2018 was an awesome year here at the academy! To cap it off we had 9 adult belt promotions this month! Check em out Below!
First we had Tommy Nichol! Tommy has been training for a long time now and is one of only a few 15 year old Blue belts we’ve ever handed out! Very Proud of you Tommy!
Next up we had Jacob Aguilar! Jacob has been training for close to 2 years and gets him well deserved blue belt! Congratulations!
Then we had the purple belts! What an honor it was to hand out our purple belts numbered 6, 7, 8 and 9. We’ve developed 9 purple belts at the Academy!
First up we had Adam Morales #6! Adam just turned 17 years old and has been training for about 6 years in Jiu-Jitsu! He has incredible work ethic and we are so grateful to have him as a integral part of our family!
Next up we had Dean Gollihugh #7! You can find Dean on the mats everyday! What an inspiration he is in both his dedication and improvement over the last few years!
Our 8th purple belt here at the Academy brings is Alameen Shabazz! He brings an incredible amount of grappling experience and even runs his own Judo Academy at Pan-African Judo! Congratulations Shabazz!
Our 9th purple belt is Kevin Towry! Kevin has made leaps and bounds in improving his skill over the last couple years! You can find him on the mat smiling and choking people!
We handed out a Brown Belt in 2018! Our 3rd brown belt ever, but first all the way through from white to brown at our Academy! Congratulations Sheliah Lindsey!
We also had 2 black belts at the Academy! What an incredible experience to see 2 people accomplish something that is very difficult to do!
Ivan Sanchez received his black belt! What an honor it is to see his Jiu-Jitsu progressing to this level and share the mat with him! Huge Congratulations!
And our last belt of the day was Chris Carlino earning his black belt! So proud of Chris for the countless mat time he’s put in to accomplish this achievement! Huge Congratulations!