December 2014

JKD Promotions

  • John Glover was promoted to black belt.

  • Dave Catt was promoted to orange belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • Nate Bailey was promoted to purple belt.

  • John Glover received his 3rd stripe on his purple belt.

  • Josh O'Brien received his 4th stripe on his blue belt.

  • Ken Warren received his 4th stripe on his belt belt.

  • Jake Padgett received his 3rd stripe on his blue belt.

  • Shawn Powell received his 2nd stripe on his blue belt

  • Zoran Laliic received his 1st stripe on his blue belt.

  • Andy Napier received his 1st stripe on his blue belt.

  • Grant Purtell received his 3rd stripe on his orange belt.

  • Jaron Reynolds received his 3rd stripe on his orange belt.

  • Amelia Rose received her 2nd stripe on her yellow belt.

  • Corbin Catt received his 4th stripe on his white belt.

  • Al Salzman received his 3rd stripe on his white belt.

  • Aerie Rose received her 2nd stripe on her white belt.

  • Samantha Blickensderfer received her 2nd stripe on her white belt.

  • Ben Rubin received his 2nd stripe on his white belt.

  • Dave Catt received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

 

Other News

Team Pollaro competed in the 2nd Annual Bloomington Open, bringing home 8 medals.  

 

John Glover (adult purple belt) submitted both of his opponents to win gold. 

 

Corbin Catt (kids white belt/yellow belt division) competed in his first BJJ tournament and did outstandingly.  He won all of his matches and had to compete against teammate Amelia Rose for the gold medal.  Corbin won a hard fought match, taking home the gold.

 

Amelia Rose (kids white/yellow belt division) was the only girl in her division and won all of her matches to go up against teammate Corbin Catt for the gold.  Amelia did a great job and came home with the silver.

 

Aerie Rose (adult white belt) competed in her first BJJ tournament.  Aerie was down 6 to 0 in her first match, but she fought back hard and won the match 7 to 6.  Aerie brought home a silver medal.

 

Shawn Powell and Travis Simms (both adult blue belts) brought home silver medals; both of them winning matches by submission.   

 

Josiah Brewer (adult white belt) brought home a bronze medal.  Josiah submitted two opponents in his division.

 

Landyn Powell (kids white belt) competed in his first BJJ tournament and came home with a bronze medal after having some tough matches.

 

Andy Napier (adult blue belt), his son Cameron, Isaac Roy, and Seth Santiago (adult white belt) did not medal but all competed well.  Cameron and Seth (both teenagers) were placed in the adult division.  It was the first BJJ tournament for all four of them and they looked good. 

 

Nick was very proud of the whole team.  Congratulations!

November 2014

JKD Promotions

  • Samantha Blickensderfer was promoted to orange belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • Ted Huynh was promoted to blue belt.

  • Cody Miller received his 1st stripe on his purple belt.

  • Mike Brown received his 1st stripe on his blue belt.

  • Landyn Powell received his 3rd stripe on his white belt.

  • Brennon Salzman received his 2nd stripe on his white belt.

  • Carter Salzman received his 2nd stripe on his white belt.

  • Rob Prichard received his 2nd stripe on his white belt.

  • Isaac Roy received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

  • Seth Santiago received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

October 2014

JKD Promotions

  • Rob Prichard was promoted to orange belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • Kenny Rose was promoted to blue belt.

  • Josiah Brewer received his 3rd stripe on his white belt.

 

Other News

Kenny Rose and Nick competed at the Illinois Five Grappling Tournament.

 

Kenny brought home a silver medal in his weight division (white belt gi).

 

Nick won a chamionship belt in his weight division (black belt gi) and a bronze medal in the no-gi division.

September 2014

BJJ Promotions

  • Tim Stone received his 1st stripe on his brown belt.

  • Travis Sims received his 3rd stripe on his blue belt.

  • Grant Purtell received his 2nd stripe on his orange belt.

  • Jaron Reynolds received his 2nd stripe on his orange belt.

  • Corbin Catt received his 3rd stripe on his white belt.

August 2014

JKD Promotions

  • Ben Rubin was promoted to orange belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • Brad Carr received his 1st stripe on his blue belt.

