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

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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:

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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

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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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Upcoming Tournaments

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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.

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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 »