Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu News & Upcoming Events

NEWS & EVENT RESULTS– World’s Top Fighters at Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu, Results from ICC 3 Fury, Results from the 2007 MS Open Judo State Championships, Results from Elite MMA Fight Night

UPCOMING EVENTS – Sub Zero Fighting (plus Tattoo expo, Saliva & Drowning Pool), Submission Sport Grappling Championships II


The World’s Top Fighters pay a visit to Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu

The last week in February we had a few very special visitors at Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu….current UFC Heavyweight Champ Randy “The Natural” Couture, 2 x UFC Middleweight Champ Murillo Bustamante, Muay Thai Champ Kit Cope, UFC & EXC fighter David “The Crow” Loiseau, UFC fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Ultimate Fighter Season 1 winner Forrest Griffin, EXC fighters Gina Carrano & KJ Noons, UFC fighter Guy Metzger, EXC fighter Mike “Quicksand” Pyle, plus many more.

To see photos of this very special week go to our photo gallery at under “Elite XC & Bustamante Seminar”

ICC 3 Fury- Infinite Combat Championships

February 24, 2007

Tupelo, MS

Both Kenneth Hall (2-0) & Devere Hawkins (3-0) competed in MMA bouts on Mark Ramano’s ICC 3 Fury…Both won keeping their unblemished record in tact.

Congrats guys!!!!

Kenneth Hall won by TKO Rd. 1

Devere Hawkins won by Submission Rd. 1

2007 Mississippi State Judo Championships and Mississippi Open Judo Tournament – Results

March 3, 2007Jackson, Mississippi

All of our guys dominated the event. 4 Competitors…7 Gold Medals!!!

To see photos of this event go to our photo gallery at under “Competition Judo – March 2007”


– Senior Men Advanced -73kg: Steven Combs – First Place- Senior Men Advanced -81kg: Steven Combs – First Place- Senior Men Advanced Open: Steven Combs – First Place- Master Men -73kg: Jason Lacroix – First- Senior Men Novice -73kg: Jason Lacroix – First Place- Senior Men Advanced -73 kg: Jason Lacroix – Second Place (took second to Steven Combs)- Master Men Heavy: Taurus Bailey – First Place- Senior Women -57kg: Senta Whitlow – First Place

Elite MMA Fight Night – Arkansas State University Armory

March 10, 2007

Jonesboro, AR

Kenneth Hall (3-0) competed in an MMA bout & Noel Martinez (3-0) competed in a Muay Thai Kickboxing bout on Elite’s MMA Fight Night promoted by Max Bishop and Joey Perry…Both won and stayed undefeated.

Congrats guys!!!!

Noel Martinez won via KO Rd. 3

Kenneth Hall won by Referee Stoppage Rd. 1


Sub Zero Fighting, Saliva & Drowning Pool at the Arkansas Inkplosion weekend

Friday, March 23, 2007

Time: 10:00 PM

Advanced Ticket Prices: $15 for day of / $35 for entire weekend

Day of Show Prices: $20 for day of / $45 for entire weekend

Clear Channel Metroplex

10800 Colonel Glenn Road

Little Rock, AR

Devere Hawkins (3-0) will be competing as the Main Event. Sub Zero Fighting, promoted by Roli Delgado & Matt Hamilton, will be combining their fight show with The Arkansas Inkplosion Tattoo Expo in Little Rock on Friday, March 3rd. To reserve your tickets for Sub Zero Fighting and/or The Arkansas Inkplosion event please visit and click on the Arkansas Inkplosion poster at the bottom of the home page.

**This is an all weekend long event….Friday night Travis Meeks takes the stage, then Sub Zero Fighting. Saturday night Crossfade & Saliva take the stage, then on Sunday there is the Rod Hill Freak Sideshow and to cap the weekend off Drowning Pool takes the stage.

Please contact Matt Hamilton at (501) 868-8226 or Roli Delgado at (501) 951-0518 with any questions about this great event.

Submission Sport Grappling Championships II

The #1 submission grappling tournament in the Mid-South returns to White Station High School in Memphis, TN on Saturday, March 31st . Make sure to get pre-registered for this event on our website Pre-Registration ends Saturday, March 24th.

More information and announcements coming soon about the upcoming Submission Sport event!!!

*********** FACTS ABOUT MEMPHIS JUDO & JIU-JITSU*************

1. FACT: The Mid-South’s most successful Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) team

2. FACT: The Mid-South’s most successful Judo team

3. FACT: The Mid-South’s most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team

4. FACT: The Mid-South’s most successful Submission Wrestling team

5. FACT: The Mid-South’s most successful Muay Thai Kickboxing team

6. FACT: The Mid-South’s most decorated and experienced staff of instructors

7. FACT: The only source of “reality” self-defense in the Mid-South


Contact us at (901) 355-8091 to find out how you can try any one of our classes for free.

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