AEMMA & Kettlebell Trainers

On Saturday, August 18th, seven American Eagle MMA & Kettlebell trainers became certified in Hardstyle Kettlebell training. The 10 hour certification was incredible. A great deal of information was shared with the group. There were 13 additional participants from NJ, NY, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Senior RKC Max Shank was a wealth of knowledge. Kettlebell technique, general strength and class programming were covered.There were 7 members of the American Eagle MMA & Kettlebell school certified as Hard Style Kettlebell Instructors.

American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells facility owner RKC Team Leader Phil Ross, was very proud of his students’ accomplishments. Nykole & Spencer Ross of Mahwah, Jennifer Chaparian of Allendale, Zack Fox of Saddle River, Larry Buchwalter of Ridgewood, John Hartman of Park Ridge and Cathy Raimonda, the studio’s Operation Manager from Glen Rock all became HKC Certified Kettlebell Instructors.

Master Phil Ross with Dan “Death from Above” Lonski after DFA’s Gold medal performance at Grappler’s Quest.

Morristown, NJ, Mennen Sports Arena, July 21st & 22nd, 2012. American Eagle MMA entered four competitors in the Grappler’s Quest National Submission FIghting and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships.

Two of the four that competed brought home Gold Medals. The Father & Son team of Dan & AJ Lonksi of Ho-Ho-Kus both secured Gold Medals in their competitions. Even though it was the first Submission Fighting tournament for the pair, they both bested their tough opponents. Congratualtions!

Other team members that competed but did not place were Zack Fox from Upper Saddle River and Badar Kohkar from Allendale also competed for the first time after only 5 weeks of training at the AEMMA Academy. They both showed well and eventually lost to the second and first place winner respectivley.

All of the students are looking forward to the next competition in September.

For information on BJJ, Submission Fighting, Self Defense or Kettlebell Classes call 201-612-1429 or visit