The Georgia Grappling Championships took place yesterday in Riverdale, Ga and the KnuckleUp team posted another strong performance. In addition to bringing home 2nd place overall in the adults division, the team also took 2nd in NoGi and Gi, as well as 5th in the kids and teens division. And, we accomplished all this with a very small number of fighters! We’re on a roll baby! Check out the NAGA site for full results.
A big thank you to everyone who represented KnuckleUp at Grapple America! We took 2nd place as a team and everyone looked great!
Congrats to 17-year-old “Spider” Mike Mullis on his 3rd place win at the Pan Ams earlier this week. Mike was a strong competitor, winning his first match and only narrowly losing his next match with the fighter who ultimately won the division. Quite a showing for his first Pan Ams ever and with only 10 months of training under his belt!
Congrats go out to Frank Millsap and Dave Vitkay for their wins at Sport Fight X (Sin City) last night! Frank won in the first round by verbal tap out and Dave won in the second round by rear naked. Way to represent the KnuckleUp team guys!
If you see Moe “The Giant” Travis around the gym be sure to tell her “congrats,” as she just brought home the Bantam Weight World Championship belt from the IKF World Muay Thai Championships in Orlando, Fl! Want to read all about the event and her feelings post-fight? Check out a great interview with Moe on the FightGirlz site.
Yesterday was the NAGA U.S. Nationals and, once again, the KnuckleUp team made us proud! After a tough day of competition, our team was named the Overall Adult Team Champion! We also took 1st in Gi, 2nd in NoGi and 6th in the kids and teens division. We are the champions my friends, and we’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end! Check out the NAGA site for full results.
The KnuckleUp family just completed its last day of seminars with Grand Master Flavio Behring, a renowned 9th degree red belt in Jiu Jitsu. With more than six decades of high level competition and instruction under his belt, Behring shares the red belt title with only three other people in the world. We were honored to host such a talented fighter and instructor into our gym for two days of hard work and, believe it or not, a lot of fun too.
Thanks to Georgia Fighters for their recent coverage of KnuckleUp’s own Moe “The Giant” Travis as she prepares for the upcoming Bangkok Fight Night IV at Center Stage December 4. Read all about it at the Georgia Fighters site and find out for yourself why so many people consider her a true inspiration.
Yesterday was the NAGA Southeast Grappling Championship in Riverdale, GA and the KnuckleUp team made us proud! Our team took 1st in NoGi, 2nd in Gi and 2nd in the kids and teens division. We also brought home a 2nd place overall finish! Talk about a successful day! Way to work it everyone! Check out the NAGA site for full results.
Andrea Steedle and Mackenzie Morris took 1st and 2nd places respectively in the female division. Mario Miranda and Patrick Thrasher took 1st and 2nd in the male division. Way to go!