Just a reminder that we’ll be closed this Saturday, Aug. 24, while our new shower is installed. Students who would like to go to Hybrid Martial Arts to train should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Greenville Subway; we’ll attend the 10 a.m. open mat.
As a result of the shower construction, there will be some cleanup. Anyone who can help, please come to the school at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Total Defense Martial Arts will be closed this Saturday, August 24, for renovations. We will decamp to our parent school, Hybrid Martial Arts in Roanoke, for their 10AM open mat. If you are interested in carpooling, please coordinate with Kevin Pallister at Tuesday or Thursday’s class.
Also, we are pleased to again host our master instructor, Dennis Hayes of Hybrid, at our school for a August 31 seminar. Details TBA. Dennis is a third-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt from Pedro Sauer.
This Saturday, May 11 at 10am, David Damico will be in the house. Don’t want to miss this one! Free to all members.
David J. Damico is a judo Nidan (2nd degree black belt) through USJA and a BJJ purple belt under Dennis Hayes. He began taking judo with one of his daughters when he was in his early 40s and has been active in martial arts for over 25 years. He currently teaches judo at Hybrid Martial Arts in Roanoke and works as a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense and family law.
Last night, we were honored to host guest instructor Thos Molloy, a black belt from HYBRID. Thos taught takedown and self defense techniques from the standup position plus choke attacks from the back mount.