From Australia to New Mexico, several wins for SF BJJ students this holiday weekend.
First, congratulations to Jess Martinez on his fourth undefeated pro MMA victory at Buffalo Thunder Saturday evening. Second, more congrats to Josiah Reyes on his knock-out victory in the second round at the same event. Across the globe, Tolga Koseoglu, visiting in Australia, won a state BJJ championship. Better put some shrimp on that barbie, Tolga… Then, back to ABQ, where Jesse and Michael Urbina, and Alex Cintron, each placed at NAGA. Phew.
Congrats to everyone who competed this past weekend at the Southwest Grapplefest.
Edwin Rodriguez 1st Teens Gi & 3rd in Teens NoGi
Joel Rodriguez 2nd in Teens Gi
Heath Roybal 4th in Men’s Gi White Belt
Chris Montoya 2nd in Men’s Gi White Belt
Anthony Lopez 2nd in Men’s Gi White Belt
David Rodriguez 2nd in Men’s Gi Purple & 1st in Men’s NoGi
First, Jess Martinez–the Vanilla Gorilla–dominated his fight at Buffalo Thunder at Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts series. Second, Santa Fe Fitness and Martial Arts competitor, Josiah Reyes, finished his fight with an arm-bar at the same event. A week later, Jesse Urbina took 1st at Fight to win in Denver, and Michael Urbina took a medal in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Denver, (also bringing home the bacon the very next weekend at a Gracie tournament in Albuquerque), as did Josh, Nas Kapeluk, and Renae Lee. Congrats to everyone who competed. Proud of the team!