Heidi Williams and Rachel Houck have been training with the Women’s Class for nearly two years. Both were promoted to Blue Belt today after completing the testing process. The technical moves looked very good as did the live rolls and the self defense. Congrats Heidi and Rachel!
Alec Kowalewski, Cody Hugie, Victoria Morrow, Michael Dumelle, and Vic Clodfelter were all promoted to Blue Belt Thursday night. Everyone looked sharp and technical during testing. Congrats to all of you!
Yosof Wanly was promoted to Black Belt on September 23rd, 2017 by Master Pedro Sauer. Yosof started training BJJ at Oregon Pound in 2003. It was an honor to see him test and have that belt tied around his waist. Congrats Yosof!
Greg was unable to attend the promotion board we held three weeks ago so today we conducted the make up test with Greg as the solo candidate. Greg did a great job and I was honored to tie a purple belt on him. Congrats Greg!
Six members of Oregon Pound along with three from Gracie Technics Beaverton were promoted to Purple Belt today after testing. Everyone looked great. Congrats to Jeff Rassmann, Ted Brekken, Ed Beemer, Brian Daviscourt, Vlad Fox-Cisco, Chris Flatt, Bryan Radona, John Asuncion, and James Patterson.
Congrats to all of our new Blue Belts! Grace Kohler, Andy Conser, Matt Gorman, Cory Nishimura, Alec Scharpen and Bryan Howland all tested today and everyone looked great.
Congrats to all of our new Blue Belts! Due to conflicting schedules our fall promotions were spread out a bit, but we got it done. Our new blue belts are Erik Arnesen, Josh Combs, Randall Colburn, Justin Upton, Drew Pitts, Liz Lillie, Brandon Lillie, and Ryan Narce. Justin, Drew and Ryan pictured along with Erik, Trevor and Mozafar who helped with their testing.
I was very happy to promote Amber Smith-Crawford to Brown Belt tonight. Amber has trained at Oregon Pound for nearly nine years. She is a great competitor, instructor and an asset to our academy. Congrats Amber, I am very proud of you.
Josh Combs and Erik Arnesen were promoted to blue belt tonight. Both have been training at Oregon Pound since last year. Josh and Erik demonstrated their technical knowledge first and then their Jiu Jitsu skills during live rounds. Congrats to both – you guys rocked it!
Professor Lizares conducted an outstanding seminar at Oregon Pound on Saturday, May 14th. We had 35 people in attendance from white belts to black belts. “Mind-blowing” seemed to be the common sentiment among the students. Thank you Professor for the awesome instruction.