Training and preparation starts 1/2/12 for our winter season. In the next 4 months, there are 5 competitions to select from, including the IBJJF Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship in CA. Everyone expect some intense practice.
Anthony Santo Domingo had a busy May. Fresh off of closing out his Gi and No Gi divisions at the OGC in April with his team mate Chris Leggett, I was proud to promote him to the rank of Blue Belt. After his promotion, he traveled to New York City where, on Memorial Day, Santo graduated to the blue/red cord in Capoeira Brasil under instructor Tuzinho, and earned the title of Monitor. At this level, he will be teaching kids and beginner adults. As Monitor, he is expected to fully incorporate a large variety of advanced movements including acrobatics, strength movements, and takedowns. He also has a large repertoire of songs and can play all instruments.
Come check out Santo’s Capoeira class on Sundays.
Outstanding Job Santo!
Congratulations to the following students on their belt promotions:
Green Belt: Nick Westlake, Anthony Iseman, Marcus Herrera
Blue Belt: Derek Schultz, Jason Windon, Chris Leggett, Anthony Santo Domingo (not pictured)
Purple Belt: Brett Gruber
Brown Belt: Paul Owens
On Saturday 4/23/11, Team Chard had a huge contingent of fighters attend the Ohio Grappling Challenge in Medina, Ohio. After a combined effort of 20 medals (8 Gold, 8 Silver, 4 Bronze) in the Gi and No Gi Divisions, we placed second as a team in the No Gi division. For the complete results, go here.
Prior to the start of the divisions, Team Chard Instructor, Jon Bobel participated in the 16-man pro invitational. Jon made it into the second round, after a come from behind submission win. Jon’s bid for the $1000 cash purse was stalled after he lost to Bobby Jones by a score of 2-0.