Entries by Chewy


Try a Beginner Class Even If You’re Out Of Shape

Are you interested in trying a beginners class but keep putting it off because you’re a little out of shape? This is one of the more common hang ups for most people when it comes to starting at our gym in Louisville, Ky.   So many people are interested in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Crossfit, etc. […]

No Gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Training in Louisville KY

No Gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Training in Louisville KY Our No Gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training includes a lot of takedowns. In fact, Wednesdays have recently become a sort of Wrestling for BJJ class. During the class we go over several techniques from Wrestling or take down related movements that can be used in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training. […]

Chad Hardy Promoted To Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt

Chad Hardy Being Promoted To Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt This is a video of our head instructor Nick “Chewy” Albin promoting Chad Hardy to Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. If you would like to fast forward to the speech and Black Belt promotion. It starts at 3:20. This video came from our recent promotions and […]

1st Class at Derby City MMA Gym Walkthrough

Are you thinking about training at Derby City MMA but would like a walk through of the gym to see the facility before your 1st class?   Watch this video and we will give you a short tour around our gym and show you how your 1st class at Derby City MMA will happen. Whether […]


Train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Louisville with No Experience

You Don’t Have To Fight To Train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu In Louisville Eugene is your average guy in his 30s. A growing family, a career and 2 dogs that leave accidents on his floor.   Watch the video and see how training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Louisville relives his stress, gives him an outlet for his physical […]


Does Derby City MMA Have Beginner Classes?

Does Derby City MMA have Beginner Classes? One of the most commonly asked questions we get at Derby City MMA is whether or not we offer beginner classes or if someone needs experience before they start. The short answer to this question is that, Yes we do offer beginner class in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Mixed […]

MMA Meatheads And Children’s Martial Arts

Can a Meathead MMA gym and children’s Martial Arts mix? This is the question one of our member’s father asked himself before bringing his son into Derby City MMA for our children’s Martial Arts classes.   Like many parents, he was interested in getting his son Conley into Martial Arts training as a means to […]

Louisville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Head Coach Wins Kumite

This past weekend Derby City’s head BJJ coach Nick “Chewy” Albin won at the BJJ Kumite in Murfreesboro, TN. During the finals match Chewy put on a good display of what Louisville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has to offer. The BJJ Kumite tournament that was held in Tennessee had some of the top competition in the […]


The Best Louisville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training

Louisville BJJ Training At Derby City MMA Here is a short highlight of some of the Louisville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training at Derby City MMA. This is just a normal day during one of our advanced classes of BJJ training. This was a moderate level training class. During the BJJ training class I urged the […]

7 Ways To Prepare For 1st Boxing Class in Louisville

7 Ways To Prepare For 1st Boxing Class in Louisville Louisville is a town with a rich history of Boxing. Because Louisville is a bit a of a Boxing town. Our Boxing program is always filled with enthusiastic newcomers. Ready to try their hand at the sweet science.   The majority of the people that […]