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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 KYSpromotions.com. 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 TheBattleintheBarn.com.

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 leapllc.com 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 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!

2015 Fall Tournaments & CageworX Fight Team Schedule

The tournament and CageworX fight team event schedule below includes websites for online registration/ticket sales as well as exact addresses to help you find your way!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions

Oregon Open Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Saturday • September 12
This is the biggest Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Oregon and uses the IBJJF rules. Adult, youth, gi and no gi divisions. It will be held at the Liberty High School Gym, 21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR. For more information and to register online: SubLeague.com/events/oregon-open/


Saturday • October 3
The North American Grappling Association returns to Washington state, offering adult, youth, gi and no gi divisions. Pre-registration closes at midnight, September 25, 2015. For rules and online registration, visit Nagafighter.com.  The event will be held at Everett Community College Student Fitness Center 2206 Tower St. Everett, WA. Members of the CageworX Competition Team will be going to this one! Contact Professor Houston if you are interested in competing.

G Sub X

Saturday • October 3
This submission only tournament has adult divisions for both gi and no gi. No youth divisions at this time. The event will be at Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle, WA. For rules and online registration, visit GSUBX.com.

Proving Grounds VII

Saturday • October 17
This submission only grappling tournament offers both adult and youth divisions, gi and no gi. • Interlake High School, 16245 NE 24th St. Bellevue, WA. For rules and online registration, please go to KYPromotions.com.

IBJJF Seattle International Open

Saturday • October 24
This is the big one! IBJJF has only recently started having tournaments in the Seattle area. Youth, adults, gi and no gi divisions for those who want to participate in this tourney with international ranking. (Unfortunately, this is also the same day as the biggest amateur event of the year, Battle in the Barn. Most of the CageworX competition team and coaching staff will be unable to participate.) • The event will be held at Everett Community College Student Fitness Center 2206 Tower St. Everett, WA. For rules and online registration, please go to IBJJF.org.

The Revolution

Saturday • November 14
The largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in the Pacific Northwest, The Revolution will again be offering adults and youth a chance to compete in both gi and no gi divisions. Register online, get directions and rules information at LeapLLC.comPlease note: Due to a previously scheduled seminar, the CageworX coaching staff will not be available for this tournament. However, we highly recommend competing in this event which gives you a minimum of two matches.

Upcoming CageworX Fight Events

Continue reading 2015 Fall Tournaments & CageworX Fight Team Schedule

May 2015 Tournament and CageworX Fight Team Events

Chess on the Mat: Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Saturday • May 2, 2015 • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Tacoma
3630 S. Cedar Street • Tacoma, WA • ChessMat.com

The CageworX Kids’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team will be returning to Tacoma, WA this May! It’s a fun opportunity to meet other children, sharpen their games and learn good sportsmanship. This competition is open to kids ages 5 to 14. There are both gi and no gi divisions ($30 for one division and $40 for both).

For more information about competing, please contact Head Instructor Cody Houston or Assistant Coach Jenn Lozada. Visit ChessMat.com to register online and learn more about the rules and weight divisions.

King of the Mat BJJ Tournament

Saturday • May 9, 2015 • Eatonville Middle School
207 Carter St. E • Eatonville, WA

Small tournaments are a great way to get more competition experience. They also tend to be less expensive. This one is $35 for gi only, $35 for no-gi only, or $50 for both. There are divisions for kids, men, women and masters (age 40+). Register online and check out the rules at Eatonville-MMA.com/king-of-the-mat.html.

Proving Grounds VI: Submission Only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Saturday • May 30, 2015 • Interlake High School
16245 Northeast 24th St. • Bellevue, WA • KYPromotions.com

This a great opportunity for both kids (age 5-17) and adults to further challenge themselves. Rather than the more typical point system, this tournament is submission only, eliminating some aspects of sport Jiu-Jitsu that focus on winning by points. We encourage members of our CageworX family to enter the competition which offers both gi and no gi divisions. Keep in mind that most of the CageworX coaching staff will NOT be available on this date due to a scheduling conflict (see below). Instead, we will be cheering on the Joshes at their Muay Thai kickboxing matches!

Upcoming CageworX Fight Team Events

SAT: MAY 16, 2015 • NW Fight Challenge XXI (Tumwater, WA)
Come on down to Tumwater at the South Sound Sports Center to enjoy a great fight show. CageworX will be sanctioning this fight. We will need our good ol’ reliable CageworX cage set up/take down crew since we will be providing the cage. Time & Location: 7:00pm at 7960 Center Street SW, • Tumwater, WA.

SAT: MAY 30, 2015 • Pro/Am Muay Thai (Olympia, WA)
We’re excited to have two fighters from the CageworX team, Josh McCool and Josh Pulczinski, participating in WA state’s first ever Pro/Am Muay Thai event sponsored by United South East Asia Cultural Association (USEACA). We will be heading over to Tacoma to support our teammates who have been working hard to prepare! Time & Location: Nisqually Youth & Community Center • 1937 Lashi St SE, Olympia, WA 98513 • Doors open at 3 pm/Event starts at 4 pm. General seating tickets at $25.


The CageworX Fight Team Shines!

The CageworX Fight Team took to the cage in what was our last fight show of 2014.  United Show of Force 3, hosted by the United Fitness Center in Kent WA took place on Dec. 21.  The CageworX team members on the card were Garrett Buerner and Jake Blaski.  After a long absence from the cage, Garrett Buerner had an MMA fight and demonstrated outstanding skill and technique. He finished his opponent, Sebatian Kirkland, in just over one minute of the very first round with a textbook guillotine choke.  Next up on the card was Jake in his second kickboxing bout.  Blaski showed a tremendous improvement in his stand-up game and proved what putting time into your training will do for you.  He went a full three rounds with a very tough opponent and walked away with the ‘W’ via unanimous judges’ decision.

Click here to see video of Garrett Buerner’s fight.

Check back here soon for a link to Jake Blaski’s fight video!

Contact us to learn more about kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA training in Port Angeles for fitness or competition. No, you don’t have to be a cage fighter to train with us, but you can certainly enjoy the benefits of the intensive workout!