  • Dan Gulley received his 2nd stripe on his white belt.

  • Uriah Brewer received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

July 2014

JKD Promotions

  • Nate Bailey was promoted to brown belt.

  • Ashton Greenup was promoted to purple belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • Ken Warren received his 2nd stripe on his blue belt.

  • Shawn Powell received his 1st stripe on his blue belt.

  • Andy Napier was promoted to blue belt.

  • Al Salzman received his 2nd stripe on his white belt.

 

Other News

Nick, Dan Gulley and Nate Bailey competed in the NAGA BJJ Tournament held in Cincinnati, OH.  Dan won gold in the gi division and silver in the no-gi division.  Nate won a championship belt in the no-gi expert division and gold in the gi division.  Nick brought home a championship belt the no-gi expert division. 

June 2014

​JKD Promotions

  • John Glover was promoted to red/black belt.

  • Corbin Catt was promoted to orange belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • John Glover received his 3rd stripe on his purple belt.

  • Mike Tom received his 1st & 2nd stripe on his purple belt.

  • Josh O'brien received his 3rd stripe on his blue belt.

  • Nate Bailey received his 3rd stripe on his blue belt. 

  • Jake Padgett received his 2nd stripe on his blue belt.

  • Zoran Lalic was promoted to blue belt.

  • Chase Pershing was promoted to blue belt.

  • Ted Huynu received his 4th stripe on his white belt.

  • Kenny Rose received his 3rd and 4th stripe on his white belt.

  • Aerie Rose received her 1st stripe on her white belt.

  • Samantha Blickensderfer received her 1st stripe on her white belt.

  • Ben Rubin received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

  • Amelia Rose was promoted to yellow belt.

May 2014

JKD Promotions

  • Jake Padgett was promoted to black belt.  Jake was Nick's first promotion to black belt in JKD.  Congratulations Jake, well deserved.

  • Grant Purtell was promoted to blue belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • Mike Brown was promoted to blue belt.

  • Rob Prichard received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

April 2014

JKD Promotions

  • Travis Sims was promoted to purple belt. 

  • Zoran Laliic was promoted to blue belt

  • Shyann Somers was promoted to yellow belt.

 

BJJ Promotions 

  • Tim Stone was promoted to brown belt.  Outstanding job, Tim.

 

Other News 

On April 26, Craig and Daniel competed at the EGO. Craig submitted his first opponent by triangle and fought a very hard match in the finals. He lost by a score of 6 to 5 to bring home the silver. It was Craig's first tournament at blue belt.

 

Daniel competed in his first tournament and stuck to his game plan. Even though he came up short (as we all have), he did very well and I was very proud of him. He did a great job of listening and will no doubt do even better in his next tournament.

 

The whole school is very proud of both of you. Great job guys!

March 2014

JKD Promotions

  • Ben Rubin was promoted to yellow belt.

  • Samantha Blickensderfer was promoted to yellow belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • Wyatt Glover was promoted to orange belt.

  • Grant Purtell was promoted to orange belt.

  • Jaron Reynolds was promoted to orange belt.

  • Josiah Brewer received his 2nd stripe on his white belt.

  • Daniel Gulley received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

 

Other News

Nick competed at the Chicago Open.  It was Nick's first tournament as a black belt and he was the oldest black black competing.  In addition, he dropped down an age division.  Nick brought home a silver in his weight division and a gold in the open division.  Patrick Robinson, Nick’s coach, did an outstanding job of coaching.

February 2014

JKD Promotions

  • Ted Huynh was promoted to green belt. 

  • Dennis Courtot was promoted to orange belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • Craig Edmondson was promoted to blue belt. 

  • Amelia Rose received her 3rd stripe on her white belt.

  • Dylan Sims received his 2nd strip on his white belt.

  • Corbin Catt received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

  • Landyn Powell received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

  • Brennon Salzman received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

  • Carter Salzman received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

January 2014

JKD Promotions

  • Grant Purtell was promoted to green belt.

  • Corbin Catt was promoted to yellow belt.

  • Dave Catt was promoted to yellow belt.

  • Rob Prichard was promoted to yellow belt.

 

BJJ Promotions

  • Dennis Courtot received his 1st stripe on his white belt.

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