On Sunday Nov. 11, Smash Gyms students Rogelio Morales and Aaron Jen competed in 59th Annual Palo Alto Judo Invitational. This competition has been one of the longest running and most recognized events in the Bay Area. Both Smash Gyms competitors put on great display of skill, heart, and determination. Their hard work paid off and both placed 1st in their divisions taking home gold!
Rogelio Morales 1st place champion
Aaron Jen 1st place champion
Here are some quick highlights of Aaron at the Palo Alto Judo Invitational
This past Saturday, Nov. 3, Smash Gyms Brazilian Jiu-jitsu student Sam Jung competed in the Darcio Lira Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Invitational Tournament in Livermore, CA. Sam put on a great performance and placed 1st in his division! Great work on bringing home gold!
Then on Sunday, Nov. 4, Smash Gyms Kids Martial Arts student Aaron Jen competed in the Bojuka Invitational Judo Tournament held in Seaside, CA. Aaron had 5 tough matches and worked very hard. Aaron placed 2nd in his division and brought home the silver.
Big congratulations to both competitors!
Here are some highlights from the Bojuka Invitational Judo Tournament.
On Sunday, March 25, one of our Smash Gyms teammates, Rogelio Morales, competed in the Cupertino Judo Invitational Tournament. Rogelio competed in the brown belt division and performed extremely well, taking first place in a very competitive division.
Smash Gyms Head Instructor, Michael Jen and Judo Black belts Patrick Kong and Chad Himeda began to teach and share their judo techniques to Rogelio when he joined the Smash team last year. The Smash Gyms Jiu-jitsu program’s systematic approach to teaching quickly began to help Rogelio transform his judo game. In addition, the talented and supportive students at Smash who were judo black belts, champion wrestlers and top level grapplers not only enhanced Rogelio’s knowledge, but also gave him great training partners to help progress his skill. Most importantly Rogelio’s hard work, focus and humble attitude have allowed him to progress as a student, training partner and martial artist.
Once again big congratulations to Rogelio on bringing home gold. The instructors and teammates at Smash are very proud of Rogelio! We look forward to helping him reach all his goals in judo, bjj and wrestling!