November 17th, 2012, Newark, NJ: NAGA North American Championship: Essex County College was the site of the North American Grappling Association’s annual North American Championships. The Ho-Ho-Kus based American Eagle MMA & Kettlebell School entered two combatants, Zachary Fox of Wyckoff and Joshua Lay of Ridgewood in the nationally ranked tourney. Zach Fox was crowned the No-Gi Champion in the Cruiserweight Division (under 199.9) and in his first contest ever, Josh Lay took home the Bronze in the Light Heavyweight (Under 189.9) competition.
NAGA, along with Grappler’s Quest are two of the top grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu leagues in the world. This year alone, Master Phil Ross’ Team Alliance BJJ school member, American Eagle MMA, has had four (4) champions crowned at these prestigious events. The also competes in the regional, but highly competitive tournaments hosted by The Good Fight.
Spencer Ross: Down Under International Championship 2013
My son Spencer has been selected to represent the State of New Jersey in the Down Under Games hosted in Australia this coming July, 2013. It will be an incredible experience for him and a great opportunity for you to help an inspiring Olympian reach his goals.
The competition is open only to this year’s Junior class and below. The competition is an Olympics for High School aged athletes. Spencer is one of the top shot putters in his age group in the country. Last Spring Track Season he threw a personal best of 55’5.25 and placed third in the NJHS State Groups (2nd in his section and 3rd in the Discus). Check out his State Meet Stats at: http://nj.milesplit.com/
2013 marks the 14th year of the Down Under Games. I checked the winning throw from the 2013 Down Under Games Shot put competition – Spencer could win the Shot Put and you would have helped a World Champion Achieve!
Below is a Sponsorship for in PDF format. What I’m asking you to do is do what you are able to help. If you have, belong to or know someone in a corporation or group that would be willing and able to sponsor Spencer in his Quest, please forward them the attached PDF Sponsorship form. I also urge people to visit the site: http://www.downundersports.
Whether or not you choose to forward this, contribute or do nothing with it; my son and I would like to thank you for your time and support. If you have any other additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me either via e-mail or phone.
Wish us luck!
American Eagle MMA & Kettlebell’s Congratulates
Ho Ho Kus’ A.J. Lonski on his
National Wrestling Title
Most Northern NJ 12 year olds spend their birthday weekend at other than in gym filled with wrestling mats in the middle of Iowa. Not so for Ho Ho Kus resident A.J. Lonski. AJ, accompanied by his father Dan, a former Princeton University wrestler, headed to the USA Wrestling 2011 Preseason Schoolboy Nationals held at the UNI-Dome of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.
There were 28 mats in the 1 day tournament. There were wrestlers from all over the country ages from 8 to 18. A.J., representing NJ in the Elementary School Division, Grades 5/6 at the 95 pound weight class.
I asked A.J. a few questions about his experience at the National Tournament and what he did in preparation for his National Wrestling Championship.
What was your toughest match?
David Carr (Ohio). He was a strong and fast wrestler on his feet and on the mat. His dad, Nate Carr, is a multiple time NCAA champ as well as an Olympic Bronze Medalist.
How many days was the tournament?
The tournament was completed in one day, October 22nd. Some of the high school kids were competing past 10pm.
How did you handle the stress of a National Wrestling competition?
Because of prior experiences competing in national tournaments, I knew what to expect; so, I wasn’t nervous. For me, it wasn’t any more or less stressful than any other tournament.
How did you prepare?
In the weeks leading up to the tournament, I wrestled almost every day at 3 different clubs in addition to keeping up with my weight training. I traveled between NJ, NY, PA and DE competing at various meets and tournaments to get adequate match time.
On tournament days, I prepare to wrestle approximately 30-45min prior to each match. This includes jumping rope and practicing various moves.
What is your weekly training regiment?
I train at my wrestling clubs 4 times a week (includes drilling, matches and conditioning). I do kettlebell strength training along with MMA training at American Eagle Mixed Martial Arts (www.americaneaglemma.com Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) about 3 times a week.
What are your plans for the season?
This year, I’m really going to focus on continuing my strength development as well as perfecting the new techniques I’m learning. I think I have the best team around me, including my various wrestling coaches and Sabomnim Ross. My goal this season is to train hard, to compete hard and to leave it all out on the mat each time. If I do that, I believe success will naturally follow. My long-term goal is to be a NJ State Champion and to wrestle in college.
Good Luck AJ, with your work ethic and training team, we have no doubt that you’ll achieve al of your goals and dreams!
August 25th & 26th, Atlanta, GA: American Eagle MMA Chief Instructor, Master Phil Ross completed his Phase 1 Instructor Training with Team Alliance BJJ. AEMMA is now a Certified Alliance BJJ School. There were 12 Instructors from many states present at the training certification. Some of the instructors present were Professor Carlos Rollyson of Miami, BJJ Black Belt David Hurley from Orlando, BJJ Black Belt Noel Danforth from Gaithersburg, MD and Danny Nolasco of El Paso, Texas Jiu Jitsu.
The Instructors were trained in the full Phase 1 Curriculum of The Team Alliance requirements. Techniques, Strategies, flow drills and class structure were all addressed.
For more information about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, call 201-612-1429 or visit our FaceBook page at American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells.
See you on the mat!
October 8th through the 11th, United Sports Training Center, Downington, PA: The RKC
conducted it’s first ever East Coast Civilian Certification. There were over 90 participants from all over the county and world. Gireviks, as kettlebell lifters are referred to as in Russia, came from as far away as Italy, Ireland and Korea to become a certified RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) Instructor. The RKC is the Gold Standard in Kettlebell lifting and is headed by the Chief Instructor Pavel Tsatsouline, the father of Modern Kettlebell training.
Master Phil Ross, RKC Level 2, was enlisted as an assistant instructor for the international event. Master Ross put the candidates though a Breathing Ladder Workout that he was asked to design and administer at the certification. He also led the test group of 150 plus through an extensive warm up.
The certification weekend was filmed and Amanda Salas provided color commentary and interviewed instructors and participants alike. The documentary will be available on the DragonDoor.com website and on Youtube.com this November. Be sure to check it out to get a look inside what happens at an RKC Certification.
For additional information on Russian Kettlebell Training or Martial Arts Classes and workshops, call (201) 612-1429 or visit us on the web at www.philross.com
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