Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

October 3, 2018
Defining Victory Part 3: Victory defined by lifelong friendships

Victory defined by lifelong friendships Before training BJJ, I was an interesting combination of being outgoing with my friends but shy around new people. It was an odd combination of being too afraid to make new friends and just not wanting to make the effort since I already had a core group of friends. We […]

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September 26, 2018
Defining Victory Part 2: Victory defined by the ability to compete again.

Victory defined by the ability to compete again. There is no doubt that Jiu Jitsu is beneficial to one’s health. I have had students lose excess of 50 pounds as a result of just training BJJ. However, without proper maintenance or care, you can destroy your body. For the majority of my Jiu Jitsu journey, […]

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September 19, 2018
Defining Victory Through Jiu Jitsu: Intro and Part 1

In response to Rener Gracie’ A couple weeks ago I watched a video released by Rener Gracie about how his grandfather Helio Gracie practiced Jiu Jitsu every day of his life until he passed away at the age of 95. According to Rener, Helio would teach a seminar or class and have the biggest guy […]

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February 12, 2018
Pro Fighter Interview: Elijah Gbollie

Megan Aird Interview w/ Conquest Pro Fighter and instructor Elijah “E” Gbollie I first met Elijah Gbollie, known to his friends as “E” in a striking class at Conquest Academy. Lucky me!  I was paired up with a talented striker and I ended up picking up some great tips.  Unfortunately for E, I don’t think […]

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November 15, 2017
Conquest Hosts Bully Prevention Seminar for Local Neighborhood

In early November, Conquest hosted a bully prevention seminar for a local Severna Park neighborhood. The children who attended had lots of fun and learned some valuable techniques, strategies, and mindsets for how to deal with bullies. Please take a look at the video below for some footage of the event.  

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September 21, 2017
Two Enter & Two Win! Masters Worlds 2017

If you sift through the endless results from this year’s IBJJF Masters World Championship you will find some interesting, but not surprising names among them. Two, relative newcomers to BJJ, from Conquest Academy in Millersville, MD attended the tournament, and two left as champions. Blue belts, TR Fleming and Richard “Capt Rat” Jones, caused quite […]

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September 14, 2017
BJJ Conquest & Team Vicente Jr come up big at the IBJJF DC Open

This past Saturday, almost 50 competitors from BJJ Conquest and Team Vicente Jr took to the mats in the first ever IBJJF Washington D.C. Open. Competition was fierce as all the local gyms battled their way for a spot on the podium. The team came away with an impressive 2nd place finish after the White […]

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August 11, 2017
Seminar with a Legend: De La Riva

Conquest had the privilege and fortune to host legendary Professor Ricardo De La Riva on Saturday August 5th for a 3 hour seminar. The seminar was a huge hit with over 80 participants. Master De La Riva showed multiple techniques from full guard, half guard and of course the De La Riva guard. Everyone left […]

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June 13, 2017
Open-Faced Prosciutto and Plum Sandwiches

Ingredients 1/4 cup fig preserves 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger 1/3 cup (3 ounces) soft goat cheese 4 (2-ounce) slices country wheat bread, toasted 1 cup loosely packed arugula 2 ripe plums, cut into thin wedges 3 ounces very thin slices prosciutto How to Make It Combine first 3 […]

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June 6, 2017
Salmon Burgers

Ingredients 1 cup finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 (1-pound) salmon fillet, skinned and chopped 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce 1 large egg white Cooking spray 8 (3/4-ounce) slices focaccia, toasted How to Make It Combine first 5 ingredients in a […]

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October 25, 2016
Tasty Tuesday Hummus

Tasty Tuesday Hummus Ingredients: – 1 clove garlic – 2 cans garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), drained – Juice from 1.5 – 2 lemons (or more) – Extra-virgin olive oil, about 1/2 cup or more to taste – 1 teaspoon salt – 1/4 teaspoon black pepper – Parsley for garnish – Veggies for serving, such […]

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October 18, 2016
Granola Breakfast and Snack

Granola Breakfast and Snack Ingredients: – 4 C old-fashioned oats – ½ C walnuts, chopped – ¼ C pepitas – ½ C dried apricots, cut into fourths – ½ C craisins – ¼ C canola or coconut oil – ½ C honey – ¼ tsp salt Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, stir […]

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