Total MMA Studios: We are here with BJJ black belt and TigerMuayThai fight coordinator Ray Elbe, so Ray how did the seminar go last week here at Total MMA Studios?
Elbe: You know if was for a really good cause, it was great to see Juliano’s and Nasal’s students come out and support the community and hopefully they were able to raise enough food to give to a charitable cause.
Total MMA Studios: So I know you have been traveling a lot lately, are you just home for the holidays or are you leaving again soon?
Elbe: You know I was hoping to make it through the holidays but I have a lot of stuff going on at TigerMuayThia and unfortunately I am going to have to head back soon but I did get a lot of traveling in and got a lot of connecting and networking in. So overall it was a good trip, very productive but too short (Laughs)!
Total MMA Studios: That’s great! So can you tell us what is going on with your fight career? I know you have a ton of experience in grappling and MMA competitions; do you have anything coming up soon?
Elbe: You know TigerMuayThai has a really great relationship with 1FC, it is a new show in Asia. They had Phil Baroni on their first card and they have soccer kicks and knees to the head. I’m currently kind of negotiating with them, holler at my Victor Queeg, get me some money, get me off the bench! Hopefully though we will have something towards the middle to end of next year.
Total MMA Studios: So is it possible to see you here back in the states again soon?
Elbe: Well you know our goal at TigerMuayThai is expantion and we are looking to branch out into the states soon and you know at the end of the day I am American so I need to have a little bit of more time stateside, so ya hopefully I’ll be back sooner rather then later!
Total MMA Studios: Well thanks for stopping by Ray and we hope to see you again soon! Anything you would like to add?
Elbe: Ya, make sure to check out my blog MagicalRay.com and our website TigerMuayThai.com!
The staff here at Total MMA Studios would just like to wish all our members a safe and happy New Year this coming weekend and to also remind everyone that in accordance with the holiday we will be closed on both Saturday Dec 31st and Sunday Jan 1st. So have a great time with family and friends and we will see everyone on Monday January 2nd!
Our staff would like to Congratulate Total MMA Studios member and fitness enthusiast Alyssa Lemus for her placement in a recent Southern California fitness competition. Placing 10th overall Alyssa showed promise as a upcoming competitor and we wish her the best of luck in her training for the 2012 season!
The staff here at Total MMA Studios would like to send our condolences out to the family and friends of one of BTT’s coaches Eraldo Paes as on Friday Paes passed away losing his battle with cancer. A Black belt in Jiu Jitsu and Luta Livre, Paes was struggling against the sickness for the past five years but always managed to keep a positive attitude and was a true warrior on and off the mat.
You will be missed Prof, may you rest in peace.
The staff here at Total MMA Studios would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas this coming weekend and to also remind everyone that in accordance with the holiday we will be closed on both Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th. So have a great time with family and friends and we will see everyone on Monday!
On December 16, 2011 BTT Long Beach had a big night. 13 students were promoted by Master Marcelo Perdomo. BTT added 2 Black Belts in BTT Kids’ Team Instructors John Orr and Franklin Quenga. Master Marcelo could not have been prouder, taking John and Franklin from White Belt to Black Belt over many years of blood, sweat and beatings! A good night for a Great Team. Brazilian…… TOP TEAM!
We are very proud to announce “The 2012 All Americas’ Jiu Jitsu Tournament”. The event will take place on January 29th at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
Every competitor must turn in registration form by one of the options below:
A) Online registration
B) NABJJ Store in Torrance
Early Registration on or before January 16th
Regular Registration between January 17th – January 20th
Late Registration between January 21st – January 23rd
NABJJ reserves the right to close registration when we reach full capacity, or January 23rd, whichever comes first.
Make sure to register early to save a spot.
Spectators fee is $10 per day
FREE PARKING ON SUNDAY
Note: Free T-shirts are only available for competitors that register on or before January 20th, 2012
Registration fees are non-refundable. NO EXCEPTIONS. Spectators fee is $10 per day. All competitors must weigh-in on the day of the tournament right before they step into the mat with his or her gi on. Competitors that are over weight will be automatically disqualified.
Attention Parents: In order to keep the tournament on time and avoid mismatches make sure your kid is signed up for the right division. Double check their weight with their Gi on!!!
Cal State Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
For more information on the tournament please copy and paste the link below.
The staff at Total MMA Studios would like to congratulate all the BTT Orange County members who were promoted this past Saturday at our semiannual belt promotional ceremony. That afternoon we saw several members promoted to the rank of blue and purple and saw many members awarded degrees signifying progression through their current ranking. All in all it was a great day for the BTT Orange County as the ceremony was our biggest one to date! So members be sure to keep training as 2012 looks to be a great year for our team!!!
The staff would like to thank everyone that came by Friday evening and donated a can of food for a chance to train with Prof Ray Elbe. We were very happy with the turn out as many of our members showed up ready to give for a great cause! We also would like to thank Prof Ray Elbe for donating his time that evening, with his help along with the donations from our members we are happy to know we brought a smile to a family in need!
Just a reminder that tomorrow we will be hosting a grapple for food seminar here @ Total MMA Studios. Costing only a can food donation the event is open to anyone wanting to train so make sure you clear your calender and come join us on the mat for a great cause!!!
Can food Donation