Building Our Legacy

There are many proud moments that I can point to in my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Career.   My Black Belt promotion, my first IBJJF Medal, and cornering at UFC 96 are on the list.  But, what will rank very high is my first Black Belt Promotion.   As a coach and ambassador of the sport, what I want most is for my students to flourish in this art and to pass it along to the next generation.  To graduate a member of my team to Black Belt is the pinnacle of our art and a portal to the next journey that awaits.

Congratulations to Paul Bartholet.

Ohio Grappling Challenge- Medina Ohio 4/14/12

7 Competitors traveled to Medina to participate in Gi and No Gi divisions at the Ohio Grappling Challenge.

It was a very successful day:  Of the 13 divisions we entered, we reached the finals in 10 of them.  Everyone brought home some hardware:

Austin “Tin-Tin” Hartsel:  Gold Medal Intermediate Teen Gi

Marcus Herrera:  Gold Medal Lightweight Masters White Belt

Kevin McCallion: Gold Medal Middle Weight White Belt, Silver No-Gi

Jon Bobel: Silver Medal Middleweight Purple Belt,  Gold Medal No Gi Advanced Middleweight

Jason Windon:  Gold Medal No Gi Advanced Heavyweight

Zak Gilyard: Silver Light/Middle Blue Belt

Santo Domingo:  Gold Light/Middle Blue Belt, Gold Light Intermediate No Gi.