April 2018 News

April was another amazing month for team New Era! For those who haven’t heard, our second location will be opening very shortly! That’s right….our 2nd location already! This place is going to be off the charts! The New Era takeover is real. This New Era Combat Sports is located at 329 March Road right near the “Kanata Research Park”. To go along with our busy month as a business, our amazing athletes had busy months as well. Here we go!


APRIL 6: Spring Beats on April 6th was definitely an exciting event for the many in attendance, in the corner, or in the ring competing! Our own Kristy Balcom earned a dominating victory in her first ever match inside the ring. A serious congratulations is in order! Way to go! Also competing was New Era’s 17-year-old phenom Cole MacInnis. Once again fighting a much older competitor proved to be no match for the flawless technique & youth of Cole. Lastly, in the main event, Dave McDonald was shocked by the skilled veteran Steph Lamarche who earned the 1stround victory.
In Edmonton, Alberta just one day after the Spring Beats event, New Era had 2 fighters in action. Yuki Yamanaka lost a hard decision in the main event & Karl Jakel ended up with a questionable draw. Very good fights to watch if you haven’t yet seen them online!

For our BJJ students, Thomas Oyarzun’s Seminar followed by the week of him teaching classes was a resounding success. The smooth, easy-going attitude and techniques he brought to New Era were felt by all and we couldn’t have been happier with how well it all played out that entire week. Thomas will be back for sure!

APRIL 21: Taylor McClatchie & Cole MacInnis hosted also hosted a seminar at New Era sharing their world-class Muay Thai skills with everyone who attended. Our students put on amazing seminars and if you have not been to one yet, be sure to attend the ones in the future!

MAY 7: Starting Monday, May 7th,  we will be releasing the details of a pre-registration sale to go along with the new location soon opening. If you have any friends or colleagues interested in training, please refer them to this deal or ask them to get in touch with us in some way. If your membership is expired/expiring, now is the time to renew!

MAY 4: Mateo “Carrapato” Vogel is fighting at TKO 43 tomorrow May 4th moving up a weight class looking for his 2nd pro victory! Tune into UFC Fight Pass/Fight Network/RDS 2 to see the man go to work! Good luck Mateo!

MAY 10-19: The IFMA World Championships will be taking place in Mexico from May 10-19th. This is the highest level of amateur Muay Thai in the world and we are lucky enough to have 2 athletes competing under the Canadian flag. Not only will they be representing Canada, but Ottawa andNew Era as well!

10-Week Fight Camp for a Cause

Our summer edition of the 10-week fight camp is approaching the 4-week mark and seems to be going well. A few participants have been in nearly everyday trying to better themselves and that is what we like to see. That is what we need to see! Commitment is key to this fight camp. Everyone who hasn’t gotten off to the start that they would’ve liked… there is still plenty of time to reach your 10-week goal! Remember, every pound lost during this 10-week program is going to a good cause. So far SafePet Ottawa is getting a healthy donation from New Era Combat Sports due to our members hard work!


Martyn Carver

Martyn Carver

The member of the month for April is Martyn Carver. Martyn is continuously showing support for the gym and his fellow peers. He is always willing to lend a helping hand whether it be showing the junior BJJ team some techniques or letting people lift weights in his home gym. Age doesn’t slow Martyn down as he is one of Professor Pete’s most dedicated and hardworking students. Please congratulate Martyn next time you see him!


“First learn your whats and hows. You must know what a technique is and how to execute it. After that, the only thing left to discover is when to use it. Timing is everything.”

“Champions are made on the mats at the gym, not at the tournament. The tournament is won well before the tournament happens. Make your training as difficult as possible so when you hit the competition, it is easy!”