Monday, September 30, 2013

We would like to recognize the Spartan Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners that were promoted this last Sat!  

Ty Bowling - Blue Belt
Kyle Todd - Blue Belt
Ben Locken - Blue Belt
Cameron Gilliam - Blue Belt
Chad Hartman - Blue Belt
John Melsha - Blue Belt
Joe Sokol - Purple Belt

Congratulations guys for your continued hard work and dedication to learning and understanding of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu art.  We also would like to congratulate the other students that received stripes during the promotion event!  We look forward to the future development of all the BJJ students and Spartan Martial Arts members!  Great Job Guys!!!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Spartan Fighters Updates

We would like to congratulate the Spartan warriors from their impressive displays, of their fights this last weekend!

-Chris McAlister fought last Friday night in Rochester, MN for elite Fight Nights Muay Thai event.  Chris won his fight and showed great skill and poise.  This increases Chris win ratio and put him at one of the top Kickboxing competitor in Minnesota!

-Cameron Gilliam fought a very game Lydell Miller at the Caged Chaos at Canterbury III show, in shakopee, MN.  However it was a short night for Miller.  Cameron gilliam was able to finish the fight in the first round by TKO, and continue his reign as the  Driller amateur 155lbs champion.  We expect to see big things in this young man's future!

-Codie Kaler stays undefeated as a professional fighter defeating a very tough Mikey Zimmer in Shakopee, MN.  Codie has recently started training with Tom Schmitz and the Spartan Martial Arts team and it showed Sat night.  The fight was a back and forth in the first round, but Codie was able to secure a tight triangle choke to end Zimmers hopes for the win.  Kaler wins at 1:56 of Rd 2, due to triangle.

-Darrien Mackiel fought on the Caged Chaos at Canterbury III show, in shakopee, MN.  Darrien fought a very talented Sam Nelson and fought a very hard nosed battle!  Both fighters showed tremendous heart and skill in this event, with Nelson getting the node on all 3 judges score cards.  Darrien has come a long way with his martial arts progression and will continue to improve with no doubt!  With some extra concentration to conditioning and diet we expect Darrien to become a huge name in MN MMA!

Spartan Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt 
Promotion/Testing Event!

Hey Guys just a couple of days away from the belt testing/promotion event at SMA! We hope you all can make it

12:00-2:00 Adult Belt testing
1:00-2:00 Kids/Teens Belt testing
2:00 Team Picture
2:00-4:00 Pot Luck, pizza, party/yard games

If you can bring in some fun yard games or actives that would be awesome!

Friday, September 6, 2013

This is the time to check out why everyone is practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
Spartan Martial Arts is excited to announce a brand-new class:
Martial Arts Fitness!

Martial Arts Fitness is different from any other fitness training program. Focusing on specific techniques that aid in body efficiency in movement, stability, strength and endurance, this class is designed to produce results!  

You will develop skills in basic kickboxing, traditional strength training and work with equipment such as ropes,  dumbbells, kettlebells and bands, in addition to using your body weight.  

Finally, M.A.F. is a class in which your individual needs will be met through an initial evaluation, continuous coaching, support and encouragement.

M.A.F. will cater to all people with a full spectrum of fitness capabilities.  Anyone looking to advance their fitness or health goals from getting fit, to losing weight to fine-tuning your skills and strength.

M.A.F. is being spearheaded by Coach, Ben Locken, who, by working in industry for the past five years, has helped clients from high school athletes to MMA professionals, reach their goals.  Ben has also successfully worked with disabled peoples and individuals with no exercise experience previously.

Ben Locken:
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist

Past clients include-

  • Sean Sherk (UFC Lightweight Champion)
  • Professional NFL Players
  • High School Athletes
  • College Athletes
  • People with disabilities
  • White collar professionals