Posted tagged ‘Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’

The World’s Youngest Grappling Prodigy

May 2, 2010

When it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and combat sports in general, aspiring superstars are beginning to hone their skills by training at a younger age. Provided it does not interfere with their physical development, training early can be a benefit to physical fitness, as well as a means to build confidence and a greater sense of self.

At not even five months of age, my son Nicky Calimbas has begun on the path to becoming the best grappler he can be. Today, he decided to work with his grappling dummy,Snuffaluffagus. (That’s “Gus” for short – named after his Uncle Gustavo Rocha, who gave him his very first gym-related gear!)

Here are several pictures of Nicholas working on the finer points of today’s lesson on the triangle choke and more.

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Video – Nicky Calimbas demonstrating  the “baby triangle Choke” on an unsuspecting Gus-Gus.

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Women’s Self Defense and Assault Prevention Classes in Houston

August 28, 2009

Attention Greater Houston Area Residents:

womensselfdefenseIt is imperative in today’s society to learn the tools necessary to keep out of harms way, protecting yourselves and your loved ones.

Specifically in the city of Houston, violent crimes such as aggravated assault and murder are over 1.5 times the national average. Burglary is also at 150% the national average. (source: cityrating.com)

 Empower Yourself – Learn the Tools Needed to Protect Those You Love

DNC Worldwide’s own Chad Kight is currently offering classes for Women’s Self Defense and Assault Prevention classes and seminars in the Greater Houston Area, including Houston, The Woodlands, and Sugar Land, TX.

About Your Instructor

mma-elite-8Chad Kight has been practicing Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Jeet Kune Do Concepts for over 11 years.

He has a keen understanding of what it takes to stay out of harmful situations and how one should react to protect themselves when confronted with violent and potentially deadly situations such as assault, rape, and abuse. Learn more about Chad here.

  • Certified RAT program Instructor (Rapid Assault Tactics)
  • Women’s Self Defense Instructor
  • Professional trainer and conditioning coach
  • 2009 Naga Expert Bronze Medalist                                                                          
  • 2008 Naga Expert Silver Medalist
  • Division winner Battle of H-town 2 consecutive years, 06,-07.
  • Brenham Vale Tudo division Champion
  • Dungal Fighting division Champion
  • Party Slam division Champion
  • Competed in Gracie BJJ World Championship
  • Competed in Relson Gracie Challenge
  • Placed in many city and state tournaments 

Reserve a Spot in the Next Class

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Call today to book a spot in the next Women’s Self Defense Seminar/Class or set up your own private group classes. Spots fill quickly!

For more information: Contact the instructor, Chad Kight, by calling (979) 578-1894. You may also email Chad and visit his website chadkight.com.

MTV’s ‘The Hills’ Star Spencer Pratt – Bar MMA Champion

April 7, 2009

Do you watch MTV’s reality show ”The Hills?’ Yeah me neither but I was on mopthemats.com the other day and saw that one of the show’s “stars” allegedly happened to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu like many of our own ninjas. So this got me thinking – is Spencer Pratt really that much of a badass to be a purple belt practicioner under Rickson Gracie? Well the jury’s still out on Spencer and his grappling prowess but nobody can question his striking skills now! The man is a Chuck Liddell clone! Notice the technical nature of his looping punches and the strength of his kung-fu grip in grabbing the collar. I know now that I would NEVER mess with Spencer. He fights like an ANIMAL!

Check the video below and see for yourself!

MopTheMats.com

January 7, 2009

To all you BJJ Enthusiasts!

Check out a new site created by us for us at www.mopthemats.com

Feel free to register by contacting me through the site and you’ll be able to post your own content as well.  Hope you enjoy!