We will not have classes tonight (10/29/2012) due to a state of emergency and the upcoming approach of Hurricane Sandy.
Please be safe everyone and stay indoors!
Congratulations to the following GGA BJJ students for passing their stripe tests this past month. One step closer to the next level.
- Anthony Messina
- Mauricio Melo
- David Heuer
- John Zemkoski
Great job guys!
A couple of weeks ago we had some of our competitors represent GGA at one of the biggest grappling tournaments on the east coast – Grapplers Quest and we have just come to find out that as a team out of EVERY team and OVERALL results we placed in the top 10! This is such a great accomplishment for us considering that most of the other schools are much bigger then ours. We are going to keep growing and keep getting better. We are proud to be one of the best.
Last Saturday on December 10th 2001 we have a few of our competitors compete at the local Grapplers Quest in Asbury Park. Per GGA fashion we had some great results!
- Nick Salles – 1st Place Advanced Teens No-Gi and 3rd Place Advanced Teens Gi
- Mike Spatafora – 2nd Place Intermediate No-Gi
- Jesse Dynak – 2nd Place Blue Belt
- Mauricio Melo – 2nd Place Novice No-Gi
Great Job Everyone! Keep up the great work.
GGA would like to give a huge congrats to Cesar Moriera and Matt Strobel on their recent promotions! They both have been working extremely hard and have great attitudes to match! A huge shout out to Cesar for coming back to BJJ full force and really showing dedication!
We had a great group with us Thanksgiving morning for our 1st Annual Turkey Tornado Roll. Was a great turnout! Give us a call and get on the mats!
At the North American Grappling Championships on November 19th both Danilo Bueno and Joe Roibal brought back some well earned hardware!. Danilo placed 3rd in his No-Gi Intermediate Division and 3rd in his Blue Belt Division and Joe placed 3rd in his White Belt division. We are very proud of their hard work and for testing themselves! Great job guys!
Great job to head coach Jason Scully for placing 1st in the Expert Division at the North American Grappling Association grappling tournament on December 19th. Check out his highlight finish in the finals!
We would like to celebrate our FIRST ever kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotions here at GGA!! It is such a proud moment for all of us. Our kids program started a few months ago and the children are seeing some great results. We love every second of it! Make sure you stop in to see what it’s all about.
Great job to Robert, Julian, Kayla, and Kaylee on their brand new promotions to White/Yellow belt!
Everyone at GGA would like to congratulate Angelica Baeza on receiving her first stripe on her white belt! She has such a great attitude and work ethic that it is really contagious. We are very happy to have her be apart of our family.
Congratulations to Surfer Joe Horvath on earning his hard earned blue belt!
We are extremely proud of you…Keep up the great work…Next up is Purple Belt!
Congratulations to coach Jason Scully in earning the Bronze Medal at the No-Gi Pan Ams competition in New York City on October 1st in the Black Belt Division.
Jason had some hard fought matches and pull through with victories to earn his spot on the podium!
Congratulations to all of the GGA members who placed this past weekend at the Good Fight grappling tournament at Brookdale Community College this past Saturday (9/17/11)
- Dan Kaufman Placed 1st in his Blue Belt Division and 2nd in his No-Gi Intermediate Division
- Ryan McCarthy Placed 1st in his No-Gi Intermediate Division
- Ellen Park, a temporary GGA member who visited us from San Francisco and competed in her very first tournament placed 1st in her White Belt Division.
Great job everyone! Very proud of everyone for stepping on the mat and testing yourself, win or lose!
Everyone at GGA would like to give Joe Roibal a big congrats for stepping up and placing 2nd in his no-gi division at the past N.A.G.A. grappling event.
Great Job Joe!
Congratulations to everyone who received stripe promotions on their white belts this past week!
- Jamie Ferrugiaro – 4 Stripes (Next up blue belt!)
- Nicole Cantatore – 4 Stripes
- Dan McMillon – 3 Stripes
- Josh Navarro – 3 Stripes
- Kyle Thompson-Bass – 3 Stripes
- Dan Hayes – 3 Stripes
- Dave Heuer – 1 Stripe
Great Job Everyone! Keep up the great work.
Everyone at GGA would like to give a huge congrats to Mr. Dan Kaufman for his recent tournament accomplishments. Dan has been working extra hard lately with both his training and instructing the kids BJJ program. Great job Dan!
The Good Fight BJJ Tournament – July 9th 2011
3rd Place - Mens Blue Belt
The NJ BJJ Federation Tournament – July 24th 2011
2nd Place – Mens Blue Belt
1st Place Champion – Mens Intermediate No-Gi
Well it was time for a another grappling tournament and once again GGA didn’t dissapoint! At this past Grapplers Quest on June 18th 2010 we had some wins and some loses but no matter what we had a great time! Congrats to:
- Chris “20-Watt” Ulbricht – Champion Advanced No-Gi
- Ayanthi Gunawardana – 2nd Place Advanced No-Gi
We are all very proud of you!
