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Cameron Graves Wins The Cage Combat Amateur Title!

Congratulations to Team Tooke Coach and star athlete Cameron Graves for an impressive victory at Cage Combat 16 held by Garcia Promotions. Cameron dominated the action for 5 rounds to become the Cage Combat 16 Amateur Champion and will be making his Pro debut in the near future. Congrats Cameron!
 
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Professor Travis Tooke and Coach Cameron Graves Compete at the Rio Open in Brazil

One of the toughest event in all of Brazil for Brazilian Jiu jitsu is the Rio Open which took place from July 31st-August 3rd, 2014. Cameron Graves embraced the challenge like the warrior that he is and stepped out to compete against some of the toughtest Purple Belts on earth. Cameron was able to defeat his first opponent with beautiful technique. In his second match, Cameron was losing right up until the last 30 seconds of the match. This is where Heart took over and Cameron scrambled to score a 4 point Back Mount and secure the win by 1 point! It was incredible and really showed how tough this kid really is. In the 3rd round Cameron's win streak came to an end as he lost on points to a very smart and technical grappler. This experience has made Cameron both a better competitor and coach. 
 
Professor Travis competed in the Black Belt division and in his first match was able to quickly mount his opponent and win via Ezekiel Choke in just over a minute of competing! In the second match, Professor ravis fought a very tough grappler and by the time the clock hit 0 the score was a dead tie: 6x6 on points, 2x2 on advantages and 2x2 on negative points...it couldn't get any closer. Unfortunately, the decision went to his opponent and Professor Travis was not able to advance to the quarter finals.
 
Congrats to these 2 guys for representing in Rio de Janeiro
 
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Andrew Craig Puts On A Show at UFC In San Antonio, TX

Andrew Craig had an incredible fight at the UFC San Antonio on June 28th, 2014. Andrew faced off against Vitor Belfort Protege, Cesar Ferreira. The fight was action packed from the very beginning and Cesar was able to pull off the unanamous decision but not before Andrew nearly won in the final seconds with a devastating head kick! Congrats to Cesar Ferreira for a great fight, it was an honor to fight along side one of the toughest up and commers in the sport. Congrats to Andrew Craig on his display of great technique and incredible heart! We can't wait to see him in action for his next UFC fight!
 
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Coach Jose Wins The Brown/Black Belt Combined Division at Europa Super Show May 10th 2014

Team Tooke Brazilian jiu jitsu Coach Jose Llanas recently won the prestigious Europa Brown/Black Belt Division at the Europa Super Show in Dallas,TX submitting a very tough Black Belt competitor along the way! Jose is among the toughest competitors in the US and has competed all over the country.Congrats to Jose for an impressive performance against some of the best grapplers in Texas.
 
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Alyssa Cantu Dominates at Legacy FC!

Congrats to our very own Alyssa Cantu on a dominant win at the Bayou Center! Alyssa fought a very tough opponent and won every minute from start to finish. Alyssa put in so much work and sacrifice for this fight and we are all incredibly proud of her hard work and effort. This fight was a great example of how dedication really does pay off!
 
From left to right:  Travis Tooke, Jose Llanas, Jace Pitre, Alyssa Cantu and Miguel Castro
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Professor Travis Tooke Wins His Pro MMA Debut!

November 1st, 2013, Professor Travis Tooke made his Pro MMA Debut at the Fury Fighting Championship! Thanks to great coaching and awesome training partners Travis was able to win the judges decision after a 3 round battle. This was Travis' first fight and came into it with no amateur MMA experience. Tooke's opponent, Rashid Abdullah had 6 fights under his belt as a pro and came ready for a war. The fight showed Tooke winning the ground game and landing some devastating leg kicks while Rashid was able to land some hard shots to the head and press the action. After a tough 3rd round the judges awarded the very close fight to Tooke. Congrats for an awesome victory for the Team Tooke Family!
 
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Andrew Craig Defeats Veteran Chris Leben in a grueling match at UFC 162!

On July 5th, 2013 Coach Andrew Craig showed the world that he belongs with the big dogs in the UFC middleweight division. After a 3 round battle, which showed Craig dominating the action from the beginning to the end, Andrew won the fight via Judges Decision. This is a Big Win for Andrew as he continues his journey up the middleweight ladder. We are all super proud and cannot wait Andrew's next UFC Fight!
 
