Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jeff Glover Seminar!

Jeff Glover Seminar May 8 & 9! Don't miss this one. Pre-Register now to save a spot. This Seminar is open to all schools and it WILL sell out.

Jeff Glover Seminar at Serra New England/Team Simmler at 210 Summer St Worcester on:

May 8: Saturday, Gi 12-3pm

May 9: Sunday, No-GI 12-3pm

Register Now!!!!!

Some Jeff Glover highlights from Grapplers Quest

Friday, March 19, 2010

Danny Ives Seminar

On Tuesday night, March 16, 2010 we had a great turn out at Serra/Simmler BJJ NE for the Danny Ives seminar. 

Danny Ives is a world renowned martial arts coach, competitor and martial arts expert. He is a Pan-American games champion, multiple times NAGA champion, and many times superfight champion. Danny was born and raised in Philadelphia, and is one of the first Americans to begin training in MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu back in 1994. He holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Lloyd Irvin and has many years of Boxing, Thai Boxing, wrestling, and Judo experience.Danny took some time to share various Marcelo Garcia sitting-guard options, half guard sweeps and other concepts he is working on that have been very effective. 

Danny took some time to share various Marcelo Garcia sitting-guard options, half guard sweeps and other concepts he is working on that have been very effective.  

Danny Ives' academy, Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts is the Team Lloyd Irvin training center for the Annapolis, MD area.http://www.iveyleaguemma.com/

Photos courtesy of Teresa Russin & Scott Robinson. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dan Simmler takes Silver @ ADCC Pro World Cup North American Trials

One week after receiving his Black Belt under Matt Serra, Dan Simmler wasted no time breaking it in this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Pro-Gi North American Trials in Montreal, Canada placing 2nd at black belt---bringing home a Silver medal. 

Simmler won his first 3 fights by submission via toe-hold, triangle, and armbar from guard respectively. In the finals, Simmler had a tough battle with black belt Josh Griffiths from Alliance losing with the score 0-0 and 2-1 on advantages. 

Congrats Dan on taking Silver!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Chas Tucker wins MA State Wrestling Championship!

Serra BJJ NE/ Team Simmler competitor Chas Tucker (Worcester Academy) won the Massachusetts (MYWA) State Wrestling Title at 91 lbs. on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Chas walked through his bracket with relative ease pinning his first opponent in 0:30, winning his semi-final match 7-0, and winning his finals match by "Technical Fall" (winning by more than 15 pts.) with the score of 18-1. 
Chas also recently competed at NAGA held on February 6, 2010 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI. Chas took 1st place in both his Gi and No-Gi divisions at the tournament.
Chas will be competing this upcoming weekend at the 2010 New England Youth Wrestling Championships held at Lowell High School in Lowell, MA.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Danny Ives Seminar @ Serra BJJ NE/ Team Simmler: Tues., March 16th

Serra BJJ NE/ Team Simmler Seminar with DANNY IVES!!!!! (Two Hour BJJ Workshop) Tuesday March 16, 6:30-8:30pm 

Cost: $20 

"Best seminar I have ever been to!" -John Saari 4 stripe BJJ blue belt

''Danny Ives has been a huge contributor to my game. He helped build my skills in bull fighting, De la Riva, and X-Guard. Don't miss this seminar!'' -Dan Simmler

Danny Ives Accomplishments: 
-BJJ Black Belt under Lloyd Irvin 
-Pan Am Gold Medalist
- 6X Pan Am Medalist, BJJ Black Belt 
-14X NAGA Absolute Champion 
-6X Grappler's Quest Pro Champion 
-Undefeated in MMA 
-2X NAGA Competitor of the Year

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gary LaBreck wins by TKO @ Combat Sports Challenge 29

Congratulations to Serra BJJ NE/ Team Simmler's Gary LaBreck for his TKO (Rd.1) victory at Combat Sports Challenge 29 in Hampton, VA on 02/20/20. Gary has been working hard on all aspects of his game, especially his wrestling. If you check out his fight video (above) you'll see his hard work paid off! Props to Gary!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler News: Simmler gets his Blackbelt!

Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler would like to say congratulations to Dan Simmler on his promotion to Black Belt on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Dan has been training hard and was awarded his black belt by Matt Serra at Serra BJJ in Long Island, NY over the weekend.
It was a great day for Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler as Dan’s promotion represents years of hard work and dedication to the sport and to the team. Several team members joined him on the trip to Long Island, NY and were able to capture some great clips from the day.

Dan is the head instructor at Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler. Dan has been a active competitor since 1999 and has been a top five nationally "RANKED" competitor in the USA for seven years. (Including four years at #1.)

Dan is known for his competition background and experience on both the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) and Grappler's Quest circuits which are currently the two largest grappling circuits in the USA.

Dan currently cross trains his jiu-jitsu with judo under 4X Olympian and World Champion Jimmy Pedro. Jimmy has been instrumental in taking Simmler's throws and takedowns to a whole new level.
Dan currently is very active in grappling competition internationally and also competes regularly in MMA.

If you are interested in checking out
Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler in Worcester, MA you may contact Dan at 508-839-9562 or email him at simmlerbjj@yahoo.com for more information (including: privates, group lessons, and seminars).

Blog Entry written by Dale Kline, pics by Jeremiah Monge & Scott Robinson. Video by Scott Robinson