11.23.2014

BJJ CHARITY SEMINAR: VINCE 'BEAR' QUITUGUA & MASAHIRO IWASAKI @ CARPE DIEM

 

 

SEABJJ EVENTS UPDATE: WEEKEND IN BANGKOK (FULL METAL DOJO + SHANE SUZUKI SEMINAR)




Mr John Nutt putting on an awesome show (photo by Paul Thompson Fight Photography)
What an awesome weekend I just had here in Bangkok. Saturday was the premiere of Bangkok's latest MMA production, Full Metal Dojo. As I'm sure we're all now familiar with its founder, John Nutt, the evening was a good time to say it mildly. I'll be honest in saying that I was there to have fun hanging out with friends, support the friends that were fighting that evening and just having a good time, which I did. So I wouldn't do the fighters justice by writing a poor recap. Overall I would say the match ups were nicely done. Even when the fighters seemed a little green consider what most of us have come to expect from an MMA match, every fighter was game. So there were definitely some tough/exciting matches for sure. It's great to see an event and solid crew take up the mantle for professional MMA here in Thailand.

I didn't take any photos this time around but if you want to see some sick photos from of the evenings' fights, check out Paul Thompson Fight Photography.
 
(photo by Chinook) Shane Kohei Suzuki BJJ seminar @ Arete BJJ

 
Note to self, do not schedule a BJJ seminar the day after a MMA night out with the boys, hahaha. Despite my hangover, I wasn't going to miss the seminar with a Peter De Been black-belt, Shane Kohei Suzuki. He's the head BJJ instructor at Fight G and one of the most successful and active competitors to come out of SEABJJ. I remember the early days of the Thailand Open tournaments we produced here, watching Shane fight at purple-belt. I had never seen him before but was being told, I shouldn't miss his fights. So it's with great pleasure that I got to learn from him this past weekend. I kinda pride myself on having an old school game and reluctant to dive into the more modern techniques like worm-guard or berimbolo but the game Shane shared with us did a great job of melding the two, new and old. He kept things active and pursing for the submission, not relying on any position to stall. More so he provided some answers when your opponent only wants to lock down. I'll keep the details for those who actually made it to show their support. And shame on all of my buddies that talk big but didn't show cause you can't handle your drink.

Thank you Shane!
 
For those not familiar with Peter De Been, I first got notice of him when catching up on the Desafio matches which if you haven't, need to check out. Here's one I found via Youtube.
 


Earlier last week I got news that 'The General' will be in the area, a BJJ seminar with Fabio Gurgel is scheduled for November 29-30 which is next weekend! Hosted by Alliance JJ Indonesia, get yourself there as I'm sure it'll be a good one.









Also coming this December 13th, is Hybrid Combat Sports event in Ubon, Thailand. Check it out!

2014
OCTOBER

(4) VTJ Grapplers Crown information facebook.com/vtj.sustain.sakamoto


(11) Braulio Estima Seminar (Singapore) Equilibrium MMA


(15) Shunichi Shimizu MMA Seminar Monarchy MMA Combat Fitness Gym

(16) Bangkok Fight Lab Opening Party (BFL FB page)(Bangkok)

(18) Mauricio 'Tinguinha' Mariano Seminar (Raw BJJ Team + Arete BJJ)(Bangkok)

(19) Shoot 'Ryuku Free Fight Vol. 5' (Okinawa, JP) FB link

(24) Marco 'Sharpei' Machado seminar (Malaysia) Marcos Escobar BJJ

(31) IMPI Fighting Championship (IMPI FC FB page)(Hong Kong)


