Monday, November 6, 2017

Mark Mullen Seminar at PJ Jiujitsu Club

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Prof Mark Mullen @ PJ Jiujitsu Club
Professor Mark Mullen was in town recently and we had the opportunity to host him for an impromptu seminar at PJ Jiujitsu Club. Mark started his BJJ journey with Marcus Soares and is a black belt under Josh Russell and is currently based in Vietnam (K1 Fitness & Fight Factory).

After being formally introduced to all the participants, Prof Mark started the class with a quick warmup in the form of solo drills, involving lots of hip movements, and then went through some of his philosophies and concepts on escapes from inferior positions. He then showed us some techniques on how to avoid being controlled by your opponent when he is about to take side control position. This involves having to hand fight, redirect the opponent's head and then recover guard. Then he covered the elbow push escape (similar to how Marcelo Garcia does it). 

Also covered were escapes from modified kesa gatame (two variations), escape from knee on belly (simple but effective hip escape), defense and escape from the kimura. Time was well used to drill all the techniques taught to the class.

Overall we had a great experience, and we hope to get Prof Mark to teach us again the next time he comes down to Malaysia.

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After jits lunch with the Prof 

A short clip of the seminar below:

Friday, October 27, 2017

PJ Jiujitsu Club Malaysia

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BJJ classes in Petaling Jaya, Selangor @ PJ Jiujitsu Club...

Classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are ongoing! We train on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Petaling Jaya (Kelana Jaya area, near the Kelana Jaya LRT station). Suitable for beginners with or without martial arts experience. 

Come and try out a class! For more details, please email

Monday, July 31, 2017

PJ Jiujitsu Club at the Copa da Malasia VI (2017)

It was a busy weekend for some of the PJ Jiujitsu Club members, as they participated at the Copa da Malasia VI Grappling Competition at Jaya Shopping Centre.

Menard and Derek competed on the first day of competition, which was gi, while Nigel played on the second day, which was nogi. Menard fought in the blue belt masters over 75kg division while Derek competed in the white belt under 70kg division. Nigel played the masters blue belt nogi over 75kg division. This was their first taste of competitive BJJ.

All three guys performed well, gained precious experience, and at the end of the day, we ended up taking home a couple of medals too! Thanks also to all the other PJ Jiujitsu Club's team members and friends who came out on both days to support our competitors! Well done boys!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PJ Jits at the Keenan Cornelius Seminar in Kuala Lumpur


American BJJ superstar Keenan Cornelius was in Kuala Lumpur recently (21/6/2017) for a massive seminar. Organized by Monarchy MMA/Hyperfly Asia, the event drew BJJ fanatics from all over Malaysia and also outside of Malaysia. Ive not seen a gathering of so many BJJ players (around 60 people) from various clubs/academies under one roof before! It was quite a sight.

A few of us from PJ Jiujitsu Club were on hand to experience the event. It was a good opportunity to pick up some tips and tricks from one of the world's best BJJ player. Although I was a bit disappointed that Keenan opted not to teach his famous worm guard, but what he chose to teach on that night itself, what is known as "Layers of Guard Retention" series, was useful and maybe more applicable in a day to day normal BJJ game.

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PJ Jits member Yeap working
on his guard retention

So we had good training, and had great fun throughout the seminar. We also got to witness Keenan roll with almost everyone at the seminar, which was pretty cool! Also ...  got to meet new friends and caught up with some old friends as well.

PJ Jits member Nigel doing his spider guard stuff

Hopefully the organizers bring Keenan Cornelius back again next year so he can teach us his worm guard system!

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