Duane Ludwig & T.J. Dillishaw Bang Muay Thai Seminar in Florida

Duane Ludwig & T.J. Dillishaw Bang Muay Thai Seminar in Florida!
Duane Ludwig with Bang Muay Thai Coach, Brian Ruscio
Duane Ludwig with Bang Muay Thai Coach, Brian Ruscio
Duane Ludwig & T.J. Dillishaw Bang Muay Thai Seminar in Florida!
Duane Ludwig & T.J. Dillishaw Bang Muay Thai Seminar in Florida!

2 time Coach of the year, Duane “Bang” Ludwig will be holding a 3 hour Muay Thai Seminar at Grappling Mastery, in Central Florida this coming Saturday, May 13. Duane Ludwig holds the record for UFC’s fastest knockout at only 6 seconds. He will be teaching unique combos from his Striking System that are proven in both the Ring and the Octagon.

T.J. Dillishaw will also be in attendance.

Pre-Registration is only $100 or $125 at the door
You can pay at the Academy or online by clicking the ticket link below and skip to the online store > services > Muay Thai Seminar it will ask you to make an account after you press checkout.

Space is limited so there can be no spectators unless you have registered. Remember to wear a white shirt or your appropriately ranked shirt.

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Why Every Child Needs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

30 Day Free Anti-Bullying Community Program at Grappling Mastery

Bullying is a huge problem in many schools and too often schools refuse to act or recognize the issue.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu not only offers a way for kids to learn how to handle bullying, but also gives them a way to find themselves, gain confidence, and build their character.  At Grappling Mastery, we teach kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Muay Thai Kickboxing.  Our Bullyproof Kids Classes give kids the tools they need to assert themselves against bullies, and if need be, to defend themselves physically.  Even Better! We offer this program for 30 Days Free with no commitments.

To learn more about how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps kids and why every child should learn Jiu Jitsu, watch the video below.

We Defy Foundation Technique of the Day

We Defy Foundation

Grappling Mastery recently hosted a special event for our Disabled Veterans here in Lake County and Nationwide.  We had some good hard rolls and went over some great technique.  All proceeds went to We Defy Foundation which provides paid scholarships for disabled veterans who want to train their minds and bodies through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing.

Army Medic, Tony Tindell in Afghanistan
Army Medic, Sgt. Tony Tindell in Afghanistan

“You hear a lot of stories about returning Combat vets. They’re Angry, Drinking, Depressed or have PTSD; well I’m glad to say this isn’t me and there one very distinct reason for that, besides my wife; Grappling Mastery. I was still in Ghazni Afghanistan when I contacted Professor Ruscio initially. I explained my need for a coping mechanism upon my return and he offered to help. I’ve been training with Grappling Mastery for four months now, since returning from the battlefield. In addition to BJJ he taught me patience, diligence a bit of humility… Read More”

We Defy & Grappling Mastery Featured in Orlando Sentinel

We Defy Foundation

Grappling Mastery is a proud Affiliate of We Defy Foundation.  We were featured by Orlando Sentinel in this article about our Mount Dora We Defy Location:  Orlando Sentinel Article about We Defy and Grappling Mastery in Mount Dora

If you are a Disabled Combat Veteran you can learn more about how to apply for a We Defy Scholarship here.

Here is a quick video about Grappling Mastery: BJJ & We Defy from the article!

Various Finishes to the Double Leg Takedown

Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Academy

A double leg takedown has 3 parts that should be treated separately but performed sequentially without stopping.  The decision of which finish to use must be made on the spot based on our opponents reaction.  For this reason, it’s important to drill good double legs over and over with a cooperative partner giving you different realistic reactions.

3 Parts to a Double Leg Takedown:

  1. Setup
  2. Entry
  3. Finish

Today we will be looking at a few of the options for finishing a Double Leg Takedown.  These are nowhere near the only ways to finish a double leg.  Future posts will cover other setups and finishes.  We are assuming you know the proper way to shoot the double leg as well as it is only covered slightly in the following videos.  Subscribe to our website or our Youtube page to be notified of future technique videos as we post them.

