Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Another BJJ BlueBelt Joins the Ranks

In a training trip to Nashville MMA, Mr. Josh Geers was once again surprised with a promotion! He was thrown in the shark tank with 15 minutes of straight wrestling to receive is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt.

Josh has been training hard for a few years and after countless hours on the mat, a major injury that kept him off the mat for a bit, and the strength it took to return to the mat....it was obvious that his Blue Belt was long overdue!

We are honored to have Josh as one of our Kids Coaches here at Club MMA and now also honored to have him in our adult classes with a little color adorning his waist!!

Congrats Josh!

Josh Geers, Shawn Hammonds, Jeff Robison

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kickin' Halloween Parties!

Once again Halloween at Club MMA was Kickin! We had ninja's all over the place as well as princesses, pirates, superhero's, the super mario brothers and more!

We all wrestle with the purple grappling dummies in class, but one even showed up in real life for the party!

We had a blast and can't wait for next year!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Newest Club Member Arrived

The smallest and newest addition to Club MMA was born July 21st weighing in at 7lbs 2 oz. Jade Elizabeth Robison (Future Ninja) is daughter to owners Jeff and Abbie Robison.

The whole family is happy and healthy and Jade can't wait to start making daily appearances at the club.

Thanks to all of our clients for your cards and gifts! We appreciate you so much!!!

In her Team Robison Onesie & Posing with Club coaches aka Uncle Josh, Daddy & Uncle Nik

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

3 new BJJ Blue Belts Awarded

Club MMA continues to grow as 3 more students earned their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belts! Black Belt Shawn Hammonds was in town to lead and seminar and join Club MMA Head Coach in awarding Jeremy Schomp, Scott Keith and Jason Banschbach with their Blue Belts.

The three not only trained hard for years, but put in a grueling morning of demonstration of skill and rounds of grappling to prove they deserve the belts that they now wear.

Congrats to Jeremy, Scott and Jason!! Well deserved!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Instructor receives Black Muay Thai Sash

Instructor Nik Hoobler-Scherff received his Black Muay Thai Sash June 8, 2011! After years of hard work and dedication, Nik moved quickly through the ranks in Muay Thai. Nik's devotion and love for the art of Muay Thai is present in each class he teaches and each fight he fights!

Congrats Nik! It is well deserved!!

Nik and the entire Muay Thai Class

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Instructor Blackbelt Given

We would like to announce that Head Coach Jeff Robison has given longtime student and Coach Josh Geers his Club MMA instructor black belt!

On Wednesday, May 4th the lobby began to fill up with Club MMA students and Josh's family while he was coaching a typical Junior Jabber class. He kept glancing back with confusion but it all made sense when Coach Robison (to josh's surprise) pulled out an instructor black belt and presented it to Coach Geers.

Josh started with Club MMA as a BJJ student, but showed immediate potential after always being the first person to help a student in need. We really liked that quality in Josh and so when the school was in need of additional help, we offered Josh an instructorship position. Josh spent 50 hours a week at regular job and another 15 hours each week helping out and making time for extra training to learn how to coach. When the time was right Club MMA hired Josh as our first full time employee. His addition to the Club MMA staff has been a great experience-you can see and hear his passion when he is on the mat. Mr. Geers is one of the lead Club MMA childrens program coaches. He is currently training and coaching full time, and has found a home with Club MMA.

Thank you Josh for all your hardwork and dedication!

Vegas Muay Thai Training

Head Coach Jeff Robison and Muay Thai Coach Nik Hoobler-Scherff got to escape the Cincinnati rain and spend some time in sunny Las Vegas for some advanced Muay Thai Training. Getting out of the club is good for our instructors as it helps them think outside the box, obtain new perspectives and miss their family, training partners and clients a little bit...which is always good! The two got to spend two full days training at the Las Vegas Muay Thai Gym with Master Vong, the master instructor there. With over 200 hundred career fights in Thailand, this man is a wealth of knowledge and still tough as nails at the age of 55! The two spend a lot of time working on their posture, stance and how to deliver the power of Muay Thai. The two also got a chance to pop into Wanderlei Silva's MMA Gym and of course they did get a few hours to soak in the pool too. Though both came home with lots of bumps, bruises and extremely sore feet and shins, they were so excited and can't wait to improve the Muay Thai program here at Club MMA!