NOVEMBER

(1) 
Tony Christodoulou MMA Seminar (Bangkok) The Bangkok Fight Lab

(7,8,9) Alexsandro 'Leke' Machado BJJ Training Camp (Brunei) Brunei BJJ


(8) ROLLHOHO GUANGDONG BJJ OPEN 2014 (Hong Kong) enrollbjj

(8) Matt Sung Lee BJJ Seminar (Indonesia) Jakarta Muay Thai

(8 & 9) Yoddha Fighting Championship (Dimapur Nagaland) www.yoddhafc.com

(8 & 9) Asian Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Japan) IBJJF


(8 & 15) Jay Pages BJJ seminar (Manila) Manila Kimonos

(15 & 16) Gui Mendes Seminar + Masevais Drill Session (Singapore) FB PAGE


(16) Dumau Japan Open Jiu-Jitsu Tournament (Japan) www.dumau.org

(22-23) Asia Pacific Jiu Jitsu Submission International Open www.bjjfp.com

(22) Full Metal Dojo 3: No Sleep Till Bangkok (FMD FB page)(Bangkok)

(29-30) Fabioi Gurgel Seminar (Indonesia) Alliance JJ Facebook

DECEMBER
(4) Edison Kagohara Seminar (Vietnam) Saigon JJ Facebook Page

(6 & 7) Bull & Tiger Grappling Tournament (Singapore) www.bullandtiger.com

(13) Hybrid Combat Sports (Ubon, Thailand) HCS Facebook page

(13 & 14) Headhunters Challenge IV (
Kota Kinabalu) FB events page

(13 & 14) Yoddha Fighting Championship (Mumbai) 
www.yoddhafc.com

(20) Singapore Fighting Championship (Singapore) FB page

(21) Dumau Jiu-Jitsu Japan Cup (Japan) 
www.dumau.org

(24) Dong Hyun Kim Seminar (Phuket, TH) Tiger Muay Thai


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2015

FEBRUARY

(22) XII Copa Dumau De Jiu_Jitsu (Japan) www.dumau.org/

11.16.2014

SEABJJ EVENTS UPDATE


Having just got back from a business trip, I'm now catching up with e-mails and events updates. The new addition to the calendar is the Edison Kagohara seminar taking place at Saigon Jiu-Jitsu (Star Fitness) this coming December 4th. May be a good excuse for me to finally visit Vietnam. Hope everyone is well, got some cool events coming up this month such as Full Metal Dojo 3 here in Bangkok, Asia Pacific Jiu Jitsu Submission International Open in the Philippines.

During my trip, I got to finally meet in person the famous Seymour Yang aka "Meerkatsu" and Bong Abad. Both accomplished artists in their own right with equal passion for all things Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It was a real pleasure to geek out with these guys over comic books, artists, bjj gis and kids since each of us are BJJ dads. Was the highlight of my trip for sure.








2014
OCTOBER

(4) VTJ Grapplers Crown information facebook.com/vtj.sustain.sakamoto


(11) Braulio Estima Seminar (Singapore) Equilibrium MMA


(15) Shunichi Shimizu MMA Seminar Monarchy MMA Combat Fitness Gym

(16) Bangkok Fight Lab Opening Party (BFL FB page)(Bangkok)

(18) Mauricio 'Tinguinha' Mariano Seminar (Raw BJJ Team + Arete BJJ)(Bangkok)

(19) Shoot 'Ryuku Free Fight Vol. 5' (Okinawa, JP) FB link

(24) Marco 'Sharpei' Machado seminar (Malaysia) Marcos Escobar BJJ

(31) IMPI Fighting Championship (IMPI FC FB page)(Hong Kong)


NOVEMBER

(1) 
Tony Christodoulou MMA Seminar (Bangkok) The Bangkok Fight Lab

(7,8,9) Alexsandro 'Leke' Machado BJJ Training Camp (Brunei) Brunei BJJ


(8) ROLLHOHO GUANGDONG BJJ OPEN 2014 (Hong Kong) enrollbjj

(8) Matt Sung Lee BJJ Seminar (Indonesia) Jakarta Muay Thai

(8 & 9) Yoddha Fighting Championship (Dimapur Nagaland) www.yoddhafc.com

(8 & 9) Asian Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Japan) IBJJF


(8 & 15) Jay Pages BJJ seminar (Manila) Manila Kimonos

(15 & 16) Gui Mendes Seminar + Masevais Drill Session (Singapore) FB PAGE


(16) Dumau Japan Open Jiu-Jitsu Tournament (Japan) www.dumau.org

(22-23) Asia Pacific Jiu Jitsu Submission International Open www.bjjfp.com

(22) Full Metal Dojo 3: No Sleep Till Bangkok (FMD FB page)(Bangkok)