There seems to be a bug in the air. A PROMOTION BUG!!! Congratulations to all of the new GGA promotions! Extremely well deserved.
- Tim Ahern – Purple Belt
- Mike Fiorillo – Blue Belt
- Mark Fitzgerald – Blue Belt
- Mike Spatafora – Blue Belt
- Matt Liembach – Blue Belt
- Marcus Johnson – Blue Belt
Great Job Everyone!
We would like to congratulate everyone who compete at the Challenge Grappling tournament on May 21st! In GGA fashion we had a great turn out with some great results! We had some first time competitors that showed a lot of heart by testing themselves and we had some veterans who did what they do best! Here are the results of those who medaled!
GGA Placed 1st in the Team Results!!
- Jim Lepping – 2nd Place Brown Belt Division
- Chris Ulbricht – Champion Purple Belt Division
- Jesse Dynak – 2nd Place Blue Belt Division
- John Neidrich – Champion Blue Belt Division
- Danilo Bueno – 2nd Place Blue Belt Division
- Mike Fiorillo - Champion White Belt Division
- Mike Dilione – 2nd Place White Belt Division
Honorable Mention for Testing Themselves! All Had Great Matches
- Kyle Thompson-Bass
- Joe Sciortino
- Josh Navarro
- Shlok Keshari
- Russ Pearce
- Joe Horvath
- Joe Roibal
Great Job Everyone!
The mats are on fire! We had a bunch of new stripe promotions the past week. Everyday we have our members working and help each other along the way. We would like to congratulate the following student on their new stripes!
Joe Horvath – 5 Stripes
Marcus Johnson – 4 Stripes
Mike Fiorillo – 4 Stripes
Joe Roibal – 2 Stripes
Shlok Keshari – 2 Stripes
Brandon Aponte – 2 Stripes
Kyle Thompson-Bass – 2 Stripes
Joe Sciortino – 2 Stripes
Dan Hayes – 2 Stripes
Alex Milano – 1 Stripe
Great Job Everyone!
Everyone at the Grapplers Guide would like to give a HUGE congratulations to Mr. Peter Zelinskie in receiving his Blue Belt last week. Pete has been a helpful and dedicated student from the beginning and we extremely proud to have him apart of our GGA family!
On April 9th 2011 the Grapplers Quest Beast of the East took place in Asbury Park, NJ. The Grapplers Quest is one of the biggest grappling tournaments in the country. We are proud to announce the following GGA place winners!
- Kristel Roxas - 2nd in Women’s Advanced No-Gi Division
- John Niedrich – 1st in Mens Blue Belt Gi Division
- Chris Ulbricht - 1st in Mens Advanced No-Gi Division
Great job! And great job to everyone one else who competed!
We would like to thank Mike Dilione and his community group for coming to the Grapplers Guide Academy and participating in a Self Defense workshop. We had a wonderful time and everyone did great! What a great group of people!
The Future of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Monmouth County – Bring Your Child in For 30 Days Free.
This past Monday we had our first annual Team Day with about 60 people all coming together on one night to celebrate being different then the rest of the world by doing something that makes us happy and brings people together. We had our first ever Grappley’s Awards ceremonies along with a ton of stripe promotions and 7 brand new belt promotions. Can’t wait for the next one!!!
Congratulations to those who got new belt promotions!
David Perez – Brown Belt
Greg “Living Legend” Mihovich - Purple Belt
Alex Paterno - Purple Belt
Mike “Mikey Vice” Gilleece - Blue Belt
David “Casper” D’Angelo - Blue Belt
Danilo Bueno - Blue Belt
Anthony Santoro – Blue Belt
Russell “Swoop” Pearce – Blue Belt
Pete “Smokehouse” Zelinskie – 6 Stripes (next up blue belt!)
Andrew Ottiano – 5 Stripes
Mike “Zazz” Zazzarino – 4 Stripes
“Surfer” Joe Horvath – 4 Stripes
Matt Strobel – 3 Stripes
Joe “Zack Attacker” Sciortino – 2 Stripes
Mike Dilione – 1 Stripe
Josh Navarro - 1 Stripe
Tom Hennesey – 1 Stripe
Shlok Keshari - 1 Stripe
Dan Hayes – 1 Stripe
Dan “Silent Assassin” McMillon – 1 Stripe
Joe Nunez – 1 Stripe
Kyle Thompson-Bass – 1 Stripe
If you have a rotating schedule or work in the evenings. Stop by Central Jersey Mixed Martial Arts. Go to our directions page and stop in. We are there for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30am.