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August 9th- Partial Purple Belt Candidate List

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On August 9, 2014 at noon we have 3 people testing for  Blue Belt and a bunch of people testing for Purple Belt. Here is the first partial list of purple belt candidates.  More will be added later.  Candidates make sure you know your requirements and if you need another requirement sheet just ask at Tai-Kai. More names will be announced shortly.

 

Purple Belt Candidate List

Kevin Seaman

Matt DeGonzaque

Ed Abrasley

Sam Saba

Matt Thompson

Jeff Callahan

Trevor Pastor

Rob Solano

Logan Walker

Steve Ward

Bryce Tallini

Nate Musick

Ben Siragusa

Steve Elsenbeck

Brian Kelly

Sheena Bidwell

Shawn Chapa

Dan Puma

Tomas Gracia

Jeremy Hobbs

 

Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Andre Galvao seminar at Tai-Kai.

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Andre Galvao Bio (from www.bjjheroes.com):  A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion and ADCC champion as well as a black belt under the famous Mestre “Careca”, Andre Galvao is also a founding member of the Atos team, one of the top BJJ teams in the world. Well known among the grappling community due to his numerous achievements on the mats and inside the octagon (he also fought in MMA) Andre Galvao is recognized for his flamboyant Jiu Jitsu style and his battles in the open weight divisions of tournaments around the world. In 2010 Andre Galvao released a book on how he developed his own style of BJJ, the book named “Drill to Win” was taken with great interest by BJJ’ers and is today an important reference on the subject.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar > André Galvão

Main Titles:

  • World Champion – black belt (2008 & 2005)
  • ADCC Champion (2011 weight & absolute, 2013 superfight)
  • Pan American Champion – black belt (2008 weight & absolute, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014 weight & absolute)
  • World Pro Cup Champion (2012, 2013, 2014 UAEJJ)
  • World Cup Champion – black belt (2006 black)
  • World CBJJE Champion (2008 black)
  • Ultimate Absolute NYC Champion (2011)

Other Important Achievements:

  • World Champion (2002 blue, 2003 weight & absolute purple, 2004 weight & absolute brown, 2006, 2007 black)
  • ADCC Silver Medalist (2009)
  • World Cup Champion – purple belt (2003 weight & absolute)
  • World Cup Champion – brown belt (2004 brown weight & absolute)
  • World Pro Championship Silver Medallist (2012 absolute)
  • ADCC Bronze Medallist (2007 weight & absolute)

“Family Throw down” Open Mat a Big Success!

Tai-Kai Martial Arts hosted it’s third “Family throw down” open mat.  The two hour open mat was held on Saturday June 14th, 2014.  The community wide event had grapplers from:  Tai-Kai, Dojo-1, Infinity BJJ, BC Martial Arts, Behring BJJ, UA Syracuse and many others.  The large matted training floor at Tai-Kai saw close to 80 grapplers locking it up every round.  Everyone in attendance appreciated the opportunity to listen to music and roll with fellow BJJ enthusiasts from all over the region.  Students of all levels from white to black belt rolled non-stop.  Hour one was all gi and and hour two transitioned to no-gi.  Everyone remarked how they had a great time, many competitive matches and at the end everyone left uninjured.  We want to thank everyone who supported and attended this event. We look forward to our next “throw down” later this Summer!

Next on tap is the Andre Galvao seminar coming July 13th, 2014.  More details:  www.seminarpayment.com 

 

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! (free month)

Happy Father’s Day from everyone at Ta-Kai Martial Arts! 

We are offering One Free Month Certificates for dads everywhere.  Pick up a new gi or boxing gloves with it for a great father’s day gift.  

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.  -Jim Valvano

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Purple Belt Test Curriculum!

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Below you will find the qualifications and curriculum to be promoted to purple belt at Tai-Kai.  This can be printed and used a curriculum checklist:  

 

 

 

 

 

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Escapes: Demonstrate 5 Mount Escapes:

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Demonstrate 4 Side Escapes Plus at least 1 way to escape Modified Scarfhold (under armpit) and Reverse Scarfhold:

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Demonstrate 3 Downed Headlock Escapes:

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Demonstrate Submission Escapes from: RNC, Kimura, Armbar, Triangle Choke, Guillotine, Footlock, and Heelhook

 

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Be prepared to Demonstrate Knowledge of one or more of the many specialty guards of your choice (Spider, Rubber, X, Single X, De La Riva, Reverse De La Riva, Berimbolo, Deep Half, Octopus, Etc.):

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Submissions: Guard: Triangle, Armbar, Omoplata, Telephone, Kimura, Palm Up/Palm Up Choke, Palm Up/Palm Down Choke, Guillotine, and demonstrate how to chain these together and/or set them up

Mount: Americana, Armbar, Triangle, Head and Arm (triangle), Palm Up/Palm Up choke, Palm Up/Palm Down Choke, Telephone and demonstrate how to chain these together

Side: Americana, Kimura, Armbar, Howdy Choke, Baseball Choke (Demonstrate these from Knee on Belly too)

Back: RNC, Armbar, Lapel Chokes, Bow and Arrow

Leg Locks: Straight (Achilles) Lock, Heel Hook, Knee Bar

The final phase of the test will be grappling for 45 minutes with all of your peers

 

 

 

June Calendar!

 

 

Don’t miss out on a great month of training at Tai-Kai.  Don’t forget that we now offer:  BJJ, MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, Yoga, Open Mat, Judo and Jeet Kune Do!

Also, check out our awesome referral contest!  You can make some easy cash just by referring your family and friends to Tai-Kai!  On June 14th we have out two hour open mat.  Hour one will be Gi training – hour two will be no gi.  Several area schools will be in attendance so don’t miss out!

On July 13th we are very excited to host a seminar with one of the very best BJJ competitors and coaches on the planet:  ANDRE GALVAO!  If you even just like BJJ a little…don’t miss this seminar!   www.seminarpayment.com

-See you on the mats.

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