Yes YOU can! Alex has been training for nearly six months and has lost over 30 pounds.
Honeys came and got their sweat on! Congrats to Meg and Steven on winning the awesome gift basket!
Trey and Lupe did well at yet another BJJ tournament.
MBJJ was represented well by Lupe, Natasha, and Scotlan at NAGA in Austin this weekend. In his first BJJ tournament Lupe placed 1st in the no gi division and 2nd in the gi division. His haul included a silver medal and a samurai sword. He did not stop smiling (or talking) from the time we got there until we left.
Scotlan entered two different gi divisions and won a belt and silver medal. He lost in a very competitive match to a very skilled competitor. It was fun to watch.
Natasha entered 4 different divisions (they needed her to play up in weight and skill level so that other competitors would have a match) and she won them all. She collected 1 belt, 3 golds and 3 submissions along the way.
A big thanks to Doug, Victor, Shem and Schuyler for coaching and filming the matches. I have posted some highlights here.
Congrats to Trey and Lupe who both won gold medals at the Games of Texas Judo Tournament this weekend. Lupe won with a hold down and Trey had two nice throws. Enjoy the highlights.
We were invited to teach the kids about Jiu Jitsu for Career Day at DPES. It was a lot of fun to see many of our students and show the kids some Self Defense techniques.
Here are five years worth of tournament highlights complete with background music from J.P. Strong, a talented singer/songer writer who happens to be my brother. I have uploaded some of his other songs below. If you like them feel free to let him know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Junior Competition Team competed in the Texas State Judo Championships in Conroe. All of the competitors have been training extremely hard and it paid off today. As you can see below, they demonstrated a great variety of techniques.
Joel Martin started things off with a Tani Otoshi for Ippon, taking a Silver Medal. Wyatt Sandoz then took the mat and just missed a sacrifice throw before loosing a hard fought match, earning a bronze medal. Anna Young won her first match with an Ippon Seoi Nage into a Kesa Gatame and her second match with an Osoto Gari into a Kesa Gatame, good enough for a Gold Medal. Trey Jeanes, who has come in and trained with us on several occasions hit on a barrage of Tani Otoshis winning several matches and a Silver Medal. Caleb Martin stuck three Morote Seoi Nages before finishing his match with an Osoto Gaeshi, bringing home the gold medal. Scotlan Moore his for match with an Ouchi Gari for Yuko followed by a Tai Otoshi into a hold down. On his way to the gold medal he won his second match with and amazing Morote Seoi Nage, arguably the best throw of the tournament. There would have been no argument had Zane Dugas not followed with an equally amazing Yoko Garuma counter.
Enjoy the highlights and continue to work hard guys.
After years of training under Tony Torres-Aponte at Urban Jungle Self Defense, Scott and Mike were asked to go to the Royce Gracie Winter Belt Promotions in Miami and test for their black belts. The test was administered by the Valente Brothers and was attended by several high ranking black belts, including Pedro Valente Sr. Here is a link to a video of the promotions.
Thanks to Christine Chadwick and Captured Memories for taking great pictures of the Royce Gracie Seminar.