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Year after year, victory after victory, we are always getting bigger, stronger, and better! The first half of the year has now officially passed which mostly consisted of us achieving goals and winning together as one team (business as usual). But 2016 is far from over! As we enter the second half of the year, we look back once more at our successes for the past 7 months, celebrate them, and then continue on STRONG, bearing in mind that we carry the name of the BIGGEST and BEST team in Asia on our backs!

Rollapalooza 1st Grand Prix

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Rollapalooza is a local BJJ competition known for it’s chill vibe and atmosphere where practitioners from different teams are able to gather, mingle, and appreciate the art that is our sport. Early on in 2015, the organizers of said event decided to do something that has not yet been done in the history of Jiu-Jitsu in the Philippines: Hold a Grand Prix. The 2 Rollapalooza Grand Prix Qualifiers were held last year, and as expected, a bunch of our DEFTAC competitors made it to the podium with shiny medals around their necks, fully qualified for the next and final round!

The day of the Grand Prix arrived and our DEFTAC competitors did not disappoint! 3 got the Gold: Gerard Gallos, Michelle Masuda, and Franco Rulloda took home the ultimate prize, being crowned the best in the country for their respective divisions. 8 took home the Bronze namely Amir Arias, Jam Cantos, Gian Fontanilla, Carl Fontiveros, Efraim Gomez, Patricia Gomez, Joey Lepiten, and Sam Nepomuceno.

Pan-Asians 2016

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The Pan Asian International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open is an annual competition held in our country which usually takes place in the middle of the year. It is the most prestigious event for BJJ practitioners in South East Asia. Exciting fights ensue with only the best of the best duking it out for the prized title of Pan Asian Champion along with a shiny Gold medal.

2016 marks DEFTAC‚Äôs 20th anniversary and we definitely stood up and fought HARD as one FAMILY, proving to everyone that this is yet again OUR YEAR!!! The official Team Tally doesn’t lie! For Masters Gi & No Gi, Kids, and Adults No Gi,¬†we are ranked #1, giving¬†us the title of ¬†OVERALL TEAM CHAMPIONS for the 6th consecutive year! — This DOMINATION would not have been possible without the joint effort of ALL our CHAPTERS, both new and old who have been and are producing champions EVERYDAY!!!

World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championships 2016

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Every BJJ practitioner dreams of travelling to the Walter Pyramid at Long Beach, California to compete at the grandest stage of them all- The Worlds!

This year we had the largest Philippine Mundials contingent. Leading the pack is Maybelline Masuda who is the first Filipina World Champion. Along with her were multiple time National champions, Kimberly Custodio, Gian Fontanilla, Gerard Gallos, Jan Hao, Michelle Masuda, and JR Rulloda. THAT’S RIGHT, 7 DEFTAC WARRIORS, SHOWED THE WORLD WHAT WAS UP.

All of our DEFTAC competitors worked their hardest in preparation for battle and fought valiantly when the day came. In the end, we had not 1 but 2 podium finishers! Kimberly Custodio brought home silver for the Women’s White Belt Roosterweight division and Maybelline Masuda brought home bronze for the Women’s Purple Belt division.

URCC 27: Rebellion

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Red Romero and Chris Hofmann

In victory and defeat, we are always PROUD of our DEFTAC warriors!

Chris Hofmann went toe to toe with URCC veteran and knockout King, Caloy “Bad Boy” Baduria, exchanging powerful blows from beginning to end. After two action-packed rounds, our very own Hofmann emerged VICTORIOUS and was crowned the new URCC Light Heavyweight Champion!!

URCC Fight Night

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Chris Hofmann and Jericho Tomagan

For URCC’s first Fight Night event of the year, we sent out 2 of our DEFTAC warriors with 1 leaving the cage TRIUMPHANT!

Amidst the hype for Baron Geisler vs. Kiko Matos, our very own Chris Hofmann put on quite the show in the main event against Arvin Chan who cockily challenged him online to a one on one bout. Our URCC Light Heavyweight Champion gladly accepted and destroyed him in 2 rounds, winning via TKO via referee stoppage!

