Total Defense will be open on the following schedule in observance of Christmas and New Year’s. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
We will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. We’ll re-open for open mat on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Have a safe holiday!
Total Defense is excited to announce we will be holding a children’s Christmas party December 17 from 5:30 till 8:30 pm. We will be providing pizzas, snacks, and drinks. We will also play games and watch a movie. Parents are welcome to stay, but it’s not necessary! Hope to see you there!
We’ll be closed Monday, October 31st, in observance of Halloween. Stay safe!
Blackbelt Dennis Hayes of HYBRID paid us a visit Oct. 15 for a stellar seminar on street self-defense. We wrapped up with a friendly roll.
More seminars like this, exclusively for Total Defense Martial Arts students, are coming in the future. Stay tuned!
Dennis is the founder and head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo instructor at HYBRID. Dennis recieved his black belt in Judo from local martial arts legend Gus Carper and recieved his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt from Pedro Sauer. He is one of the first 30 black belts promoted by Pedro. He is also an official representative of Pedro’s association.
Here is his impressive competition record:
Mixed Martial Arts record 7-2
-Excalibur-Extreme Fighting LW Champion
-Spring Kickfest LW champion
-Tennessee Shootfighting Championships- LW Champion
-Elite Vale Tudo 4-man LW tournament champion
-Elite Combat Challenge MW champion.
-2-time Ruckus in the Cage LW champion
(Awarded fighter of the night 10/07)
-Ruckus in the cage LW title winner
-Commonwealth Games multi-time Judo champion
-Carolinas American Judo Assn.-’97 LW tournament -2nd place
-Va State Judo Championships.-’05 Black belt division LW 3rd place of 20.
– International Pro-Am of Grappling ’00- Blue belt LW 3rd place of 20
-Grapplers Quest ’02-LW advanced division Champion
-Grapplers Quest ’02 LW masters division Champion
-Hayastan Grappling ’04-2nd place advanced division
-Hayastan Grappling ’04-2nd place open division
(awarded most technical grappler)
-Bud World Cup ’04- PRO division LW 4th place
-Bud World Cup-’04- Purple belt LW 2nd place
-Budweiser Nationals ’05-advanced division Champion
-Budweiser-UMW- ’05 Brown belt LW 2nd place
-Pendergrass Invitational-’05-LW brown belt Champion
-Bud World Cup ’06-LW advanced division Champion
-Bud World Cup ’06-masters division Champion
-U.S. Grappling Championships-’06-LW brown belt BJJ invitational 2nd place
-U.S. grappling ’07- FW. invitational-Brownbelt-4th place
-Bud World Cup ’08-No-GI masters Advanced div. Champion
-Bud World Cup ’07- LW Brown belt Champion
-U.S. Grappling ‘09-LW Black belt invitational
Submission only tournament winner
We’ve made some changes to our class schedule, starting Monday, September 12. Please check it out, and see you next week!
The school will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.
Keep an eye on our schedule page for a few changes coming soon!
As we enter September, we’ll be studying the mount position in BJJ — how to achieve it, maintain it, submit and escape from it.
October’s concentration will be on the closed guard.
Junior Grappling Association Presents
East Coast Challenge
Kids/Teens Only Ages 4-14 Years
September 10, 2016
Freedom High School
15201 Neabsco Mills Rd.
- Double elimination
- Medals for all competitors
- Team trophies
- Individual awards
- Co-Ed & Girls Only divisions
Pre-register before 9/3/16 at jrgrappling.com.