Aug 282014

Henry BJJ is excited to announce that Adam Mallehan will be teaching Muay Thai classes on Weds evenings. Adam has been training and teaching Muay Thai for 7 years. He is certified in Grindstone Muay Thai and also holds the rank of Kru Apprenticeship (the teaching equivalent of black belt) under Ajarn Buck Grant (under world renowned teacher and coach Master Toddy) of the House of Muay Thai International. Adam is also currently a 3 stripe Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and has been a long time student at Henry BJJ. Anyone that is interested should contact Adam for more details.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 NEWS  Comments Off
Aug 182014

Ed LeMonnier was issued the challenge to take part in the ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE and in accepting the challenge, he issued the same challenge to all of the teammates at Henry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as Professor Robson Moura!

Shortly after issuing the challenge, Ed received the following text message from Professor Robson Moura:

Henry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Robson Text
Kenny Schuster has accepted the challenge…

More videos will be posted as they come in!

Jul 042014

Robson Moura Henry BJJ Bloomington Illinois Henry BJJ is proud to welcome the 8 Time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion and head of the Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association to Bloomington the weekend of July 11-12!


On Friday Night from 6-7p Henry BJJ will be hosting an Open Mat Fundraiser to benefit Relay For Life of McLean County as students from around Illinois are welcome to come and train for a $5.00 cash donation.


On Saturday morning, Professor Robson Moura will be at Henry BJJ for another amazing seminar from 11a-1p.  As always, Professor Robson will be sharing his BJJ knowledge and regardless of your BJJ level, your game will improve as we drill the techniques and concepts that will be shared.

Reserve your spot for the seminar through the on-line store and contact Bill Henry at HenryBJJ with any questions.  Please note that the NEW TIME for the seminar is from 11a-1p.


If you are interested in setting up a private lesson with the Eight Time Brazilian Jiu Jitstu World Champion, please contact Doug Kimball.

May 152014

Henry BJJ Robson Black Belt



Saturday July 12, 2014

Henry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 

1 to 3pm.

$80.00 in advance

$95.00 CASH ONLY at the door if there are spots available

For more information feel free to contact Bill Henry

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]


Upcoming Tournaments

 NEWS  Comments Off
May 142014

Here are some upcoming tournaments that you should be aware of and while tournaments are not required, it’s always a good idea to plan in advance for them. The sooner you are able to develop a game plan for the tournament and hit your weight WITH your GI on, the more fun you will have preparing for the tournament.

Continue reading »

Mar 312014

On Friday, February 28, 2014 Henry BJJ hosted an open mat to raise funds for Relay For Life of McLean County that raised over $130.00 and after the event, ALL THINGS BJJ came buy to film Gustavo’s BJJ Journey.

No matter what challenges you face, they are not as tuff as the challenges that someone else is facing. Rise to accept those challenges!

Mar 142014

I am sure that most people think that once you get to a certain belt level in BJJ a lot of the problems that come along with the learning process of our sport/art go away.  Well, I am sorry to inform that this is simply not the case.  As a Brown Belt I find I still hit major slumps, or what most call plateaus, in my training.  They do not come as frequently as they once did, but when they do show their face, they are usually a hard one to work through.  Some of the aspects that I might be struggling with may not even be evident to the guys that I train with on a regular basis, but trust me they are there.  Every time I find myself in one of these slumps, I do a couple of things that help to help bring myself out of it.  This “system” I use to get my game moving forward again I have used since I was a Blue Belt, and over the years I have added tweaks to it to make it more effective.  How long it takes me to break each slump varies, but my process is close to same every time. Continue reading »

Mar 082014

Robson Moura Henry BJJ Bloomington Illinois

Professor Robson Moura is extremely passionate about sharing his love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and travels all over the globe to host seminars. That type of schedule has made it difficult to train full time for tournaments, but here are two great articles that were recently published that discuss Robson’s desire to eventually compete in The Worlds again.

TATAME.COM – March 3, 2014

BJJ Eastern Europe – March 3, 2014


Jan 292014

Henry BJJ Gustavo DantasHenry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu-Team RMNU is excited to announce that it will be hosting Nova Uniao USA President Prof. Gustavo Dantas for a seminar on Sat. March 1st, PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME: from 11a to 1pm.  The cost is $80.00 in advance (cash or check only), or $95.00 CASH ONLY at the door.  Checks can be mailed to:

Bill Henry

1501 S. Roosevelt

Bloomington, IL  61701

Do not miss your chance to learn from one of the people responsible for building Nova Uniao here in the United States.  Prof. Dantas is a world class coach and competitor, and an outstanding person, and it is an honor to have him on the mats at Henry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.