Join us on Saturday April 2nd for our open house and official grand opening event. Meet your favorite Black House Team Nogueira fighters: Anderson Silva, Rodrigo Nogueira, Rogerio Nogueira and Junior Dos Santos. Also scheduled to attend are MMA fighters Mark Munoz, Dominick Cruz, Travis Browne, and pro boxers Aaron Garcia and Mercito Gesta.
March 12th was the first of 4 belt and stripe promotions to be held this year at Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu and Phoenix Combat Academy. With the New Year came new changes to the format that had been used for many years. In past Belt Promotions, I had put forth a test. A test of a student’s competency level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and its techniques! However, in past years it had simply taken too long to go through the test. I wanted to involve all who came to show their support of the strip or belt recipients. So with that in mind, I put the changes in motion.
Let me start this review by saying holy s**t! What an amazing experience! A kid in the candy store feeling doesn’t describe the feeling I had as I sat watched world, national, and international Black Belt champions walk through the door of Atos head, Andre Galvao’s San Diego California Academy. That description would do it justice. I would say what I was feeling that evening was closer to the feeling of one of those kids in the Disney commercial when they jut they realize they’re going to Disneyland for the first time. I was star struck and in awe!
Phoenix Combat Academy finds itself yet again in Sin City for Tuff-N-Uff at the Orleans! After winning the 135 lb women’s Tuff-N-Uff title, Tsui-Jen “Soo Bee Doo” Cunanan finds her self back in the ring against Emily Peters Keagen. After their first meeting which resulted in a very controversial loss, Keagen hurt herself in the fight with Tsui-Jen thus forcing her to pull out of the tournament giving Tsui-Jen a shot at the title. After that fateful evening, opinions, comments, and words ran amok throughout the internet.
The Valentines day weekend played host to some of the best Amateur and Professional MMA and Muay Thai Fights. Following Phoenix Combat Academy’s (PCA) Tsui-Jen “Soo Boo Doo” Cunanan’s quick and impressive victory in Tuff-N-Uff, PCA Muay Thai’s Josh Pickthall and Pixi O’Reilly topped off the weekend with outstanding performances in Lionfight Promotions “Battle in the Desert”!