The day after Henry fought at Get Down Fights, we are at Subfighter in Laguna for the Subfighter Men’s Nogi Round Robin Classic. Outside of all the butt flopping for foot locks and the one whiney purple belt throwing a baby tantrum after he lost because he accidentally got smacked during a scramble, it was a pretty good day. 6 competitors, 5 medals, didn’t have to ref and got to see old friends again!
I’ve been super busy so this post is really late, but I wanted to get it in before I corner tonight xD
So my birthday was on Friday the 14th. I decided to get one last roll in on Thursday night at the advanced open mat at 10th Planet Costa Mesa. This led to some good and bad news xP…
The good news: I was there to witness Andy Balmore’s brown belt promotion from Ron Turner and Casey Halstead after 12 years of training and fighting.
In Santa Ana again for the Subfighter Summer No Gi Jiu Jitsu Challenge. Didn’t get as many pictures as I hoped since we had 19 guys competing and Tracy and I were running all over coaching. I think half our guys medaled and either our team or 10th Planet Costa Mesa took the team award (results still had to be tabulated when we left). Missed Dillashaw vs Barao for this tournament!
Chris Leben came in to Subfighter MMA on Wednesday night to teach a grappling seminar. It was open to the public and it was pretty full. It’s not often that I don’t recognize over half the people on the mat. Lots of footlock and leglock technique and transitions. Afterwards, most of the regulars stuck around for a good hour of rolling. For everyone that ever goes to a seminar, stick around and roll! The more practice you get rolling with people you don’t know, the better.