Meet Professor Nick Reid and learn about his approach to coaching students of all ages at Easton Training Center.
Getting back to the mats can be both exciting and scary. Let’s hear one student’s personal account of conquering fear.
Professor John has recently joined the team here at Easton Training Center Littleton and we are happy to have him share his experience.
Training is hard. Sure, martial arts is addicting and sometimes you spring out of bed to greet the day, but sometimes even on a good day, it can take everything you’ve got to get out of bed. When everything shut down in 2020, countless people…
This month, we highlight Karina Madinger, Ross Hansen, and Alex Dent.
Seth Daniels is the mastermind behind Fight 2 Win and an Easton Training Center Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black-Belt.
We’re so excited about the upcoming changes, and we’re all looking forward to welcoming everyone Back to the Mats! It’s been a long road, and while there may still be a few hills left to climb, our community’s efforts have been well worth it!
We truly value our community at Easton, from our students to coaches and staff, and all those who put in extra time to help around the academy. The disciplines we teach are important, but in the end, they are tools. They’ll only go as far as the people who use them, and how.
We tend to forget how powerful the connection between our minds and bodies is. This connection is so strong that by simply changing our physiology we can hack our brain into changing our state of mind. Below you will find three examples of techniques you can use every day to uplift your mental state.
On April 20th 2021, Nick Mavrick received his black belt at Easton Littleton’s first-ever belt promotion ceremony! The energy on the mats was great as Professor Peter and Professor Iain presented Coach Nick (now Professor) with his much-deserved black belt! I recently got the opportunity to sit down with Professor Nick to discuss his journey to Black Belt.
Like many members of Easton’s community, I quit training when COVID hit. And like many still, when the opportunity for training opened back up, I stayed home. Let’s talk about how we can all validate and overcome our fears with community.
The gi was passed down to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Judo practitioners, who brought the art of Judo over to Brazil’s coast in 1920’s. Jigoro Kano, who originally developed Judo Japanese Jujitsu, was also the inventor of the gi itself and the sensei of Mitsuyo Maeda, who personally instructed the Gracies of Brazil.
An avid competitor with global experience, Calvin coaches adult BJJ and competition training at Easton Training Center in Centennial.
Kids will love building ninja skills with our staff of caring, enthusiastic instructors. Easton summer camps focus on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, two of the most effective and practical martial arts kids can learn.
Jake Hartner is a 25 year-old BJJ brown belt. He runs Easton Centennial’s Adult BJJ department and their advanced kids class. Jake is known for his fun and calm demeanor. We discussed his BJJ journey from starting to coaching. Jake tells us the benefits that have come to his life, as well as what he has seen BJJ give to others.
Interview with Easton Training Center – Centennial Muay Thai Department Head JD Hardwick
Mike Zook is a jiu-jitsu white belt at Easton Training Center – Arvada.
Octavio was nominated by the staff at Easton Training Center Longmont as our first Member of the Month. He’s embodying those values that are so highly sought out at Easton Training Center. I got a chance to sit down with Octavio to learn a bit more about him; Below is a transcript of our conversation.
What kind of language are you using when you are on the mats?
The overarching advantage of learning Jiu-Jitsu as a child has been well-documented. While obvious to active members of the community, the specific benefits may not be so obvious to folks who haven’t yet tried Jiu-Jitsu. Let’s look at 5 attributes your child will gain from Jiu-Jitsu in this post.
The Best Books I Read in 2020: Easton Training Center General Manager Shares His Favorite Reads of the Year
Jordan Shipman, General Manager of Easton Training Center in Longmont, Colorado, shares his favorite books of 2020.
Any martial art will fan the flames of the warrior incubating inside of you, but BJJ has a special place for the modern woman. There are countless reasons BJJ will change your life for the better, but here are the top three.
The Easton Training Center Beginner’s Guide to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will cover the basic things you need to know if you’re just starting out.
So, you got your first gi for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Now what? Here are some pro tips on how to keep your gi looking fresh, feeling crisp, and smelling nice without destroying the material, fading the color, or shrinking it beyond use.
In this post, I asked Easton Training Center Kids Department Head, Jaymin Bagley, to share what I wish I had known when I first became a parent.
Full-Time Life: How a Muay Thai Instructor at Easton Training Center Denver Strikes a Healthy Balance
Stephanie Johnson is a Muay Thai instructor at Easton Training Center Denver. I spoke with Stephanie about how she manages her “full-time life” and seemingly strikes such a healthy balance.
Bailey Winters is the head Muay Thai coach at Easton Arvada. Morgan: So let’s start with your journey, Bailey. When did you get into Muay Thai, and why did you stick around? Bailey: So I started my martial arts training with boxing. It was one…
For this story in Easton Training Center’s Back on the Mat series, we interviewed jiu-jitsu student Madeline Nealis about her experience this year and trusting your training partners.
We are better learners with Easton in our lives and better people when we are willing to learn. Quarantine has hopefully taught all of us that we still have plenty to learn about each other, about how we are willing to care for one another, and about how we are willing to move forward when the world changes around us.
Back on the Mat: How One Jiu-Jitsu Student Found Easton Training Center and Grew Through the Pandemic
In this Back on the Mat story, I talked to one jiu-jitsu student about how he found Easton Training Center and grew through the pandemic.
Read about this member’s experience returning to Easton Training Center during the pandemic.
We’re excited to announce the biggest Easton Training Center Jiu Jitsu event of the year! On Saturday August 14, 2021 all nine Easton academies and affiliates will come together for our In-house Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament. This is a great occasion for members, friends, and…
Saturday July 31stEaston Training Center – Denver1304 S Santa Fe Drive Fight camp is in progress, and our Easton Muay Thai athletes are preparing to put on a great show at the Summer Muay Thai Smoker! This is our first smoker in almost a year,…
Saturday August 14thEaston Training Center – Denver1304 S Santa Fe Drive Early Bird: Register by July 21st to get a competitor t-shirt, and $5 off your first divisionRegular Registration Deadline: August 11th (no shirt with regular registration,, but we will have a limited quantity of…
After over a year of pandemic life, we’re finally starting to see parts of our “old normal” returning! As vaccines become more readily available in Colorado, and government restrictions relax, we are all looking forward to the rest of 2021. At Easton, we’re incredibly excited…
Throughout the month of February, Kickboxing students at all Easton academies participated in another exciting fitness challenge coordinated by our Kickboxing Program Director, Coach Bailey Winters. Students were tasked with completing a series of mini-challenges related to their Kickboxing training. Each mini-challenge was one square…
The ancient and battle-tested Art of Muay Thai can be traced back all the way to the 16th century in the Kingdom of Siam. Before the modern sport of Muay Thai came about, the art was practiced as a form of hand-to-hand combat for the…