A Special Thanks!

Summer seems to be flying by way too quickly around here. We’ve had nothing but hot sun all summer long but one can’t complain. In saying that, we are coming up to a transition period, for Blue JJ. Our summer program for adults is coming to a close soon and our Fall Kids program is getting ready to ramp up. …

Outdoor Summer Program

Kohai Jay is leading the charge on our outdoor summer program. It will take place at the large pavilion in Little Lake Park (Midland) every Tuesday evening at 7pm. Instructors will be concentrating on stand up fighting even though some mat space will be set up for grappling and takedowns. Please contact

Hey listen up!

I had an interesting conversation with a senior student of mine today and it got me thinking. The transformation from a white belt to a black belt is an interesting one. You have to learn many things on belt syllabus’s along the way but there are many other lessons that aren’t on any belt sheet and nor will they ever …

A time for reflection.

It’s been several months since a couple of my senior students have taken over the reins of Blue Jiu Jitsu and I feel it’s time to reflect on the outcome. In December, Sempai Al & Jeff were tasked with running Blue JJ, a task they didn’t ask for and definitely a task worthy of causing stress in their lives but …

Winter Session is about to begin

I just wanted to take a moment and thank all the parents for taking the time to speak with me or email me this week. I’m very excited to have most of our previous class back. All of us at Blue Jiu Jitsu appreciate the keen interest of our students and the awesome attitudes they bring to our program. Each …

New Changes at Blue

We’ve made a major change here at Blue JJ by implementing a joint management team. Sempai Jeff & Al are taking on the responsibility of running the club. All of our other instructors are still going to be on the mat but the day to day operations and decisions will be conducted by Jeff & Al. This decision was done for several …