February we are introducing some new things and have big events on the horizon! Follow along for all of the details on what is sure to be a busy end of winter & into spring..
FEB 23: First off was the UAEJJF National Pro Trials @ La Cite. All 3 of our BJJ instructors took part, as well as many other students. Mateo competed for the 1st time as a brown belt and took home the bronze medal winning 2 matches and losing 1. Matt McKay competed for the 1st time after a long injury layoff and took home silver. Professor Peter fought some of the best black belts in the country in his weight category and competed hard. Many other students competed their hearts out and took home some medals. Later that night, there was more action to be had for Professor Peter and his BJJ crew. Isabelle Farley competed for the Women’s Sub-X Grand Prix title and came out victorious! Sub-X belts have a good home at New Era with Isabelle joining Alex O’Neil who took home a Grand Prix belt back in September. Also competing on that same Sub-X card was teenage phenom Jake Geauvreau & Mike Burton. Jake & Mike were also victorious in their matches. Congrats to all BJJ students & instructors. Lastly on this night was the Art of War 3 Muay Thai show. New Era had 3 fighters on the card, and came out with 2 wins & 1 loss! New Era Muay Thai is no joke and took down some phenomenal fighters from all over Ontario.
MAR 2: Cold Warz II Muay Thai event in Toronto saw 2 New Era athletes make their debuts inside the ring. Congrats to both Laure Robichon & Marcel Nguyen who took the leap of faith and fought their hearts out. Takes a big person to step inside the ring and both of these members trained so hard to put it all on the line this past weekend. On to the next one!!
MAR 9: March 9th is the date of our inaugural Junior Muay Thai Grading. Students who have worked hard over the past 3-12 months will be put to the test for the first time. We look forward to taking this program to the next level with the help of Kolby Brindle, Kristy Balcom & Kru Jeff. This will be at our Camelot location from 11am-1pm. Please talk to the instructors for more info.
MAR 14: TKO 46 was set to be the pro MMA debut for Cole Crossthwaite, but will have to wait unfortunately. The event has been postponed due to significant injuries to the fight card. Stay tuned for more details on New Era’s MMA competitors upcoming fight news.
MAY 24: Muay Thai Provincial Championships visit Toronto, Ontario. We only had a few athletes at this tournament last year, and would love to increase our numbers! Please talk to Kru Jeff ASAP for details on this!
New Era Open House
Friday, March 22nd marks the date of our open house which will feature an evening full of food & drink, exciting matches, and team bonding! If you can, please be in attendance & bring your friends and family! This will not only bring our New Era team closer together, but will be an amazing opportunity to fulfill some goals that you may not have had the chance to otherwise. Cost for this event is $15 and will take place at our Camelot location. More details to come in the near future! Stay tuned.
Live at Lansdowne II
Saturday, April 6th Live at Lansdowne 2 invades the Aberdeen Pavilion. Join us for a full fledged night of fights even better than the first! Table/VIP/Sponsorship opportunities are available for those interested. General admission tickets will be on sale at the gyms shortly. If you couldn’t attend the first event, you will not want to miss the second! See you there!
MUAY THAI MOMMIES
Starting on March 19th, we will be running a “boot camp” style course for women interested in training Muay Thai! This program will be running on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10-11am. This will be for 6 weeks (ending April 25). Child care will be provided for those busy moms who are looking to squeeze an hour of training into their busy days. Cost for this 6-week program is $179.99 and is available for members & non-members at the same cost.
TIP OF THE MONTH:
“Master the clinch, every exchange ends in one.”
– KRU JEFF
“If you find that you are plateauing (as people commonly say in BJJ) and feel like you aren’t progressing, often times you need a new perspective. Try a private lesson. They are a great way to flip your brain and get a fresh view on things & push past the walls.”
— PROFESSOR PETER