DECEMBER
(4) Edison Kagohara Seminar (Vietnam) Saigon JJ Facebook Page

(6 & 7) Bull & Tiger Grappling Tournament (Singapore) www.bullandtiger.com

(13 & 14) Headhunters Challenge IV (
Kota Kinabalu) FB events page

(13 & 14) Yoddha Fighting Championship (Mumbai) 
www.yoddhafc.com

(20) Singapore Fighting Championship (Singapore) FB page

(21) Dumau Jiu-Jitsu Japan Cup (Japan) 
www.dumau.org

(24) Dong Hyun Kim Seminar (Phuket, TH) Tiger Muay Thai


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2015

FEBRUARY

(22) XII Copa Dumau De Jiu_Jitsu (Japan) www.dumau.org/

Yoddha Fighting Championship tryouts1 held at Dimapur, Nagaland, India on 9th November.

Winner Opponent Round Time Referee
Amarjeet Singh Rupjyoti Das 2 2.12 Tapout to Strikes Chaitanya Gavali
Hemavi Ayami Gajendra Kharatmol 3 3 Unanimous Decision Chaitanya Gavali
Imsusunget C Dilip Sharma 1 1 Referee Stoppage - TKO Kario Issac
Lima Kumzuk Navdeep Agarwal 1 1.55 Submission Guillotine choke Kario Issac
Lanu Pokyem Dipya suraj Konwar 3 3 Split Decision Susovan Ghosh
Ketholetuo Nagi Manash Das 1 1.22 Submission RNC Susovan Ghosh
Love Bagga Mintu Barman 3 3 Unanimous Decision Chaitanya Gavali
Victor Angami Prajit Chakroborty 2 0.36 Referre Stoppage - TKO Chaitanya Gavali
Kenei Rulho Maximus Shantanu Boruah 3 3 Unanimous Decision Kario Issac
K Mungling Konyak Manas Daimar 3 3 Unanimous Decision Kario Issac
Satyajit Changmai Siddhesh Sirgaonkar 3 3 Unanimous Decision Susovan Ghosh
Ravi Jadav Echungthang Kithan 3 3 Unanimous Decision Susovan Ghosh
Vishal Nimbalkar Satyam Singh 2 1.15 Referee Stoppage - TKO Chaitanya Gavali

11.04.2014

BJJ NO-MAD

I first met Dimitrios Tsitos at the Copa De Hong Kong II back in 2008. While I was running around taking photos and geeking-out that Andre Galvao and Eduardo Telles were in attendance, Dimitrios was sleeping for a good portion of the day, waiting for his upcoming match. Sporting a massive Greek-afro at the time, we were introduced by mutual friends Ryan Melchiano & Tony Eduardo. All having flown in from Shanghai, CH. Since then, Dimitrios has been a staple figure in the SEABJJ scene as a competitor, instructor and friend to many. 

Well, the man has not been idle I can say that much and the video below is a testament to that. I'm very pleased to share with you BJJ NO-MAD. Crazy stoked for this as it includes many things about/around jiu-jitsu that I love. Insanely jealous of Dimitrios' travels but you and I can live vicariously through this series. Check it out.



