Team TAMA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Takes Top Honors
Last Saturday, September 10, our TEAM TAMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team group was lead by none other JR Reynolds. JR, who has helped transformed these young grapplers into a fit and fierce warriors on the mat. There are four champions came home with awards both in Gi and NO-Gi Competition divisions. From left to right of the top of the picture: Joshua Poole, Nick Munoz (with the Championship Belt), Pat Stuart won first and Carlos Pascual. Congratulations to all participants! . Pat who had lost over 100 lbs in 12 months really transformed himself. And Pat one to be reckoned with in times to come. Joshua competed with some injury and done very well.
The event was sponsored by Newbreed Ultimate Challenge held in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are new and upcoming promoters for both Gi and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu/Grappling competition here in Midwest. Our group has been participating in tournaments for the last 15 years to test their skills and knowledge among some of the best jiujitsu participants in the US. It has been proven that our TEAM TAMA Brazilian Jiu-jitsu/Grapplers are some of the best in Midwest and holds their own in these competitions whether it’s a NAGA Jiu-Jitsu competitions or other Brazilian jiu-jitsu event competitions here in Midwest.
We are proud of these “Young Champions” of today. As all of these Jiujitsu students steps into the class the first time, they are already a champion. From within, one acknowledges the hard work and dedication that goes into practicing the martial arts of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. It develops patience, discipline, focus and respect to one another and valuable life skills. Our Jiu-jitsu is a blend, of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie, traditional Jiu-jitsu and Dumog. Our first Jiu-jitsu competitions before any Brazilian or Gracie Jiu-jitsu came here in Dayton area was back in 1996, Grandmaster Taningco sponsored an event just for Grapplers and Jiu-jitsu and one of champion was his nephew Aaron Melinich held at the Dayton Boy’s Club from our much earlier TEAM TAMA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu group.