For the 4th year in a row, our dojo is adopting a family for the holidays. We have a huge family this year–10 kids, most of them in the foster system. They need warm clothes, toys, and Safeway gift cards. If you’d like to contribute, take a look at the list and put your name down next to an item. If you prefer, you can give me a check and I’ll use it to buy whatever the family still needs at the end of the drive. It would be great to also give art supplies, books, and the like, if we can meet their primary needs first. It’s a wonderful time to be grateful for what we have and to share whatever we can. Let’s give them an abundant holiday and let them know we care! And if donating doesn’t work for you this year, no worries—we’re all doing the best we can. Thanks so much!

FreeFall MMA Adopt a Family, 2019, Sign Up

We’ll be having a party on Friday, December 13th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Dojo.  You don’t have to be skilled at wrapping or even want to wrap. You can just lounge in your Roman guard and eat a sugar cookie.

Hope to see you all there.

–Caren

 

FreeFall MMA Wins Local Muay Thai Tournament

First off, I want to say thank you to Jordan and Jocelyn Dodge and the Santa Cruz Fight Club for continuing to do the hard work of bringing us these tournaments and improving each time. Once again we had a blast at the IFK PKB Muay Thai SCFC5!

On Saturday November 9th, we entered 5 competitors, 4 Muay Thai fighters and one boxer, into this tournament, and won it!

Most of us were surprised, but Damian wasn’t.  Despite our small team he believed we could take the trophy and led the charge into battle securing the first victory of the day, setting the tone for what was to follow.

Nick and Logan went on to win two fights each and nice pairs of gloves from Blackout.  Nick took the tournament belt for his division.  Moksha secured the win with a quick right hand, while Isaiah lost his bouts, but showed excellent grit and technique in his fights.

Big congratulations to Nick, Logan, Damian, Moksha, and Isaiah for going out and getting the business done.  They all fought extremely well and did us proud!  Here are some photos.

 

The U.S. Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2019 will have a No-Gi Division for the first time ever this year!

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This is an excellent opportunity for FreeFall MMA students to get their feet wet in No-Gi without the pressure of the more dangerous leg-locks in the No-Gi game, as the IBJJF rules don’t ever allow heelhooks; and kneebars, toe-holds, and calf-slicers only become legal at Brown Belt.

Registration Ends Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

If you’re interested, register NOW right HERE!

Upcoming Tournaments

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Here’s a list of upcoming Tournaments and Smokers for anyone interested in garnering competition experience in Kickboxing, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu and/or Submission Grappling.  It’s a good idea to follow the links to each tournament and read the rules and regulations for each one, because they are not always exactly the same.  This list is not necessarily exhaustive, but the ones I could find fairly easily.

 

Feb 4th, Kaijin Fight Night Four, Kickboxing/Boxing Smoker, Santa Cruz

https://www.facebook.com/events/1862829057263285/

 

March 4th, N.A.G.A. San Jose Championships, Gi and No-Gi, Santa Clara

http://nagafighter.com/index.php?module=eventinformationpage/545

 

March 18th, Gentle Art Challenge I at the Evolution Sports Expo, Gi and No-Gi

https://t360reg.com/gentleartchallenge/registration.aspx?tournamentid=5147

 

March 26th, Jiu-Jitsu-by-the-Bay, Gi and No-Gi, Alemeda

https://www.facebook.com/events/1871881066431911/

Rules: http://jiujitsubythebay.com/regulations

 

 

April 8th and 9th, American Cup BJJ Tournament, Cow Palace, Daly City

http://bjjtour.com/tournaments/american-cup/

 

June 24th, All Star BJJ Tournament, Keiser Permanente Arena, Santa Cruz CA

http://bjjtour.com/tournaments/all-star/

 

Dustin Moore’s 2nd Pro Fight at Conquer FC, April 30th

On April 30th, 2016, FreeFall MMA fighter Dustin Moore will embark on his second Pro MMA fight of his career at Conquer FC 2 in Richmond, CA at the Craneway Pavilion.  Click here to watch a trailer for the event.  Official Conquer FC Trailer

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We have tickets for sale.  $30 standing room only; $55 general admission; $70 VIP.  Contacts us via email to reserve yours.

CFC2 Buy Tickets

Here’s the full fight card for a night of action packed MMA!

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February is Here! Wrestling Begins Feb. 9th at 5:45 PM

Hello Everyone,

As most of you know FreeFall MMA is a bit of a work in progress due to building permit issues that have held up construction, but at long last the functional fitness room into which the stuff from the TXT classes will be moving is slated to be finished by February 9th, at which time we will have all our heavy bags hung up and can begin our wrestling classes.

The Wrestling Schedule beginning on Tuesday, February 9th will be:

Tuesday 5:45 – 6:45 PM with Memo Lee

and

Thursday 5:45 – 6:45 PM with Ted Shank

Here’s a highlight video of the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships | Official Highlight to get you pumped!

Thanks for all your patience and continued support.

Mike

Tournaments & C.A.M.O. events in 2016

IBJJF Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments

2/13  Rumble in the Redwoods – Cupertino

2/27 Kaijin West Cliff Jiu-Jitsu Tournament One

3/13 19th Jiu-Jitsu by the Bay-Alameda

4/23 American Cup – Daly City

6/25 All Star – Santa Cruz

10/22 -23 U.S. Open – Santa Cruz

Grappling Tournaments

3/ 7 N.A.G.A San Jose Championships

Amateur MMA Events

A List of C.A.M.O. Sanctioned Events in 2016

 

Kickboxing Smoker

2/5  Kickboxing Smoker at Kaijin MMA