Please join us for a very special three hour seminar with James "300" Foster with all proceeds going to help Alan Shebaro's father battle cancer.
To attend, there will be a minimum donation of $50, which can me made here: https://www.crowdrise.com/z-shebaro-battle-against-cancer-fundraiser
Make your donation to the crowdrise page, and then email your receipt to Hillary at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of "Foster Seminar".
If you have any questions or problems, contact Hillary.
Come train with 1st degree black belt Melissa Haueter!
The seminar will be Saturday May 14th from 1:00-4:00 PM here at Impact Jiu Jitsu @ Industrial Strength. The cost is $50 if you register by May 13th, or $60 if you pay the day of the seminar.
Don't miss this chance to train with one of the top females in Jiu Jitsu!
Here is a bit about Melissa:
She began training in 2003 with Cindy Omatsu, who is the first American female BJJ black belt. Melissa was awarded her black belt from her husband Chris Haueter, who is a 5th degree black belt and BJJ "Dirty Dozen" member.
Melissa's major competitive accomplishments are a silver medal at the 2015 black belt Master's World Championships, a bronze medal at the 2011 Pans mixed brown & black belt division, and gold in her weight class and bronze in the open division at the 2008 No Gi World Championships.
In addition to being an experienced and passionate BJJ athlete and coach, Melissa is a mother of two. On top of that, she has her own tutoring business and is a certified group fitness instructor.
Brought to you by Impact Jiu Jitsu @ Industrial Strength and Datsusara, we are ecstatic to be hosting the one and only Dr. Mark Cheng for a custom workshop specifically tailored towards keeping your joints healthy while training Jiu Jitsu.
The best way to get better at Jiu Jitsu is to spend more time on the mat - and in order to spend more time on the mat you need to take care of your body so that you're healthy enough to train the way you want to train.
This is a one-of-a-kind, can't-miss event for any Jiu Jitsu practitioner wanting to have the self-care tools at their disposal to stay on the mats year in and year out. This will be tailored especially for the BJJ athlete - going as specific as finger/hand self-care.
The agenda is:
Day 1 = Self-care for the neck and lower back (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Day 2 = Self-care for the shoulders, knees, fingers & hands (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
The reality of training Jiu Jitsu is that eventually you will get an injury - there is no way around it. None of us want to go running to the doctor every time you get a small tweak, so come learn how to do some preventative care to minimize your risks, and some self-care techniques for when the inevitable does happen.
Sign up by the end of January to get the lowest price of $65 for one day or $120 for both days. We are expecting this event to sell out, so reserve your spot soon!
UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! Athletes, please plan on being at the venue no later than 9:30 AM for a brief rules meeting. You will then be given approximately 30 additional minutes to finish your warm up, and matches will start shortly after 10:00 AM.
We are proud to announce the inaugural Impact Jiu Jitsu @ Industrial Strength "Empow(HER)" Women's Jiu Jitsu Tournament.
This is a Round Robin, Submission Only Tournament. Each participant is guaranteed at least 2 matches. Gi Only, ages 18 and up.
There is no required entry fee for the event, but after you register you will be lead to a screen where you may choose to make an optional $35 donation to Rose Haven women's shelter (details about Rose Haven below). We will also be accepting cash donations for Rose Haven at the event.
The "Empow(HER)" Women's Jiu Jitsu Tournament is inspired by the limitless positive energy, encouragement and support the women of the Jiu Jitsu community have for each other. The competitive aspect of BJJ can be a fairly daunting and somewhat intimidating undertaking at first but by being surrounded by such a welcoming group of ladies, the fun and learning begin almost immediately. The result of such a cohesive community are astounding. Both experienced belts and first timers learn to grow and empower each other through the medium of jiu jitsu resulting in increased overall confidence, body awareness, athleticism, strength and caring for one another.
Women empowering women.
By way of developing social awareness and competitor /spectator donations, the "Empow(HER)" Women's Jiu Jitsu Tournament will also be partnering with the Rose Haven, a Portland community services center that focuses their resources in serving women and children experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges. "Rose Haven’s mission is to maintain a safe, respectful community while providing their guests with support and services to assist them in regaining stability in their lives."
Women empowering women.
The go only competition tournament series will be hosted at Impact Jiu Jitsu @ Industrial Strength in northwest Portland, Oregon. All levels and weight classes are welcome. It will be held quarterly with the first event on October 3, 2015. ALL of the competitor entry fees and spectator donations will go towards Rose Haven. Ultimately our hopes are that we bring forth a level of awareness to the greater community about Rose Haven's efforts and outreach through our Jiu Jitsu community.
Thank you for your support!