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CageworX 2016 Year in Review

CageworX’s 2016 was a big one. Probably the biggest change…babies. We got ’em! Cody & Jenny’s first child, Waylen, was born in February.

Babies at CageworX

CageworX Coaches & Staff

Coach Cody Houston continued to offer high level Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gi and no gi instruction. Phil Beatty joined CageworX, offering his many years of experience to provide excellent kickboxing and fitness classes. Grant Gilliam’s arrival brought the addition of Monday night combat Sambo/Judo training. Jake Blaski began teaching the Thursday night no gi class and Jenn Lozada started a Women-only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class on Saturdays. Sara continued to provide administrative/front desk support.

CageworX Youth Classes

The youth kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs continued to grow. The kids BJJ competition team also saw a great deal of success in regional competitions.

CageworX Fight Team

Billy Cortani and Dexter Thumm, Jr. had very successful amateur kickboxing debuts. Darrell Hutchins joined the fight team and had his debut as a CageworX fighter. Josh McCool did well in his kickboxing and Muay Thai matches. Fighters Jake Blaski and Jacob Goudie finished their amateur careers with a flourish and began to fight professionally. Coach Cody Houston returned to the cage for the first time in over 13 years to win his amateur fight just after turning 40! CageworX also continued to do cage set ups and sanctioning for a number of fights in Washington.

Building Purchase & Poser Yoga+CageworX

Another huge change was the purchase of the entire building by Cody & Jenny Houston. Jenny’s yoga studio, Poser Yoga, was moved from their downtown location to right next door to CageworX. It was no small feat. Cody, Jenny, their family and friends (including members of the yoga studio and CageworX) made it happen!

Giving to the Community

During the holiday season, CageworX and Poser Yoga teamed up to give back to the community. We had a very successful peanut butter drive and, like last year, we adopted a local family for whom we collected needed gifts to help them start the new year right.

The CageworX/PoserYoga Peanut Butter drive allowed us to give much needed protein to the Port Angeles Food Bank

2016…and Beyond!

2016 was incredibly busy and productive. 2017 looks to be another year of tremendous change and growth as PoserYoga joins CageworX. (Literally cutting a doorway to join the two businesses.) Many thanks to everyone who’s part of the CageworX family!!!

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


CageworX Fight Team News

Coach Cody Houston and Fighter Jacob Goudie posing with their title belts after winning their MMA fights at The Point Casino on June 25, 2016.

There’s a lot of news from the CageworX Fight Team, but here are the highlights! We’re proud of all our fighters, coaches and everyone who’s helping their teammates prepare for fights. It takes a team to make it happen. Thank you to everyone who’s come out to show your support!

Coach Cody Houston

Fighting for the first time in 16 years at age 40, Cody won the 170-lb title belt on June 25th at The Point Casino in Kingston, WA. Click here to watch video of the fight.

Coach Phil Beatty

Both Cody and Coach Phil have been helping the guys get ready for fights. Coach Phil also offers Personal Training and Fitness Adventures on the Olympic Peninsula.

Coach Grant Gilliam

Grant has been teaching terrific Combat Sambo classes Mondays at 6:30pm. Fun and effective takedowns, plus killer submissions including leg locks…don’t miss out!

Pro Fighter Jake Blaski

BJJ Purple belt Jake Blaski had his pro fighter debut at Reign FC on June 18th. Check out his Thursday no gi classes at 5pm and visit his Facebook page for his upcoming pro fight schedule!

Fighter Jacob Goudie

Jacob won two title belts at 145 lbs two weekends in a row at
COGA Breaking Point at the Point Casino on June 25 and at Reign FC on June 18. The local paper recently published a great article about Jacob: “From Brawler to Belt-holder.”

For news and videos of his fights, visit Jacob’s Facebook page.

Fighters Josh McCool & Darrell Hutchins

Warehouse-Wars We’re extremely proud of Josh who participated in the Paddle to Nisqually 2016 Canoe Journey. Click here to check out the complete story map with tons of photos.

