Here are some more old school Pictures from different competitions, etc. I am going to try and post a few of this every week, so people see the history Tai Kai has. These are from 1997-1999. Most schools in CNY were still not doing Jiu Jitsu or any type of MMA yet.
Training in California in 1997 with Carlson Gracie Black Belt and UFC vet. Allan Goes. We used to go to Costa Mesa, California to train with Allan several times a year.
Attacking the leg against Olympic Trials wrestler Rob Pritchett in 1999 in the very first Grapplers Quest in the Superfight
Winning by Leg Lock in the first Grapplers Quest Superfight in 1999. You can tell it was a while a go by the style of fight shorts I am wearing
Here is a link to that Match
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
Less than one week away. October 23rd is almost here. Free seminar starts at 11:30-1:00 by Phil Migilarese owner of Balance Studios and Relson Gracie Black belt. Then from 1:00 PM to ????? the long awaited belt ceremony. ALL Tai Kai Students are invited. Should be a great time. ALL candidates up for testing must be there at the seminar. Information on UFC party afterwards to follow.
Silva vs. Sonnen UFC 117 (Gracie Breakdown)
Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin UFC 116 (Gracie Breakdown)
Fedor vs. Fabricio (Gracie Breakdown)
Will Marc Stevens be the Number one pick on TUF 12. Watch this video teaser. Tune in tomorrow night on spike at 10 PM
TUF 12: ELIMINATION
Marc Stevens vs. TJ O’Brien
Congrats on the fastest KO in TUF History
Check out Tai Kai Jiu JItsu on YNN news story 9/08/2010 about TUF figher Marc Stevens.
Also Check out TUF first 5 minutes with Marc Stevens. Watch to the very end.