Fight Con Philppines 2016

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For the first fight and conditioning convention in the country, our own Franco Rulloda and Vince Ortiz were each asked to participate in a super fight. If you know us, none of our DEFTAC warriors ever turn down the opportunity to show the World why we are the best! V

The unstoppable duo gave fight fans an explosive show of talent, skill, and technique, both overwhelming their respective opponents and leaving the building VICTORIOUS! Our own Gabby Alipe was also in attendance with a few of his band Urbandub’s well-known song numbers for the crowd.

IT DOESN’T END THERE…..

We’ve got a whole jam packed 2nd half of the year ahead, with these DEFTAC FAMILY AFFAIRS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:

Deftac Competition Field Trip to [ASIAN OPEN – TOKYO JAPAN] – Sept 10-11, 2016

Xande Ribeiro SEMINAR – Sept 17 (TENTATIVE)

DEFTAC Congress – Oct 28-30, 2016

and MUCH MORE…

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A Champion in SIX MONTHS OR LESS? They all laughed when we said that we could make anybody a champion in this amount of time. Did you ever think this could be possible? Unless you’re super talented, you’ve probably doubted this possibility. But, with our system and time-tested curriculum at BAMF, we make everything possible! We’ve proven, time and time again for almost 2 decades that YES, We CAN MAKE YOU A CHAMPION IN SIX MONTHS OR LESS.

Need proof? We awarded our latest batch of CHAMPIONS the RECOGNITION they DESERVE! With all¬†their hard work, dedication, and heart – coupled with the guidance of Prof. Alvin Aguilar and our system of accelerated learning – they are now BONAFIDE MEMBERS OF THE 6 MONTH CHAMPION CLUB. These are ordinary people, they work, they go to school, they’re young and young at heart – they’re just like you! Let us begin by introducing the newest members that received their award last Friday.

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  1. Juancho Mendoza – is a BANKER! Yes, he’s got high stress day job, with high stress deadlines and quotas to achieve EVERY MONTH. But that didn’t stop him from training regularly evenings before heading home and calling it a day! In less than 6 months, about 5 months into his training, he joined his first ever Jiu-jitsu competition and went home with a GOLD MEDAL in his division! He fought long and hard that day, in a stacked division, mostly with seasoned white belts, but nonetheless, he made it to the top!IMG_9677
  2. Patricia Gomez – Young, smart, beautiful and talented! Patricia Gomez at first sight would not be the type of girl you would imagine rolling on the mat with all the other sweaty boys and girls – she’s a singer; previously a contender for The Voice Philippines – yup she’s got talent! AND YES, SHE’S A CHAMPION in Jiu-jitsu! She achieved this feat 6 months into training, bringing home GOLD in the Women’s Absolute Division! More than all of that, Patricia Gomez has been studying for her board exam in Interior Design, balancing her time for study and training was tough but she made it through all of that, passing her board exam just last week! A singer, BJJ Champion, now a certified IDR and bonafide member of the 6 Month Champion Club!IMG_9676
  3. Ryan Lastra – A businessman and former triathlete! Ryan Lastra, showed everybody what was up when he joined his first ever BJJ Competition a little more than 2 months since he started training! He joined the masters and adults division all in one day and went home with 3 GOLD medals and 1 SILVER medal! Talk about a LEGIT CHAMPION! He trains early in the morning and even tries to make it to evening training! A real CHAMPION, now a bonafide member of the 6 Month Champion Club, and as if that wasn’t enough, he RECEIVED HIS BLUE BELT on the evening of his awarding.IMG_9684
  4. Francis Tapia – Francis could not make it to the awarding ceremony due to his crazy schedule as a flight attendant but we can never forget his astounding achievements for the team in competition.¬†Just before his sixth month of training he became a double GOLD champion in the men’s adult white belt division at his first ever BJJ competition! All it took was dedication, trust and lots of heart! He’s working on making his game more well-rounded and we know he will continue on to make our family proud!
  5. Giordan Guiyab – An elite young pilot for Philippine Airlines, Giordan is a champion with a strong and dedicated heart and mind! He joined his first competition with less than 5 months of experience and took home his first GOLD MEDAL! He first got into Jiu-jitsu¬†because he was¬†inspired by his better half Patricia Gomez’ victories and sought it out as a way for them to spend more time together, as he follows a very busy schedule – frequently flying. He’s a fast learner, very committed and tries his best to be consistent with his training!

