This night capped off a great week for our family as Howie, Igor, Frankie and Vaugh received their Black belts.
4 Competitors | 5 Medals
Myles F. - 8 Green Belt | Novice Div. - Participation
Tristan R. - 10 Brown Belt | Intermediate Div. - 3rd Kata | 1st Kumite
Zach K. - 14 Brown Belt | Intermediate Div - 3rd Kata | 3rd Kumite
Aaron V. - 14 Brown Belt | Advance Div - 3rd Kumite
Our athletes' success is a total team effort and Sensei Rahul would like to thank everyone from the parents, to general members wishing the team luck as well as Sensei Eddie Nieto and our Shotojuku Family for helping the team stay sharp in Nevada and the assistance in coaching.
We are anxiously awaiting the opening of our new 6,000 sq ft top of the line facility, Renzo Gracie Bayside (Queens, NY). Professor Doug & Professor Mike have been diligently working on this second location for a few months now. Construction is currently underway, we will keep everyone posted as we get closer to our Grand Opening!
I would like to say thank you in advance to anyone who has or will donate to this cause. As the manager of the Bronx Martial Arts Academy, I have had the pleasure of meeting and befriending many people over the years. Mr. Luis Quintana definitely stands out among the many. Mr. Quintana and his kids have been members of BMAA since 2014 and in this relatively short time have ingrained themselves into our martial arts family. Unfortunately, Mr. Quintana was diagnosed with cancer less than a year ago and has been undergoing treatment over the past couple of months.
Mr. Quintana, a dedicated father and faithful martial artist himself was at first devastated by his diagnosis but being the true warrior he is, he picked himself up and pushed forward through his various chemo treatments, and just recently returned to the mats. There is no doubt this his journey so far has been a rough one. But Mr. Quintana has been a true inspiration to my staff and all of our members. Now, I am asking for your help. As a martial arts team, as a school, as a family who fight and train our hardest every time we are on the mat, I am asking you to donate to this cause in Mr. Quintana's name.
In short, some live to fight, while others fight to live. Let's show him and every cancer fighter that we can help them in their individual fight and that we will be there for them in their time of need. Please donate if you can, and if you can't donate, please come walk with us on Sunday October 16th at Orchard Beach and be a part of something big, bigger than any one person. Let's do this for Mr. Quintana, come be a part of TEAM QUINOBI.
Bronx Martial Arts Academy
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