Kids BJJ Promotions at Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Academy

April 7, 2018


On April 7th, 2018 Hart BJJ, Boxing and MMA is hosting Youth Promotions! This is the first time that we are running two separate promotion ceremonies. One for kids ages 4 to 7 from 9am to 10am and the second one for students ages 8 and up from 10am to 12pm.

Mini Jiu Jitsu Promotions (Ages 4-7) 9am to 10am

The promotions for the Minis will run very much like a traditional class. We are asking students to arrive 5-10 minutes early so that we can begin promptly at 9 am. Over the next few weeks we will be preparing your sons and daughters by reviewing the techniques needed for promotions. All of our minis have been working extremely hard over the last 6 months and our promotions ceremony will celebrate their hard work.
Minis are working towards earning 4-5 stripes on their white belts. After getting 4-5 stripes on their white belts, mini candidates become eligible for their Grey belts. The list of stripe candidates is below.


Rebecca Bank- 2

Xavier Pantuso- 2

Joey Venezia- 3

Owen Seal- 3

Colton McCullough- 2

Nolan McCullough- 2

Dean Crompton- 2

Mark Chentsov-Kalish- 2

Mila Bozak- 2

Zoey Bozak- 2

Keelen Cooke- 1

Kylie Silva- 2

Andrew O’Hara- 1

Christian Rotondo- 1

Daud Aslan- 1

Ryan Donnelly- 1

Daniel Tsang- 1

Christopher  Spruel -1


Congratulations to ALL our minis!!!

Youth Jiu Jitsu Promotions (Ages 8+) 10am to 12pm

Students, I know you may have some questions about what to expect on the 7th. Here is an idea, Yellow belts, get ready to run the warm ups. After the warm ups, students will demonstrate certain techniques in front of the instructors and their families. Here are some examples: break fall, standin-base, sprawl, shrimping, trap and roll, bump sweep, armlock, and takedowns. Remember, these are just a few of the techniques we want demonstrated, not all of them. Next, everyone’s favorite
part, sparring! This portion of promotions is incredibly rigorous, yet fun for our students. We try to push your limits.


         How should students prepare for the upcoming promotions? First, attend as many classes as your schedule allows in the upcoming weeks until promotions. Next, it is important for parents, talk about Jiu Jitsu with your kids at home. If you have the space, practice at home with your kids. Encourage as much fun with Jiu Jitsu as possible over the next couple months. Classes will pick up in pace, so it important to keep the fun in Jiu Jitsu without pressure of success. As coaches, we know your kids are ready for the next level! They do not need any pressure added to the 7th. Rather, help us build up their confidence. If you feel like your son/daughter might need an extra push getting ready for promotions, speak with Coach Courtney about private lessons. These 30-minute lessons will help to get your son/daughter sharper and more prepared for promotions. Finally, the week leading up to promotions, make sure your son/daughter is hydrated and well rested. This will make a huge difference as well as having your son/daughter drink at least 2 glasses of water before coming into the academy. Also, make sure they eat a good breakfast. You are more than welcome to bring healthy, energy providing snacks for them on promotion day. (***Please, do NOT bring peanut or tree nuts!)
Promotions will be an exciting day! You all have wonderful, talented and dedicated kids. The coaching staff at Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and MMA is very excited for the 7th. Your kids are ready for the challenge.

Congratulations to our new Belt Candidates!!!

NEW Yellow Belts:

Evan Donnelly

Bryn Macken

Quinn Hart

Michael Gubler

Connor Capizzi

Gavin Ruta

NEW Orange Belt:

Hunter Goonan



Hayden Bank- 1

Christian Merrill- 2

Ethan Davis- 3

Maryam Aslam- 2

Cole Mancini- 1

Jed Cantina- 2

Michael Sudell- 3

Caydi Conway- 1

Maddie Chung- 1

Josiah Chung- 1

Shane Campbell- 1

Chase Mandera- 1

Logan Naumovitz- 1

Dean Salvato- 1

Gohan Hart – 1

Desmond McAtee- 1

Gavin O’Sullivan- 1

Jake McDonald- 1

Frankie Salvato- 1

Caydi Conway- 1

Dylan McKeown- 1

Rowan O’Sullivan- 1

Brooklyn Bachi- 1

Freya Norwood- 1

Niki Schrift- 1

Emma Crawford- 1


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