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Congratulations Professor Nick!

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.

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Gi or No Gi: What’s the Difference?

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.

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Moving Toward Stillness

Today, we have become ‘human doings’ maybe even more than human beings. The rise of technology created a second tier of demands in addition to what we already have to do.  While ironic, the technology we invented to save us time usually ends up taking…

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The Competition Ambition

The 2022 competition calendar is out, and there are numerous opportunities for anyone to compete. Even if you are not interested in competing, you can gain a lot by helping your teammates who do. Competing is a personal choice. Some of us have competitive jobs…

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Martial Arts: Starting from Zero

This blog post is for people who never thought they would do a combat sport. People find martial arts for all kinds of reasons. Maybe they want to toughen up, or maybe they want to compete. Maybe they just want to feel safe walking to…

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The Women of Easton: Van

We wrap part one of our docuseries, The Women of Easton, with Episode 5: Van Tran — Easton Denver’s Academy Operations Director and the Creative Director for all of Easton Training Center. Van had been working the front desk at Easton Denver for about eight…

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The Women of Easton: Sarah

The next episode in our docuseries, The Women of Easton, taps into the world of Sarah Rochniak, Boulder’s Academy Operations Director, and Director of Operations for all of Easton. Sarah’s journey with Easton, which goes back nearly a decade, never felt like punching a clock….

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The Women of Easton: Shalane

Shalane Pescevic found Easton Training Center at the end of 2012, and her husband and son began training in 2013. Despite feeling a bit like a “scaredy cat” who generally resists trying new things, especially things involving people on top of her, she reluctantly joined…

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US Muay Thai Olympic Qualifiers March 2022

Editor’s note: Marc Beerline, a Muay Thai and Kickboxing coach at Easton Denver, along with Alea Benson-Littlejohn, Mario Gonzalez and Colin Hoffman, recently had the opportunity to take part in the Muay Thai US World Games Qualifiers that took place in Denver this March. He…

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Wim Hof & Breath Fitness Workshop

Easton Training Center will host a special one-day workshop led by Wim Hof Method certified & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt instructor Miles Lukas this May. Reserve your spot today! What is the Wim Hof Method? The Wim Hof Method gives us a way to…

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Women of Easton: Luma

Luma Murib started training at Easton at 15 years old. However, growing up in a traditional household where the idea of women wrestling with men didn’t quite fly, she had to take a different approach. She had to do it in secret. Luma asked if…

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Over 200 Easton BJJ students and instructors in gi at the belt promotion 2018.

Easton BJJ Belt Promotion List 2021

Blue Belt Adam Durnford Adan Torres Alan Gonzalez Alex Alvarado Alex Goodrich Allen Oberweis Allison Velez Amanda Rebol Andrew Morton Ayesha Hussain Benjamin Dick Blaine Baggao Brett Guy Brian Reynolds Byron Stuart Caleb Lewis Chad Grenda Chance Deckard Chris Martie Clay Johnson Colin Bradley Coulten…

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