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Old School PICS- Tai Kai -The original BJJ/MMA school in the Syracuse Area

Here are some old school pics. I have more to come even older. These pics were all taken between 8 and 12 years ago. Tai Kai was doing MMA and BJJ while most local schools were still doing traditional martial arts. All local schools have jumped on the Bandwagon. Now everyone does BJJ and MMA. Tai Kai has a strong history and was the original BJJ/MMA school in Central New York.

Tai Kai’a Andy Curringa in his first MMA fight against Joe Lauzon back in 2001. No he did not win by choke but won a decision


1996 Ken Kronenberg training with Oleg Taktarov


2000 Ken Kronenberg beating Brazilian Top Team’s Fabione Capone


2000 Matt Z winning his division


Ken Kronenberg 2003 in Brazil Competing in ADCC pictures with Helio Gracie


1998 at UFC with Carlson Gracie. There to support our teacher Allen Goes


2001 Grapplers Quest. Ken Kronenberg vs Jeremy Horn. No I did not get the choke. Horn won a decision


1998 NAGA SUPERFIFGHT Ken Kronenberg vs. Ricardo Almedia Pictured with Renzo Gracie

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Watch this Video- There is NO excuse for you not to be training

After watching this amazing video. There is no excuse why you shouldn’t be in there training. This really motivated me to want to train.

This is from the Gracie Academy website

Eric Ingram has been studying Gracie Combatives for a few years under the tutelage of his brother, Troy Ingram — a certified instructor at Bill Odom’s Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center in Norfolk, VA. Eric is quadriplegic, meaning all four limbs are affected by his condition, but is obviously not paralyzed. In his modified blue belt test, Eric demonstrates a level of resourcefulness and adaptiveness that can only be be likened to that which Grand Master Helio Gracie used to modify the Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques. To the Grand Master, nothing was more fulfilling than to empower the weak against the strong, and there is little doubt that seeing Eric’s adaptation his art would have moved him greatl

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