I'm going to Brasil for holiday.
The Joslins Canadian Grappling Championships were held on Sunday November 13, 2005. Congrats to
Shadi Nader for winning Gold in the beginner 155lb no gi division defeating 6 opponents
Andrew McInnes for winning Gold in the advanced 170lb no gi division and Bronze in the advanced gi division
Hamid Sadeghy for winning 4th in the beginner 140lb no gi division
Congratulations to Lenny Wang and Andrew McInnes.
Another dominating performance for Mark and his team at the Bravado tournament on April 9, 2005. Shyam Tanna and Frank Marques both closed out the intermediate division finishing first and second. Frank went on to fight in the absolute intermediate division (open weight class) and won all his matches. Keep an eye out for Frank, he has been training less than a year and is cleaning up.
Mark Bocek dominated his division and went on to sweep the absolute advanced division as well. No points were scored on him and he won 6 of his 8 fights by submission. Mark was given the Most Technical Fighter Award.
Mark Bocek is one of Canada's first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts and has been studying the art for more than a decade. He first studied under Rickson and Renzo Gracie and then moved on to Nova Uniao where he received his Black Belt through Joao Roque.
Since January Mark Bocek is no longer part of the Tap Out Burlington instructor team. For everyone interested in private lessons please...