Paul began goshin jutsu karate, Japanese ju-jitsu, and judo, where he obtained a Black Belt in each of these disciplines.

Coach Iris Rousseau is a 2nd Degree Black Belt and the Lead Instructor at the Atlanta Martial Arts Center in Woodstock, Georgia.

Coach Iris brings over twenty years of rich experience in martial arts, showcasing a diverse and multi-art background. She holds a 2nd-degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, a testament to her dedication and skill in this challenging discipline. Further expanding her martial arts expertise, Coach Iris has achieved Coach Level 1 status under the guidance of the renowned Sensei Erik Paulson.
Her training journey also includes an apprenticeship in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts, guided by the esteemed Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto. This varied training underscores her comprehensive understanding and proficiency in both grappling and striking arts, making her a well-rounded martial artist and a valuable instructor.

1-3 PM Q&A And Open Training Session (Professor Alan Baker)

We will take the last session to have Professor Alan answerer question from participants. WE had a lot of request for this at the last conference. After Q&A the mat will be out for free training.

Due to popular demand, we’re excited to announce another PRE CONFERENCE deep-dive session into the intricate mechanical aspects of the Living Mechanics curriculum. Following the resounding success of our previous session held just before the December training camp, we’ve decided to bring this valuable learning experience back for you!

This upcoming class is officially scheduled for a four-hour duration. However, knowing Alan’s passion and dedication to teaching, it wouldn’t be surprising if the session extends beyond the allotted time once he gets into the flow. Those who have trained with Alan before will understand his commitment to providing comprehensive and in-depth training – often going the extra mile to ensure everyone gains the maximum benefit from each session.

We will be limiting attendance to only 20 participants. This intentional limitation is designed to foster a more intimate learning environment, ensuring that each participant receives ample one-on-one time and focused attention from the Professor.

This approach allows for a deeper, more personalized training experience, with tailored guidance and direct feedback from the instructor. It’s an opportunity for you to engage closely with the curriculum and benefit from the enhanced interaction that a smaller group setting offers.


For just $400, you get access to the entire 3-day training camp PLUS the in-depth Masterclass seminar.

Take advantage of an incredible deal! The seminar alone is valued at $195, but with this special offer, you’re getting both the seminar and the entire training camp—a combined value of $590—for only $400. This is an unparalleled opportunity to experience comprehensive training and save significantly. Don’t miss out on this exceptional value!



By APRIL 1st, 2024


1 Day = $150

Space Is Limited At The New Location, So Sales will be closed after 40 Spots Have Been Sold!

After APRIL 1st, 2023

All 3 Days = $445

1 Day = $175

Space Is Limited At The New Location, So Sales will be closed after 40 Spots Have Been Sold!

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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.

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