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Black Tiger CTT Fighters Win at Legend FC 5

Black Tiger Coach Yao Honggang Wins Legend FC Bantamweight Title

Yao wins!Legend Fighting Championships is Asia's premier MMA fight show where the best MMA fighters from all around Asia and Australia converge to determine who is absolutely the best!  On July 16, 2011, three (3) fighters from China Top Team / Black Tiger represented China and swept the mat with all wins, including the new Bantamweight Title belt!

Coming in as underdogs in their individual fights, Li Jingliang, Wang Sai and Yao Honggang shocked the Asian MMA scene with explosive performances and newly developed striking and wrestling skills that no one, especially their opponents, expected. Black Tiger instructor and long-time student of Coach Vince, Yao Honggang, powerfully dominated his Korean opponent with fast strikes, efficient takedowns and solid ground control to win the Legend FC Bantamweight Championship Title belt.

Yao pounds his opponentLi Jingliang, fighting veteran Muay Thai fighter Alex Niu, also showcased his new Muay Thai skills to win the bout convincingly and advance to a top contender spot for the Welterweight title.  Wang Sai, likewise, coming from a prior loss, advanced his rankings with a dominant performance leading to a TKO.

The coaches for China Top Team, BJJ Professor Ruy Menezes and Muay Thai Master Vince Soberano, were among the proudest that night as they watched the fighters that they taught, trained and trusted deliver victory after victory back to the team.

The China Top Team and Black Tiger partnership makes the team the most dominant MMA pro team in the country, as well as the most sought-after coaches for rising MMA stars in China. China Top Team / Black Tiger now has produced to only two international champions in mainland China: Zhang Tiequan, who won the URCC middleweight title belt, and Yao Honggang, who now is the Legend FC Bantamweight champion.

Black Tiger / China Top Team Fighters Winners and Champions with their Coaches

 

Kickboxing Dynamics - Workshop for Fitness Trainers

Workshop FlyerNew Instructors Certified!

Thirteen (13) participants completed and passed their certification workshop at the "KICKBOXING DYNAMICS" Group Exercise Instructor's Training on May 28 and May 29, 2011, at Black Tiger Fight Club in Beijing.

After a grueling 2-day seminar/workshop, the new graduates are ready to add Kickboxing Fitness to their resume as fitness group exercise instructors. The following people successfully passed the course:

  1. Simon Shieh - Level 3
  2. Phil Posch - Level 2
  3. Hank Han - Level 1
  4. Kyle Monahan - Level 1
  5. Jennifer Yeh - Level 1
  6. Jennifer Schlundt - Level 1
  7. Sandra Smith - Level 1
  8. Pilar Valdivia - Level 1
  9. Nadia Carrie - Level 1
  10. Melani Carrie - Level 1
  11. Denyse Carrie - Level 1
  12. Stella Chan Marinaro - Level 1
  13. Tammy Doran - Level 1

Successful graduates of Batch 1

Kickboxing Dynamics!

Class in session!

Padwork

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Certified by Black Tiger Muay Thai Worldwide and the Asian Martial Fitness Academy (AMFA).



 

 

Student Testing - 24 Apr 2011

Muay Thai Student Testing for the Adults Classes

Congratulations to the Level 1 and 2 students who successfully tested for their ranks in the Worldwide Black Tiger Muay Thai System on 24 April 2011:

Student Testing - April 24, 20111st Khan (Yellow Band)

  • Neal Dietrich
  • Hiu-Tak Lai
  • Callum Smith
  • Nick Van Alphen

2nd Khan (Blue Band)

  • Angela Toda
  • Jennifer Schlundt
  • Nadia Carrie
  • Melanie Carrie
  • Federico Kochlowski
  • Bastien Vigliola

 

 

 

First Black Tiger Kids and Juniors Martial Arts Test in 2011

Student of the MonthCongratulations to the successful students who passed the first Black Tiger Kids and Juniors Martial Arts Test this year! It was a great event. From board-breaking to tournament fighting, the action was non-stop! The kids performed at their best in front of an audience of parents, families and friends. The following received rank promotions and commendations as follows:

Karate Kids Class:

  • Leo Pils - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Luna Pils - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Joost Voskamp - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Bente Voskamp - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Simon Procee - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Thomas Procee - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Timo Vankan - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Sem Van Eeden - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Kai Scholz - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Sebastian Smith - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt
  • Louis Layman - Blue Stripe, Level 1, White Belt

Mixed Martial Arts Kids Class:

  • Jacob Kozak - 1st Khan, Yellow Band / Tournament Medal
  • Zachary Kozak - 1st Khan, Yellow Band / Tournament Medal
  • Brad Francis - 1st Khan, Yellow Band / Tournament Medal
  • Brad Francis - 1st Khan, Yellow Band / Tournament Medal
  • Ben Francis - 1st Khan, Yellow Band / Tournament Medal

Junior and Adults Muay Thai Class:

  • Clayton Ho - 2nd Khan, Blue Band / Tournament Medal / Student-of-the-Month
  • Blenda Silva - 1st Khan, Yellow Band / Tournament Medal

Success Kids


Stay tuned for the Adults Muay Thai and MMA Testing soon!  You can check out photos from the Black Tiger Kids and Juniors Martial Arts Test in our media gallery. Click here to view.


 

 

UFC 127 Produces First Chinese MMA International Fighting Star

Zhang Tiequan Represents China Top Team & Black Tiger at UFC 127

UFC 127 Making history After two months of high-intensity training and 10 kg weight-loss, a leaner, stronger, faster Zhang "The Mongolian Wolf" Tie Quan became the first Chinese to fight and win at the world's #1 fighting event, the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Bouncing off a loss in the U.S. in December, Zhang didn't waste any time preparing for the most important fight of his career.  His long-time friend and coach, Muay Thai master Vince Soberano, joined forces with China Top Team's head coach, Ruy Menezes, and was tasked to develop and implement a training plan that would make The Mongolian Wolf drop 10 kg in 2 months and yet bolster his strength, and improve his striking skills. This, according to Zhang, was the toughest and most hardcore training regimen he has ever been through. And it worked.

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Student Testing - 30 Jan 2011

Congratulations to the Intermediate, Advanced and Instructor-level students who successfully tested for their ranks in the Worldwide Black Tiger Muay Thai System on 30 January 2011:

Student Testing - January 20, 20112nd Khan (Blue Band)

  • Caspar Gescher
  • Jenny Hixson
  • Mark Doran

3rd Khan (Green Band)

  • Philip Posch
  • Kyle Monahan
  • Martin Weiler

4rd Khan (Brown Band)

  • Alex Potapenko

5th Khan (Red Band) Instructor

  • Simon Shieh

 

 
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