Scott Lewis’s BJJ team reaches new heights at belt gradings

A lot of Kombat’s Nova Uniao team members earned new stripes at the year-end BJJ belt gradings held on Decemeber 10. Six students were also promoted to new belt colours. David Beckles leveled-up from Blue to Purple and Vijay Hemanchal, Christopher Smith, Chris Risze, Scott Richie and Tailz (Sean) Kent all moved from White to Blue. Congratulations to all on …

Holiday Gift Idea: Kombat’s 3-month membership Christmas special

Kombat Arts is once again offering its Christmas special on 3-month memberships! From now until January 7, 2012, 3-month memberships are only $275 (plus tax). And because we’re in the Christmas spirit, we’re also throwing in a certificate for discounts on equipment, good for 25% off. What new members can expect from the Kombat experience: Lose Weight While Having Fun Learn …

BJJ Kombatants show and prove at 2011 Toronto NAGA Championship

The 2011 Toronto North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Championship went down December 3rd weekend as part of the MMA Fan Expo in Mississauga. NAGA holds over 45 mixed grappling tournaments a year and this was its inaugural Canadian event. Team Nova Uniao’s Kombatants were on hand to do what they do best, and they walked away quite decorated. Give these …

BJJ Provincials rundown: Team Nova Uniao claims third place

The 2011 Ontario Provincial Jiu Jitsu Championship rolled through Toronto a couple of weekends ago and Team Nova Uniao made a strong showing, placing third in overall team standings, edged out by Team Renzo Gracie in first and Team Ascension in second. Last year’s event drew over 500 competitors and this year’s competition was equally impressive, attracting players from Ottawa, …

In-House BJJ tourney a great success

Thanks to all the Kombat Arts and Buckley BJJ students who came out and participated in the In-House BJJ Tournament held at Kombat last month. The turnout was impressive with over 50 competitors. There were a lot of fantastic matches held, and all the time and hard work everyone’s been putting in on the mats is clearly paying off. Keep …

Frank Marques wins pro debut at InstinctMMA

Big congratulations go out this week to bantamweight MMA athlete Frank Marques. After a successful 2-0 run as an amateur, Marques made an impressive pro debut against Quebec’s Maxime Fecteau at InstinctMMA: Instinct Fighting 2 last Friday. A highly decorated BJJ player, Marques submitted his opponent with a guillotine at 3:41 of the first round. Unfortunately, I don’t have any …

BJJ belt gradings on Saturday

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu belt gradings are going down this Saturday at the club. Remember to bring your Gi and make sure to sign up using the form posted in the BJJ room. Pre-registration is mandatory for grading. What: BJJ belt gradings When: Saturday, December 10 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: Kombat Arts Training Academy Oss and good luck!

Lazy Link Dump: “Aesthetics and Soul” edition

UFC 139 featured an epic battle between MMA legends Dan Henderson and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. Check here for the full card results. [MMA Mania] Gracie Breakdown tackles all the impressive groundwork seen at UFC 139. [GracieBreakdown] UFC parent company Zuffa is suing to overturn New York’s ban on live MMA bouts. Let’s get it on. [The Wall Street Journal] How …

In-House BJJ Tournament this Saturday

Kombat Arts is holding an in-house gi-only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament this Saturday open to Kombat and Buckley BJJ students. If you haven’t signed up to participate yet, reach Scott Lewis at the club ASAP. Pre-registration is mandatory. When: Saturday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. Where: Kombat Arts Training Academy Cost: $20 registration fee

Lazy Sunday Link Dump: “Marcelo Garcia’s Keys to Victory” edition

In the above clip, Marcelo Garcia walks us through his matches at the 2011 ADCCs and explains his keys to victory. More cool stuff from the week that was: The New York Times looks at the business histories of Dana White and the Fertitta brothers in “Ultimate Fighting Championship Dips a Toe into the Mainstream.” [The New York Times] Personal …