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Synergy Competes at 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship!!!

IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Medalists!

IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Medalists! (L-R Sean, Aaron, & Ed)

Synergy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu took 7 competitors to our first major IBJJF competition in Irvine this past week. The Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship is one of the largest tournaments conducted by the IBJJF that usually attracts several thousand competitors. Nate prepared the guys to do their best and they responded with a great showing. When the dust had settled, we brought home 3 medals (2 Silvers and 1 Bronze). We were also one match away from bringing a fourth medal back to the school, but fell just short. It was a fun time for all and we look forward to representing Synergy again! If you are interested in adding competition to your game, please talk to Nate or Jeff.

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Aaron and Jared represent Synergy at UGF

L to R: Nate, Aaron, Jared, and Thomas

After many weeks of extra competition team training, two of our own suited up and entered the United Grappling Federation tournament held at Cosumnes River College this past weekend. Aaron Pombo took gold with a suffocating 7-2 win that nearly saw him finish his opponent with a gi choke from the back as time expired. In addition, Jared Mosier won his first match but suffered a tough defeat at the hands of his second opponent. It was a great match that saw great back and forth action. Stay tuned because this is only the beginning!

Our competition team will be suiting up for Jiu Jitsu By The Bay-10 that will be held in Alameda on March 2nd. If you have any aspirations of competing, come join us as we push each other to get better and better.

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Mike Garza Promoted to Blue Belt!

Mike Garza and Crosley Gracie

Mike Garza and Crosley Gracie

After two plus years of dedication and hard work, Mike Garza was bestowed upon him the rank of Blue Belt. At our most recent seminar, Crosley and Jeff promoted Mike in front of many of his training partners and friends. Mike has stayed the course despite a few injuries that kept him off the mat for a few weeks here and there. Congratulations Mike! All of us at Synergy are very proud of your accomplishment. We all wish you continued good health and success on your journey.

 

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Jeff Instructs Our Troops!

"Teaching the United States Army Jiu-Jitsu techniques was amazing!" -Jeff Correia

“Teaching the United States Army Jiu-Jitsu techniques was amazing!” -Jeff Correia

This past weekend, Jeff Correia, our owner and head instructor was invited to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at our local BT Collins Army Reserve Center. There were over thirty participants, most of them being drill sergeants. Jeff was charged with sharpening their ground skills. These men and women were serious about getting better because they kept Jeff there for nearly 4 hours! I don’t think he had a choice. Way to go Jeff!

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5th Annual Crosley Gracie Internal Tournament

CGTCollageThis past Saturday eleven of our kids made the two plus hour drive to Crosley’s academy to show their skills. And it was a sight to see! Each of our kids had at least one victory and got to experience what it’s like to get their arm raised. We were very proud of their courage, skill, and determination. It’s not easy to compete and we certainly don’t push competing, but to test yourself in unfamiliar surroundings is a way to forge confidence. There is never any losing at these tournaments; you either win or you learn. Our kids won and they learned!

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Crosley Gracie Seminar

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Crosley is making his biannual trip to our academy on November 17th. The seminar will be approximately 2 hours in length (11 am – 1pm). Make sure you reserve your spot with Jeff. Call him at 916.899.8449 with any questions that you might have!

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Synergy Martial Arts – Best of the Best 2012

Best of Best logo 2012 PHOur students and our parents of our students spoke up and voted Synergy Martial Arts the best Martial Arts school in the Rocklin Area. Synergy is made up of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program as well as our kids Kenpo Karate program. Come check us out and see why we are the Best of the Best!

What is Best of the Best? Best of the Best is an annual reader’s choice award contest conducted by the Rocklin Placer Herald.

How are the winners chosen? Readers choose their favorite businesses across many different categories.

How accurate is the vote? Only one vote per person is allowed (online or paper entry) to eliminate ballot stuffing.