Portland 10th Planet Seminar Review @ Straight Blast

July 25th, 2009 In News | 7 Comments

I’d like to give a big shout out to Garry and the whole crew that came out to the seminar at Straight Blast this last weekend. The turn out was amazing. It was awesome being able to do a seminar literally blocks from where I was born. All the guys at the seminar did really well, they were very enthusiastic to learn the 10th Planet system.

In my opinion, it seems like 10th Planet Portland might not be such a bad idea. With Matt Horwich, old school Bravo purple belt, John Salami, and George Sotiropolous relocating to the area, it would seem there’s a good group of 10th Planet folks up there.

I also got the chance to roll with the guys over at Team Quest again while I was there. UFC vet, Fabiano Scherner was the instructor. I was afforded the opportunity to roll for a little while with him. What a monster, he’s smooth and technical. Not to mention, he’s about 250 or rock solid mass.

I’m stoked to come back again soon. PDX rox!


10th Planet Portland Seminar, This weekend!

July 13th, 2009 In Seminars | 4 Comments

Matt Thorton’s Straight Blast, in Portland, OR will be hosting my seminar this weekend. If you haven’t made plans to go already, do so now!

Portland Seminar


Big ups to Impact BJJ – Beaverton, Oregon

August 7th, 2008 In News | Comments Off

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I’m on vacation in the Pacific North West and got some recommendations to check out Impact BJJ while I was here. I had the pleasure of Training with the guys over there last night. Michael Chapman and Armand Debruge Taught the class. I felt a little out of place since it was primarily a gi class (my gi has been packed away for years), but they chose that night to teach some nogi stuff. It was awesome, Great bunch of guys. If anybody is ever in the Beaverton, OR area, I suggest stopping by.

They have a couple of fighters fighting in the FCFF’s (www.thefcff.com) “Rumble at the Roseland” August 23rd. It’s and amature MMA show up here in Portland, OR. Many of the local gyms have fighters participate. I had the pleasure of going to one last year and had a blast. I’m looking forward to going to the upcoming one.

Impact BJJ