What a team! Phil Cardella, our head instructor and fearless leader, front and center in red. Josh Lauber, just to the left of Phil, teaches at our sister academy in San Antonio. And that's Christy Thomas, co-owner, on the far left.
Couple people didn't make it into this picture, including Steve, Austin, Tommy, and Kirk, a one-stripe purple, who teaches some of our morning classes. Today he beat a blackbelt!
Silas brought home the gold and silver..
Steve Crissler, one of our blue belts, puts on a mean cross collar choke.
Tommy McKay, the blonde, is one of our 4 stripe blues..
Colin in the black gi, one of our whitebelts...
Scott won all his division nogi matches by triangle. In nogi open he was 1-1, losing only on a hotly-contested decision. His shorts are a little blinding.
Here's April, who trains with Dave Thomas here in Austin, on the right, matched up against a girl from Urban Jungle in Houston who outweighs her by 105 lbs!
April's blog is Jo Preacher, found here.
Later, she did have positional advantage over a blue belt for a while... I think she got submitted that match though.