Monthly Archives: January 2012

Kelley Oser Moves His Record to 5-0

On Saturday night in Payson, AZ, Kelley Oser won his fifth amateur fight by launching a brutal head kick at 12 seconds in the very first round. With this incredible knockout victory, Kelley now moves his undefeated record to 5-0, with all 5 wins coming by submission or knockout.  We are very proud of Kelley and the hard work that he has put in.  Look forward to big things from this young man as we go into 2012.  Congratulations KO!

Two New Purple Belts at the MMA Lab

On Saturday, at the MMA Lab Holiday Party, two very deserving young men, Jonathan Hill and Kauai Kapuhea,were promoted to purple belt.  Kauai has been a stand out competitor in the valley for years and is one of our most seasoned vets on the team.  Jonathan has been tearing people up in class lately and is going to give people a very hard time at this belt.

We are very proud of these guys and are happy to have them on the team.  Congratulations Jonathan and Kauai!

Jonathan Hill

Kauai Kapuhea


The MMA Lab/JCBJJ Holiday Party was Awesome!

On Saturday, January 14, the MMA Lab hosted a holiday party and what a great time!  Bueno Burger provided great free food, “the” Reynaldo Moreno provided the entertainment, and the Jiu Jitsu promotions were great.  The very first JCBJJ black belts were Morgan Patnode and Josh Kemper of Mile High Gracie Jiu Jitstu.  What an honor to see such wonderful, dedicated guys reach a long strived for goal!  Our JCBJJ affiliates were all in one place for the first time as Kevin Scott (Goodyear BJJ) received his brown belt, Santino DeFranco (Southwest MMA) was promoted to 3rd degree brown belt, and Morgan and Josh (Mile High Gracie) were promoted to black.

From L to R: Kevin Scott (Goodyear BJJ), Morgan Patnode (Mile High Gracie), John Crouch and Santino DeFranco (Soutwest MMA)

It has been a great year and things have been challenging, exciting and fun.  Thanks to all for your support…can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring!

Bringing in the New Year in Style!

We are so excited to be having our holiday party at the MMA Lab this Saturday, January 14, from 2-5pm.  Bueno Burger is providing the food, Reynaldo Moreno is playing live, Efrain and Ben are signing stuff and taking pictures, and we will be having a big belt promotion ceremony for our JCBJJ family.  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you all down at our house….”the” MMA Lab.

Congratulations to Maria Magana: Womens MVP

One of our very best competitors was named the 2011 AZSBJJF  Women’s MVP.  Maria Magana had and outstanding year in 2011, capturing 3 gold , 2 silver and 1 bronze medal.  Through her hard work and these terrific results, she was named MVP!  We are all very proud of Maria, and look forward to many more great things from her.  Congratulations Maria!