If you want great fitness in RI (or great MMA classes or great BJJ classes in RI for that matter) you come to us…but if you want a sick half guard for your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game, you go to my friend Danny Ives.
I am a huge proponent of investing in oneself in all areas of life…and jiu jitsu is no exception. I frequently try and take private lessons with the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitiioners in the world. People like to ask “Isn’t that expensive?”and things along those lines…but those are the people who do not understand because they have the wrong mentality.
They fail to realize that you need to invest in yourself to get anything out of yourself… and that there is a difference between an expense and an investment. I rarely ask someone how much money a certain seminar would cost or how much a certain book or audio program would cost. Usually what I ask them are questions pertaining to its value.
Now I could probably go to Danny Ives’ Ivey League MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym down there in Severna Park, Maryland and he would teach me a lot of those half guard secrets for free because we are great friends, but he also knows I would never ask! I am going to buy his DVD series so I get all of the content and because I know how valuable it is. Investing in myself is how I got to where I am today and that is the only way to reach your full potential. I look forward to Danny Ives’ half guard DVD and then using his moves against him!