TAO OF TODD

THE TAO OF TODD


In 1996 I started Team HK Jiu-Jitsu. The HK stands for Hiroi Kokoro, which means Open Minded. This principle is the foundation of my way (Tao). Hiroi Kokoro is the foundation of my life philosophically, and provides the base for the rest of my beliefs.


HIROI KOKORO


One of Bruce Lee's famous quotes is "Empty your mind, be formless, Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend." Bruce, a philosophy student took and old Chinese proverb and made the foundation of his art. In a similar fashion Hiroi Kokoro is my foundation.


TRADITION AND SHARING


A goal in my life is to pass on the tradition of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. One might think that this is a conflict with Hiroi Kokoro, but it is not. In my Academy I pass on the traditions of the art that the Gracie Family has passed on to me, but I do so with an open mind. I teach the traditional techniques, and pass on the traditional philosophies behind the art, but I also teach, and demonstrate, how the art has evolved. The art has evolved not only because of the passage of time, and the advent of MMA, but also the art has evolved as a result of different body types, and different cultures.


THE WHOLE


There are many schools, and instructors, that teach one thing. There are, for example, schools that focus on MMA, and others on sport Jiu-Jitsu. I believe in passing on all the aspects of the art from self-defense, to sport Jiu-Jitsu, while incorporating a significant strength and conditioning routine.
Our curriculum embodies the whole and specific classes, and parts of the classes, are the parts that make up the whole. Our normal classes are 1 hour with an hour after class made available for open mat/training.


TEAM AND FAMILY


Team HK is both a team, and a family. The individuals, that are a part of Team HK, are on their own paths to achieving their personal goals through the art of Jiu-Jitsu, and the philosophy behind Team HK binds us all together.

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SWEETHEART SPECIAL THIS FEBRUARY!!!

Sharing is caring. And who else better to share it with than with the ones you love? For the rest of January, share the gift of self defense and well being with those closest to you. Sign up before the end of the month for the special of 1 low price for up…

ACADEMY MODIFIED SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 2021!!!

Starting in January we will be adding Combatives classes on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6pm for NEW STUDENTS ONLY. These classes will be solo or same household members only. New members will be only allowed to attend these days for now. We’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries from potential new students, so in order to keep it safe for everyone. We will keep the new members separate from existing members.…

We have added back our Saturday classes at 11am starting December 12th. Please contact us to schedule your spot in class, walk-ins will not be accepted.  Adults: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 6pm | Sa…

We have added back our Saturday classes at 11am starting December 12th. Please contact us to schedule your spot in class, walk-ins will not be accepted. 

Adults: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 6pm | Saturday 11am

Women: Monday & Wednesday 6pm

Kids: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 5pm

ALL DAYTIME classes will continue on ZOOM for the time being.

ALL EVENING classes will be held in person at the ACADEMY. These include…

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