8.22.12 - Raptor BJJ Coach Mike Harmon is competing this weekend in the IBJJF Boston Open. Good luck, Mike, bring home some arms and necks back to Austin! :)
Update - Mike won his first match (brown belt, Adult 154lbs) via points, lost his second match via choke to one of the best in the world, Gianni Grippo. Congrats Mike! Onward and upward, AAAWWWWKKKK!!!!
8.29.12 - NEW SEMESTER AT UT BJJ CLUB STARTS! Looking forward to a great semester of training with the UT clan. Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8pm, with Coaches Jeff Rockwell, Mike Harmon, and Jose Portillo. Monday is Gi, Wednesday is no gi! Come get your roll on!
9.1.12 - Coach Jeff Rockwell will be making a rare excursion from Austin to conduct a seminar in celebration of TJ's Turner's opening of Momentum Fitness/Raptor BJJ State College. The seminar will be on Saturday, September 22nd. Private lessons are available throughout the weekend. More details to come soon!
9.6.12 - ATTENTION -NO CLASS TONIGHT!!! (Thursday, September 6.) Normal class on Saturday morning, see you then!
10.7.12 Last weekend, Coach Mike Harmon took Bronze in the No Gi Pan Ams (brown belt Adult 154lbs), winning his first match via guillotine choke and losing his second in a very close match. Congrats Mike!
11.4.12 - Mike Harmon is the 2012 No Gi Brown Belt World Champion!!!!!! Congrats Mike for all your hard work and skill, this has been the culmination of a long road. Thanks to everyone who helped him prepare!
11.19.12 - Make sure you come to class this Saturday (November 24th) to welcome a very special purple belt visitor, Can Sonmez, a Roger Gracie purple belt from the UK who is visiting us here in Texas. Come and make him feel welcome, y'all!
2.28.13 - Coach Mike Harmon was recently promoted to Black Belt! After winning the No Gi World Championships at Brown Belt back in the Fall, Mike paid a holiday visit to his home town of Boston. There Mike was awarded the coveted rank of black belt by his long time instructor, Dave Ginsberg. As most of you know, the black belt is something that takes a very long time and a extreme amount of dedication to earn. So I am very proud to say that now we have not just one, but TWO black belts on the mat at Raptor BJJ! Congratulations, Mike!
- Sam Edmonson recently competed in a tournament near Dallas. Sam competed in both the gi (purple belt) and no-gi (expert) divisions, taking silver in both! This was Sam's first tournament after a long layoff, and he showed an incredible display of technique and composure. Congratulations, Sam!
- Weeknight classes have been moved up to 6pm-7:30pm instead of 7pm-8:30pm. So if you were having trouble getting to class because of the later time slot, see if this one works better for you! We're hoping to increase our exposure to the "dinner crowd" at the gym and get more people signed up for class.