Jeremy Ryder- Purple Belt In Jiu-Jitsu, Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
Mr. Ryder started his Jiu-Jitsu training under the tutelage of Brock Larson and other instructors. He received his
Purple Belt from David Camarillo. Before there was an MMA Commission in MN, Mr. Ryder worked closely with
Brock Larson as a judge, corner and referee. Upon the addition of MMA to the MN Combatives Sports
Commission, Mr. Ryder worked in the training of judges, referees, corners, inspectors and commissioners. In his
career in the MMA field, Mr. Ryder has officiated over 1,000 rounds of MMA, he was the head referee for the State
of MN and the Millelacs Band of Ojibwe. He has worked for the RFA, UFC, King of the Cage and many other local
and regional shows. Besides teaching Jiu-Jitsu classes at UMA, he is currently on the Inspector Team for the State
Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Ages 5 - 13
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great non-violent self defense for children and teens. Children learn positions, escapes, grabs,takedowns, falling, controls, and at the older ages, “tap-outs.” In the day-to-day classes we focus mainly on grappling. Through demonstration, students learn a series of techniques each day. After thorough preparation, our students implement the new technique in a controlled and supervised session, where they have the opportunity to practice techniques against a resisting opponent, thereby increasing their proficiency in the sport with each class. Kids of every age enjoy grappling and learning how to use their moves with their peers.
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Brock Larson-1st Degree Black Belt In Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
Brock Orville Larson is a retired American professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions. A professional competitor since 2002, Larson made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 2 in 2005. After winning his next six consecutive fights, Larson returned to the promotion at UFC Fight Night 7 in 2006. He then transitioned into the WEC, making his promotional debut in 2007. Larson won via kimura submission in the first round. With a 2-0 promotional record and a nine-fight winning streak, Larson was offered a fight for the WEC Welterweight Championship. In 2009, Larson made his UFC return against Jesse Sanders and won. Larson then fought at UFC 98, defeating Mike Pyle in round one, earning Submission of the Night honors.
In 2013, Larson was signed by ONE FC. Larson then faced Nobutatsu Suzuki for the inaugural ONE FC Welterweight Championship in 2014 at ONE FC: War of Nations. Larson made his debut for Legacy Fighting Championship in 2015. In his second fight for the promotion, Larson faced Travis Coyle on February 5, 2016 at Legacy FC 51. Larson survived the various submission attempts and ended up winning the fight via TKO in the first round. Post-fight, Larson's team awarded him with a personalized belt marking his years of competition from 2002-2016 and he retired from active MMA competition in order to concentrate on coaching.
Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Ages 14-Adult
People's primary goal in joining Martial Arts may vary. Some join Martial Arts looking to get in shape or for its stress-relief effects. But most come to us for Jiu-Jitsu due to its efficiency on actual street self-defense. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gives anyone the ability to overcome any attacker regardless of size and strength.
The philosophy behind Jiu-Jitsu's success lays in the following strategy:
- Close the distance and clinch;
- Take the attacker/opponent to the ground;
- Establish a safe and dominant position;
- Finish the fight with the application of chokes or joint locks.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a Martial Art and a Self Defense System that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. This art promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage and most notably, taking the fight to the ground and then applying joint locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent. At UMA we only train with the best to teach the best! Class is open to both men and women.
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