EAST COAST BLACK BELT SEMINARS TO BEAT CANCER
-Posted on www.mixedmartialarts.com
” We fight and scream at each other like idiots on mixedmartialarts.com, but depsite this, the members of this site have repeatedly proven themselves to be very generous when someone is in need.
Andre Margutti, a good friend and teammate of ours at Team Yamasaki, has been diagnosed with cancer. Andre came to the US a little more than 10 years ago and has been a great friend to all of us at Team Yamasaki. In addition to being a very upbeat and friendly guy, Andre is a hard worker. He turned 30 this year and recently started up his own construction company. He’s also competed in numerous BJJ competitions, has had a couple of amateur MMA fights, and has also taught capoeira.
Last week, Andre started radiotherapy and he will soon be starting chemotherapy. As you know, the costs for Andre’s treatment will be astronomical.
To help with some of these costs, we’re going to hold seminars at academies in the New England and Mid-Atlantic area of the east coast. All the money raised will go to Andre’s medical costs. In addition to black belts from Team Yamasaki, the following black belts have agreed to help us by teaching and / or opening up their schools to host seminars”
All of these locations are open to everyone.
We are asking a minimum donation of $50 to attend.
The seminars will be approximately 3 hours long.
Thanks to everyone for the support. The response was so overwhelming that we were actually unable to accommodate all of the requests to have seminars. There simply weren’t enough weekends and instructors to go around. Maybe we can add some October dates if we get some additional instructors.
Yamasaki – Springfield, VA
Balance – Pittsburgh
Balance – Philadelphia
New Jersey Martial Arts – Maple Shade, NJ
NextGen MMA – West Deptford, NJ
(The seminar for these academies will be at New Jersey Martial Arts – Maple Shade, NJ)
Jungle Gym – The Bronx
C-3 Athletics – Stamford, Connecticut
BattleGround MMA – Edgewater, NJ
Tekniques – Powder Springs, GA
Vamos Jiu Jitsu, Holbrook, NY
Grappler’s Guide Academy – Red Bank, NJ
1. Abmar Barbosa BJJ – Hudson, Massachusetts
2. Revolution BJJ – Richmond, VA
1. Matt Santos BJJ – Providence, RI
2. Jeff Gordon’s MMA Academy – Gaithersburg, MD
1. MMA Institute – Richmond, VA
2. Bismark Combat Sports – Bismark, ND
Combat Sports Center – Baltimore, MD
Black and Blue MMA – Kingston, NY
50/50 – Arlington, VA
Ground Control – Reisterstown, MD
Elite BJJ – Newark, DE
Precision BJJ – King of Prussia, PA
MMA Institute – Winchester, VA