Friday Mar 20, 2009
FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS...
CONGRATULATIONS to Five Points Fighters Rima Sidhu, Passa Chattra, Hiroaki Sumikora and Sergio Aguirre. Competing in the Church Street Gym Friday Night Fight Series, they all put on technical and inspiring performances . Rima systematically dismantled the very strong and experienced Jenny Foster of Sitan Gym, while Passa made her decision over the more experienced and very confident Stacey Scappecia look easy. Hiro and Eric Ruiz of Sitan put on a frenetic and nuanced display with Ruiz taking the decision. Stepping in at the last minute against the bigger, younger and very powerful Andrew Rivera of Camp Undefeated, Sergio showed excellent technique, determination and heart before Riverta's ferocious knees put a stop to the bout. A great showing by all the fighters and a very good event.
Sunday Nov 30, 2008
The new facility at 277 Canal Street (corner of Broadway and Canal,3rd Floor) opened its doors to members on November 24th. While we will all miss the old Five Points, the new club is an upgrade and improvement on all fronts. Come join the members who have already discovered the new spot!
Saturday Nov 15, 2008
CONGRATULATIONS KEVIN MCGRATH...
partner at FIVE POINTS and our Director of Personal Training. A 15 year student of Judo legend Oishi Sensei, Kevin succesfully completed his kata and knowledge exams in front of the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai . In conjunction with points earned through successful tournament competition culminating in 3 ippons in a row, this earned Kevin his Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt). We are all very proud of Kevin and eagerly anticipate the expansion of the Judo program at FIVE POINTS ACADEMY.
Friday Nov 7, 2008
GRANDMASTER CHANSADETH "CHEETAH" CHANTHANAO...
head of the Cheetah Muay Thai Association, and in affiliation with the International Muay Thai School in Bangkok, visited FIVE POINTS ACADEMY November 7th and 8th. While it is always a great pleasure and honor to host Master Cheetah, this visit was especially exciting. In recognition of their commitment and accomplishment in the Art and Sport of Muay Thai, Kru Steve and Kru Simon were promoted to the rank of Arjan (Master) and Coach Emyr joined Kru Natalie as a recognized Kru. FIVE POINTS is extremely proud and looks forward to the life-long achievement and development of these instructors and their students in the Art of Muay Thai.
Thursday Nov 6, 2008
CHILDREN AND THE ART OF THE EIGHT LIMBS...
a photo exhibition by Five Points member and professional photographer Keith Price opens at Gallery FCB (16 West 23rd, 3rd Floor) and runs through November 11th. The exhibit then moves to the Pratt Institute (200 Willoughby Ave, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn) from November 17th through November 21st.
Thursday Oct 30, 2008
KRU NATALIE FUZ...
Congratulations to Natalie Fuz on her elevation to the rank of Kru (qualified instructor) by Grandmaster Cheetah. Kru Natalie’s passion and dedication to the sport and art of muay thai as a fighter and instructor are well known. Her promotion is well-deservedand very exciting for all of us at Five Points.
Friday Oct 3, 2008
KETTLEBELL ATHLETICS VISITS FIVE POINTS...
Jason C. Brown of Kettlebell Athletics stopped by for a tour with his kettlebell buddy and Five Point trainer, Gavin Van Vlack. Check it out here.
Thursday Oct 2, 2008
MUAY THAI MAYHEM XIII
Another sold-out, fantastic event! Congratulations to Five Points instructor and fighter Emily Bearden on a textbook muay thai display en route to a victory and WKA World Champion title. Results:
WKA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Emily Bearden (USA/Five Points) vs. Daniela Graf (Germany) 117.7 lbs
BEARDEN BY Unanimous Decision
WKA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Eddie Martinez (USA/Five Points) vs. Lee Morgado (England) 147 lbs
MORGADO by TKO, Round 4
Joseph Murdaugh (Megalodon Gym) vs. Suleiman Suleimanov (Russia) 147 lbs
SULEIMANOV by Unanimous Decision
Sean Hinds (USA/The Wat) vs. Georgi Ilkov (Bulgaria) 165 lbs
HINDS by Unanimous Decision
Brett Hlavacek (The Wat) vs. Marcus Fisher (Pittsburgh Muay Thai) 165 lbs
HLAVACEK by Unanimous Decision
Chris Tran (Weapons 9) vs. Patrick Yee (Sitan Gym) 134 lbs
YEE by Unanimous Decision
WKA AMATEUR INT'L TITLE:
Darren Robson (Canada) vs. Omar Ahmed (Sitan Gym) 139 lbs
AHMED by Unanimous Decision
Stanley Purnell (The Wat) vs. Turan Hasanov (Borodin's) 147 lbs
PURNELL by Unanimous Decision
Nicholas Vaughn (The Wat) vs. Valentin Satichuk (Borodin's) 170 lbs
VAUGHN by Unanimous Decision
Wyatt Knaster (Five Points) vs. Nuri Kholboev (Borodin's) 138 lbs
KNASTER by Unanimous Decsion
Friday Sep 5, 2008
PARINYA BENEFIT SMOKER
FIVE POINTS ACADEMY will host a smoker to benefit PARINYA MUAY THAI CAMP, the brainchild of Five Points member Steven Khan and "Beautiful Boxer" Nong Toom. For a complete explanation of the camp, its mission and the fundraiser, visit http://www.parinyamuaythai.com/
Saturday Jun 14, 2008
WKA US Amateur Nationals
Congratulations to the Five Points Amateur Team that travelled to Richmond, Virginia to see how they rank with other amateurs from across the US:
Christina Rim: Silver Medal
Seth Webster: Silver Medal
Kathryn Grooms: Gold Medal
Unni Chandra: Gold Medal
Alex Rodriguez: Gold Medal
As in the past, a very strong showing from our team. And big thanks to all the school members who made the long trip down just to help out and support the fighters!
