After a very hard 2 week camp Vitor Paschoal, Yuri Simoes, Samir Chantre, Osvaldo “Queixinho, Manny Diaz, Kristina Barlan Bruno Celio, James, Benji Silva, Ryan Walsh, Kaniela Kahuanui, Mirko, Aaron Neuman, Ryan Lee, Andrew, Jyn Romualdez, Anthony Cruz, and Samya De Paula headed down to Long Beach to compete in the 2014 world Jiu Jitsu […]
Last weekend the team traveled to Irvine California for the 2014 Pan American Games (Pans). Pans is the biggest tournament of the year and this year was no exception. Although I did not compete I went down to support the team and Jiu Jitsu. It is always great to catch up with old friends and […]
Institute of Martial Arts own Manny Diaz!
This past weekend my thoughts were with Manny Diaz, who went to Brazil to compete at the Copa Podio tournament. Manny works full time, is a father, a husband and an amazing human being. What he has accomplished in little over 4 years has been spectacular and this past weekend he took another giant step […]
This past weekend SF Open was an amazing experience. Although our association is less than a year old we had affiliates from three different academies (one from Oregon!) make the trip to represent!won his division AND the absolute. Claudia Diaz, Andy Hung, Peter Heerboth, also took home medals for their effort. Manny had a tough […]