In case you haven’t heard, we have two new US National Champions at Robot! Tim and Laercio both won hard brackets to take home gold at US Nationals!
Among the many Lotus medals, the following Robot competitors won the following medals:
Laercio Fernandes: Gold
Tim Peterson: Gold
David Telfer: Bronze
Dom Hoskins: Bronze
Pat Gunderson: Bronze
For more info, check out Robot Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Robot-Fight-Fitness/146152425424065?ref=ts
Lotus (Robot/OC) swept the Tinguinha competition this weekend bringing home about 90% of all medals awarded. Even after moving up to higher weight classes, David Telfer and Jun Chong (Lotus OC) closed out the purple belt division and Tim Peterson and Evan Cathey (Lotus OC) did the same against much bigger opponents in the brown belt division. Lotus closed out 3 different brackets!!! (This means we took 1st and 2nd place!)
Congrats to all those who competed and especially to:
Tim: Gold (Evan Cathey silver in gentlemen’s agreement)
David Telfer: Gold (Jun Chong silver in gentlemen’s agreement)
David Kwon: Gold (Russel (Lotus OC) silver in gentlemen’s agreement)
Dom Hoskins: Silver
Mike Martinez who should have medaled had some people not meddled in the judging….
Timmy Hwang: Gold (Lotus OC)
Tinguinhas in-house this Sunday!
Only $35 and we have a lot of Lotus members going!
So, you need to register by Friday (today!) for the tournament.
Go to http://www.tinguinha.com/tbjjinhousetournament.html to register and pay. You can weigh in on Saturday or Sunday. I recommend Saturday if you are cutting weight. All the info is on their site.
There are going to be a lot of Lotus members competing so this should be a great tournament! If you are coming or competing you must wear a Lotus or Robot shirt!!!
Give me a call if you have any questions.
Congrats to all those who competed last weekend! Everyone did a great job, and Lotus rocked that tournament, but a special congrats to:
Rich who won Gold &
Arun who won Silver (after winning 3 fights against bigger opponents)!
Also, congrats to Robert who went down to Grappling X on his own two weeks ago and rocked them competition earning a gold medal.
Get Ready for this weekend’s competition on Sunday in Orange County at Tinguinhas. Sign up for the comp at the academy.
BJJ Pan Ams are this weekend. It’s the 2nd largest competition in the world and worth attending (and worth supporting our team). Please wear your competition team shirt at the tournament so we look like a team! For directions and more info, go to http://www.ibjjf.org/pan2010registration.htm
The following Team members will be fighting on the following days at the following times (there will also be many other Lotus Club fighters from other Lotus Club academies competing).
Thursday, April 8th
11:30am Chris Ford (White)
12:45pm Mike Chen (Blue)
3:45pm Mechum (White)
6:00pm Chun (White)
Friday, April 9th
10:40am David Telfer (Purple)
Saturday, April 10th
2:00pm Tim Peterson (Brown)
Come support Giva this Friday at Bren Events Center at UCI (Irvine). He has an MMA bout and we should all be out there to show our support!
For tickets please email D Kwon at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a new class on Sundays and open mat has moved around. Please check the schedule page. Also, Giva Santana will be teaching his first class at Robot next Sunday, March 14th at 12:30pm (Tim is teaching this Sunday, March 7th)
If you plan on competing, it is very important to come to the Sunday class!!
Congrats to all Copa competitors. We had a great time and the team did really well. In particular, the following people medaled:
Tim: Silver (Tim made it to the finals and then gave the gold to fellow Lotus Club fighter, Evan Cathey, in a coin toss)
Henri: Tied for bronze!
Good job people!