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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Team East Coast Raises Over $8,000 for Relay for Life!

By Alanna Maki





Team East Coast Martial Arts attended its first Relay for Life event on June 8th. 

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is held once a year. The Relay lasts for 18 hours and represents one day in the life of a person with cancer. Each Team has to have at least one member on the track at all times for 18 hours. Money is raised throughout the year by different teams and benefits the American Cancer Society.  For those who don’t know, the Society helps fund research of new medicines and has support services for people who have cancer and their families. Some of the support services they have are:   The “Hope Lodge” which is a free temporary place to stay for a cancer patient and their caregiver when their course of treatment takes them out of town, Rides to treatments, and support groups.
 The opening speech was given by our own Steve Hindman. It was very inspirational and encouraged many.


Then the opening lap was made by the survivors.  Here is Mr Hindman and his mom Joanne walking the survivor lap.
Our team had 4 “Endurance Walkers” These are people who walk the track for the entire 18 hours, and get one 10 minute break every hour.

A Big round of applause for our walkers who were Brian Geiser, KJ Shaheen, Jessica Offineer, and Scottie Moritz. 
Another fun part of the event was the “Miss Relay Contest” One man from the team dresses up like a woman and lip syncs to a song. Our “Miss Relay” was Fred Poinar.

He did look very lovely as Miss Relay, even if he did forget to shave.  Will we have a new “Miss Relay” next year, or will Mr Poinar not want to give up his title?




Still being a good sport, instructor Fred Poinar presents his 'Miss Relay Award' to Steve Hindman.
On Saturday we had our morning MMAFit class outdoors at the event!

 Thank you to everyone who came out, volunteered, walked, donated and supported through thoughts and prayers. We CAN Submit Cancer Together.
The event has raised over $60,000 and Team East Coast raised over $8,000!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

TEAM EAST COAST BJJ LINEAGE(UPDATED RANKS)

MITSUYO MAEDA> CARLOS GRACIE> CARLOS GRACIE JR>MARCIO SIMAS>CHARLES ALLEN

BROWN BELTS

DAVE MILLER

PURPLE BELTS

CHAD KUHN- 4 STRIPE
PETE SHAWK-3 STRIPE
JONH KRESS- 3 STRIPE
LUCINDA ARNOLD- 2 STRIPE
STEVE INCARNATO-2 STRIPE
JIM JELNCIK- 2 STRIPE
STEVE HINDMAN
BRIAN ARNOLD
BRIAN GEISER
BRAD SCARBROUGH

BLUE BELTS

SHANNON WHITE- 4 STRIPE
LEW GANNARI-3 STRIPE
TIM PERKINS- 2 STRIPE
LOU DARROW- 2 STRIPE
DOM GARRINI
TIM ETTER
BRIAN BOUCHER
PAT SCHOTTENHEIMER

UNDER 16 RANKS

MATT OAKES – ORANGE 4 STRIPES
JAMES MOUNTS II- YELLOW
EVAN STREATOR- WHITE- 2 STRIPES
VINNY FORCHIONE- WHITE 2 STRIPES

WHITE BELTS (W/STRIPES)

TIMMY HARTZELL-4 STRIPE
MATT CRADDOCK-3 STRIPE
NATHAN WAGGONER-3 STRIPE
AARON MAST- 3 STRIPE
JORDAN BALDWIN- 3 STRIPE
DAVE TERNENT- 2 STRIPE
JOSH WILLIAMS- 2 STRIPE
CHASE BACHMAN- 1 STRIPE
K.J. SHAHEEN- 1 STRIPE
HANNAH PITTMAN- 1 STRIPE
BRIAN MULLER- 1 STRIPE
ERIC WOHLWEND- 1 STRIPE

Mr.Allen moved to the D.C. area with his family about 2 years ago but is still very involved with our program. Classes are Mondays(745-900) Wednesdays(745-900) and Sundays(Kids 230-300)(open mat 230-400)

Friday, July 29, 2011

BLACK BELT TEST @ EAST COAST MARTIAL ARTS 7/29/2011

Students at East Coast come to show their support

Steve Hindman-Master I.J. Kim- Brian Geiser






Master I.J Kim travelled from Seoul Korea to administer the test.

Below is a list of all promoted by Master Kim

Master Brian Geiser- 5th Dan
Master Derk Kriebel- 5th Dan
Master Steve Hindman- 5th Dan
Master Clayton Wise- 6th Dan
Master Cliff Wise- 6th Dan
Master Linda Blanchard- 6th Dan
Master Denny Goodwill- 6th Dan
Master Tony Blanchard- 7th Dan
Master Ron Coleman- 8th Dan

Congrats to all recieving promotions, it was an honor to witness this test and to be part of the East Coast Martial Arts Family.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

ROBSON MOURA SEMINAR


This past Sunday i had the privilege to attend a Robson Moura seminar at The DuDu Barros BJJ Academy. Robson is a 7 time World Champion and a 8 time Brazilian Champion and just recently made the top 5 list of best pound for pound BJJ competitors of all time.
I would also like to that Eduardo and the guys at the academy for their hospitality.


TEAM EAST COAST NEWS

Alex Heropolous shown with Steve Hindman,Master Wise and Brian Geiser earned his Black Belt after over 5 years of work, Congratulations Alex!


Brian Geiser recently put the Jackson High School Soccer Team through their paces with an MMAFit program at East Coast Martial Arts!