Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts‘ G13 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition team recently competed in the Tap Cancer Out Philadelphia Open on November 12th in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. The participating team members consisted of 21 children and two adults. The competition team, led by Professor Thiago Brito, took away five gold medals, eight silver medals and five bronze.
Tri State students raised $3,922 in total, all of which was donated to Tap Cancer Out. Tap Cancer Out donations support a group of cancer-fighting beneficiary organizations.
Tap Out Cancer, founded in 2012, is a jiu-jitsu based 501(c)(3) nonprofit raising awareness and funds for cancer fighting organizations through BJJ tournaments. Competitors have the opportunity to fundraise on an individual and team level.
One Tri State student, Grayson Garnett, raised money selling Tap Cancer Out bracelets in memory of his nine-year-old friend, Mason, whom lost his life to cancer in September. Grayson took home a bronze medal in honor of Mason.
The Children’s Competition Team commit to two “competition training” sessions in addition to their regularly scheduled Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, some [children] of which are training 5-6x/week. These future black belts, ranging from ages 7-15, show a level of heart and work ethic that is beyond words.
Adults Sam Tillman (blue belt) and Amy Hassler (white belt) both were competing in their second competition. Hassler participated her first competition, just one month prior, where she earned a bronze medal.
It is obvious that 2023 will be full of continued growth for this very successful team.
Participating students included: Coltan Jones (2nd), Liam Karas (1st), Payton Karas (1st), Shane Smith (1st), Julian Janaitis, Luka Pekurar (2nd), Aiden O’Shea (1st), Grayson Garnett (3rd), Ryan Bates, Savannah Andrews (3rd), Diana Barnes, Harleigh Karas (2nd), Liliana Kearns, Nicholas Singh (3rd), Liam Kearns, R.J. Bates, Zedic Nickerson (2nd), Travis Razler, Eva Janaski (3rd), Ian Stamps (2nd), Kevin Smith (2nd), Kuba Wiencek (1st), Sam Tillman (2nd), and Amy Hassler (2nd).
Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts is a G 13 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu affiliate founded and led by 5th degree black belt, and #1 IBJJF ranked, Roberto Godoi.
TriStateMixedMartialArts.com and Tri State Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts has been a top martial arts school in the Lower Bucks County area for over 15 years.
Founded by Sifu Jeffrey Jones, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.
Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Adult programs offer training as a complete adult fitness and conditioning program, both mentally and physically. Designed for those who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment. Unlike a traditional gym setting, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts offers the opportunity for learning a true art, designed to keep you mentally focused in the moment on your self discovery; while providing an outlet for daily stresses.
Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week at firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at tristatemixedmartialarts.com
About Sifu Jeffrey Jones: Jeffrey has earned full instructorship under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Filipino Martial Arts. He is also a full instructor for the Thai Boxing Association of the United States of America, under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. His instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto is one of three people appointed to teach at one of the Jun Fan Institutes under Bruce Lee. Jeffrey has over 30 years of training and experience in Mixed Martial Arts.