Smash Gyms – The Home of CCS Wrestlers!

Smash Gyms Head Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Michael Jen promoted some very tough competitors to Blue Belt this week!

Jacob Palomino – US Open Champion

Filip Novachkov – American Cup Champion

Cainan Munsell – American Cup Champion

Stephan Thalin – American Cup Medalist

Isaiah Fernandez- American Cup Champion

 

Smash Gyms is the best place for CCS wrestlers to make a successful and fun transition to BJJ. Many former Bay Area wrestling stand outs have made Smash their home to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and see old friends from the wrestling community. It is a great opportunity for all Smash members to have elite level athletes help them with their wrestling while the Smash BJJ team and instructors help the wrestlers expand their grappling knowledge.


7pm Monday nights at Smash, 4x California State Finalist Jacob Palomino leads our wrestling class! Following Jacob’s class, open mat is often full of wrestlers drilling their takedowns.

 

 

Smash has another amazing performance at the American Cup!

The 5th Annual American Cup is over and the Smash Jiu-Jitsu team made some noise again! The Smash Gyms Jiu-Jitsu Team brings home 6 Gold, 3 Silver, and 4 Bronze medals!

Amazing performance by all the competitors in a very tough event. Many of our competitors were just promoted to a new belt level in December and still brought home the hardware!

Congrats to the entire team of competitors, training partners and coaches. You made the whole gym proud!


Gold Medalist

Brian Kuhn

Patrick Kong

Filip Novachkov

Isaiah Fernandez

Sam Spengler

Cainan Munsell

 

Silver Medalist

Eli Sanchez

Christian Reyes

John Valdivia

 

Bronze Medalist

Jess Ramos

Harry Handono

Christine Ho

Stephan Thalin

 

Great job everyone!