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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 Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team Rocks!

cageworx kids martial arts program group photo
Congratulations to our CageworX Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors: (left to right) Anna, Chase, John and Thane

On January 10, 2015, the  CageworX Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team participated in the very first ‘Chess on the Mat’ youth invitational BJJ tournament in Tacoma, WA.  And let me tell you, our kids looked great, dominating the competition!  We took four competitors: John (age 11) and Anna DeLacruz (age 6), Chase Cobb (age 11) and Thane Frandsen (age 8).  Anna took second place in her division and Thane took first in his very first competition. Chase took first place in his very first competition and John also took first in his division. John gamely took a last-minute invitation to participate for a championship. For that, he won a GIANT title belt that is about as big as he is!  Their families and the CageworX coaching staff couldn’t have been more proud of them! BIG congratulations to all the kids, thanks for the support given by their families and teammates in the CageworX Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes. Special thanks to BJJ of Tacoma for creating a great opportunity for the kids to compete!

Contact us about fun martial arts classes for kids in Port Angeles, WA that build character and good sportsmanship. Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also great for exercise and self-defense!