BJJ Technique: Switching Armbar & Belly Down Armbar

Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Academy

Here are a couple slick submissions when your opponent defends your original armbar attempt by pulling his arm out.

We Defy Foundation – Training for Disabled Combat Veterans!

We Defy Foundation

We Defy Foundation Slogan LogoWe Defy Foundation and Grappling Mastery are dedicated to improving the lives of our military disabled combat veterans through the use of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Physical Fitness training. Our coaching staff and members are comprised of both military and non-military personnel. We understand how important it is to take care of our returning veterans. We are committed to giving them the tools to combat life’s challenges.  We exist to improve the lives of mentally and physically disabled combat veterans. Through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Fitness training we will provide combat veterans suffering from life-disabling injuries and/or PTSD a long term means to overcome their challenges.

Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Muay Thai Academy in Mount Dora was featured in the Orlando Sentinel for bringing We Defy Foundation to Lake County, Florida

to our country, our combat veterans, our team, and accomplishing our mission.

through integrity, personal accountability and selfless service.

to stay relevant and effective for the long term.

Veteran athlete qualifications

All veterans applying for sponsorship as an athlete must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a veteran who served in an area of combat operations.
  2. Must be separated/retired from active duty status (National Guard/Reserve duty not included).
  3. Must be a disabled combat veteran (mental or physical).
  4. Must provide proof of honorable discharge from military service DD214.
  5. Must provide VA entitlement/rating letter.
  6. Must be willing to commit to training at least a minimum of one time per week at a We Defy Foundation Approved Training Facility for the duration of one year.
  7. A Special Criteria Waiver exists on a case by case basis for unique circumstances (e.g. training accident, sexual assault, other circumstances related to military service).

Our Approved Athletes will receive:

  1. One Year Free Grappling Mastery Membership
  2. One Year Weekly Private Lessons
  3. 2 Custom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Uniforms

To Apply as a Grappling Mastery / We Defy Athlete Click Here

To Support We Defy Click Here!

Unorthodox Submissions from Back Control

Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Academy

Here are two slick submissions from the Back.  Everyone is expecting the Rear Naked Choke. Wait until you pull off one of these!

TRX Strapped Suspension Training

TRX Strapped Suspension Training at Grappling Mastery
TRX Suspension Training Coach, Seanny Diesel
TRX Suspension Training Coach, Seanny Diesel

Coach: Seanny Diesel

Certified ISSA Personal Fitness Trainer

Certified TRX Suspension/RIP Instructor


What is Suspension Training?

A form of exercise in which your entire body is being activated, toned and strengthened. “No, you are not suspended in mid air!”  During this session you are using OFFICIAL TRX Suspension Trainers created by the Navy Seals! The resistance is your own bodyweight.

This class runs for 45 – 60 minutes.

  • Stretching
  • Suspension Training
  • Final Stretch

Drop in Rate: $25/class

Monthly Packages are offered at a discounted rate.

What is RIP Training?

A RIP TRAINER is another amazing creation from TRX Training. Anyone can perform these exercises that improve your body’s posture, strength, and flexibility. This class incorporates a tool that has an attached resistance band for full body activation. RIP Training is great if you play Golf, Tennis, Lacrosse, Hockey, or are into Mixed Martial Arts, the list goes on! One session on the RIP TRAINER and you are going to feel the difference from traditional gym workouts!

This clas runs 45-60 minutes

  • Stretching
  • RIP Training
  • Final Stretch

Drop in Rate $25/class

Monthly packages offered at discounted rates.

For more info, class times, package rates call 352-552-1963 or email strappedtraining@gmail.com


BJJ Technique: Superman Armbar

Superman Armbar

The “Superman Armbar” is a slick option from Guard that starts by performing a Tomoe Nage style sweep.