After Master Jay's journey to the Philippines and meeting up with his brother at the airport, the two had one thing on their minds, Jiu Jitsu and the seminars. The following two weeks looked to be very promising. Promising it was. A midst the promotions for stripes and belts between the two seminars, the technique we all learned at the seminar was amazing and very eye opening. It was filled with baseball bat choke after baseball bat choke and Jay's very own secret technique that I like to call it the rodeo choke. To read more on the time Professor Jay had out here, he recently posted an article about. So buckle yourself down and click away. Jay’s Seminar Tours in the Philippines!
Jay Pages, the head and co-founder of 90/EIGHT BJJ Association, a Caio Terra 2nd degree black belt will be coming to the Philippines to hold two seminars. One to be held in Cebu and the second in Manila at 90/EIGHT BJJ Affiliates. The seminar will cover techniques of modern Jiu Jitsu and favorite submissions. All contact info is available in the above flier.
This post is a long time coming, I know, but better later than never in this case. On behalf of 90/EIGHT BJJ, I would like to congratulate our brothers Ray John 'Little' Dulap and Dr. Drei 'Twinkle Toes' Hong. They both entered in their amateur MMA debut this past August 2014 in the first GPC amateur MMA event. It was an unclear road for their training at first. Having to maneuver their way around from location to location to find a place to prepare themselves for their upcoming fight they found a place to get ready for their fights on the mats at 90/EIGHT BJJ PI. They both trained hard for their fights working their busy schedules as a student/father and call center agent, respectively. I am very proud of them for how they represented who we are and what we do at 90/EIGHT.
Dr. Drei 'Twinkle Toes' was to start our team off for the night of great fights. Luckily for Drei's opponent, he didn't last long in the ring with him. Drei wins with submission via rear naked choke in the first round.
Later on in the night, John 'Little' is up to deck. Upon the first touch of leather in the first round, it seemed to be a back and forth battle between John and his opponent. John, mostly controlling the fight, wins with submission via arm bar from knee on belly in the third round.
This wont be the last you see of 90/EIGHT BJJ in the MMA scene. WE ARE 98!!!!!!!!!!!
90/EIGHT BJJ PI is happy to inform you that we are now adding extra class times. Our hard work has paid off. Now that we have an assistant instructor and other high level students in our midst. We are able to offer extra classes with different time slots in a new satellite location. Head instructors from Budokan Martial Arts Center, a forward thinking group of martial artists, came to 90/EIGHT BJJ looking to add a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in their martial arts center. We are excited to see where this new relationship takes us and look forward to our future with Budokan Martial Arts Center. Now don't worry, we will still have our class at the Fuente location at the normal times. So for more information do not hesitate to call or text. You can even click on the Facebook link at the upper right hand corner to drop us a line on our FB page. Also, you can visit the new satellite location. Below, you will find location, time, and links to the Budokan Martial Arts Center Facebook page.
Location: Tango Plaza Bldg.
Queens Rd. 6000 Cebu City
Time: TTh 6pm-8pm
Facebook: Budokan Cebu
As you all may have known, 90/EIGHT BJJ PI has attended the Pan Asians 2013 International Jiu Jitsu tournament this past May 18 & 19, 2013. This time around, they came to Manila with a bigger team, including their instructor/coach. Competitors; Renzi Ayco, Carlos Gonzalez, Rihdwan Rosales, Arthur Zanoria, Jojo Padilla, and Paul ‘PJay’ Pages. We were able to bag two silvers and one bronze for the team. They were captured by PJay and Renzi, both in their respective divisions.
“This has been my first tournament I’ve competed in since five years ago, and I have to say that I have learned a lot. And also I have learned a lot on how we need to change our training methods a bit and our mentality when it comes time for tournaments.” ~ PJay
Our next tournament we have our sights on, will be the Philippine National’s, coming this October. We will be bringing in more hardware for our team.
Check out out Pan Asians 2013 photos soon!!!
(left to right) Jojo Padilla, Paul "PJay" Pages, Arthur Zanoria, Carlos Gonzalez, Ridhwan Rosales, and Renzi Ayco(not pictured)
90/EIGHT BJJ PI getting ready to do it again.
Last year, we sent out 4 competitors from Cebu to Manila to compete in the ADCC 2012 Asian Championships and Asian Qualifiers. Having shown success as a competition team last year. We are ready to do it again.
This year, we are sending 6 of our team mates to the 2013 Pan Asian Jiu Jitsu Gi & NoGi International, this May 18 and 19, being held in SM Mall of Asia in Manila.
We will be sending 4 of our team mates in to compete in the white belt division; Carlos Gonzalez, Ridhwan Rosales, Renzi Ayco, and Jojo Padilla. 1 to compete in the blue belt division; Arthur Zanoria. And 1 to compete in the brown belt division; Paul "PJay" Pages.
So let's all send a our good luck and good vibes to our competitors that will be representing
Cebu in Pan Asians 2013. Kick some as and let's bring back home some hardware!!!
We would like to send a shout out to Fuente Pension House, Manila Kimonos, Hasi, and Gi Soap
I decided to make a compilation of pictures and video footage from our time in Manila, during the ADCC Asian Championships. They added a beginners division to help foster the growth of grappling/ Jiu Jitsu in our neck of the woods. I just wanted to share you this little slice of awesomeness to show you all what Pages Brothers BJJ PI has been up to. So sit back, relax, and set your eyes on this slick little flick by yours truly. A 98BJJ production.
