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October 7th 2012 | NEW Club Member: Bulldog Muay Thai & BJJ
We would like to officially welcome Bulldog Muay Thai & BJJ
of Kansas, USA to the Association. Bulldog Martial Arts is headed by Coach Shawn Monday
. Shawn began studying and competing in Martial Arts in 1999 and has trained extensively in both Thailand and Brazil. Shawn is a professional Muay Thai fighter and currently ranked 5th in the world by the International Kickboxing Federation. Since 2005, Shawn has shared his detailed knowledge with his students and has gone on to produce successful competitors in both Muay Thai and BJJ.
September 8th 2012 | Annual Daniel Valverde Seminar and Canadian Belt Promotions
Daniel will be conducting a training seminar followed by Belt Promotions on Saturday September 8th 2012. The Seminar will held at Central Combat Sports
in Windsor Ontario and will begin at 1:00pm. Belt promotion ceremony begins at 4:00pm. The seminar cost is $70 pre-registration or $100 at the door.
August 12th 2012 | NEW Club Member: Extreme Impact Martial Arts
We would like to officially welcome Extreme Impact Martial Arts
of Gold Coast, Australia to the Association. Extreme Impact is headed by Coach Troy Manning
who began studying Martial Arts in 1997 and has even worked as a personal protection specialist for many entertainers and international celebrities. Since opening its doors in 2007, Extreme Impact has produced state and Pan-Pacific medalists in BJJ competition, which is a true testament to the effectiveness of Troy’s coaching and experience.
August 3rd 2012 | NEW Club Member: Clinch MMA and Fitness
We would like to officially welcome Clinch MMA and Fitness
of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada to the Association. Clinch MMA and Fitness is headed by lifetime martial artist, Coach Sal “Snickerz” Ram
. Sal been involved with martial arts since the age of seven and has competed in Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA and BJJ. Sal is true martial artist with an impressive skill-set and incredible passion for learning and sharing his knowledge with his students and community.
June 22th 2012 | Daniel Valverde @ UFC on FX 4
Daniel will be attending UFC on FX 4 to corner MMA Masters’ fighter and title contender, Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas as he takes on Japanese submission specialist, Hatsu Hioki.
May 5th 2012 | Daniel Valverde Toronto Seminar
Daniel will be conducting a seminar on May 5th 2012, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and will be hosted by Toronto No Gi
. $65 for Association Members, $75 pre-registration, $100 at the door. Click HERE
to register for this event. All are welcome.
March 10th 2012 | Daniel Valverde Seminar in Dallas Texas
Daniel will be conducting a seminar on March 10th 2012 at Octagon MMA
in Dallas, Texas. The seminar will run from 1pm to 3pm. The fee is $50 for Octagon MMA members and $75 for non-members. All are welcome.
February 10th 2012 | NEW Club Member: Para Bellum MMA
We would like to officially welcome Para Bellum MMA
of Oakville, Ontario, Canada to the Association. Para Bellum MMA is headed by long-time MMA and grappling veteran Coach Rory McDonell
. Rory has spent over a decade on the mats competing as a collegiate wrestler (national champion), an international no-gi jiu-jitsu competitor and MMA fighter. Rory is an outstanding instructor with an incredible work-ethic and amazing attention to detail.
December 11th 2011 | Congratulations to Luis Baboon Palomino!
On December 11th 2011, not only did Luis “Baboon” Palomino easily defeat Pride FC and Elite XC veteran Charles “Crazy Horse” Bennett by first round knockout at CFA 4, but he was also promoted that day to the rank of Black Belt by Sensei Daniel.
November 12th 2011 | Congratulations to Ricardo Lamas on his UFC Submission of the Night!
Congratulations to Ricardo Lamas for his UFC Submission victory over BJJ Black Belt Cub Swanson. Ricardo finished the fight via head-arm choke to earn himself the Submission of the Night bonus and a promotion to Brown Belt from Sensei Daniel!
October 1st 2011 | NEW Club Member: Supreme MMA
We would like to officially welcome Supreme MMA of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada to the Association. Supreme MMA is headed by 2X Canadian MMA Champion, John Fraser. John is a fantastic instructor that brings a lifetime of knowledge and first-hand experience to the table.
September 24th 2011 | Daniel Valverde Seminar and Canadian Belt Promotions
Daniel will be conducting a training seminar followed by Belt Promotions on Saturday September 24th 2011. The Seminar will held at Central Combat Sports
in Windsor Ontario and will begin at 12:00pm. The seminar cost is $50.
All belt promotion applicants must be pre-registered with their instructor or the association directly. Best of luck to all of the applicants attending.
August 27th 2011 | Daniel Valverde @ UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Daniel will be attending UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil to support his good friends, Anderson “The Spider” Silva and Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira. Anderson will be defending his Middleweight title for the 9th straight time against Yushin Okami from Japan, while Minotauro will be taking on Brendan Schaub.
June 26th 2011 | Daniel Valverde @ UFC Live 4- Kongo vs Barry
Daniel will be attending UFC Live 4 – Kongo vs Barry to corner MMA Masters’ fighter, Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas as he takes on Matt Grice.
June 25th 2011 | Daniel Valverde @ Bellator Summer Series Featherweight Tournament
Daniel will be cornering MMA Masters’ fighter and coach, Luis “Baboon” Palomino, a 4-time world champion, at Bellator Summer Series Featherweight Tournament. Palomino, a Bellator veteran is on a 3 fight win streak. He will be facing Pat Curran on June 25th live on MTV2 from the Seminole Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood Florida.