Earlier this month students of Wilcoxen’s Academy of Martial Arts returned from a NAGA (North American Grappling Association) Jujitsu Competition held on April 5, in Dallas, Texas.
“We had about seven people and brought home 8 medals,” said Head Coach Jason Greer. “These guys train six days a week… seven days a week sometimes. They constantly train.” Greer trains his students, most from Altus and some from the surrounding area, in a “no gee” style of jujitsu, training both locally and traveling to other studios in the mid-west.
“We train all over the place with some of the best in the world,” Greer added.
Front row from left: Chance Orick - Silver medal Kid’s Beginner NoGi Division; Jason Greer - Head Coach/Owner of Wilcoxen’s Academy of Martial Arts; Caitlynn Calamaco - Silver medal Kid’s Novice Division.
Back row: Orlando Calamaco - Silver medal Men’s Novice NoGi /Silver medal Men’s Novice Master’s Division; Travis Manning- Silver medal Men’s Beginner NoGi Division/ Silver medal Men’s Gi white belt division; Michael Greer - Silver medal Kid’s Beginner NoGi division; Jacob Bell - Gold medal Men’s Intermediate NoGi Division; Lucas Gross - 4th place Men’s Novice NoGi Division.