FACE BOOK LINK: CLICK HERE
BJJ NO-MAD WEBSITE: CLICK HERE


11.03.2014

KICKSTARTER: THE NEW MASTERS DOCUMENTARY

Check out this awesome documentary "The New Masters" on kickstarter. You may recognize a certain gentleman in one of the scenes.
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A feature length documentary film exploring modern mixed martial arts and traditional kungfu in China

The Story

Over the past couple decades, Kungfu has taken a back seat to a new combat phenomenon, mixed martial arts, or MMA. MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the new proving ground for anyone who considers themselves "the greatest warrior on the planet".
Our documentary, The New Masters, explores the meeting of these two martial styles in Mainland China. We follow MMA fighters and Kungfu masters as they navigate new landscapes, feed their families, seek out the Tao, and fight for the pride of a nation. The film will also explain how the martial arts in China are a metaphor for China's own emergence onto the world stage. Traditional culture, in this case Kungfu, is being diluted and transformed by commercial considerations and the sweeping power of globalization, represented by MMA and the general mixing of martial arts worldwide.
The film also shows how the confluence of traditional and modern martial arts in China is already having an impact on the Chinese sports system, changing the way coaches train their charges, and forcing staid sports associations to rethink their rules and regulations. Similarly, the myths and legends of Kungfu are brought to life - not on the screen as a martial arts epic, as has been case for the last few decades -  but in the ring, side by side with MMA, and in the mountain retreats of old masters long retired from the bare knuckle circuits.
The global MMA movement is forcing traditional Chinese Kungfu to view itself in its true, unvarnished form - in effect helping Kungfu adapt to a changing world. This introspective process also stands to increase Kungfu's already powerful influence on modern MMA, by infusing the mixed martial arts movement with a martial spirit rooted in tradition, a spirit that goes beyond pure technique and efficiency in a fight. 
The New Masters is also a poignant look at one critical aspect of China's rise: How can China's most treasured cultural traditions contribute to the modern world? Is there more to modern China than just cheap exports and the breakneck commercialization of a once-Communist hermit?
This is a question that grips many Chinese today, and although discourse in China is dynamic, much of it is overlooked in favor of economic and (mostly negative) political news. The martial arts are one forum for this conversation.
We want to to bring this larger story to the screen, and we need your help to do it.

KICKSTARTER LINK: CLICK HERE

11.02.2014

SINGAPORE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP: DECEMBER 20, 2014



SFC will host their first show, December 20th 2014 at the historical old Singapore badmintion hall  and have already garnered the support of some of the best MMA gyms in Singapore such as Evolve MMA, Impact MMA and Juggernaut Fight Club. 

Sanctioned by the Wrestling federation of Singapore, the governing body of Olympic wrestling in Singapore making us the official Amateur MMA Championship in Singapore. 

A first for Singapore; 4,4 man tournaments to determine our first Champions.The weight categories are flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight. A nice Championship belt and cash prizes will be given to all winners.

MATT SUNG LEE



Name: Matt sung Lee
Instructor: Ricardo Liborio
Original team: American Top Team
School: Bali Muay Thai
Web:www.balimma.com
Hometown:Seoul Korea

SEABJJ & EVENTS UPDATE

This past weekend was the IBJJF World Masters. A number of friends competed so I was keen to keep my ears posted for their results. One in particularly I'd like to congratulate is Edison Kagohara, taking gold in his division. Edison and I have never met in person but have been in touch thanks to mutual friends and he's continued to be a great ambassador for BJJ. Someone I've looked up to in his efforts to share BJJ for all. Congrats Edison!


This past Saturday at the Bangkok Fight Lab, Tony Christodoulou held an MMA seminar and this morning I was able to catch him for a quick interview before his flight to Greece. I'll post this as soon as I can transcribe onto BJJ-ASIA. Coming off a recent win, I hope to see more of him in upcoming MMA events here in Asia.


