New Facility – Kids in the Matted Room

New Facility – Kids in the Matted Room

In 2012, MSDC moved to its new location in Meriden, CT.  This multi-room facility was ideal for teaching several classes at once.  Here, Lena Harwood Pacheco, head of kids programs, leads an Adaptive Movement Martial Arts class for our younger students in the matted...
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids

As 2007 rolled along, the VIP Kids Program in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu saw its members begin moving up the ranks.  Here’s a photo from a yellow belt test in the fall of 2007.
Climbing on Roy Dean

Climbing on Roy Dean

Before the kids class ended, Mr. Roy Dean jumped into the instructor line for the kids’ favorite drill: the “tree”, which challenges them to climb around their instructor’s arms and shoulders.  Mr. Dean might be the tallest “tree”...
Roy Dean & the BJJ Kids Class

Roy Dean & the BJJ Kids Class

During his visit for the East Coast Extravaganza, Mr. Roy Dean snuck into the MSDC kids class and taught them one of his favorite techniques for passing the guard.