In our quest to develop the best jiu-jitsu program for our students, the Thursday 5:30pm class is now going to a BJJ core fundamentals technique class. In this gi class, Head BJJ instructor Michael Jen and his purple belts, Crystina Coats and Lou Noble, will be covering the fundamental techniques of the Smash BJJ curriculum that every white belt needs to know to get to blue belt. This class is also highly recommended for colored belts. Though colored belts will recognize all these basic techniques, this class is an opportunity to really get down the fine details. If you look at what separates higher belts from lower belts, it’s the understanding of those fine details. Those who attend the class will be given a copy of the basic curriculum so students can see exactly what it is they know and don’t know.
On Aug. 24th, Javier Martinez competed in the Rising Sun Nationals BJJ Tournament in Daly City. Putting on a very dominating performance, Javier placed 1st in his division.
Last weekend, a handful of Smash BJJ students competed in the Jiu-jitsu by the Bay BJJ Tournament. Christine Apatow, Lou Noble, and Yane Penev placed 1st in their respective divisions. Yane also placed 2nd in the open weight class division. Jonathan Bialoglovski and Arturo Galano placed 3rd in their divisions.
Check out the highlights of the Smash students at Jiu-jitsu by the Bay 12!
Then this Sat., Louie Noble Jr., Derek Jen, Jovina David, and Jonah David represented the Smash Kids Martial Arts Program and competed in the San Mateo Boys & Girls Club Judo Developmental Tournament. Derek and Jovina placed 1st , Louie placed 2nd, and Jonah placed 3rd in their respective divisions.
Check out the highlights of the Smash kids!
Congratulations to everyone on that great performances and representing Smash so well!
After only being open since January Smash Gyms Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu won the Team Championship at the San Jose Open on July 30th 2011. Smash Gyms competitors won eight Gold medals, two Silvers and Two Bronze medals today at Independence High School in east San Jose. Smash Gyms took home the San Jose Open BJJ Team Trophy in one of our first tournaments as a team. Amazing performance by all the competitors! Many schools combined in an effort to gain more points to win the team trophy but since every one of our competitors medaled in the event we were still able to win the team trophy with less than half of the competitors of some other schools. Bay Area Brazilian Jiu-jitsu schools from San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas sent competitors. There were also competitors from all over California.
Smash Gyms grapplers included Sam Spengler, Eli Sanchez, Javier Martinez, Ruben Paredes, Patrick Kong, Rogelio Morales, David Armstead, Harry Handano, Sam Jung!