2014

OCTOBER

(4) VTJ Grapplers Crown information facebook.com/vtj.sustain.sakamoto


(11) Braulio Estima Seminar (Singapore) Equilibrium MMA


(15) Shunichi Shimizu MMA Seminar Monarchy MMA Combat Fitness Gym

(16) Bangkok Fight Lab Opening Party (BFL FB page)(Bangkok)

(18) Mauricio 'Tinguinha' Mariano Seminar (Raw BJJ Team + Arete BJJ)(Bangkok)

(19) Shoot 'Ryuku Free Fight Vol. 5' (Okinawa, JP) FB link

(24) Marco 'Sharpei' Machado seminar (Malaysia) Marcos Escobar BJJ

(31) IMPI Fighting Championship (IMPI FC FB page)(Hong Kong)


NOVEMBER

(1) 
Tony Christodoulou MMA Seminar (Bangkok) The Bangkok Fight Lab

(7,8,9) Alexsandro 'Leke' Machado BJJ Training Camp (Brunei) Brunei BJJ


(8) ROLLHOHO GUANGDONG BJJ OPEN 2014 (Hong Kong) enrollbjj

(8) Matt Sung Lee BJJ Seminar (Indonesia) Jakarta Muay Thai

(8 & 9) Yoddha Fighting Championship (Dimapur Nagaland) www.yoddhafc.com

(8 & 9) Asian Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Japan) IBJJF


(8 & 15) Jay Pages BJJ seminar (Manila) Manila Kimonos

(15 & 16) Gui Mendes Seminar + Masevais Drill Session (Singapore) FB PAGE


(16) Dumau Japan Open Jiu-Jitsu Tournament (Japan) www.dumau.org

(22-23) Asia Pacific Jiu Jitsu Submission International Open www.bjjfp.com

(22) Full Metal Dojo 3: No Sleep Till Bangkok (FMD FB page)(Bangkok)

DECEMBER

(6 & 7) Bull & Tiger Grappling Tournament (Singapore) www.bullandtiger.com

(13 & 14) Headhunters Challenge IV (
Kota Kinabalu) FB events page

(13 & 14) Yoddha Fighting Championship (Mumbai) 
www.yoddhafc.com

(20) Singapore Fighting Championship (Singapore) FB page

(21) Dumau Jiu-Jitsu Japan Cup (Japan) 
www.dumau.org

(24) Dong Hyun Kim Seminar (Phuket, TH) Tiger Muay Thai


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2015

FEBRUARY

(22) XII Copa Dumau De Jiu_Jitsu (Japan) www.dumau.org/

10.29.2014

SEABJJ EVENTS UPDATE


New to the calendar is Matt Sung Lee BJJ Seminar at Jakarta Muay Thai MMA this coming November 8th. Also, the premier MMA event Yoddha Fighting Championship launches their event this coming November 8 & 9 in Dimapur, Nagaland. And don't forget this November 1st, MMA seminar with Tony Christodoulou who's coming off of a recent win here in Asia at the Bangkok Fight Lab. Later in December will be the Headhunters Challenge on the 13th & 14th. 








2014

OCTOBER

(4) VTJ Grapplers Crown information facebook.com/vtj.sustain.sakamoto


(11) Braulio Estima Seminar (Singapore) Equilibrium MMA


(15) Shunichi Shimizu MMA Seminar Monarchy MMA Combat Fitness Gym

(16) Bangkok Fight Lab Opening Party (BFL FB page)(Bangkok)

(18) Mauricio 'Tinguinha' Mariano Seminar (Raw BJJ Team + Arete BJJ)(Bangkok)

(19) Shoot 'Ryuku Free Fight Vol. 5' (Okinawa, JP) FB link

(24) Marco 'Sharpei' Machado seminar (Malaysia) Marcos Escobar BJJ

(31) IMPI Fighting Championship (IMPI FC FB page)(Hong Kong)