ADCC Asian Championships was a success.
We had 4 of our team mates (Jose S. Padilla Jr., Lorenzo Ayco, Jes Catayas, and Kevin Wong) leave with their coach (PJay Pages) and a few of our team mates for support and a fun trip to Manila. The venue was really awesome. It was located in the out door auditorium facing Manila Bay in the SM Mall of Asia. There were to large size competition rings with plenty of warm up space. The event started a little late but when it got start, things ran very smooth. I have to say that these referees did a great job at reffing the matches. They were very attentive and never had their attention pulled away from the match at hand by some external interference and the event organizer organized a great event. By bringing such big BJJ organizations like IBJJF and ADCC to the Philippines can only help to put the Philippines on the map for BJJ on a global level. So a big cheers goes out to Stephen Kamphuis for bringing these 2 big BJJ/ Grappling organizations out here to the Philippines. So now on to our matches and our boys.
First up to represent 98 BJJ was Jojo Padilla. He got a by on his first match and got bumped to semi finals where he got submitted with an arm lock to the guy who would later win the division. Jojo was able to rest up for his next round. This next round was a nail better, let me tell you, with their back and forth action. In about the last minute and a half the score was 0-0 with Jojo's opponent having a -1 point. His opponent scored a take down for two points. almost passing his guard. He ended up in Jojo's half where the guy left his elbow exposed and Jojo went for the kimura and reversed the position to come up top with the kimura still set in place for a 2 point reversal. The timer buzzed. End of the round. Jojo wins Bronze.
Second to represent 98 BJJ was Jes Catayas. Jes' opponent was a tough guy. This is the definition of a sand bagger. Jes fought his take downs as best as he could and played his grip fighting very well as usual. His opponent came with a very good background in wrestling. Having wrestled since high school as rumor has it. He gain good positional dominance against our team mate but was unsuccessful in submitting him. Jes would go to lose by points.
Third to represent 98 BJJ was Kevin Wong. Kevin went against a very strong 4 stripe blue belt. Through their match, Kevin scored a slick scissor take down. Unfortunately it was not passed to 2 minute mark to receive points. He then got his back taken where he would spend most of the match in fighting off valiantly his opponents back attacks. His opponent would prove unsuccessful in submitting Kevin Wong from the back. Kevin lost on points.
The fourth to represent 98 BJJ was Lorenzo Ayco. Lorenzo went to battle the most out of the 4. Through all 3 rounds, Renzo seemed to have an endless tank of gas as he would keep pushing the pace and making his opponents play his game. The first round was a very exciting match. Renzo's opponent was a very squirmy guy and would keep spinning on his back like a turtle. Renzo was playing his guard passing with the same tenacity as you would expect when you roll with him. Even more in the tournament. At the last minute, Renzo ended up in his opponents half guard where he would go to submit his opponent with a head and arm/d'arce choke.
Second round was a real on the edge of your seat kind of match. Renzo's opponent had a descent DLR guard where he got caught up in it a couple of times but did not get swept or scored on. Whew. There was a lot of back and forth action where Renzo would keep pushing the pace to pass his guard. There was noe point scored in their match. 2 Minutes over-time was added where both ended in a messed up fifty-fifty guard position. Renzo looked like he was gonna tap but he 'SUCK'd IT UP!!!' and went through to finish the over-time. No points. Renzo received the win of the match for his aggressiveness and moved on to the finals. His Opponents corner got a bit butt hurt..... heheheheh.
They had a good rest before they started the final match for gold/silver. The 3rd round started with some very good grip fighting. All of the action on this round was on their feet. Renzo's opponent had a very strong this clinch that Renzo was able to get out of numerous times but eventually got submitted with a guillotine. Renzo would go to receive silver.
With all of the hard work on and off the mats by our competitors and our team mates and by the support of our friends and family, our team was able to bring back home 2 medals, showing the effectiveness of training at Pages Brothers BJJ.
A big congratulations to my students that competed. I'm proud of you all for putting yourselves out there and testing yourselves. OSS!!!
~PJay Pages, Pages Brothers BJJ PI
January 4, 2012 was a very exciting day for us at Pages Brothers BJJ PI....... We started our training day with a lot of us actually being early or on time for class. Those of use that were there early were rolling, stretching, drilling, and chatting. It was a great way to start off our session.
I've known Sirvan Ghoseiri for quite some time. I met him through training at another gym. The thing I always noticed about him is that every time I visited that gym he trained at to join in a session, he was always there for practice, putting in work on the mats. He came over to us at Pages Brothers BJJ seeking other instruction and coaching a few months back. And we received him with open and accepting arms. In the time he began training with us, I saw a spark in him and realized this man has a type of dedication in him for Jiu Jitsu that I know will never falter. And I can see him going as far as he wants in Jiu Jitsu.
He is a great team mate, a great asset to the gym and the team, he is a great practitioner of the art, and above all an amazing person. Being his coach and instructor, I am proud to have promoted Sirvan Ghoseiri to the rank of blue belt under the supervision of my coach, Jay Pages. I have faith and know he will live up to this rank. Congratulations my friend!!! OSS!!!
Here is a first draft of a commercial made by Hendrix Bingford Ho. A student under PJay Pages of Pages Brothers BJJ PI. Stay tuned for the official final cut of our team commercial. So far, it looks great. Keep up the good