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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’s 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!

By ensuring that you and everybody else around you is constantly getting at least 1% better everyday, there is no reason for you not to be able to make history on a daily basis. This is what Prof. Alvin Aguilar reminds his students everyday – and it has been a key ingredient in the recipe of success behind BAMF MMA Center.

It is therefore no wonder that BAMF has been awarded a Golden Globe award for Business Excellence, and Certified BEST company and brand this 2015 in the country. The awarding ceremony was held at the Manila Hotel last April 11, 2015 and received by Aguilar’s first son Liam.

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Alvin Liam Aguilar Jr. receiving the Golden Globe Annual Award for Business Excellence on behalf of his father Alvin Aguilar for B.A.M.F. Mixed Martial Arts Center last April 11, 2015 at the Manila Hotel.

The Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence works hand in hand with the Golden Globe Awards Council, National Data Research Examiner and Marketing Services, Inc., Philippine Best Companies. Com, Inc., SINAG News Magazine and SINAG Foundation, Inc.

The Award’s Council believes that companies striving for top-notch quality of business performance are those that exemplify business excellence and reap success; following a rigid six-point criteria by the National Data Research Examiner and Marketing Services, Inc. which includes (1) Innovative Business Practices; (2) Quality of Products and Services; (3) Value Proposition and Pricing; (4) Customer Concern and Intimacy; (5) Reputable and Ethical Business Image; and (6) Truthfulness in Business Management.

When asked about how such prestige was achieved, Prof. Alvin responded, “I guess we must’ve done something right. You reap what you sow. What started out as a plain and simple venue and haven for our athletes surprisingly turned out to be a huge success and life changer for many.”

BAMF Mixed Martial Arts Center on it’s road to achieving a GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD for BUSINESS EXCELLENCE has gone through 7 years of change and improvement.

In October 2008 when BAMF MMA first opened it’s doors  it had one vision and goal in mind, which was to provide the team with a venue and haven to train and practice Martial Arts all day, everyday and any time.

The gym started out as a hobby for Prof. Alvin Aguilar; serving mainly as a place for him to train with friends and students. After less than a year of operation the gym picked up a huge volume of students genuinely interested in becoming competitors in BJJ and MMA, later on becoming our champions. BAMF later became known as The Factory of Champions. With the increasing number of students, what started out as a hobby inevitably became a successful business.

Over the years improvements were gradually laid out in the gym, little by little further improving and developing the facility. Later on Prof. Alvin went out of his way to explore the business aspect of a gym by attending seminars abroad on gym management and building a business around it. The fitness aspect of Mixed Martial Arts was later explored, which drew in an even larger amount of students than ever before.

B.A.M.F. became a multi-faceted MMA facility and community devoted to help adults and kids achieve their personal fitness and martial arts goals. To this day, the factory of champions produces, not just champions on the mat or in the ring, but champions in life!

B.A.M.F. stands the largest MMA facility in the country, gaining the official title on GMA’s Pinoy Records in December 2012 and continues to offer a variety of classes with flexible schedules and world class instruction from real, qualified and legitimate instructors (No Mcdojo, No Papawis lang).

Aside from that, BAMF houses the top MMA and BJJ competitors in Asia and is home to over 300 members. The 30 Day Free Trial offer is what has drawn in people from all over the country to experience high quality training risk free!

So if you’re looking for a place to train, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Wrestling and Muay Thai, there’s not much to think about when deciding. Go to BAMF Mixed Martial Arts Center and experience the difference.

BAMF Mike Stone SeminarFor all Martial Arts heads out there, Mike Stone is not only an old school household name but a living legend indeed. When you talk about martial arts icons in Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, James Coburn, Ed Parker and the likes, Mike Stone is in the same class with those guys. He has embodied the lifestyle of life-long martial arts practitioner into his accomplishes, everyday living and how martial arts are shaped today. This former student of Bruce Lee, help paved the way for martial artist today, in a way that being a martial artist does not mean you have to be in a temple meditating all the time or stuck in a dojo trying to protect the holy grail of martial arts. With Mike Stone, it’s a different light on how he practiced his discipline. He has made an avenue for martial artist to be out there. Meaning, martial artist are more than just that “monk-like” lifestyle sippin on hot soup or being in an enclosed space all the time. He has helped martial arts to be part of Hollywood; he has worked with celebrities and made martial arts more understood by the public on how it could be dynamic lifestyle for people who aspire to live the martial artist ways.

Today, we see Ronda Rousey of the UFC, and all these other martial arts masters make it to the big screens. It’s all not possible if Mike Stone had not ventured in to movie production. He has shifted the traditional martial artist paradigm into a more dynamic, colourful and a hint of glamour. Mike Stone has worked with the Presleys –yes, Elvis and Priscilla Presley! He has worked shoulder to shoulder with other celebrities which in total helped the martial arts world to be closer to mainstream. When you see movies like “3 Ninjas”, “Karate Kids” and the likes, all of it can be back tracked to Mike Stone’s contribution in helping martial arts to be where it’s at today.