Both Josh McCool and Darrell Hutchins will be fighting at the upcoming Warehouse Wars on August 27th. Be sure to come out to Arlington and support the CageworX Fight Team!

Kickboxing at CageworX: Welcoming Coach Phil Beatty, 3rd Degree Black Belt

We’re very excited to welcome Coach Phil Beatty who is now teaching kickboxing at CageworX! Coach Beatty’s entire adult life has been devoted to the instruction of martial arts and fitness. He believes in putting all his focus on his client’s safety, results and a positive experience. Mr. Beatty is a 3rd degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate and KickboxinPhil Beatty Martial Arts Instructor in Port Angelesg with over 30 years martial arts experience, a certified Level III F.A.S.T. Defense™ instructor, and certified F.A.S.T. Defense For Children™ instructor. He is also a veteran fitness trainer specializing in Fitness Kickboxing, Adventure Fitness and athletic strength and conditioning. From 2003 to 2015 he and his life partner, Donna Everhart, owned and operated the popular St. Petersburg Florida based Elite Training Center, an 8,000 square foot Kickboxing, MMA and Cross-Training fitness center. During that time Phil not only trained the general public but also coached professional fighters for strength, speed and endurance conditioning. During his time at Elite Training Center he helped design and instructed the fitness and motivation curriculum for the All Children’s Hospital Fit-For-All-Kids™ weight management program.

Phil is also an avid obstacle course mud racer. He started and led his training center’s obstacle course mud racing team “Elite Training Warriors” through three of the notorious 12 mile “Tough Mudders,” four of the 8 mile “Savage Races” and numerous other obstacle course races since 2010.

Phil is the author and former certification director for the “National Association of Professional Martial Artists” Fitness Kickboxing™ program. From 2001 to 2004 he traveled and certified over 2000 professional instructors in Fitness Kickboxing™. During that time he also served as an international fitness and martial arts continuing education presenter teaching fitness product training seminars to fitness professionals for “Spri Products” fitness gear. He was also a video instructor featured on training videos for “Power Systems” fitness equipment company, teaching use and training drills for their boxing and kickboxing products.

Phil also proudly served his country with six years of honorable U.S. military service.

Kickboxing at CageworX: Coach Beatty’s Martial Arts, Self-Defense & Combat Training History

Phil Beatty started his formal martial arts training at USA Karate in St. Petersburg Florida on January 6, 1985, under John Graden and achieved his Black Belt on March 23, 1989. USA Karate was also the training facility of the Legendary Joe Lewis, the man Black Belt Magazine named as “The Greatest Fighter of All Time.” The Joe Lewis Fighting System taught to Beatty is a combination of the most effective strategic full-contact kickboxing and hand-to-hand combat available. Phil is certified Joe Lewis Kickboxing Instructor and has his 2nd Degree Black Belt under Joe Lewis as well as John Graden. The focus of Mr. Beatty’s training and specialized studies is in reality self-defense and empty-hand combat. Mr. Beatty is certified by internationally known combat and self-defense expert Bill Kipp, the chief instructor and creator of F.A.S.T. Defense™ (Fear Adrenal Stress Training). Mr. Beatty is a certified instructor in F.A.S.T. Defense™ for Level I (Stand-Up Aggression), Level II (Ground Aggression), Level III (Weapons Disarming), and F.A.S.T Defense For Children™ (stranger abduction and bullying prevention and self-defense). After opening Elite Training Center in 2003 Phil trained many of his students to Black Belt and trained many successful martial arts competitors. From 2009 to 2014 Mr. Beatty was a Florida State Athletic Commission Licensed Fight Trainer and coached many amateur and professional fighters. Phil has trained everyone from the most vulnerable in the general public to military personnel. He is pleased to offer his experience and training, teaching self defense, fitness and kickboxing at CageworX for recreational and fight training purposes.

