It was a lot of fun watching these guys compete and learn.
Thanks to Joel Martin for the great pictures.
Congratulations to our recently promoted students. Lexi earned her orange white belt. Maddie earned two stripes. Elijah and Maggie both earned stripes.
Congrats to Teagan on earning her White/Yellow belt. She has been working very hard.
Gavin earns his first black stripe.
We had several competitors represent us at the recent Battleground Championships. It was great to see a lot of the techniques we have been training so hard and even better to see techniques that were created and modified on the fly. Big thanks to Tony and Michelle for letting us fly the Team Urban Jungle colors.
Congratulations to Asher. He is the first student to conquer the Summer 2000 Challenge.
500 Arm Bars, 500 Throws, 500 Sweeps and 500 Escapes.
Lots of hard work and dedication and a big commitment from his mom to get him to class early and let him stay late. You killed it Asher.
Repetition is the Mother of Skill
Benjamin, Teagan, Maddie, Maddison, Liam, Hailey, Harley and Asher are working to earn a custom gi. Keep pushing guys. It has been a great summer watching all of these guys working so hard and improving so fast.
Here are some of the guys working hard on a Saturday Morning.
Working Hard and Having Fun
Big Thanks to Coach Caleb for All of His Hard Work
Maddie and Harley working the Elbow Escape to the Hip Bump to the Mount.
Teagan and Hailey working the Elbow Escape to the Hip Bump to the Mount.
Maddie and Teagan recording their repetitions.
Congratulations to Kaiden and Brayden. They have been with us for over 3 years and have come a LONG way. They have progressed from not even wanting to step on the mat to some of our most fierce competitors we have.
I spent a week training with "Bad Pads" Biggs at the Decatur Boxing Club (https://www.biggsboxing.com/) with my brother and nephew. It has been a over a month and my knees still hurt from all the rope that we jumped.