ABBJJ Annual Conference

First Annual Living Mechanics Jiu-Jitsu Conference 

June 9-10-11 of 2023

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 the application of 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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Learn the difference between grappling and fighting, especially ground fighting, and how the mechanics and positions change with striking. This section will cover the fundamentals and body positioning to deliver strikes and defend/escape in a street fighting scenario. For more information on Living Mechanics, CLICK HERE

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

Professor Jorge Jimenez is a 4th Degree Black Belt and the Owner/Head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Balance Academy in Peachtree City, Georgia.


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.

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.

3-4 PM Pummeling For Control & Takedown (Professor Alan Baker)

Learn the 6 Classifications of Takedowns & the four prominent torso control positions & how to use them to off balance your adversary to engage the ground. For more information on Living Mechanics CLICK HERE

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.

10-12 Sweeping & Disengaging From Guard (Professor Alan Baker)

Learning the techniques and mastering the conversation to recognize the opponent’s mistakes that will lead to moving into a dominant position. For more information on Living Mechanics CLICK HERE

1-3 PM Living Mechanics Positional Flow Drills (Professor Alan Baker)

An Introduction: The drills that are used to enhance movement, transitions & flow through the various positions of the ground fighting game. 

By March 1st, 2023

All 3 Days = $250

1 Day = $150

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

After March 1st, 2023

All 3 Days = $300

1 Day = $175

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

Association Discounts Available for PSBJJA, EPBJJA & CSW, (FOR 3 DAY PACKAGE ONLY) Available On Request.

CURRENT Alan Baker BJJ Team Affiliate Members Attend Free, But you must register to hold your spot!

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