Open Mat January 17, 2015

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Jan 162015

Henry BJJ will be hosting an open mat on Saturday January 17 from 2 to 3p.

This is open to all Henry BJJ students at no charge and is a great way to work on what we have been drilling in class as well as ask questions about your game.

If you are not a member of Henry BJJ but would like to get on the mats, we simply ask that you sign a waiver and pay the $15.00 drop-in fee. CASH ONLY.

First Class of 2015

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Jan 062015

Henry BJJ First Class 2015

2015 started off great at Henry BJJ as we look to help grow Brazilian Jiu Jitsu within Bloomington-Normal!  The team welcomed Caleb and Kurt onto the mats as we drilled three techniques that all connect off of one another and are vital at every skill level, from White Belt to Black Belt.

There is a lot of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu knowledge under the Robson Moura Jiu Jitsu Association at HENRY BJJ, with one Black Belt, two Brown Belts, two Purple Belts, a handful of Blue Belts and several White Belts all working on helping each other improve their skill sets, regardless as to why they are training – whether it’s to get back into shape, stay fit, have fun, reduce stress, or one of the many other reasons why people train BJJ.

Right now, Henry BJJ is offering a New Year special, 30-DAY free trial with no obligations!

What are you waiting for?

Come improve your lifestyle with the team at Henry BJJ!

-Ed LeMonnier

Update on KIDS BJJ Program

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Jan 052015

HENRY BJJ ROOSTER 250As you may know, Henry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is starting a KIDS BJJ Program that will be on TUESDAY and THURSDAY evenings from 5 to 5:45.

Originally the program was to start on Tuesday January 6, but due to the uniforms for the kids not coming in on time, we have decided to push the start date back ONE-WEEK to January 13th so that all of the kids can have their jiu jitsu gis for their training.

It is going to be a fun time as we not only help grow Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Bloomington-Normal, but help youngsters become come confident and live healthier lives by training the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Who knows, one day one of these students may be sharing what they have learned from this great martial art with others.  Hopefully it will be all of them!  That’s my goal.

-Ed LeMonnier, Assistant Instructor at Henry BJJ

Dec 072014

Henry BJJ 14 14 06 4On December 6, 2014 Master Robson Moura came to Henry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a special seminar sponsored by Team Combat Edge in LeRoy, Illinois.

It was a great seminar as we closed the year with many promotions including: Mike Donovan, Ed LeMonnier, Kenny Schuster, Doug Kimball, and Mark Zamiska for receiving stripes on their Purple Belts, Patrick Cox to Green Belt, George Fields to Blue Belt, Adam Mallehan to Purple Belt, and Mike Lavazza to BLACK BELT!

Thank you to everyone that took the time out of their schedule to make the seminar and keep training!
See some of the photos from the seminar as well as the video of Professor Mike Lavazza receiving his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!


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Oct 302014

Henry BJJ Shield 2014 250

Henry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the Central Illinois Affiliate of the Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association, is pleased to announce that we are in the process of starting a Kids Program which will be taught by our Assistant Instructor, Ed LeMonnier.

Ed received his Purple Belt from Professor Robson Moura on December 8, 2012 and besides running a kids program in the past, he is the father of two amazing daughters that are 6 and 3 years of age.

This is a bully free zone and teammates will be taught the importance of sportsmanship, hard work, as well as humility.  We are not looking to turn your child into the next Ultimate Fighter, as we teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a safe and fun environment. We are looking to help improve their self confidence, to understand the importance of teamwork, to build upon their good habits, while hopefully eliminating their bad habits, and the importance of setting goals.

Everyone trains for different reasons and the coaching staff at Henry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will help customize your child’s training to match the goals that have been discussed.

Classes will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 5pm and will last for 45-minutes for teammates ranging from 6 to 15 years of age.  Once we have ten students that have committed to the program, a Free One-Week Trial will be given for all of the teammates to experience the class to make sure it is something that they want to do.  A child will have more fun and learn more if they truly want to be in attendance, rather than being forced to attend.

Teammates will work with other students that are comparable in size when we first start out, but the beauty about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that it is designed to allow a smaller individuals to fend off a larger opponent.

After the first week, we can place a team order for Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gis which will allow everyone to train properly as well as save money!

If you should have any questions or simply want to reserve a spot for your child or children, please feel free to use the contact form below and you will get a reply within one business day.

Thank you for considering Henry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

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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.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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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

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