Zieba wins by Knocko...

Congratulations to Phil Zieba for his impressive Knockout victory over the weekend in his Elite Federation of Kickboxers debut in Warren, Michigan. Phil pushed an aggressive pace, showing little respect of his opponents punching power and ended the contest in the first round with a brutal...

A New Black Belt on the Mats! Sep10

A New Black Belt on ...

A big congratulations to Coach Dan Tanevski for his promotion to Black Belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dan’s skill level is a true testament to his love of Jiu-Jitsu, his powerful technique, relentless hard work and dedication. It’s an honor to have Dan as both my student...

Ricardo Lamas Defeat...

Ricardo Lamas announced his arrival as the top contender at 145 pounds with a victory over the world-ranked Hatsu Hioki. Lamas (12-2, 3-0 UFC) delivered the strikes of significance — including a series of body punches, kicks to the leg — and threatened Hioki with one guillotine...

Jits 101: The Mountaplata May23

Jits 101: The Mounta...

This is a quick clip of an attack from reverse kesa-gatame when your opponent stubbornly defends the Kimura by either grabbing his leg or his shorts. Rather than trying to rip the arm free, I use my leg and throw my whole body behind the movement to lock an unexpected Omoplata from the...

Boxing 101: Dynamic Slip Bag Training Dec15

Boxing 101: Dynamic ...

Dynamic Slip Bag training with Coach Cedric Benn featuring Jeremy Garrod. This drill is designed to build reaction time, speed, precise punching and automatic head movement. Not only are these skills important in boxing, but as Coach Cedric points out this is especially valuable in MMA when...

MORE NAGA GOLD

Congratulations to Goran Arnaut for his Gold Medal performance in the Cruiser-weight division at the 2011 North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Championships in Toronto over the weekend– this was Goran’s first tournament competition. Also congratulations to Chris Heedo for a...

Ninja Sword Battle Royal! Nov11

Ninja Sword Battle R...

We have padded sticks at the gym– they’re a great kickboxing tool to help train your blocking, parrying, head movement and checking leg kicks. We don’t use them often because people can’t resist the urge to ninja sword fight with them. And even though they’re...

Boxing 101: Slipping to the Outside Jul07

Boxing 101: Slipping...

In this boxing training clip, Jeremy (black shirt) and Tarek (red shirt) spar with 20 oz gloves, drill head movement and blocking while moving forward and Coach Cedric Benn talks about slipping to the outside of the...

Daniel vs Sammy Jun26

Daniel vs Sammy

Here’s a short clip of Sammy (big strong wrestler with red shirt) rolling with Daniel (black shirt). Daniel is an elite level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt (World No-Gi Champion) with the best top-pressure and guard passing ability I have ever had the misfortune of feeling first hand....

Mahyar Destroys Kick-Shield Jun22

Mahyar Destroys Kick...

When running a gym, you need to¬†constantly¬†buy things– pads, bags, tape, etc. Sometimes, you get a “good deal” on something and pick it up for a cheap price. In this case, we picked up some kick-shields for a great price. Below is an example of what happens, though, when you...

Grapplers Quest UFC ...

On April 29-30, Grapplers Quest once again crown Canada’s top 1500 submission fighters at the UFC Fan Expo in Toronto. It was a busy month here at Central, so only 3 of our competitors attended. As usual, all of our competitors hit the podium. Congratulations to Keith “The...

Marcus Davis Wins By...

Congratulations to Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis for his impressive victory at MFC 29, despite dealing with some real difficulties before the bout. Coach Z and Coach Orton stepped in to see Marcus through the fight and to help a fellow professional in need. Check out the...

Rolling with Dan Mar02

Rolling with Dan

Here’s a video clip of Dan rolling with Hermes after a long, 3 hour training session.

Dumas’ Killer Kimura! Sep01

Dumas’ Killer ...

Here’s a classic clip from the 2008 NAGA Midwest Grappling Championships in Chicago, where an 18 year old Paul Dumas rips the arm off of a Big Ten college wrestling coach in the welterweight semi-finals. Paul was only a year into his training here at CCS when he was dominating...

MMA Legal in Ontario Aug15

MMA Legal in Ontario

By now you have heard that the provincial government has taken the necessary steps to sanction Mixed Martial Arts competition within the province of Ontario. Allison Johnson of the CBS stopped by the gym to talk to Coach Z and Jeremy to learn more about what the new legislation will mean for...

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