We also awarded some of our long time members of the 6 Month Champion Club like Michelle Masuda and Vince Ortiz – who have long been upholding the legacy of this club alongside all our other 6 month champion members (e.g. Maybelline Masuda – first Filipino World Champion and Asian Beach Games Gold Medalist; Chris Hofmann – URCC Champion and Multiple Double and Quadruple Gold Medalist; Kat Del Rosario – Double Gold Medalist; Paula Ditona – Gold medalist in 6 months; Sandra De las Alas – Gold medalist in less than 6 months; Patrick Lubaton – Double Gold Medalist in 6 months) ¬†. All these men and women, hold a place in BAMF and DEFTAC History, they inspire many of us to keep striving to be the best that we can be. Nothing is impossible once you’ve set your mind to it and trust in our guidance and our proven system. Congratulations once again and cheers to more conquering and victories to come!

Eduard Folayang and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Between Eduard ‘The Landslide’ Folayang and Enomoto we already knew who the champion would be at the OneFC: Pride of a Nation; and indeed despite what some critics said, Folayang dominated and came out victorious! His victory not only serves as a beautiful comeback from his previous loss via split decision against Ole Laursen; its even more proof that this URCC fighter Eduard can ride and possibly topple the best MMA fighters in the world! The question now is ¬†what did it take for The Landslide to dominate in his last fight and what will it take to make him an even more effective and ¬†dangerous, overall fighter?

Just 2 months ago as Eduard was to jump start his MMA career from #1 in the Philippines to #1 in Asia, we found him at the Factory of Champions, B.A.M.F. Mixed Martial Arts Center, for a 2 week MMA training camp with none other than our Prof. Alvin Aguilar.¬†Now It’s no secret that if you want to develop your ground here in the Philippines, you have to train with the best Brazilian Jiu-jitsu team in the country, that of course is DEFTAC PILIPINAS. There really is no better way to learn and master the fundamentals with the direct guidance of a real BJJ Black belt who can provide you the best and numerous sparring partners with proper technique and proper application. Eduard was provided all this and more! Here is an interview that we had with The Landslide right after training:

  • BAMF: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†You’ve been to B.A.M.F. several times but this is the first time that you’re here for an all-around MMA training¬†camp under Professor Alvin’s guidance. How has it been so far?
  • Eduard:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Its been great! First I’d like to thank Sir Willy for taking care of me, being very nice to me welcoming me to his home and its much hotter now with the gi on. Its the first time I’m training with gi and di pa ako sanay. Actually¬†medyo nahihirapan nga ako.¬†I feel like I should have been here earlier. I really want to focus on my ground¬†game so I can finally get my orange belt. ..(laughs)
  • BAMF: ¬† ¬† ¬† In your last fight against Ole Laursen you obviously were more dominant in terms of conditioning and striking,¬†it was noted though that you needed to polish your wrestling and ground game how does it feel training with¬†AlvinAguilar’s guidance in jiu jitsu with the assistance of Marcus Valda in wrestling?
  • Eduard:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†It been very good.I’ve been learning how to keep myself in the right position. My clinch has been corrected so¬†that I know how to use them in a real fight. It was my mistake for not training my ground game… Looking back¬†at my fight I was just expecting Ole to strike with me as a k1 striking champion.. after the fight I realized that I¬†need to work on more escapes and offense on the ground. I’m glad that I have sir Alvin teaching me proper¬†technique and application. So far he’s given me solutions to holes in my game that I’m thankful for.¬†With¬†wrestling under Marcus, honestly this is my first formal lesson in a long time. The last time I tried wrestling was¬†under the Mongolian coach at WAP.Marcus is a very good teacher and I trust Sir Alvin.
  • BAMF: ¬† ¬† ¬†How confident are you in a scale from 1-10 with your fight less than 7 weeks away?
  • Eduard: ¬† ¬†I can’t say.. but i can say that I’m always ready.
  • BAMF: ¬† ¬† ¬†What specific techniques and aspects of your ground game have you and sir alvin been working on?
  • Eduard: ¬† ¬†Today he showed me how to play from bad situations when I’m stuck on the bottom. He has also showed me¬†how to play from my opponent guard, what to do to stop my opponent from getting a position to block his game¬†and land strikes that will cause maximum damage.¬†I learned how the crossface works and how important it is on¬†the ground.
  • BAMF: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†We’re really excited for your upcoming fight what are your ¬†plans after your camp here?
  • Eduard: ¬† ¬† I’ll be going back up to Baguio to work on my conditioning. I’m training here for two weeks only, but I wish I¬†could stay longer. For sure I will be back very soon!
  • BAMF: ¬† ¬† ¬† That’s really good to hear? We’re so proud of you and we love having you here at BAMF, the boys are really¬†happy and we know for sure you came to the right place for training, what do you think about bamf?
  • Eduard: ¬† ¬†Maganda dito, facilities are great and the deftac team is very supportive, I feel very welcome at the same time¬†I’m learning a lot so I’m thankful for Bamf and sir alvin and his students helping me out to represent our¬†country.
  • BAMF: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Alright thank you for your time Eduard, we’ll see you again tomorrow! Thank you!

