Jenn teaching back control at Solarte BJJ in Sequim, WA

Size Matters…in BJJ: Alignment & “The Score” When You’re a Bigger or Smaller Jiu Jitsu Player

Assessing performance can be tough for the bigger or smaller jiu jitsu player. A lot has been discussed about size differences in BJJ. This topic is of particular interest to me because I’m 105 lbs. Over the years, I’ve often heard people say that BJJ allows a smaller person to overcome someone who’s bigger and Read more about Size Matters…in BJJ: Alignment & “The Score” When You’re a Bigger or Smaller Jiu Jitsu Player[…]

body type in bjj discussion from rob biernacki seminar

Body Type in BJJ: It Matters Less Than You Think

There’s a whole lot to love about Rob Biernacki’s seminars. One of my favorite things: when he goes off on a fascinating tangent. Here’s one from his last visit to Solarte BJJ. What he offers is NOT the conventional wisdom on body types and corresponding jiu jitsu games. Rob’s insights give hope to those of Read more about Body Type in BJJ: It Matters Less Than You Think[…]

Martial Arts Private Lessons BJJ in Sequim

Martial Arts Private Lessons at Solarte Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Sequim

Coach Jenn Lozada offers martial arts private lessons at Solarte’s mat space at 1600 Carlsbord Road in Sequim, WA. This is a great option for people who are completely new to martial arts training and want to gradually ease their way into group classes. For more experienced practitioners, Solarte’s concept-based approach offers a fresh way Read more about Martial Arts Private Lessons at Solarte Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Sequim[…]

Chris Loe teaching Sequim adult wrestling class at Solarte BJJ

Sequim adult wrestling class focuses on submission grappling

Solarte BJJ is pleased to host Chris Loe who has been teaching a Sequim adult wrestling class every Wednesday from 6 to 7pm at our club. During this class, he’s taught wrestling takedowns such as the fireman’s carry and the Olympic roll (Russian variation) as well as good ol’ double legs and single legs, all Read more about Sequim adult wrestling class focuses on submission grappling[…]

Solarte BJJ Martial Arts for Kids in Sequim, WA

Solarte’s Martial Arts for Kids in Sequim: What makes this program so exceptional?

Seriously fun martial arts for kids in Sequim The other day, one of our youth students was participating in the adult class.* 11-year-old Aidan was working with an adult on a control method. Unprompted, Aidan noticed: “You can go for the arm bar because his score is only one. His structure and posture are broken!” Read more about Solarte’s Martial Arts for Kids in Sequim: What makes this program so exceptional?[…]

Rob Biernacki Seminar Group Photos at Solarte Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Sequim

Solarte Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Sequim Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

Solarte Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Sequim began offering classes at the very end of August 2017. We celebrated a great one-year anniversary with a number of funactivities from late August through September. The highlight event was a weekend seminar with Rob Biernacki of Island Top Team! Read on for the full set of video links Read more about Solarte Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Sequim Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary[…]

Sequim BJJ Seminar with Rob Biernack Sept 14-15, 2018

September 14-15 Rob Biernacki-Island Top Team Sequim BJJ Seminar

Solarte BJJ is pleased to again host Rob Biernacki of Island Top Team to teach a Sequim BJJ Seminar on September 14-15. The focus will be guard passing. This is the toughest skill set to develop and a concept-based approach opens up a whole new way of looking at passing. Everyone is welcome to join us Read more about September 14-15 Rob Biernacki-Island Top Team Sequim BJJ Seminar[…]

Solarte BJJ in Sequim Mike thumbs up rock climbing Elwha River

Solarte BJJ Elwha River Rock Climbing Trip

On August 29th, Solarte students took a day off the mats to enjoy the local scenic beauty with an Elwha River rock climbing trip! A short hike lead us to the impressive Elwha River cutting through the landscape. If you haven’t been there before do yourself a favor and make it out before winter arrives. We Read more about Solarte BJJ Elwha River Rock Climbing Trip[…]

Alex at The Revolution Grappling Tournament, July 2018

Solarte BJJ in Sequim 2018 Summer News

We’ve had a good summer at Solarte BJJ in Sequim! As expected, summertime in the Pacific Northwest means that everyone is spending as much time outside as possible before it’s back to rain and gray. Nevertheless, we’ve been surprised to see both kids and adults coming in to train despite the beautiful weather. Below are Read more about Solarte BJJ in Sequim 2018 Summer News[…]