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!
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.
Friday Feb. 27th is now the new date and CageworX is the place!! This will be our first seminar at the new gym location: 508 W. 8th Street in Port Angeles, WA. If you want to sharpen your skills with a world-class instructor, DO NOT miss this Marcelo Alonso seminar! My professor is a walking, grappling Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu encyclopedia. If you have trained with Professor Alonso before you know how amazing his knowledge is. If you haven’t had the chance to learn from him before then do NOT miss out on this opportunity! The cost is only $35 per person, a ridiculously low price for three hours with a BJJ master.
About Professor Marcelo Alonso
Professor Marcelo Alonso received his 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from the late Grand Master Carlson Gracie. The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) promoted Professor Alonso to 5th degree black belt. Click here to learn more.