Rob Biernacki Seminar at Solarte BJJ in Sequim

The Smartest Learners…How to learn more at a BJJ Seminar

Solarte BJJ just hosted another visit by Rob Biernacki and there was a great aside about how to learn more at a BJJ seminar. Check out this excerpt from Saturday’s session. To put it in context, Rob was about to add on another movement to a half guard series we’d started. But before he did, Read more about The Smartest Learners…How to learn more at a BJJ Seminar[…]

Rob Biernacki Sequim BJJ Seminar Oct 2019

October 25-26 Rob Biernacki Sequim BJJ Seminar

Rob Biernacki of Island Top Team will be back to teach a Sequim BJJ seminar! Both days will feature top notch instruction with a focus on the modern half guard. There’s far more to half guard than basic sweeps or clamping on to delay the pass. The concept-based style of teaching will help you remember Read more about October 25-26 Rob Biernacki Sequim BJJ Seminar[…]

Solarte BJJ Jenn demonstrating frames and force vectors

Your Main Jiu jitsu Tools Part 1: Frames & Levers

In the last article, I talked about Alignment and “the Score” when comparing jiu jitsu players with a significant size difference. If you can’t remember the three aspects of alignment (base, posture, and structure) give that article a quick review before proceeding on. I’m about to talk about the main tools of jiu jitsu, but Read more about Your Main Jiu jitsu Tools Part 1: Frames & Levers[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Rob Biernacki and Jenn Lozada

Rob Biernacki of Island Top Team at Solarte BJJ Feb. 9-10

Rob Biernacki of Island Top Team will be teaching at Solarte BJJ on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. We are very excited about Rob’s first full weekend visit to our club! Solarte BJJ is proud to be Island Top Team’s first U.S. affiliate and as such, Rob will be coming here periodically to do belt Read more about Rob Biernacki of Island Top Team at Solarte BJJ Feb. 9-10[…]

Rob Biernacki of Island Top Team at Solarte BJJ in Sequim

Rob Biernacki’s First Visit to Solarte BJJ!

We were delighted to have Rob Biernacki drop by for his first visit to Solarte BJJ. It was a great group private lesson! Solarte students had a chance to drill and roll so that Rob could evaluate everyone’s progress. Beginners through advanced students received helpful feedback on what they were doing well and what skill Read more about Rob Biernacki’s First Visit to Solarte BJJ![…]