Thursday Jun 12, 2008
MUAY THAI MAYHEM 12
Another sold-out event at Roseland Ballroom. Elite international muay thai with men and women from across the US, Russia, Holland, Japan, Venezuela, Thailand...these events just keep getting better. You can see results posted here: http://tinyurl.com/4fhlvs
Don't miss the next event on OCTOBER 2nd!
Saturday Apr 5, 2008
MUAY THAI MADNESS 2
CONGRATULATIONS TO FIVE POINTS
FIGHTERS Eddie Martinez, Gaius Ebratt, John Kraljevich and Natalie Bries. Appearing on the 2nd "Madness" promotion at Fight House in New York City, all 4 put on a great show with unanimous decision wins for Eddie, Gaius and John.
Friday Mar 7, 2008
MUAY THAI MAYHEM XI: RESULTS!
A SOLD OUT, CAPACITY CROWD was treated to what was inarguably one of the finest muay thai promotions ever seen in the United States. Elite competitors from across the globe put on a dazzling display of muay thai skill, ferocity and heart.
Elijah Clarke (evolution muay thai) win over Todd Icendio (extreme muay thai) by decision.
Brett Hlavacek (the wat) win over Azamat Tagiez (barrs int'l) by TKO.
Nuri Borodin (borodin gym) win over Hiroaki Sumikura (five points) by TKO.
Andy Singh (extreme muay thai) win and new wka intercontinental champion over Angel Martinez (spain).
Eddie Martinez (five points) win over Vicenie Puchol (spain) by TKO.
Pernilla Johansson (sweden) win over NAthalie Fuz (five points) by decision.
Sean Hinds (the wat) win over Javier Maiz (spain) by TKO.
Emily Bearden (five points) win over Noriko Tsunoda (japan) by decision.
Yavuz Kayabasi (holland) win and new wbl intercontinental champion over Artur Gasanov (russia) by decision.
Ra'Karma Young (cheetah muay thai) over Nagawa Yudachi (japan) by TKO.
The next Mayhem is June 12, 2008. Go to http://www.moonstonepromotions.com/ for ticketing info and pictures
and highlights from previous shows.
Thursday Mar 6, 2008
MUAY THAI MAYHEM 11
MAYHEM IS BACK IN MIDTOWN...Elite international muay thai returns to Roseland Ballroom in NYC. An all-star card featuring fighters from Japan, Holland, Russia, Georgia, Sweden, Venezuela, Spain and across the US.
For bout information and tickets, go to http://www.moonstonepromotions.com/ or call Five Points Fitness on 212.226.4474
MUAY THAI MADNESS
FIVE POINTS FIGHTERS John Kraljevich, Kathryn Grooms, Cameron Mayo and Jose Cruz made a strong showing at this event held at The Fighthouse in NYC and sanctioned by the USMTA. All four fighters exhibited the skill, heart and sportsmanship for which our gym is well-known. At the end of the night, it was Jose with heart-breaking loss, Kathryn with a draw that was far and away the best fight of the night, Cameron with a win after coming back from a knock-down, and John with a dominant performance against a very strong, very aggressive opponent. Congratulations to all these competitors on their hard-work and impressive performances.
Monday Jan 28, 2008
COACH NATALIE FUZ INTERVIEW
Coach Natalie is the subject of a very interesting piece on W Fighter, a website devoted to female fighters and their advancement in sport and the public eye. You can read the whole fascinating interview here: http://tinyurl.com/6bxlfb
Thursday Dec 6, 2007
IFMA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to FIVE POINTS FIGHTER EDDIE MARTINEZ on his impressive showing at the amateur world championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Eddie advanced to the quarter-finals despite an especially difficult draw against fighters from Germany, Croatia and Uzbekistan. We are all proud of his performance, dedication and hard work.
Saturday Oct 20, 2007
Kali Seminar with Grand Tuhon Gaje
Oct 20 and Oct 21, 2007:
The Blademaster, Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr., Supreme Grandmaster of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali joins us to conduct an intensive training seminar in Combat Bladefighting. Discover the essence of close-quarter combat and train with the world’s leading authority on Edge-Impact weaponry and Filipino martial arts. For additional information and to register, please follow the link to the Five Points store and choose "Events."
