Archive for July, 2012

It’s been almost a month after our last graduation ceremony here at the Factory of Champions, July 62012 to be exact was the last, and next week we’ll be having our 3rd official commencement exercise to give honor most especially to the students who have actively participated and completed their 6 month program in their respective classes. Before we all look forward to the next batch let us look back and commemorate the last one we had and give recognition to all our notable students.

July 6th, 2012 just like every night at B.A.M.F MMA that Friday night was full-house, with Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, and both adult and kids Jiu-Jitsu classes going on almost simultaneously. On the mats, Professor Alvin Aguilar himself leads the evening session, teaching a signature Ribeiro pressure passing variation – jamming into an opponent’s guard, catching him unaware and quickly gaining side control. Professor Aguilar emphasized that the keys to the move are precision and speed, in that order.

It wasn’t an ordinary day of training though. For some students, it marked the completion of the six-month program, their graduation day. It is B.A.M.F.MMACenter’s philosophy that it takes that specific amount of time to attain the minimum physical readiness in the martial arts, no more and no less. At thrice a week for a span of 180 days, the full benefits of training are realized: one learns the rudiments and builds the attributes for self-defense, while evidently getting overall improved fitness. Graduation is, as always has been, held in special regard at this gym, as it represents a student’s true commitment to the training. This however, merely marks the end of the first step.

For some students, it marked the completion of the six-month program, their graduation day. It is B.A.M.F. MMA Center’s philosophy that it takes that specific amount of time to attain the minimum physical readiness in the martial arts, no more and no less.

Jiu-Jitsu white belts Miguel Consing and Chris Azarraga have just recently finished their six-months, and are entering the next phase of their training, but have decided to take it up a notch with B.A.M.F. upgrade programs. These not only boost students’ learning and mastery of Jiu-Jitsu principles, it also multiplies their money’s value.

Chris is a newly enrolled GOLD member. As such, he can enjoy daily training, versus the standard three times weekly session. He also has free open mat, where he has unlimited use of the gym’s facilities to train and roll anytime he wants. He also no longer has to pay the general assembly fee.

Miguel will begin his ELITE program in three weeks. He enjoys all the perks of GOLD training, plus free twice a week Wrestling classes for six months. The Wrestling program is the perfect complement to Jiu-Jitsu, particularly in the advanced levels, furthering a student’s grasp of, and skill in takedowns, leverage, positioning, and power. In charge of B.A.M.F. Wrestling is head coach and multiple medal winner Marcus Valda, a champion wrestler and Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who has trained and successfully competed around the world.

Graduation is also game-show day at B.A.M.F. MMA Center, where students rack up points for a chance to win prizes. Points are awarded for exceptional performance in class at a per session basis, or for bringing in referrals. The student with the most points gets to spin the wheel, where he can win gifts from T-Shirts and free sessions to a jackpot of Php 10,000 cash. Lucky for Mark Cupino just one of our top white belts who manages to bag “student of the day” during regular training days, his name was picked out of the raffle and he got to spin! — And this Lucky guy went home with a Saulo Ribeiro Original Jiu Jitsu Revolution DVD. Sad to say, nobody won the Jackpot but there’s always next time, that is , every month to get your chance to win Php 10,000, just keep on referring your friends and convincing them to sign up or you can stick to making sure your performance at training is at optimum level and you can be Student of the Day.

Anyway, Lets give it up for our Graduates! Congratulations to B.A.M.F. MMA Center’s 2nd Batch of Graduates this 2012!

  • Paul Avancena
  • Neil Azarcon
  • Chris Azarraga
  • Timothy Bailon
  • Edgar Caballero
  • Kurt Cablitas
  • Russel Choi
  • Earl Diaz
  • Ramy Elbeitam
  • Summuel Gan
  • Ace Leyeza
  • John Karl Lopez
  • Jed Monte
  • Elwyn Narvaez
  • Pierre Navaseo
  • Angela Ongkeko
  • Vince Ortiz
  • Angelo Palabasan
  • Philip Po
  • Sofie Santos
  • Boom Sureta
  • Jericho Tomagan
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