Training Method

When you begin your training, you will join the group and train as a team at the current point in the training cycle. You will be part of an amazing cadre of people, and benefit from their experience as you go. This vastly increases the pace you learn at. 

Start simple, increase complexity as we go. In my experience, advanced concepts can be simplified for anyone to learn. Couple this with repetition over the course of a month, and it allows you to capture a better understanding of the art, and gain advanced skills.

Once complete, the cycle begins anew; constantly repeating and reinforcing your skills. A majority of the material focused on in a particular phase, will show up in other phases under a different guise; providing you with increased exposure to each technique.

Order from Chaos - R.Brown, charcoal - 2008



The single most productive area of focus that can influence our abilities, is fundamentals training. Unlike some approaches, where you learn a task and then leave it behind, in my training system we are always refining these fundamental skills.



The Technical Cycle is where we explore the elements that will define our art. Looking beyond the fundamentals to explore the depth and detail of fascinating techniques that fit our style.

Each topic branching out into a series of counters, and checks, and crossing over with other techniques you have encountered, helping to solidify those skills, and connect the dots.

Mantis Boxing


Basic Footwork
Technical Get-Ups / Ground Defense
How To Hook/Clinch
Basic Takedowns
Elbows and Knees


Mantis Catches Cicada
Defending the Back
Monkey Steals Peach In-Depth
Advanced Footwork Training
Bridging Tactics
Tiger Tail Throw In-Depth
Unhooking - Clinch Escapes
Takedown Defenses
White Ape Invites Guest
White Ape Falls in Hole
Single Whip / Needle to Sea Bottom
Southpaw & The Crazy Ghost Fist
Dismantle the Underhooks
Fighting from the Flank Position
Defending Against Kicks
Reaps & Leg Hooks
Chokes and Locks
Headlock Escapes (front, side, rear)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Mount Escapes
Side Control Escapes
Reverse Mount Escapes
Basic Closed Guard Attacks
Basic Sweeps
Guard Passing 101
Standing Guard Passes


The Destructive Arm Bar
Spider Guard
Leg Lasso
De La Riva Guard/Sweeps
Mount/High Mount Attacks
Reverse Mount Attacks
Side Control Attacks
Half-Guard Escapes/Attacks
Pluck and Drag - Collar Drags & Loop Chokes
Butterfly Guard
Attacking the Turtle
The Gauntlet