Eduard was kind enough to provide us with this very straightforward and humble interview and we’re so proud of what he’s done for our Country in the realm of Mixed Martial Arts. He truly is something to be proud of. The best part is shortly after his last victory against Enomoto, The Landslide ran up to Prof. Alvin Aguilar (who was there coaching him forcibly on the side) and gave word that he will be back at B.A.M.F. Mixed Martial Arts Center for full on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training so that he can go and take on even more high-level MMA fighters in the World!

This is going to be really exciting for the boys and girls at the gym! Don’t miss your chance to train with our champion cause he will be back for sure! ¬†What’s even more exciting is we’ve got so much more to look forward to in Eduard’s career as he embarks on his next road to victory this November at the URCC’s 10th year anniversary! According to Prof. Alvin Aguilar’s tweets its going to be the biggest and best MMA show they’ve ever put on!!! Who’s NOT STOKED for that! Bring it!!

The 1st batch of JOTUNN-DEFTAC OFFICIAL GIs have finally arrived and is ready to serve the Philippines #1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team in the Country DEFTAC PILIPINAS! Of course first dibs go to Prof. Alvin Aguilar; and for someone who doesn’t really care what gi he wears (as long as it fits) he says he Loves his new gi! We were able to pick up some good reviews from the man himself.

Prof. Alvin says that he’s never really had a favorite kimono brand before but for the record he’s worn, Keiko, Atama, Kauai, Gameness, RJJ, and Gracie Barra gis; and according to him, after wearing his DEFTAC-Jotunn Gi for the first time last Tuesday, he’s never worn a gi more comfortable than this one.

“All these years we’ve been wearing all kinds of Gi’s just working with team patches, sewing them on everywhere and now we finally have something that we can call our own! Every REAL member of Team Deftac-Ribeiro should have one!” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

“The Jotunn-Deftac Gi is the first of it’s kind, and its the first Official DEFTAC PILIPINAS Gi that every member of our team would be very proud to have in their possession to use in training and competition. ¬†This Crystal-Weave gi is superb. The cut and details are top-notch. Very comfortable, very sturdy, very light. The pants have six loops and a stretchy rope-like drawstring, and it‚Äôs my favorite drawstring of any BJJ pants I’ve had before cause I never have to worry about it getting stuck. They also have a different material in the crotch, more like the top. The top and pants fit perfectly! Overall a very nice kimono and its OURS! Jotunn lives up to its promise and its Proudly Pinoy another thing to be proud of thanks to Jose Tugas and his guys!¬†-Prof. Alvin Aguilar

Remember guys its THE OFFICIAL GI of DEFTAC PILIPINAS and its finally available for Pre-order at the gym. If you would like to see the Gi for yourself there is an A3 available for sale in stock at B.A.M.F. Mixed Martial Arts Center. You can call us at 384-0314 for orders or you can go to the gym to order there!

GI PRE SALE STARTS NOW : Aug 23, 2012

GI SPECS: 

Color – White with Blue and Red Logos and Trim

Gi Jacket:  Lightweight Crystal Weave

Pant:  Lightweight Cotton Blend Pant

PRICE: $160 (includes shipping)

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