What a way to end the month and start the year! We had tons of kids and adults compete in the Jiu-Jitsu World League Tournament on January 22nd and they all did amazing. Several were first-time competitors who rose to the challenge while our experienced students continued their winning ways!
A week later, we took the time to honor four very hard working students with their promotions to Blue Belt. Malcolm, Miguel, Jared and Gregg are all big parts of our academy and team, as it’s rare to attend a class without at least one of them in it.
They have all dedicated years to their training, attended hundreds of classes and spent hours learning, drilling and evolving on the mat. When they were evaluated and tested, we discussed why they started training, why they’re still training, and how we can ensure they’ll train forever. When we can pass on a lifestyle rooted in Jiu-Jitsu and healthy habits, that’s more valuable than any rank worn around our waists. Congrats again to these gentlemen, so well deserved!
To celebrate our tournament performances and our new crop of Blue Belts, we took our talents to Pinstack! Whether we were bowling, playing video games, laser tag, eating, drinking, or just catching up with teammates, we closed out last Saturday with a bang! We were able to bring together both our adult and youth students along with their families to relax and unwind for a bit. The amount of fun we have off the mat is the only thing that compares to how much fun we have on it! One Team, One Family!