Just another WordPress site

Monthly Archives: April 2015

Congrats New Tai Kai Belts-4/28/15

group

 

 

Tai-Kai had a Belt Ceremony/Test on April 28th, 2015.  We had visitors from BC Martial Arts and Oneonta Jiu-Jitsu Academy(which if you live in Binghamton or Oneonta you should be training there) The test was a success.  Students had to demonstrate a various techniques: guard passes, sweeps, submissions, Takedowns, and Self-Defense.  Self-Defense was our main criteria especially with the upper belts. After the demonstrations, Blue Belt candidates has to grapple for 30 minutes, Purple Belts for 45 minutes, and Brown Belt candidates for 1 hour. All the students helped the candidates push through and pass the test successfully.  The family atmosphere at Tai-Kai was evident and in full effect Tuesday Night. It was great seeing whole families there for support.  I want to thank everyone for coming in , especially all the Tai-Kai Instructors for helping out and being there. More pics and videos to come later.

 

New  Belts:

Brown Belts

Tamdan McCrory

Michael Mucitelli

Matt Martindale

David Briest

Darius Collinson

Purple Belts

Dickie White

Wyatt Green

Blue Belts

Sarah Barnhardt

Mike Edwards

 

test

‘Earth Day’ Cleanup at Tai-Kai!

On Wednesday April 22, Earth Day, in spite of cold and damp weather, a small contingent of Tai-Kai families cleaned up the area surrounding the school.  Students and families removed all the trash and discarded items at the rear and sides of the school.  After the clean up, students enjoyed cookies, snacks and crafts provided by The Gi Project.  Thanks to all the students who helped with this project!  Also thanks to Rich Mossotti for taking these great pictures!

11158161_10205765356445742_1431210996_n 11158173_10205765357125759_1489893443_n 11160168_10205765356325739_1896942303_n 11165885_10205765356885753_2083576097_n 11169014_10205765358285788_1304397510_n 11169107_10205765357685773_186989921_n 11173548_10205765358085783_1440875932_n 11180108_10205765358245787_786881772_n 11180223_10205765356685748_1534303382_n 11182837_10205765358205786_12734729_o

11119386_10205765357965780_1128451243_n 11121496_10205765356845752_1858255602_n 11126573_10205765357565770_360396298_n 11127063_10205765357405766_811282072_n 11128121_10205765357285763_743299820_n 11156921_10205765356525744_2071663602_n 11157958_10205765358045782_2057728316_n 11158103_10205765356365740_1539026064_n

Four New Blue Belts!

Special congratulations to our four new BJJ blue belts Ryan Balintfy, AJ Masello, Bill Hoff and Cory Lawson. The test ran for over an hour and included a comprehensive self-defense and curriculum review and over thirty plus minutes of live grappling against fresh partners!

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO! 

11133777_10205064972336468_5578700010384224407_n

 

 

 

 

 

10646832_10203939374474020_8298933301226792189_n

 

 

 

 

 

10996043_10203939375554047_2396988134293691148_n

 

 

 

17644_10205064987816855_7223956658548696195_n

11081189_10205064951495947_4654346518020413766_n

11138154_10205064950735928_2665767793878608505_n-1