New Classes and CageworX Schedule Changes

Read on to learn about the new schedule for the Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes and the Sunday Yoga class for CageworX Gym Members. And please give us your feedback on scheduling a weekday Women-Only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class!

New Schedule for CageworX Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

CageworX Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition Team at Chess on the Mat
There will now be two sets of classes for the Youth/Teens Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes: 3:15 to 4pm (age 5-8) and 4-5pm (age 9-14) on M/W/F.

We are excited to see how much our Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes has grown since the move to 8th Street. The mats have been full of kids enjoying the classes and it is now time for us to ensure all of them get the best and safest possible training. With that goal in mind, as of Monday August 31st, we will be separating the youth BJJ classes into two groups:

1) 3:15 pm to 4 pm for children ages 5-8
2) 4pm to 5 pm for children ages 9-14

This change only affects the Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. The Youth Muay Thai classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays will remain the same, with one class at 4pm.

Sunday Yoga at CageworX for Gym Membersyoga-dude

Yoga is returning to the gym’s class schedule! Sara Shearer will be teaching a power yoga class every Sunday, 4 to 5 pm, for CageworX gym members. This class is included with your gym membership fee, so there’s no excuse not to try it out! It’s time to work on developing your flexibility and strengthening some neglected but important muscle groups that are critical for good balance and  Continue reading New Classes and CageworX Schedule Changes

Order Your CageworX Clothing Today!

We’re about to put together an order of CageworX clothing (T-shirts, track jackets, hoodies, etc.). Click on the image below for a bigger view of the clothing mockups featuring the small “CwX” logo

cageworx clothing mockup
Click on the image for a larger view of the clothing mockups.

on the front and the full CageworX logo on the back. Looks pretty sharp! And there are more colors than just black. Click on the links below to see more fabric color choices and information. Items marked with a “***” are available in Youth Sizes.

Shirts & Tank Tops

T-Shirts Standard*** ($25): See more info
T-Shirts Premium ($25): See more info
Dryfits*** ($25)See more info
Sleeveless Training Jersey ($35): See more info
Women’s T-Shirts ($25)See more info
Tank Tops ($25)See more info

Hoodies & Jackets

Track Jackets ($40)See more info
Hoodie*** ($35)See more info
Alternative 2-Tone Hoodie ($45): See more info
Zip-up Hoodie*** ($40)See more info
Alternative Zip-up Hoodie ($50): See more info


Shorts***: Adult ($45) – Youth ($35)

Gym Bags

Gym Bags : Small (35$) –  Large (40$) – Premium (45$)

Contact us with any questions or use the form below to let us know what CageworX clothing items, quantity, color and size(s) you would like to order:

CageworX Gym News

There’s been so much going on at CageworX, these are just a few of the recent highlights!

CageworX Showcased in King 5 SegmentCageworX on King 5

King 5 was doing a story in the Port Angeles area during early August. They stopped by CageworX and spent a good amount of time taking video of folks training at the gym and talking with Head Instructor, Cody Houston. Check out the video!

Fond Farewells

In August, we had a number of CageworX members take their leave from Port Angeles. This included purple belts, Kassio Atila  (Brazil) and Jeremiah San Nicolas (Guam). Fight Team Member, Ryan Rodorigo, Continue reading CageworX Gym News

CageworX MMA in Port Angeles Grand Opening Week August 3–8, 2015

Ribbon Cutting at CageworX MMA
We had the ribbon cutting ceremony on June 30, 2015. Thank you Port Angeles Ambassadors for the warm welcome!

In 2012, CageworX became the premier MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai training facility on the North Olympic Peninsula. This year, we made an important change of location and we couldn’t be happier with the increased visibility now that we’re on 8th Street. It’s time to celebrate our move! CageworX MMA in Port Angeles invites everyone to come to our Grand Opening Celebration week starting Monday, August 3rd.