Friday Sep 28, 2007
Mayhem X: mayhem moves to midtown
Join the excitement on September 28, 2007 as Five Points Fitness moves their acclaimed downtown muay thai kickboxing series to the Roseland Ballroom. In cooperation with the World Kickboxing Association USA, the World Boxing League (Russia), Zygo Vodka and Singha Beer, Five Points Fitness is pleased to present a night of elite international muay thai. The last two events have sold out days in advance, so look for informational emails and check the Five Points Fitness website for updates on confirmed matches and advance ticket sales.
Friday Aug 24, 2007
TITLE WIN FOR EDDIE MARTINEZ
Congratulations to Five Points Fighter Eddie Martinez. Competing in Olando Rivera's "Warrior 2" promotion in Tampa, Florida, Eddie put on a dominant display of classic muay thai technique en route to capturing the ISKA East Coast Superwelterweight Amateur belt.
Saturday Jul 14, 2007
WKA US AMATEUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to the Five Points fighters who competed in the amateur national championships in Richmond, VA: Sergio Aguirre (finalist), Kristen Finlon, Kathryn Grooms (finalist), Deb Laio (champion), Deb Au-yeung, Natalie Bries, Eddie Cid, Jose Cruz, Camilla Mesheia (champion), Adam Eisenberg, John Kraljevich (semi-finalist), Giaus Ebratt (champion). Everyone was impressed by the teams' dedication, hard work and maturity. Expect to see more from them all in the future!
Friday Jun 1, 2007
MAYHEM ON MULBERRY 9
Mark Holst (OAMA) over Abder Bchiri (Top Team) by UD.
Derek Riddick (Weapons 9) draw with Shawn Yarbrough (KB Boxing)
Sean Hines (The Wat) over Joey Brown (KB Boxing) by UD.
Eddie Martinez (Five Points ) over Evan Esguerra (Fight and Fitness) by UD.
Andy Singh (Extreme) over Andrew Moy (Gym 445) by UD.
Chris Tran (Weapons 9) over Jay Matias (Sitan) by UD.
Danica Johnson (Cool Hearts) over Deb Liao (Five Points) by SD.
Brett Bergman (Gym 445) over Tom Mazzella (The Wat) by UD.
Register on the contact form for updated information on MAYHEM X: USA v. Russia, coming to Roseland Ballroom September 28!
Monday Apr 23, 2007
FIVE POINTS WELCOMES MASTER CHEETAH
Master Cheetah (Chansadeth Chantanao) is a world-famous muay thai trainer. Much in demand, he has worked with World and K-1 Lightheavyweight Champion Changpuek Kiatsongrit and two time K-1 Max Champion Buakaw Por Pramuk, among many others. Master Cheetah wil be visiting instructor at our classes for the week of April 23- April 28. He is also available for private lessons by advance reservation at 212-226-4474.
Saturday Mar 24, 2007
WINS FOR FIVE POINTS FIGHTERS
Emily Bearden and Eddie Martinez traveled to Richmond, VA with Kru Simon to participate in the Combat Sports Challenge. Eddie extended his winning streak by defeating hometown favorite Brandon Mikens. Emily -- continuing her tradition of fighting top-rated international fighters -- stepped in and scored an impressive win against Petra Janssen van Doorn of Holland's Calmaro Gym. Check back for details as they become available!
Monday Dec 4, 2006
FIVE POINTS FIGHTER EDDIE MARTINEZ...
...made his 4th ring appearance, traveling to Tampa Florida for "Turf Wars 1." Looking more relaxed and polished than a competitor of his experience, Eddie controlled the pace and the fight from the opening bell. His patience, training, and hard work paid off with a stoppage at 1 minute and 5 seconds of round 3.
Wednesday Nov 15, 2006
SILVER MEDAL FOR ROB WELLS
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME HOME... to FIVE POINTS FIGHTER ROB WELLS who returns from the WKA World Championships in Spain with a very impressive Silver Medal finish.
Saturday Sep 9, 2006
EMILY BEARDEN PRO DEBUT
CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH EMILY... on her victory in the Shin Do Kumate in Tampa, Florida. In her pro debut, Emily gave a strong and emphatic performance, taking the decision from hometown favorite and reigning Shin Do Kumate champion Kate Meehan.
Friday Aug 11, 2006
FIGHT SCIENCE ON THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL AT 9 PM...
this program takes martial artists and has them do their thing in a science lab, where it can be quantified and examined in minute detail. The results are pretty amazing. Representing muay thai is Melchor Menor, World Champion and friend of Kru Steve from almost 20 years when they were members of the US Team coached by Master Toddy to the World Championships in Thailand. Arguably the best stand-up fighter the States have produced, Mel is also a fantastic instructor. If you are in the San Diego area, be sure to look him up. And check out FIGHT SCIENCE tonight at 9 pm on National Geographic Channel!