NOVEMBER

(1) 
Tony Christodoulou MMA Seminar (Bangkok) The Bangkok Fight Lab

(7,8,9) Alexsandro 'Leke' Machado BJJ Training Camp (Brunei) Brunei BJJ


(8) ROLLHOHO GUANGDONG BJJ OPEN 2014 (Hong Kong) enrollbjj

(8) Matt Sung Lee BJJ Seminar (Indonesia) Jakarta Muay Thai

(8 & 9) Yoddha Fighting Championship (Dimapur Nagaland) www.yoddhafc.com

(8 & 9) Asian Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Japan) IBJJF


(8 & 15) Jay Pages BJJ seminar (Manila) Manila Kimonos

(15 & 16) Gui Mendes Seminar + Masevais Drill Session (Singapore) FB PAGE


(16) Dumau Japan Open Jiu-Jitsu Tournament (Japan) www.dumau.org

(22-23) Asia Pacific Jiu Jitsu Submission International Open www.bjjfp.com

(22) Full Metal Dojo 3: No Sleep Till Bangkok (FMD FB page)(Bangkok)

DECEMBER

(6 & 7) Bull & Tiger Grappling Tournament (Singapore) www.bullandtiger.com

(13 & 14) Headhunters Challenge IV (
Kota Kinabalu) FB events page

(13 & 14) Yoddha Fighting Championship (Mumbai) 
www.yoddhafc.com

(21) Dumau Jiu-Jitsu Japan Cup (Japan) 
www.dumau.org

(24) Dong Hyun Kim Seminar (Phuket, TH) Tiger Muay Thai


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2015

FEBRUARY

(22) XII Copa Dumau De Jiu_Jitsu (Japan) www.dumau.org/

10.24.2014

SHANE KOHEI SUZUKI BJJ SEMINAR @ ARETE BJJ (THAILAND)


poster by Luke Chaya

Atos JJ black-belt, Shane Kohei Suzuki, will be in Bangkok this coming November, don't miss out! 

NOVEMBER 23 (2-5pm)
ARETE BJJ ( 117/6 Panjit Tower 2nd floor, Sukhumvit 55)
1300 baht


10.21.2014

EDDIE BRAVO SEMINAR: TIGER MUAY THAI (PHUKET, TH)



Did you know that Eddie Bravo is coming to Tiger Muay Thai to do a seminar? If you didn't, listen close and hurry and book your flights to Phuket! 

TMT presents a special seminar w/ one of the biggest names in BJJ, Eddie Bravo. The creator of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and a 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt under Jean-Jacques Machado; Famous for his triangle choke win over Royler Gracie in the 2003 ADCC Submission World Championship.

The seminar will be held in the MMA Room on January 10th, 2015 at 10am. If you don't have plans to be in Thailand, change them. IF you're planning on leaving before then, stay longer! This is a very special opportunity you must take advantage of!

Purchase this seminar in advance in the TMT front office for 2,500thb


TMT FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE

10.20.2014

ROLLHOHO GUANGDONG BJJ OPEN (HONG KONG)



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ROLLHOHO GUANGDONG BJJ OPEN 2014

Date: November 8, 2014
Location: Shenzhen Luofang Middle School
Organizers: soft monkey, MMA Federation of Hong Kong
Rules: IBJJF
Project: gi / no gi
Men's Group (excluding uniforms): weight class: -58kg, -65kg, -75kg, -85kg, over85kg, absolute category
Women's Group (excluding uniforms): weight class: Absolute Group
Note: The number of participants is less than 6, the group will be canceled
Awards: 
Gi: winner, season 
No gi: winner, season
Registration fee: 
Uniforms: RMB 240 
No gi: RMB 180 
Uniforms + no gi: RMB 300 
# Liaison (micro-channel): VCC623 
# E-mail: cnbjj.victor@gmail.com 
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Note: Registration is confirmed, the cost will not be refunded

SHANE KOHEI SUZUKI



NAME: Shane Kohei Suzuki

INSTRUCTOR: Peter de Been

ORIGINAL TEAM: Gracie Barra

SCHOOL: Fight G- Suzuki BJJ

WEBSITE: Fight G

HOMETOWN: Singapore

HISTORY: 


Started training in 2007, been teaching at Fight G since 2009. Trained under Ralph Go & Ali Sulit in the Philippines, and Peter de Been in Australia