USMTO, May 12-14: Congratulations to Jessica "MightyMouse" Crum on her recent accomplishments at the USMTO West Tournament in Phoenix! MightyMouse won her first fight via TKO in the first round, won a tough second fight by split decision, and battled it out in the USMTO Finals against a tough opponent! MightyMouse lost the last fight, but brought home Silver in the USMTO Novice Division!
USMTO, May 12-14: We are so proud of Mike "Big Mike" Grotte! He didn't get the win, but it. was. a. WAR!! Mike was more technical and out-clenched his opponent but it wasn't quite enough to compensate for his opponents cannonballs that he was slinging. Great fight great heart all around!!!
Congratulations to our newest Central Coast Krav Maga Instructor, Rachel Brocket, on passing Krav Maga Worldwide's challenging Phase A Instructor Training!
KMW's Phase A is a 7-day (56-hour) intensive instructor course that develops candidates’ physical skills, teaching skills, and fundamental knowledge to teach Level 1 Krav Maga classes. The course culminates with physical, teaching, and written examinations on the course material. These KMW Instructor courses challenge candidates physically and mentally. The training pushes candidates to their limits, and the testing is comprehensive. Candidates must demonstrate a command of the material in both the level for which they are testing and all prior levels. Rachel was exemplary in her performance, and no doubt made us proud! We look forward to having her as our newest Krav Maga instuctor on our regular schedule rotations!
Check out our newest fitness collaboration! Budo Ryu's JungleGym fitness meets Jennifer Lovas Yoga, on the beach!
Sun, sand, sweat, and smiles....oh, and the best part? It's free! Try it out today: download the Adventure Aide app and join us for a little HIIT and Yoga!
Thanks to Kevin Lewis for an amazing knife seminar! We spent 6+ hours learning how to deploy and defend ourselves with knives!
Thanks to Lululemon SLO for the opportunity to teach Krav Maga at their store, and for being apart of their regularly scheduled "Sweat With Us" events! We are looking forward to the next Lululemon class!
What. A. Great. Weekend!! Team Budo brought three first-time fighters to the USMTO West Tournament and man, oh man, did they do well!!!
Karlynn defeated her opponent in the first match with ease advancing to the second match with all smiles, and fought an extremely technical fight with her second opponent during the semi-finals. Unfortunately, points fell short, but she definitely won fans' hearts and earned herself the well-deserved nickname "Smiley"!
Tiana went to war with a much bigger and taller opponent, but she stuck to her tactics and chopped down that tree... Unfortunately her opponent's reach proved to be too much leverage and Tiana fell behind in points. Tiana lost her fight but won the respect of her opponent and all of the fans watching!
Ethan fought two extremely entertaining, high-paced fights! The first matchup was a true clinic of teep and long limbed techniques, earning him an unanimous decision victory and advance to the semi finals. The second, semi-final fight was a nail biter: Ethan was a slow start, but came charging back through the second and picked up more steam in the third, ending with a spectacular technical knock out to secure his championship belt! Congrats to the new USMTO West Novice Champ, Ethan!
Congratulations to Budo Ryu Junglegym Instructor Stephanie Watts on her huge accomplishments this weekend at the Natural Physique Competition! Stephanie received 2nd Place in the Novice Division, and 3rd Place in the Open Division. Great work!
Huge congratulations to Budo Ryu Junglegym Instructor Leah Duhon on her podium finish at her Spartan Race. This is a big deal!!!! This recent podium finish pushes Leah's Global rankings to 26th in the world in her division! Whoa! Now those are some serious functional fitness accomplishments!
Congratulations to our newly awarded Yellow Belt, Jennifer Akridge! Jen had to battle through 3 hours of solo testing with 3 tough instructors chomping at her heels! We pushed Jen to the point of what she thought was her limit, but she charged through, blowing past those barriers, and passed with flying colors! We are so proud of Jen!