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A Brief History Of MMA
While the history of martial arts spans many cultures and goes back several thousands of years, the advent of modern day mixed martial arts is a fairly recent phenomenon. The term, mixed martial arts, was first used in a review written about the...
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5 Health Benefits of Martial Arts
Supporters of martial arts have long claimed there are many health benefits to be gained from the practice. These benefits may include improved muscle tone, reduced body fat, better flexibility, better mental health, and better cardio fitness. There...
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What Age is it Appropriate to Start Martial Arts?
Is my child too young? Am I too old? People pose these questions when considering martial arts. Although martial arts are most commonly practiced in eastern Asia, today people everywhere are studying this age-old form of combat training. As such,...
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The Importance Of Effective Discipline In A Martial Arts Class
Enrolling a child in a martial arts class can be a way to help instill the discipline that involves fun and mastering a difficult set of skills by participating in rituals that encourage respect, concentration, and focus. The process followed during...
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Muay Thai History
Muay Thai: Thailand's Form of Kickboxing Though Muay Thai originated in Thailand hundreds of years ago, the martial art form remains the national sport of the nation. The 20th century has seen its spread across the globe and many...
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Physical Benefits From Mixed Martial Arts
Exercise of all kinds can help you feel great and look even better. One of the most popular of all contemporary forms of exercise is mixed martial arts. These are classes that draw on various kinds of martial art disciples such as tae kwan...
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What Moves Are Used in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu differs from traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu in that it cuts out almost all of the stand-up fighting element – strikes, kicks, throws - and instead concentrates on ground fighting.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu also...
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A Brief History of Muay Thai Boxing
Muay Thai boxing is the national martial art of Thailand. Its origins can be traced back several hundred years, and it was developed with the intent of using the whole human body as a weapon. However, where the discipline originated from is a...
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Which Areas of the Body Benefit Most From Muay Thai Boxing Classes?
For those who aren’t familiar with it, Muay Thai Boxing is a type of martial arts that specializes in striking. It places heavy emphasis on the use of fists, elbows, feet, and knees. Because these martial arts training classes require its...
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How Can Kids Benefit from Grappling in a Martial Arts Class?
When parents consider a martial arts class for their child, they are often taken aback by the concept of grappling. Grappling involves clinching, take downs, sprawling, throws, turnovers, escapes, submission holds, and sweeps. Grappling is a...
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How Can You Benefit From Taking Muay Thai Boxing Classes?
Whether you’ve been taking a martial arts class for years, or you’re looking for a new and exciting way to get a powerful full body workout, taking a Muay Thai boxing class may be your gateway to achieving the level of fitness...
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What Types of Moves Are Used in Karate
Karate is one of the most well known martial art. Many people are familiar with black belts and recognize those with this distinction as having superior karate training. If you ask many karate experts to explain the differences between novices...
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How Can A Karate Class Improve My Child's Confidence?
As the parent of a child who suffers from low self-esteem or a general lack of confidence, you probably struggle between the desire to protect your child from people who could inflict harm, either physically or psychologically, and the desire to...
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3 Physical Benefits of Kids Martial Arts Classes
Many people are aware of the psychological benefits for children participating in kids karate classes, such as improved mood, self-confidence, and mental discipline.  However, there are also physical benefits of taking martial arts classes...
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How Can Kids Benefit From Karate Classes?
Martial arts, particularly Karate offers today's children many life lessons, disciplines, and skills that your child will carry with them throughout their lives. Karate is not about merely defending oneself, it is so much more than that....
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5 Benefits of Muay Thai Boxing
We have all seen or heard of gyms offering kickboxing as a fun way to work out.  These types of trainers typically lack the in-depth knowledge of one of more martial arts and are therefore ill equipped to appropriately teach Muay Thai...
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Andrew Craig is the new IXFA Champion
Team Tooke Coach Andrew Craig wins the IXFA 185 lb title in Houston against the, always tough, John Kirk. After a dominant first round, Andrew gets a fast takedown to open round 2 and quickly moves to the mount position. From there he secured a...
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Big Congrats to our Team Tooke MMA fighters
know this email is a little bit late but I wanted to send out huge Congratulations to our team of MMA fighters who competed recently. On Thursday night, December 2nd, we brought a team of 4 fighters to go to battle at the “Rumble in...
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Team Tooke Grand Opening a Huge Success!
The Grand Opening at Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts was a huge success. With well over 200 people in attendance the energy level was unbelievable. The adult Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar showcased some amazing throws and some very technical...
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Welcome to Our New Website!
We've added great new features and updated our content to bring you the most up to date information about our company.  Check back often for updates.
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