New Instructors: Amir Yafawi, Shyam Tanna and Frank Marques join Team Kombat

Kombat Arts is very happy to introduce Amir Yafawi (pictured with BJ Penn), Shyam Tanna and Frank Marques to Team Kombat and to welcome them to our roster of instructors. Here are a few of their accomplishments:

Amir Yafawi
2003 – Joslin’s Canadian Open – beginner silver medal – heavy weight – gi
2004 – Joslin’s Canadian Open – intermediate double gold – heavy
weight – awarded blue belt
2005 – Bravado Open – gold medal – middle weight – blue belt division
2006 – Kombat Open – no gi gold medalist – heavy weight – advanced
2007 – Bravado Open – Heavyweight gold medal – blue belt – absolute silver (all belt categories)
2007 – Ibjjf World Championships – quarter finalist after 5 fights – blue belt – medium heavy
2008 – Naga Atlanta Championship – No GI advanced champion
2008 – Ibjjf World Championships – quarter finalist after 4 fights – medium heavy – blue belt – medio
2009 – Ascension Open – heavy gold medalist – blue belt – absolute gold
medalist blur belt – Awarded purple belt
2009 – Pan-American silver medal – light heavyweight – purple belt
2009 – IBJJF World Championship – competitor – purple belt – medium heavy
2009 – Awarded Male Athlete of the Year for 2009 by Ontario Jujitsu Association (OJA)
2009 – Ontario Provincial Jujitsu Championship – purple belt – heavyweight – gold – absolute gold (purple)
2010 – Abu Dhabi Pro Montreal trials – medalist purple/brown/black division. Awarded brown belt.
2010 – Ontario Open – brown belt – absolute champion

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Shyam Tanna

2004 Naga – MEN’S NO-GI Novice Light Weight – Gold Medal
2005 Naga – Masters Light weight NO-GI Int – Silver Medal
2009 Ascenscion Open – Adult Feather weight, Blue Belt – Gold Medal
2009 Ontario Open – Adult Feather weight, Blue Belt – Gold Medal
2009 Toronto Classic – Adult Feather weight, Blue Belt – Gold Medal
2010 Grapplers Quest Canadian Open – Executive Advanced NO-Gi, light weight – Silver Medal
2010 Grapplers Quest Canadian Open – Executive Purple Belt light weight – Gold Medal
2010 Pan Pacific BJJ Open – Masters 73KG NO-GI Purple Belt – Gold Medal
2010 Pan Pacific BJJ Open – Masters 73KG Purple Belt – Gold Medal
2011 Ontario Open – Adult Purple light weight, Purple – Silver Medal
2011 Ontario Provincial Championships – Masters Purple Light weight, Gold Medal, Master Purple Absolute, Silver Medal

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Frank Marques

Carson, California
*Silver Medal Blue Belt Adult under 154 lbs
NAGA Hawaii: January 17, 2007 Honolulu, Hawaii
* 1st place Advanced no gi 150lbs
* 3rd place Blue Belt 150lbs
* 3rd place Advanced no gi Absolute

GTA Grappling Challenge: February 17 2006 Brampton, Ontario
*1st place Advanced no gi under 170lbs
– Submission victory over Abu Dhabi Veteran Shaun Krysa

West Coast NAGA: September 17, 2005 Los Angeles, California
* 1st place Advanced no gi 155lbs

Grapplers Quest Southeast Grappling Championships: July 9, 2005 King
William, Virginia
* 1st place Intermediate no gi 150lbs

Copa Atlantica Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships: July 10 2005 King
William, Virginia
* 1st place Blue Belt 160 lbs (moved up in weight)

GTA Grapplers Challenge: June 2005 Brampton, Ontario
* 1st place Intermediate gi 155lbs
* 1st place Intermediate no gi 155lbs

Bravado Gi Tournament: April 9, 2005 Toronto, Ontario
* 1st place Intermediate 155lbs
* 1st place Intermediate Absolute

GTA Grapplers Challenge: January 2005 Brampton, Ontario
* 1st place Beginner 155lbs

Amir and Shyam will be cultivating Kombat’s BJJ program and Frank will be contributing to our MMA classes. All three are exciting additions to our team so be sure to come out and try one of their sessions today!