Video: Almeida and Vieira’s instant classic at the 2012 IBJJF Championships

Marcus Almeida and Rodolfo Vieira met in a qualifying match at the IBJJF World Championships’ open weight division over the weekend, and it was a beauty. Check out the match that people are already calling a Brazilian jiu jitsu classic. For full 2012 IBJJF results, hit the IBJJF website. The tournament replay will be available online soon, check with Budovideos …

Free Combat Ju-Jutsu workshop this Saturday

Former Russian Special Forces instructor Alek Kimay will be teaching a free Combat Ju-Jutsu self-defence/street-fighting class this weekend at the Kombat Arts Training Academy. Alek holds 3rd Dan Black Belts in Combat Ju-Jutsu and Moo Sool Hapkido, as well as expertise in Russian Sambo. When: Saturday, April 21 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost: Free for Kombat Arts members This …

Important Updates: New classes for summer, schedule changes and Easter holiday hours

Kombat Arts will be OPEN this weekend for the Easter holiday and classes will run as usual. As well, we will be offering a couple of extra sessions on Sundays for the next few months. This means the gym will be open seven days a week during the summer season for you to get your training in. Check below for …

Tactical Ground Fighting: Free April workshops for Security and Law Enforcement members

Kombat Arts members who work in the fields of Security and Law Enforcement are invited to participate in a free workshop on Tactical Ground Fighting later this month. When: Part One will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 8.00 a.m. About: In this course, participants will learn that the ground is just another …

Instinct MMA 3 Results: Kombat’s Frank Marques submits Johnny Grigware

Kombat Arts MMA instructor Frank Marques submitted his opponent, Johnny Grigware, via arm bar in the second round of their bout at Instinct MMA 3 on Saturday. Here’s the play-by-play from Don Wilson: Rd1: Marques eats a big uppercut from Grigware as he muscles in for the takedown, Marques uses thecae (sic) and a double leg to get Grigware to …

Free Gloves and Gis: New April referral program

This month for our membership referral plan, current Kombat Arts members who bring in a friend who signs for a 1-year membership will receive a free pair of Hayabusa sparring gloves or a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gi. Every month, Kombat Arts is giving away the highest quality equipment and gear as a thank-you to our students for referring their friends …

Good luck to Frank Marques at Instinct MMA 3

Kombat Arts MMA instructor Frank “The Tank” Marques is set to go to war March 31 at Instinct MMA 3 at the Centre de Foires, Sherbrooke, Quebec. Frank will be looking to once again impose his amazing BJJ game, this time against Michigan’s Johnny Grigware in a bantamweight bout. The fight is a long time coming as the event was …

Lazy Sunday Link Dump: “Wait…What’d He Say?” edition

Can I get a late pass on Key & Peele? Hilarity. More March madness below. Nothing says Sunday like watching people dump other people on their butts, right? Just me? All the highlights from the 2012 Judo Grand Slam in Paris. [IJF Official Judo Media Portal] MMA legend and car-karaoke enthusiast Mirko “CroCop” opens up about his UFC losses and more …

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 …