A DAY OF VICTORIES FOR BLACK FLAG
November 4, 2017 was a day of victory after victory for Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club. Wins started early in the day at the American Grappling Federation (AGF) 2017 Phoenix Open.
At AGF BJJ tournaments, entrants can complete in Gi and/or No Gi grappling divisions. Although the Black Flag team was not out in force, those who did compete did exceptionally well, round up a good collection of medals.
While the kids racked up gold and silver medals at the AGF tournament, Andrew Stanley won the gold in his very first Jiu-Jitsu competition.
Andrew recently moved to Phoenix and started training at Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club. He chose Black Flag because of the great energy at the academy, and because of Gilbert Olivas' expertise in grappling, judo, and catch wrestling.
Andrew has only been training for 3 months, but his commitment of 5 to 7 classes a week won him the gold!
Later in the day, Professor Gilbert Olivas, lead black belt instructor at Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club, headed out to Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. There he coached fighters Jose Hernandez and John Paul Robinson in their warm up for their bouts in World Fighting Federation Mixed Martial Arts (WFF MMA) 36.
Jose Hernandez won by TKO in the first round. John Paul "Pretty Boy" Robinson won by KO in the first round.