Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense

  Grappling in general, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu in particular, is an excellent nucleus for solid defensive tactics, combatives, and self-defense. Certainly striking is a large component of a complete approach but the fundamental control of balance and position can help see you through most situations. The main difference between sport and street martial arts is Read More …

Grand Opening

  Let me start by saying that the Grand Opening of Valhalla Academy’s new location was an astounding success.  It truly exceeded my expectations. We had 22 people training hard on the mat – breaking it in with their sweat and effort. That is the best dedication ceremony I can think of. There were also Read More …

Chris Griffin Guest Instructor AAR

  Guest instructor Chris Griffin, head instructor of The Submission Academy (www.kentuckybjj), veteran mma fighter, and Carlson Gracie Jr. brown belt, covered some great material at Valhalla Grappling Academy during the Wednesday night no-gi class. Griffin has a unique and dynamic guard game and we were treated to a full series of attacks based on Read More …

Helio Soneca Seminar @ Valhalla Grappling Academy

Valhalla Grappling Academy is honored to host a gi jiu-jitsu seminar by world champion Helio ‘Soneca’ Moreira. Soneca has coached some of the greatest grapplers and fighters in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with a jiu-jitsu legend. For more information about Soneca please visit his website at www.heliosoneca.com. The seminar will run Read More …

Valhalla Grappling Academy Sponsoring Project Graduation

Valhalla Grappling Academy is sponsoring a hole at the fundraiser Golf Scramble to benefit Project Graduation in Frankfort, KY. Project Graduation is designed to provide alcohol and drug-free supervised activities for graduating seniors with the goal of reducing tragic DUI fatalities that are unfortunately so common during this time of year. Project Graduation is still Read More …