Archive for the ‘DNC News’ category

DNC River Trip Recap – The Photo Collection

May 11, 2009
DNC River Trip May’09 (Photos by: Kim & Omar)
DNC River Trip May’09 (Photos by: Ricardo)

This past weekend, the  DNC summer kicked off with a bang as we indulged in our first vacation of the summer season, a river float and resort getaway at Hideout on the Horshoe in Canyon Lake, TX. 

Good drink, good eats, and good times had by all from May 8-10. , 2009! Comprehensive picture diary in our Picassa albums, linked above!

ANIMAL FIGHTWEAR™ & DNC Worldwide After-Party this Saturday

February 18, 2009


DNC Worldwide will be sponsoring the Animal FW Submission Tourney after-party and UFC Party at the new Frank-N-Stein’s Bar & Grill this in Katy, TX on Saturday, February 21st, 2009 at 8pm.

Come join the ninjas as we celebrate our wins and watch the UFC fight card featuring Diego Sanchez vs. Joe “Big Daddy” Stevenson.

Location: The new Frank-N-Stein’s is located at 233 S. Mason Rd in Katy, TX.

February Ninja Newsletter

February 13, 2009

Well hello ninjas and ninja slippers! I hope that everybody is doing well amidst this struggling economy, current market conditions, and everything else that is going on the world. For those of you that have been laid off or experienced a recent loss, I have this Eric P. quote to give you that helped me once upon a time, “ninjas always bounce back… dawg.” It’s crazy how a simple statement like that can have such a profound effect on one’s mind. Looking deeper into it, I believe it is the solidarity of our relationships and our individual strength of self that allow us to reach for our goals. To everyone – keep pushing forward to acheive, no matter what the world throws your way!

Major Announcement:

  • Jino Manalo, one of our original ninjas, is awaiting word any day now on his admittance to one of four very prestigious graduate programs. Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Colombia, or Elliot would be lucky to have this ninja amidst their ranks. Jino’s astute understanding of international policy will serve him well one day. Speaking of which, have you ever considered public service Jino? The DNC could use a good Washington man. We’re proud of you Jino!

Other DNC news from January-February:

  • Congratulations to ninjas Jordan, Forrest, and the rest of the Great 8 for achieving the lifelong dream of earning their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts, which were awarded to them this past January from Eric Williams. Congrats to Kris Alpha on earning his blue belt in BJJ as well!
  • A huge congrats to Lightweight & Mel, who finally got married on 2/11! I was a part of introducing these two so I have great pride in their union.
  • Happy 32nd Birthday to Eric P. this past month. Dinner at Dolce vita was yummy!
  • Congrats to Veenu “Monday” Walia on graduating with his certificatation as an X-Ray Technician. Now get a job Munveen! Ninjas play AND work man!

Upcoming Events:

  • Animal Fightwear Submission Championships on February 21st (site)
  • Animal FW Tournament After-Party sponsored @ Frank-N-Steins and promoted by DNC Worldwide.
  • Lonestar Beatdown 8 at Arena Theatre in Houston (site) – *be on the lookout for some real ninja timekeepers!

Random DNC Photo Bomb!

DNC Newsletter – January 2009

January 12, 2009

Welcome everyone to my first update of the new year!

As a token of good luck to 2009, I’d like to welcome and announce a few new ninjas into our fold. Full bios upcoming soon.

  • JR Casimiro of Sugar Land, TX and an oil & gas professional in the Houston area joins us with unanimous vote from the other Filipino ninjas. Based on what we’ve seen in the past month, JR will fit in quite nicely as the 5th element to the already formidable group of islanders in Mike, Kris, Jino, and Edward.
  • Brooke Sinclair, a Corporate Communications junior from the University of Houston, recently joined us through the recommendation of Veenu Walia. Brooke has been active in the theatre scene, working as a Production Stage Manager for the Alley Theatre in Houston, etc. Brooke is also working with Zenph in New York for the premier showcasing of Art Tatum: Piano Starts Here at the Apollo Theater.

In other DNC news:

  • Kris successfully launched his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community site,
  • Congratulations to Jino on finalizing his graduate school applications to NYU, Colombia, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown. We’ll cross our fingers for your acceptance to the International Relations Graduate Program of your choice.
  • Melynda and Steve will be having their upcoming wedding in March 2009 here in Houston.
  • Jess & Jessica Forrest‘s son Jay celebrated his birthday this past Saturday, 1/10/08. Happy Birthday Jay! Thank you to the Forrests’ for hosting us at 300 for a fun afternoon of bowling.
  • Happy Birthday to Ashley Dohlonde on 1/16/08. She’ll be hosting her birthday party at Club Drake on that date.
  • Eric Junker will be celebrating his birthday on Friday, 1/23/08. Details to follow.
  • Luis DLF is planning a Las Vegas outing for the weekend of April 14th-17th. It is up on the facebook discussion board for anyone interested in going.

Also: I am updating with less frequency now as my schedule has picked up personally, but as the run rises every day without fail, the DNC also keeps moving irregardless of one person’s personal efforts.

Did I miss anything? Comment or let me know.

Holiday Pot Luck Dinner Invitation

December 18, 2008
Houston People – We are hosting a Holiday Pot Luck Dinner this Saturday, December 20th at our Westchase location. Simply reply here if you are interested in joining us for eats before a night of eggnog (or bullblasters) to celebrate the holiday season.

Event: DNC Annual Holiday Pot Luck Dinner
December 20, 2008
DNC Westchase

Contribution List (updated as of Thursday Night, 12/20)

  • Kris – “Beerducken” – Whole Turkey marinated with beer and stuffing
  • Erica L. – Her Famous Loaded Potatoes
  • Mike – Fresh Ceasar Salad w/ Homemade Dressing
  • Megan – Grilled Organic Lamb Steak
  • Ashley D. – Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Shabs – Turtle Cheesecake
  • Kim – Hummingbird Cake
  • Mariam – Jolly Ranchers

Comment with what you are bringing otherwise you can always wash the dishes!