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CageworX Fight Team and WA State BJJ Competitions for February-March 2017

Below are the CageworX fight team events and WA state BJJ competitions coming up in February and March.

Proving Grounds X Submission Only Grappling Tournament

Saturday • February 4
This is a fun  tournament for those of you who want to compete in a submission-only format. It’s a good change of pace if you’ve only competed under the standard IBJJF rules. Brackets are available for men, women and youth (ages 5 to 17), both gi and no gi. For complete rules and to register online, visit Location: Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA.

The Redemption IX

Saturday • February 4
On the same day and in the same location as the above grappling tournament, The Redemption will feature amateur MMA and kickboxing fights. Cage set up and sanctioning will be provided by CageworX. Click here for more information and tickets.

Battle in the BarnBattle in the Barn VI

February 11
Washington state’s premier amateur fight show returns featuring three CageworX fighters on the card: Dexter Thumm, Darrell Hutchins and Josh McCool. The show will offer live music, a beer garden and a fight card you won’t want to miss! As always, the show wil be in Monroe, WA at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Cage set up and sanctioning will be done by CageworX. Find out more and buy tickets online at

Sat. February 25 NAGA & Fight Shows

NAGA BJJ/Submission Grappling Tournament
The North American Grappling Association returns to Seattle offering gi and no gi divisions for men, women and youth. CageworX will have several competitors at this tournament! For online registration and rules, click here. Location: Washington State Fair Agriplex, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA.

Brawl at Harmony Hall 3 Pro Boxing Show
CageworX fighter, Jake Blaski, will make his pro boxing debut at PNW Professional Boxing Promotions’ show at 9101 Steilacoom Rd. SE in Olympia, WA. Click here for more information and tickets.

Cagesport MMA Fight Show
At the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA.
Information & Tickets

Warehouse Warz 3
Kickboxing smoker at AKA MMA Fitness, 5919 195th St NE #2 in Arlington, WA. • More Information

The Revolution BJJ Tournament

Saturday March 4 (adults) | Sunday March 4 (kids)
This is the biggest tournament in the region and several members of our competition team will be there! Information is below or visit for online registration and rules. As usual, the tournament will be held at Pacific Lutheran University, 905 124th St S, Tacoma, WA 98447.

The Revolution Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament March 4-5, 2017

CageworX Muay Thai and BJJ Seminars at Legacy’s Grand Opening

CageworX’s sister gym in the Tri-Cities, Legacy Jiu Jitsu Academy, had their Grand Opening Weekend on January 13 & 14. To show our support, Cody Houston, Jenn Lozada and Josh McCool traveled to Richland, WA. Despite the unusually snowy weather, the weekend CageworX Muay Thai and BJJ Seminars were well attended.

On Friday night, Coach Jenn guest taught their women-only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, emphasizing concept-based jiu jitsu and guard retention. On Saturday, Coach Cody taught two seminars: a morning Muay Thai session focusing on simple yet very effective basics and an afternoon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class on bottom modified kesagatame techniques. Black belt Jay Bretz, who had driven from Leavenworth, also helped out during the BJJ session. Special thanks to Megan and Brendin Phillips for hosting us and throwing a great post-seminar party!

It was a pleasure to reconnect with familiar faces and to support Legacy Jiu Jitsu Academy’s future success. They’re a great group of people offering family-friendly martial arts instruction in both kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We highly recommend you visit them next time you’re in the Tri-Cities area!


Upcoming CageworX Fight Events and Seminars

There are a lot going through the end of the year and well into the next! Check out the schedule below for CageworX Fight  Events, opportunities to get your Washington State MMA Official certification and information on the next Revolution submission grappling tournament.

More details will be provided on each event as the dates get closer. Check back again soon!

CageworX Fight Team Rocked the Warehouse Wars

The CageworX fight team recently made a great showing at Warehouse Wars in Arlington last Saturday! Josh ‘El Matador’ McCool and Darrell L. Hutchins took to the ring for some exciting kickboxing bouts.

Darrell hasn’t been in a ring or cage for over four years and had a hard three-round match up. Although this kickboxing smoker didn’t decide winners or losers, Darrell was the obvious winner against a tough opponent.

El Matador felt out his opponent for a brief period and then put an end to it with a body kick that took his guy down at 1:01 of the first round.

Thanks to Landon Showalter for the opportunity, and for putting on a good old fashioned smoker event where guys and girls can get a more realistic fight show


Marcelo Alonso Seminar at CageworX!

SATURDAY /  MAY 23, 2015 / 11 am to 2 pm

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master, Marcelo Alonso, is Coming Back!

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One of the BJJ Heroes, Marcelo Alonso, is returning to CageworX in Port Angeles to share his great knowledge of The Gentle Art. Professor Alonso is a 5th Degree Black Belt who received his 4th Degree from Grand Master Carlson Gracie and his 5th from International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Cost: $35.00.

UPDATE: It was a great seminar with a great group of people. Thanks again to Professor Alonso for teaching us amazing and very practical high guard submissions and side control techniques using the lapel! Check out these images from the seminar: 

Please contact us to register for the Marcelo Alonso Seminar:

March 2015 Upcoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments

March 7: The Revolution in Tacoma, WA

The Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grappling Tournament Poster March 2015
The Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments are held about three times a year.

Members of our CageworX Youth and Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teams are already looking forward to The 27th Revolution. This is the largest BJJ tournament in the Pacific Northwest. Registration online is now open and you get a free T-shirt if you register by February 16th! Choose to compete wearing a gi (in a uniform) or no-gi or both. Visit The Revolution website to learn more about the cost of registering, tournament rules, and FAQs. Registration closes on March 2nd.

Although not everyone who trains at our Port Angeles gym competes—it is not required!—it’s fortunate that Continue reading March 2015 Upcoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments

2014 Holidays at CageworX

A Successful Thanksgiving Food Drive

‘Tis the holiday season, folks, and that means it’s the time of year for GIVING. The CageworX MMA family is very much a part of the Port Angeles community. Being a part of any community means giving back to the community. For the 2014 holiday season, we had our very first Thanksgiving food drive. All through November, our gym members really stepped it up for the community and filled our Port Angeles Food Bank donation barrel to overflowing! Thanks to the team here at CageworX, we were able to collect over 200 lbs of non-perishable food items for families in need in our area.  The food was all donated to the Port Angeles Food Bank and distributed to local families for the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday.  Well done team!

First Annual Gym Clean Up

On Wednesday, December 10th, we canceled classes and instead Continue reading 2014 Holidays at CageworX