August 2018 News

August was a slower month for the New Era team as summer starts to wind down. Some of the nicest weather in a long long time leading to jam packed schedules for most people! This edition of our newsletter touches not so much on what has recently happened, but more so about what is coming for the team, as well as what kinds of programs & events are soon to be getting started! Let’s get into it!


SEPT. 8: First off is the GTA BJJ Open on September 8th. Good luck to all competitors making the trek down the 401.

SEPT 14: On September 14th at Sala San Marco, the Sub-X grappling “All In” event takes place. Cole Crosswaithe is competing in a combat grappling tournament. This will be the first time ever in the city of Ottawa that we will be able to see combat jiu-jitsu. If you aren’t aware of what Combat Jiu-Jitsu is, make sure you make it to this event and see for yourself! Also competing on that same night we have Jordan Bosley, Alex O’Neil, Jake Geauvreau, and our own Professor, Peter Fazekas. Peter will be competing in can’t miss black-belt superfight against a competitor from Montreal. Talk to Peter for tickets!

SEPT. 15: The day after Sub-X, we have 4 competitors fighting Muay Thai. Taylor McClatchie will be competing in a 4-way elimination tournament against some of Canada’s top-tier 125-pound athletes. Natalie Liberatore will also be fighting against a competitor from Lanna MMA in this awesome all female Muay Thai event “She Fights II” in Toronto.

SEPT. 15: That same day out east (New Brunswick) Mirza Hopovac & Leila Jakubinek will be competing. Mirza will be vying for a pro Muay Thai heavyweight title. Good luck to all of our Muay Thai & BJJ competitors!

SEPT. 21: Last but not least, we switch to the world of MMA. Merging ground skills with striking abilities. On September 21st in Quebec City, TKO 44 will be taking place. In the main event, Adam “Warhammer” Hunter looks to snatch up yet another belt, this time the TKO Light Heavyweight title. He will be fighting the reigning 185-pound champion, Marc-Andre Barriault who makes the jump up to 205. Keep an eye out for potential match-ups for Mateo Vogel & Matar Lo in the coming days as well. Good luck boys!

Muay Thai: Live at Lansdowne

Circle the date on your calendars folks! Saturday, November 24th is going to be a special day for New Era Combat Sports. Join us for our first ever night of fights in the beautiful & historic Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. With a portion of proceeds going to support the Wounded Warriors of Canada, what better way to spend a Saturday night. Showcasing a plethora of New Era and other Ottawa talent, get out and support local Muay Thai. With Kru Jeff & Tracy Harrison at the organizing healm, we promise to put on the show of 2018. Guaranteed.


Amber Bond

Amber is a mother of two who finds time in her busy day to train like a beast! Amber is not only a BJJ competitor, but is a new student of Vision Athletics head personal trainer, Jimmy Tokaryk. Amber works hard day in, day out to improve her BJJ and lose weight. The results truly speak for themselves. Amber has recently brought her entire family in to train at New Era and shows off why she really is a supermom! Congratulations Amber, keep up the outstanding work.

after school program
after school program


As September rolls through, kids need somewhere to go for after school care. What better place than our brand new Kanata facility? If you know of someone who has yet to sort out their after school plans, or maybe just looking for something better, please refer them to us! We still have a few spots remaining for our special early bird price. The program includes transportation from school to our facility, homework time, fun games, PD Days, and a martial arts lesson from some of the best quality instructors in the Ottawa area. Our program is cheaper than most daycares and offers life lessons that the kids will use in their lives going forwards.


“In martial arts you only can control yourself. Look inward and focus on you.”

 “Jiu-Jitsu is like a giant puzzle. Before you can solve it you need to identify and understand all the pieces. In the beginning of your journey, try not to understand everything at once. Break it down into parts and then start piecing it together.”