Check It Out: FREE Classes for New Visitors

All week, newcomers can try a FREE Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class and/or Muay Thai class (both adult and kids classes). We can talk all day about the high quality instruction provided by Head Instructor Cody Houston and his staff, but you won’t know until you actually experience it. Maybe it’s time to try something different. Maybe you keep driving past and have wanted to see what going on in there. Maybe you want a different workout that’s fun and teaches you a useful skill at the same time. Just try it…for FREE!!!  Click here for class times.

A Weekend of Martial Arts Seminars


Thursday August 6

  • 6:30–8pm: Boxing Workshop with Jesus Solis, former Western States Regional Golden Gloves Champion and renown boxing coach (This workshop is FREE.)

Friday August 7*
NOTE: Regular classes canceled today. Enjoy the Seminars!

  • 6–8pm: Muay Thai Kickboxing seminar with internationally renown champion Master Saohin Srisuk

Saturday August 8*

  • 11am–1pm: Filipino Dirty Boxing/JKD Catch Wrestling Seminar with Professor Lou Faralan
  • 1–2pm:  Lunch Break
  • 2–4pm:  Judo seminar with 5th Degree Black Belt and US Olympic Judo Team Alternate, Oscar Garnica Sensei
  • TBA:  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu open rolling before or after the Judo seminar
  • Saturday afternoon events will be followed by a gym BBQ!

*COST for Gym Members & Non-Members

Non-Members: $35/Seminar or $80/Weekend
CageworX Gym Members: $35/Seminar or $60/Weekend
Thursday evening Boxing Workshop is FREE!

Special Guest Instructors will include… Continue reading CageworX MMA in Port Angeles Grand Opening Week August 3–8, 2015

Vote CageworX for 2015 Best of the Peninsula – Martial Arts!!!

2015 Best of the Peninsula CageworX Martial ArtsFor the first time ever, CageworX has made it on the Ballot for this year’s Best of the Peninsula. Show your support for the Olympic Peninsula’s original Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Muay Thai/MMA gym! Go to You have to register (it’s quick and easy) and then scroll down to the Martial Arts category. They spelled the name “Cageworkx”… but close enough! IMPORTANT: Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Confirm Your Votes” button to ensure your vote gets counted.

While you’re there, give some Best of the Peninsula votes for Next Door Gastropub, Poser Yoga and Jenny Houston (photographer).

May-June CageworX Fitness Boot Camp

8 Weeks, 24 Sessions ~ Starting May 11, 2015
Every Mon / Wed / Thurs:  8–9 am

CageworX Fitness Boot Camp Port Angeles Fitness TrainingCageworX is pleased to be offering our first intensive fitness boot camp! On Monday, May 11th, participants will begin eight weeks of intensive, guided fitness training with 24 sessions in all.

Align your goals, track your progress and participate in a group fitness program that’s geared towards personal instruction, injury prevention and achieving realistic nutritional and fitness goals.  Over the 8 weeks you will challenge yourself both by making nutritional goals and committing to a 8-week periodized fitness training program.  All participants will be guided to ensure safety, while pushing to achieve greater fitness achievements.

QUALITY INSTRUCTION will be provided by Kevin Pedrey, owner of Sequim Gym and NW Massage. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and Herbalist with a focus on whole foods and nutritional supplementation. His knowledge and enthusiasm will help guide you as you achieve your goals! You’ll also meet new friends and enjoy diverse and challenging workouts,  while avoiding injuries and benefitting from Kevin’s nutritional advice and meal planning!

  • 8 weeks: A total of 24 sessions, 3 times a week
  • Intense workouts without injuries
  • NO EXPERIENCE required!
  • The level of instruction will meet the level of fitness
  • Cost: $150

To ensure high quality, personalized instruction, we will only allow a limited number of CageworX Fitness Boot Camp participants. Please contact us immediately to reserve your spot: