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alt="Craig Welsh Receives his BJJ Black Belt"/></td> <td><p>Craig at Arlans gym receiving his Black belt.</p> </tr> </table> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Sheffield White Collar MMA</h2> <p><br/> We were lucky enough to have been chosen by White Collar MMA who run organised MMA Fights for Charity around the UK. <a title="" href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/612377258957556/" target="_blank"><U>White Collar MMA Facebook</U>,</a> <a title="" href="https://whitecollarmma.org/" target="_blank"><U>White Collar MMA Sheffield</U>,</a><br /><br /> SHEFFIELD BE AN MMA FIGHTER<br /> ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE?<br /> HAVE A WHITE COLLAR MMA FIGHT!<br /> <br /> GET 8 WEEKS OF FREE TRAINING WITH AN EXPERT COACH.<br /> <br /> At the end of the 8 weeks training you will be evenly matched with an opponent of equal experience and fight on a professionally run show.<br /> <br /> ALL FIGHTS WILL BE IN A CAGE.<br /> <br /> Please see our </a><a title="" href="http://www.strassegym.co.uk/nchar.html" target="_blank"><U>Charity Page</a></U>, for photos</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Andre Mannaart returns and ran a 2 day seminar at our club September 2016</h2> <p><br/> Welcome to Andre Mannaart for returning to our gym to run a 2 day Kickboxing seminar and for being our cornerman for our fighters fights. <br /> <br /> Andrew Mannaart (born November 2, 1960, in Krommenie) is a Dutch former kickboxer and mixed martial artist.<br /> <br /> He was a four-time world champion in kickboxing and Muay Thai, having fought against K-1 legends such as Ernesto Hoost, Branko Cikati, Maurice Smith and Ray Sefo during his career.<br /><br /> He is now a renowned trainer at the Amsterdam based <a title="" href="http://www.mejirogym.nl/" target="_blank"><U>Mejiro Gym</U>,</a> where he has coached fighters of the calibre of Peter Aerts and Remy Bonjasky.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </p> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Craig Welsh Received his BJJ Brown Belt July 2016</h2> <p style="text-align:center;">&nbsp;</p> <table width="730" border="0" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td><img src="images/Craig Brown.jpg" width="264" height="369" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Craig Welsh Receives his BJJ Brown Belt"/></td> <td><p>CONGRATULATIONS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Craig Welsh who received his BJJ Brown Belt.</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Neill Barraclough Received his BJJ Purple Belt July 2016</h2> <p style="text-align:center;">&nbsp;</p> <table width="730" border="0" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td><img src="images/Neill Purple.jpg" width="264" height="369" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Neil Barraclough Receives his BJJ Purple Belt"/></td> <td><p>CONGRATULATIONS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Neill Barraclough who received his BJJ Purple Belt.</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Dave Withers Received his BJJ Purple Belt July 2016</h2> <p style="text-align:center;">&nbsp;</p> <table width="730" border="0" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td><img src="images/grading all.jpg" width="307" height="186" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Dave Withers Receives his BJJ Purple Belt"/></td> <td><p>CONGRATULATIONS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dave Withers who received his BJJ Purple Belt.</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Andre Mannaart returns and ran a 2 day seminar at our club February 2016</h2> <p><br/> Welcome to Andre Mannaart for returning to our gym to run a 2 day Kickboxing seminar and for being our cornerman for our fighters fights. <br /> <br /> Andre Mannaart (born November 2, 1960, in Krommenie) is a Dutch former kickboxer and mixed martial artist.<br /> <br /> He was a four-time world champion in kickboxing and Muay Thai, having fought against K-1 legends such as Ernesto Hoost, Branko Cikati, Maurice Smith and Ray Sefo during his career.<br /><br /> He is now a renowned trainer at the Amsterdam based <a title="" href="http://www.mejirogym.nl/" target="_blank"><U>Mejiro Gym</U>,</a> where he has coached fighters of the calibre of Peter Aerts and Remy Bonjasky.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </p> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Andre Mannaart ran a 2 day Kickboxing seminar at our club June 2015</h2> <p><br/> Andre Mannaart (born November 2, 1960, in Krommenie) is a Dutch former kickboxer and mixed martial artist.<br /> <br /> He was a four-time world champion in kickboxing and Muay Thai, having fought against K-1 legends such as Ernesto Hoost, Branko Cikati, Maurice Smith and Ray Sefo during his career.<br /><br /> He is now a renowned trainer at the Amsterdam based <a title="" href="http://www.mejirogym.nl/" target="_blank"><U>Mejiro Gym</U>,</a> where he has coached fighters of the calibre of Peter Aerts and Remy Bonjasky.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </p> <table width="410" border="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td><img src="images/andrecraigdebcala1x.jpg" width="392" height="348" border="0" align="center" style="padding:6px;" alt="Andre, Craig, Deb and Cala"/></td> </tr> </table> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Zoe and Nathan Received their Blue Belts from Arlans Siqueira June 2014</h2> <p><br/> CONGRATULATIONS to Zoe Nyamdorj and Nathan on gaining their BJJ Blue Belts from Arlans Siqueira.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </p> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Marco Portaluri Received his 2nd Dan Black Belt May 2014</h2> <p><br/> CONGRATULATIONS to Marco Portaluri on gaining his 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </p> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Michael Gabbitas Received his 2nd Dan Black Belt April 2014</h2> <p><br/> CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Gabbitas on gaining his 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </p> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Gerry Logue Received his Blue Belt from Arlans Siqueira February 2013</h2> <p><br/> CONGRATULATIONS to Gerry Logue on gaining his BJJ Blue Belt from Arlans Siqueira.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> </p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Dean Perry Received his Black Belt April 2012</h2> <p style="text-align:center;">&nbsp;</p> <table width="730" border="0" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td><img src="images/Dean BB.jpg" width="300" height="247" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Dean Perry Receives his Black Belt"/></td> <td><p>CONGRATULATIONS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dean Perry who received his 1st Dan Black belt in Kickboxing.</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><br /></p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Charity Seminar December 2008</h2> <p><br/> Thanks go all that contributed and attended the seminar that we held for the Charity <a href="http://www.pactfriends.co.uk" title="Pactfriends" target="new">PACT</a>, which helps the families of children with Tumours and Leukaemia.</p> <text-align:justify> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Craig received his Purple Belt from Arlans Siqueira January 2012</h2> <p style="text-align:center;">&nbsp;</p> <table width="730" border="0" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td><img src="images/craigpb224_Jan_12.jpg" width="300" height="247" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Craig Receives his Black Belt"/></td> <td><p>CONGRATULATIONS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Craig for being awarded his Purple Belt from Arlans Siqueria.</p></td> </tr> </table> <text-align:justify> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Charity Seminar December 2008</h2> <p><br/> Thanks go all that contributed and attended the seminar that we held for the Charity <a href="http://www.pactfriends.co.uk" title="Pactfriends" target="new">PACT</a>, which helps the families of children with Tumours and Leukaemia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> </p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Interview on BBC Radio Sheffield October 2008</h2> <p><br /> Craig and Ian Stones were invited to BBC Radio Sheffield for a live interview to talk about Senshido and carryout a demonstration on one of the Journalists.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="images/interview2.mp3" title="Interview with BBC Radio Sheffield">Listen to the interview.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Interview on BBC Radio Sheffield July 2008</h2> <p><br /> Craig received and unexpected phone call from BBC Radio Sheffield to participate in a live interview on knive cultures and defending yourself.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="images/interview.mp3" title="Interview with BBC Radio Sheffield">Listen to the interview.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Street Survival Weekend Training June 2007</h2> <p style="text-align:center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Chris Medhi from Street Survival came to train with us for the weekend.<br /> <br /> Chris trained with some of our students at our classes and also trained with Steve Marsden from the <a title="" href="http://www.bjjselfdefence.com/" target="_blank"><U>Royce Gracie Brazilian Jui-Jitsu Network</U></a>.<br /> <br /> We also took Chris to Glyn Rhodes Boxing Gym <a title="" href="http://www.sheffieldboxingcentre.co.uk/" target="_blank"><U>(Sheffield Boxing Centre) </U></a>and Glyn took Chris in the ring to show him some boxing moves.<br /> <br /> Whilst at Glyn's gym, Chris also met John &quot;Fireball&quot; Fewkes (current light welterweight) who was training hard for his next fight on Friday July 13 2007 at The Barnsley Metrodome.<br /> <br /> Matt Mowatt (ex lightweight professional), who is one of Glyn's Professional Boxer trainers, was also at the gym and took time out to talk to Chris.<br /> <br /> Well it was a busy weekend for Chris and we are sure that he fell asleep all the way home on the bus back to London.<br /> <br /> Thanks for coming Chris, and we hope that you enjoyed your weekend and will come back again.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table width="730" border="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td><img src="images/kssunday1.jpg" width="230" height="173" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Street Survival Weekend"/></td> <td><img src="images/kssunday2.jpg" width="230" height="173" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Street Survival Weekend"/></td> <td><img src="images/kssunday3.jpg" width="230" height="173" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Street Survival Weekend"/></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="images/kssunday9.jpg" width="230" height="173" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Street Survival Weekend"/></td> <td><img src="images/kssunday13.jpg" width="230" height="173" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Street Survival Weekend"/></td> <td><img src="images/kssunday19.jpg" width="230" height="173" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Street Survival Weekend"/></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="images/kssunday20.jpg" width="230" height="173" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Street Survival Weekend"/></td> <td><img src="images/kssunday22.jpg" width="230" height="173" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Street Survival Weekend"/></td> <td><img src="images/kssunday25.jpg" width="230" height="173" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="Street Survival Weekend"/></td> </tr> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> </p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Craig and Debbie - Senshido Affiliates April 2007 </h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It is with great pleasure to announce that we are now affiliated to <a title="" href="http://www.senshido.com/" target="_blank"><U>Senshido</U></a>.<br /> <br /> Richard Dimitri of Senshido is one of the top five Reality Based Self-Defense (RBSD) instructors in the world.<br /> <br /> We trained at the Senshido School in Montreal, Canada, with Richard Dimitri, Lee Castelani, Eric Audet and we also met up with Kenny Ramsahai.<br /> <br /> It is great for us both to have expanded our family and it was a great experience to have had the opportunity to learn and meet the team.<br /> <br /> We have chosen to incorporate the SPA (Senshido's Professional Alliance) into our current teaching methods to help enhance our curriculum.<br /> <br /> Our training curriculum is designed to enhance your survivability. You will learn to heighten your awareness and accurately read your intuition in order to avoid violence, aggression and confrontation.<br /> <br /> You will learn to de-escalate and defuse a potential aggressive or violent situation using psychological warfare and strategy.<br /> <br /> You will also continue to physically defend yourself against the most common attacks on the street if avoidance and de-escalation failed. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> </p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Students Receive Stripes August 2007</h2> <p style="text-align:center;">&nbsp;</p> <table width="730" border="0" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td><img src="images/jjks1.jpg" width="300" height="247" border="0" align="left" style="padding:6px;" alt="students receive Stripes"/></td> <td><p>CONGRATULATIONS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ian Stones, Michael Jones, Tristan Unwin and Matt McNaughton on receiving their first stripe in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.<br /> <br /> They have been training in our BJJ class for almost a year and their stripe has been well earned - congrats to you all</a>.</p></td> </tr> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Kapapsheffiield, Avi Nardia &amp; Albert Timen mentioned in</h2> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Grapevine Magazine May 2006 </h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table width="302" border="0" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td><a href="images/GrapevineMagazine.pdf" target="new"><img src="images/GrapevineMagazine.jpg" width="280" height="360" border="0" class="menu" alt="click to view full-size image" /></a></td> </tr> </table> <p></p> <p><br /> </p> <h2 style="text-align:center;">&nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Kapapsheffiield mentioned in SpearheaDNews February 2006 </h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table width="402" border="0" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td><a href="images/KANewsFeb06.pdf" target="new"><img src="images/KANewsFeb06.jpg" width="380" height="460" border="0" class="menu" alt="click to view full-size image" /></a></td> </tr> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br/> </p> </div> <div id="footer"><br /> Copyright 2005 - 2018 &copy; Strassegym formerly know as Kapap Sheffield<br /> All rights reserved. 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