Held on June 23, 2022. Just over 16 months since our last belt promotions.
Almost 2 years since our last belt promotions thanks to COVID-19.
Kent Kawahara, Tyler Nakashima, John Conway, Ivan Sanchez, Omar Hussein, Carlos Ardines, RJ Draper
Josh Vogelsang, Jesse Herrera
It's been 2 1/2 years since our last belt promotions. A lot of people were due!
Josh Vogelsang, Mat Arriola, Stephen Arriola, Jeff Sutton, Oscar Beltran, Ahmad Samad
Gabriel Green, Brad Crihfield, Brian Jimenez, Marcello Alvarez
Josh Jones, Albert Lee, Fernando Vargas, Mark Alvidrez, Ryan Medina, Matt Doyle
Last Saturday before toe KFL amateur MMA fights, there was a surprise party at Russ Miura's gym for his 10-year anniversary as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. He was also a year overdue for his 3rd degree on his BB, so Chris Brennan came along to present him with that as well. There's not too much to talk about, but a LOT of people showed up and rolling + tacos = always a good time!
Today was the 2nd most overdue black belt promotion that I know! Alex Serdyukov was an original Apex team member and got his brown belt the day I got my purple belt — December 13, 2006. Almost 11 years ago! He was a champion in the WEC back in 2005 and has beaten my ass MANY times during the Apex days, lol. He was promoted by another Apex original — Jason Bukich. I could not be happier about him finally being promoted and being yet another black belt that came from Apex!