The U.S. Open 13

The U.S. Open 13 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament will be held

October 18 & 19, 2008 Santa Cruz, Civic Auditorium307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Save the date, and visit for more info. Online registration is now available

Tournament Registration


Steven Combs


– 81kg


Michael Ostrowski


– 81 kg


Jason LaCroix


– 81 kg


Cage Assault MMA – Millington, TN 2/16/08

Congrats to promoters Andy Uhrich and Jason Woods for putting on a great show. Huge congrats to Austin Lyons (8-1) on his main event victory over a very tough opponent. This fight was awarded Fight of the Night!!!! Look for Austin to compete next at Sam’s Town Casino on March 22nd.

SubZero Grappling Championships – Little Rock, AR 2/23/08

Thanks to promoters Roli Delgado and Matt Hamilton for putting on a great tournament. Below are the competition results.

Novice White Belt 140-160 – Michael Bledsoe (SILVER)

White Belt 140-160 – Jesse Elam (GOLD)

White Belt 180-200 – Hunter Paschal (BRONZE)

Blue Belt < 160 - Tyler Rudd (GOLD)

Matthew Laughter (SILVER)

Purple Belt + Lightweight – Andrew Sall (GOLD)

Beginner 181-200 No-Gi – Hunter Paschal (GOLD)

Intermediate < 140 No-Gi - Matthew Laughter (GOLD)

Devere Hawkins (BRONZE)

Intermediate 140-160 No-Gi – Tyler Rudd (BRONZE)

Intermediate 200+ No-Gi – Randy McGill (SILVER)

Advanced Lightweight No-Gi – Nathan Pang (GOLD)

Andrew Sall (SILVER)

Mississippi State Judo Championships – Clinton, MS 3/01/08

6 athletes from Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu competitors took home 6 medals. Coaching our competitors was Mike Ostrowski. Awesome job everyone!!!!





Michael Ostrowski

Masters Men

Middle Weight


Kiana Chirasanta

Girls – 5-6 years old

Light Weight


Darius Chirasanta

Boys – 6-8 years old

Light Weight


Charlene Briggs

Senior Women

Middle Weight


Kyle Sakautzki

Senior Men Novice

– 90 kg


Jason Kennedy

Senior Men Novice

– 90 kg


Jason Kennedy

Senior Men Novice



Jason Kennedy

Senior Men Advanced

– 90 kg



Bang! Fighting Championships MMA – Sam’s Town Casino; Tunica, MS 3/22/08

On Sat, March 22nd promoter Fred Fisher presents the Bang! Fighting Championships at Sam’s Town Casino in Tunica, MS. Please go to to reserve your tickets for this soon to be sold out show. For more info. please contact Fred Fisher at (901) 496-9846

Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu fighters scheduled to compete at this event:

Noel Martinez (5-0)…Muay Thai

Torian Whitlow (1-0)….Muay Thai

Terry Johnson (0-0)….Muay Thai

Mindy Bush (0-0)…..International Rules KB

Austin Lyons (8-1)….MMA

Doug Larson (3-0)….MMA

Josh Bauke (1-0)……MMA

Tyler Rudd (1-0)……MMA

Devere Hawkins (3-3)….MMA

Olympic Gold Medalist Brandon Slay Seminar Fri 4/05 & Sat 4/06

2000 Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Gold Medalist Brandon Slay along with special guest Dave Kjelldgaard will be conducting a 2-day Freestyle Wrestling seminar at Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu on Fri, April 4th & Sat, April 5th.

WHEN: Friday (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

Saturday (12:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

Pre-Paid before April 4th

COST: Friday $25

Saturday $35

Both Days $50

Paid at the Door

COST: Friday $30

Saturday $40

Both Days $60

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to train with THE world’s best !!!! If you are serious about any grappling art or MMA you cannot miss this seminar.

– To find out more about Brandon Slay please visit or

– For more information please see David Ferguson or contact him at

**For more information about Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu please visit

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