UPDATED: BJJ schedule changes taking effect next week

*Post updated on Wed, Feb 1. There will be some additions and changes to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schedule taking effect on Monday, February 6. Here’s how it looks starting next week: Monday 7:00 p.m. Gi Tuesday 12:00 p.m. Gi and 8:00 p.m. No Gi Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Gi Thursday 12:00 p.m. Gi and 8.00 p.m. Gi Saturday 12.00 p.m. …

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 …

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 …

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!

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

Jose Aldo and Dede Pederneiras at UFC 129

Dedé seminar pics and congrats to José Aldo and Mark Hominick

Kombat Arts students were extra invested in UFC 129’s most electrifying bout. The incredible co-main event featured not only an Ontario fighter to root for, Mark Hominick, but also Team Nova Uniao’s José Aldo. Even more than expected, both fighters put on a world class showing demonstrating great heart. Aldo showcased his champion’s spirit by successfully defending his featherweight belt …

Video: ‘Countdown to UFC 129’ and fight predictions

The UFC’s hype machine is in full gear, pushing a number of storylines for this weekend’s monumental event in Toronto. Georges St. Pierre is facing possibly his greatest challenge yet in ground wizard Jake Shields; Jose Aldo makes his UFC debut against a very skilled Mark Hominick, putting his title and his hype on the line; and 47-year-old Randy Couture …