Great job David Hubbard who placed third and took home the Bronze Medal at the New York International Open IBJJF Championship in the 181 Blue Belt Division. David had 67 people in his division, losing in the semi-finals by an advantage point to the eventual tournament champion. David is still yet to surrender a single point in competition as a Blue Belt.
Chrissy Yandolli is being pitted against Ted Lindner from WBAB’s radio show Roger & JP, in a Kickboxing match! Ted is convinced that he can take her, we shall see if Chrissy can change his mind. My prediction for the fight…TKO via headkick by Chrissy!
Lights Out Promotion presents Chrissy Yandolli rematching title holder Sadee Monserrate Friday, April 15th at the NYWC Sportatorium. Doors open for the event at 6:30 PM and the first fight is at 7:30 PM. We have tickets available at Long Island MMA & Fitness Center (1 Gear Avenue, Lindenhurst, New York) starting at $35 each. If you want to see Chrissy in action and show your support, come down and pick up your tickets asap…they are almost all gone!
Congratulations to Vincent Letosky (4yrs old), Taylor Gabel (3 yrs old), and Peter Banculli (3 yrs old) for receiving their yellow belts under our “Little Ninjas” program! Each “Little Ninja” has shown dedication and much improvement. Way to go kids!
Check out the highlight video of the Long Island Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In House Tournament. Everyone that competed did great! For almost everyone it was their first time competing in a grappling tournament, you guys are looking good, keep up the hard work.
Check out one of Long Island MMA’s instructors Ryan LaFlare as he discusses the pressing issue of potentially legalizing Mixed Martial Arts in his home state of New York. Ryan was a special guest on the show along with Renzo Gracie and New York State Assemblyman Bob Rielly (parts 2-6 are on our youtube page)
Long Island MMA and Fitness Center would like to thank http://www.mmahq.com for hooking up Frank Sforza with a Black Japanese Classic Isami Kimono (As seen with Frank in the above picture). Frank has recently become an internet cult phenomenon on their website (if you haven’t been following the forum there, check it out). Known as Frank “The White Belt”, Frank’s colorful personality that we all know and love at the gym has even gotten him his own FaceBook fan page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-The-White-Belt/156467197746421