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!
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.
Dec 4 (Sun) – IPRO MMA Official Certification – $50/Lacey, WA. Contact George Dodd for information.
Saturday • September 10 The North American Grappling Association offers adult, youth, gi and no gi divisions. Check the rules and register online at Nagafighter.com. The event will again be hosted by Everett Community College Student Fitness Center 2206 Tower St. Everett, WA. Be sure to let Professor Houston know in advance if you are competing. We will be doing special BJJ tournament preparations to help get you ready!
Saturday Nov. 12 (Adults) & Sunday Nov. 13 (Youth) This is the largest BJJ tournament in the Pacific NW! Adults and youth can compete in both gi and no gi divisions. Unlike many tournaments, you are guaranteed a minimum of two matches. Register online, get directions and find out the rules (they’re different for every tournament!) at LeapLLC.com.
There’s been so much going on at CageworX, these are just a few of the recent highlights!
CageworX Showcased in King 5 Segment
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!
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→
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
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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!
[Please read on for Sept. 2015 schedule changes. For information on the Women’s Self Defense Class: Click here!]
Posted Sept. 1, 2015 – 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
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 Members
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 July 25, 2015: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Women’s Self Defense Class→
8 Weeks, 24 Sessions ~ Starting late July, 2015 Every Mon / Wed / Thurs: 8–9 am
CageworX is again offering high quality fitness training in Port Angeles! Our first intensive fitness boot camp was such a success that we now have another series starting at the end of July. With a total of 24 guided sessions, eight weeks of intensive, guided fitness training has never been more affordable.
Working with a group and with an experienced Certified Personal Trainer like Kevin Pedrey helps keep you on track to actually accomplish your goals! What’s even better is the focus on personal instruction, injury prevention and improving your nutrition with the smart use of whole foods and nutritional supplements—this is far more than a typical workout.
Kevin Pedrey, owner of Sequim Gym and NW Massage, will again be leading you on your fitness journey. You’ll also meet new friends and enjoy diverse and challenging workouts, while avoiding injuries.
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
Saturday, May 23: Marcelo Alonso Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar at CageworX in Port Angeles, WA. Click here for details!
Saturday, June 13: Henry Akins Seminar @ Foster BJJ in Kent, WA. Henry Akins, the renown Rickson Gracie black belt, will share his BJJ knowledge.
Saturday, July 25: Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at CageworX in Port Angeles, WA. The seminar will be held from Noon to 3 pm. Cost is $30. Click on the above link for more information or Contact Us!
CageworX Fight Team Events
Saturday, May 30: USEACA* Muay Thai Cultural Event featuring CageworX’s very own Josh ‘El Matador’ McCool and Josh Pulczinski, both making their Muay Thai debuts! Join us for the first Pro/Am Muay Thai event in Washington state. It will be held at the Nisqually Youth & Community Center • 1937 Lashi St SE, Olympia, WA 98513 • Doors open at 3 pm and the event starts at 4 pm. General seating tickets are $25 and can be purchased at CageworX or at the door.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, Josh McCool’s opponent dropped out and they were unable to find a suitable replacement. Josh Pulczinski put on a great fight. Though he lost by decision, he fought with both skill and heart. We’re incredibly proud of you Josh!!! *United South East Asia Cultural Association
Saturday, June 6th: KOA Combat presents ‘Ewalu’ @ Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St. • Auburn, WA. This event is being sanctioned by CageworX and includes cage set up. That means we’ll need our reliable cage set up team to make it happen! Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 at the door.
UPDATE: CageworX fighter, Adaeus Wilson-Premo took a fight on this card with less than 24 hours notice. He won by arm triangle at 2:18 min in the first round! Congratulations to Adaeus who has been training consistently so that he was able to get the win!
Saturday, June 20th: Reign FC @ Clearwater Casino, 15347 Suquamish Way NE • Suquamish, WA. The fight card includes Adaeus Wilson-Premo in his second match as a CageworX fighter. Be sure to join us and cheer him on! Tickets are $35–$65 and can be purchased at etix.com. The show starts at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, July 11: The Redemption III MMA Event. This will also be a CageworX cage set-up/sanctioning gig. And we will most likely have some fighters on the card. Check this page for updates!
Saturday, July 18: MMA Summer Showdown 2 at Tulalip Casino (10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA). Special appearances by Urijah Faber, Julianna Pena, Mike Chiesa, and Sam Sicilia! Fight card will feature CageworX fighter, Adaeus Wilson-Premo. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tulalipresortcasino.com.
Grappling Tournaments Near Port Angeles
Saturday July 18: The Revolution XXVIII BJJ/Submission Tournament at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Please click here for more details about The Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Register online at leapllc.com. Registration for the July 18th event opens on June 22.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master, Marcelo Alonso, is Coming Back!
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:
We wanted to share a few photos from our first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Women’s Self Defense workshop.
We had six participants whose ages ranged from their 30s to their 60s. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot of material, from ways to safely fall (break falls) to methods of escaping wrist grabs. The class was taught by CageworX Assistant Instructor, Jenn Lozada.
We plan on having another BJJ women’s self defense class soon. Please contact us if you are interested in learning this excellent method for developing strength, confidence and personal safety! Women of all ages and levels of fitness and experience are very welcome.