This 10 degree black belt in the discipline of Shorin-ryu Karate has had countless successes in and out of the martial arts world. He does not only win trophies, but he went beyond just excelling in competitions, but what he did most importantly is the intangibles that he did why martial arts is a must in every person’s life. In an excerpt from his biography tell the most perfect definition of what Mike Stone has done for the martial artist of today — Mike’s life and his experiences are varied and far-reaching with his long and successful career in athletics, in the movie industry, and the entertainment business, as well as being a writer, promoter, sports instructor, inventor, bodyguard and personal fitness trainer. These experiences, after years of introspection and reflection, have allowed him to create a comprehensive and dynamic program that allows anyone to make major positive lifestyle changes.

His famed seminar program, “Living Your Dreams Now,” has changed the lives of people who had heard him and applied the simple yet effective principles. The program involves the trilogy, which makes up who we are as human beings — ¬¬the body, mind, and spirit or soul. It focuses on the four primary aspects that impact upon every person’s daily life; specifically love energy, time, and money. Mike Stone lives on what excites his imagination – poetry, art, music, dog-training, playing tennis, and golf among others. He has published books of diverse topics and has masterfully applied in his life the very ideas that he espouse in his seminar talks and writings.

So the next time you see a picture of a “flying sidekick” (which was made popular by him), think of Mike Stone. You will definitely be inspired, once you have met Grandmaster Mike Stone. Make sure that you attend his FREE Motivational Seminar on Oct 14, 2014 at 8:00PM – This is all happening at the Factory of Champions, BAMF MMA Center. This is a free chance for you to perhaps look at life in a different perspective and who knows, it might just change your life. We look forward to having you at our gym! If you have any questions feel free to call us at 556-1940!

Presenting: PROUDLY BAMF will be showcasing the best of our students and their notable achievements. We hope to inspire you to get started with your martial arts journey through these short videos. With that being said, we have here for our first feature ever… from our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Fundamentals class: Martin Toledo! As one a both a family man and an active Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner and competitor, Martin explains how he is able to balance his lifestyle, make time for family, work and training. He’s got no excuses to offer so for those of you who work during the day, here’s  somebody who has managed to make training a part of his life. Start your martial arts journey today! The best time to learn is not later, it’s right now! Call 556-1940 and ask about our 30 Day Free Trial! #deftac #ribeirojiujitsu #bamf #proudlybamf #team #family #champion

BAMF GRAND OPENING copyWhen the BAMF MMA Center was first opened, it looked very much different from how it does now. There was more soil than cement and we even had to go through someone else’s door to get to our gym. What we had going for us was a BJJ Black Belt that was determined to make champions and a group of students that were willing to make the sacrifice to become champions.

Fast forward to 2014 and we are now the most dominant team in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu here in the country. We have the URCC belt back in our possession and the future just looks so bright for everyone. To celebrate all this and to give back to our students who are the reason for our success, BAMF MMA Center have cooked up some new things for everyone which is BAMF MMA RELOADED!

On Jan. 31, 2014, come visit the gym and be treated to a night of fun where there will be food and drinks for everyone. We will be announcing and launching new programs and schedules for everyone to enjoy and we will also be giving special rates and discounts to be availed by those who are interested. Of course there will be music for everyone to enjoy and the night will be capped off by the first inaugural URCC Fight Night wherein the URCC will be showcasing FOUR Professional MMA Fights.

The fight card will be as follows:

Meshaal Alkhuzeem VS Arvin Chan

Genil Francisco VS Hideo Morikawa

Ramonito Pabroa VS Drex Zamboanga

JR Bermoy VS Carlo Laurel

So on January 31, 2014 at 7pm, make sure that you are at BAMF MMA Center so we can thank you and celebrate all of our success together! See you Friday!

EBC Philippines or Escola Brasileira Capoeira Philippines is the country’s top school to learn Capoeira from. Aside from that, they will also teach you about its history, and its philosophy, and most importantly, about the Brazilian culture that it was cultivated from. They are the first official school in the Philippines with instructors that come from their main school in Brasilia Brazil.

Capoeira is a beautiful Brazilian martial art that incorporates the elements of dance, music, and acrobatics. While it is very much like a choreographed presentation to the untrained eye, it is filled with movements that can be used in real-world self defense. With its variety of kicks and spins coupled with sweeps, low attacks and high attacks, it is a martial art that is just as effective as it is beautiful especially when the cartwheels and other acrobatic moves meant to evade an attack is demonstrated by the masters. It is truly an art that is complex but is, and can be very enjoyable to learn and practice.

This October 05, 2013 at 10am we will be holding a free Capoeira seminar to be led by none other than EBC Philippines’ Mestre Fantasma and Instrutora Adorinha, here at the B.A.M.F. Center. This is to introduce to everyone who are interested the wonders of Capoeira and to get them to start on their journey in this beautiful martial art as starting October we are going to begin to offer classes to those who want to learn Capoeira from the best people who can teach it in this country every 10am on Saturdays.

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Join us this Saturday at the B.A.M.F. MMA Center and learn more about Capoeira and Brazilian Culture. Special discounts and gift cards will be given to those people who will be attending this very exciting and momentous event!

See you at 10am on October 5, 2013 at the B.A.M.F.MMA Center!