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  •  in Louisville - Core Combat Sports - Jiu-Jitsu is Important in All Self Defense

    Jiu-Jitsu is Important in All Self Defense

    Lately, my newsfeed has been inundated with videos of various instructors talking about fighting with a knife. Specifically, fighting on the ground with a knife. They talk about what happens when the knife is introduced and how it changes the fight. In one video, an instructor makes a claim that basically says 'Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu does not matter when a knife is involved.' It is true that a knife, a gun, a brick, or anything that can be used as a weapon, when brought into a fight, is very dangerous. However, to say that Jiu-Jitsu does not work when a weapon is involved is wrong. What Jiu-Jitsu does better than most martial arts is it allows you to apply techniques that you have ....

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  •  in Louisville - Core Combat Sports - The Competition Team - December 2018

    The Competition Team - December 2018

    This month, CORE was represented on a local, state, and world scale in Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, CORE had athletes compete in the 2018 IBJJF No Gi World Championships. Nathan Haddad and Erick "Thor" Hastings both won the Bronze medal for their divisions. Haddad competed in the Purple Belt Medium Heavy Weight Division and Hastings competed in the Blue Belt Ultra Heavy Weight Division. Hastings also won the Silver medal in the Open Weight Division. Michelle Day (Blue Belt) and Alvin "The Kid" Robinson (Black Belt) also competed. You can check out all of their matches on In Boxing, Timothy "Mayhem" Moten, Jongin Choi, and Cesar ....

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  • Wasp Spray, Stun Guns, and Other Self Defense Nonsense

    One thing that makes us the most vulnerable is our search for someone or something, besides ourselves, to provide “safety”. Obviously, we should expect our society to provide a measure of civility and security. The problem arises when we are lulled into a false sense of security and think that someone or something is going to protect us. I am constantly amazed at how many people want a gadget, a tool, a law, or a cop to provide that security. While important and valid, those things are not a replacement for preparing oneself for that task. You are your own first responder. Regarding this “security” topic, most people bathe happily in the glow of ....

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  • The Competition Team - October 2018

    This month, on October 6th, Erick "Thor" Hastings and Gabriel "Hollywood" Shepherd both won their amateur Boxing matches by decision at Ced's Boxing Club. On October 13th, Jongin Choi and Oscar Fernandez both won their amateur matches by decision. Our Youth Jiu Jitsu team celebrated many wins at Midwest Nationals on Saturday, October 27th. Gold medals were won across multiple divisions by Cayden and Cj Collins, Will Hibbs, and Kane Ladegast, while Ryker Peacock and Hayven Lantz both won silver medals in their division, and James Tangle and Story Addison won the bronze medal in their divisions. Also at Midwest Nationals, Sarah Osborne won the gold medal in her adult division. ....

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  • The Competition Team - September 2018

    This month, Core had athletes competing both locally and nationally in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. On September 15th, Justin and Nick Bobrow both won their amateur MMA debuts. Justin beat his opponent with a guillotine choke in the first round, while Nick took a second round victory by TKO via ground and pound. Justin fought in the 145lb weight division and Nick fought in the 155lb weight division. In BJJ, Nathan Haddad and Erick "Thor" Hastings both competed at the IBJJF No Gi Pan Am Championships on September 16th. Erick brought home the gold medal in the Ultra Heavyweight division. Nathan brought home the bronze medal in the Middle Heavyweight division. ....

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  • The Competition Team - August 2018

    Last August, Core had many of our athletes compete in high level tournaments and matches for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, and MMA. For Jiu Jitsu, Core was represented by Erick “Thor” Hastings, Nathan Haddad, Max Haddad, Michelle Day, and Braxton Briscoe at the 2018 IBJJF Las Vegas Open. Erick won the gold medal in the No Gi Blue Belt Super Heavyweight division, beating all opponents by kimura submission. Nathan placed in multiple divisions, winning the silver medal in both the Gi and No Gi Purple Belt Middle Heavyweight divisions, as well as the bronze medal in the Gi Purple Belt Open weight division. Nathan won 3 matches by kimura submissions, 1 match by ....

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  • Kids Competition Team

    Oscar "Jefe" Fernandez

    7 Amateur Boxing Fights
    Gabriel "Hollywood" Shepherd

    3 Amateur Boxing Fights
    David "Mano de Piedras" Limas

    3 Amateur Boxing Fights
    Grahame Gregory

    3 Amateur Boxing Fights
    Kane Ladegast
    Active BJJ competitor who has competed in more than 40 matches. Notable wins include:
    2016 NAGA Cincinnati gi and no-gi winner
    2016 Grappling Games Clarkesville ,TN gi and no gi winner
    2016 New Breed Cincinnati gi and no-gi winner
    2016 American Grappling Challenge Cincinnati gi and no-gi winner
    2016 Ultimate Grappling Invitational Georgetown winner
    2017 MidWest Nationals Louisville winner
    2017 Fuji Indianapolis gi and no-gi winner
    2017 IBJJF Atlanta Open winner
    2018 ....

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  • Adults Competition Team

    Helio “Soneca” Moreira

    6th Dan Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Gracie Jr.
    IBJJF World Champion 1996
    Brazilian National Champion (1997)
    UAEJJF BJJ Legends World Bantamweight Champion (2017)
    2-0 Professional MMA Record

    Brent Weedman

    Helio Soneca Black Belt
    Bellator Veteran
    22-9-1 Professional MMA record
    Notable wins: Marius Zaromskis, Douglas Lima, Dan Hornbuckle, J.J. Ambrose
    Became the AFL Champion by defeating Douglas Lima via 2nd round armbar

    Nathan Haddad

    Helio Soneca Purple Belt
    2018 IBJJF No Gi Worlds Bronze
    2018 IBJJF No Gi Pan Ams Bronze
    2018 IBJJF Las Vegas Open Gi Silver, Open Weight Bronze
    2018 IBJJF Las Vegas Open No Gi Silver
    2018 IBJJF ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts and Krav Maga Classes in Louisville

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