The thing that makes me most proud about my association isn’t the titles we win, or any single accomplishment of any one person, it’s our sense of team. In the good times and the bad we are always here for each other. This past weekend Yuri, who was still recovering from his injury from No-gi […]
Last weekend the team traveled to Irvine California for the 2014 Pan American Games (Pans). Pans is consistently the biggest tournament of the year and it held true to form again this year. Although I did not compete I went down to support the team and Jiu Jitsu. It is always great to catch up […]
American Nationals 2013- Day 1
This has been a very busy couple of weeks for every one in our association! In the Northwest our affiliates were preparing for the Oregon Open, one of the biggest and oldest tournaments in the Pacific Northwest. At home, we were preparing for American Nationals as well a getting Manny Diaz ready for his big […]
Queixinho wins NY Summer Open!
This past week the Institute of Martial Arts head BJJ instructor and one of the pillars of our association, Osvaldo “Queixinho” Augusto traveled to the east coast to do a seminar and compete in the IBJJF NY Summer International Open. On Wednesday July 10th he visited Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa’s Jiu Jitsu and Strength Academy and […]
San Francisco Open
This past weekend SF Open was an amazing experience. Although our association is less than a year old we had affiliates from three different academies (one from Oregon!) make the trip to represent! Ashley Florence, Aaron Zaballos, Manny Diaz, won their division and Ruben Quevedo won his division AND the absolute. Claudia Diaz, Andy Hung, […]