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Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Raises Enough Money for Mats!

Jeremy Seda receiving a check from Russ Harrington to finalize the fund-raising for Quincy BJJ's mat purchase.

Jeremy Seda receiving a check from Russ Harrington to finalize the fund-raising for Quincy BJJ’s mat purchase.

With the help of the City of Quincy/Quincy Rec. Dept. matching our raised funds, Quincy BJJ finally has raised enough money to pay for a new set of Dollamur mats.  Once the mats are delivered, the Quincy BJJ program will be conducting classes at the Q-town Rec. Center at 105 2nd Ave. SE.

While there’s a big part of us that is excited for this evolution of the program, we will miss the Quincy High School Wrestling Room, the place we had been blessed to “call home” since January of 2012. Quincy BJJ founder, Jeremy Seda said, “when I first moved to Quincy, I remember what my coach, Jimmy Thompson, said to me, ‘if you can’t find a school to train at, then you start your own.’ I would pray all the time for a way to continue my training in BJJ and possibly start my own school.  God then led me to Russ Harrington who thought of contacting Quincy HS Wrestling Coach, Greg Martinez.

Greg Martinez getting his blue belt on 3/12/13.

Greg Martinez getting his blue belt on 3/12/13.

Without ever meeting Greg before, it took 5 minutes for us to hit it off and the rest [they say] is history.  I’m still amazed to this day that Greg opened the mats up to our program, but not the least bit surprised, as he’s not just passionate for wrestling, he’s passionate for the grappling arts.”

Since the early days of Quincy BJJ, when Jeremy was a blue-belt and often held classes with 1-2 students, the program has grown and expanded to a great number of youth and adult students with different backgrounds in grappling.
Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Raises Enough Money for Mats
“We have students that drive hours to make our classes. It’s a huge compliment, but a huge responsibility to continually innovate and see the program evolve. To say this whole journey has been a dream would be an understatement, it’s been a surreal blessing from the Almightly. Ever since my first meeting with Russ, he’d talk about the dream of a ‘Rec. Center’.  It’s been nice to know that Quincy BJJ has been a part of his dream.  We’ve always had the support of the City through Russ, but when he secured the additional funding needed to make the mat purchase, it was a huge feeling of relief,” said Jeremy.

We’d like to give special recognition to Christan Seda for being the one who spearheaded the

Congratulations to Alexis on her first stripe

Christan Seda, Alexis and Jeremy Seda

fundraising and organized the mat purchase.  Through her efforts, Quincy BJJ was able to get several large donations from Connect Telecom (via Shawn and Chesiree Highfill), Flame Productions (via Lalo Ortiz) and Itanji, L.L.C.  We had a very generous donation and support from Jeremy’s home school, T-Town MMA.  And we’ve been very blessed to have the talent of Jeff Bourgeois and Oscar Garnica to help us with fund-raising seminars.  Last, but not least, we appreciate all the time, money and support of our family and friends. And we thank our students for the same reasons, but also for making our school what it is; we could not have a school without you.

 

Coach Jeremy “Pipes” Seda talking about BJJ & Christianity…

Coach Jeremy “Pipes” Seda talking about BJJ & Christianity to Faith Community Church and how Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu came to be through God’s blessings!

National Night Out 2015

Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will have a booth at National Night Out on August 3rd, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at the Reiman-Simmons House.  Regular classes will still be going on at the Quincy High School Wrestling Room at 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Jeff Bourgeois BJJ Seminar

Jeff Bourgeois Seminar with Quincy BJJ

Jeff Bourgeois has offered up his help with the Quincy BJJ Mats Fundraiser and will be leading a seminar this Sunday (7/26) from 3:30-5 p.m. Read more

iFiberOne News Covers Quincy BJJ

iFiberOne Story: Quincy man offers lessons in Jiu jitsu

A BIG THANK YOU to Jeff Chew for taking the time to interview, film and compile an awesome story for iFiberOne News!  Students, great job bringing out the best with iFiberOne covering our Academy!

Tatami Estillo 5.0 Pre-Patched

For those patiently waiting to see the pre-patched Gi, here’s a couple of shots:

Tatami Estillo 5.0 Gi with Patches Tatami Estillo 5.0 Gi with Patches Read more

Women’s Self-Defense Class

WOMENSSelf-defense class scheduled for  Thursday, September 13th from 6:308:30 p.m.

Optional Q&A and Open Matsessions from 8:309:00 p.m.

Quincy Recreation Department and Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are offering a two-hour informational and hands-on self-defense seminar.  By teaching confidence and vigilance, we will give you the knowledge to keep you and your loved ones safe.  Techniques to fend of an assailant and escape dangerous situations will be demonstrated
and practiced.

COST: $10, pre-registration required at: //secure.rec1.com/WA/quincy-parks-recreation/
(Listed under “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”)

DRESS CODE: Athletic clothes (i.e., yoga pants, board shorts) durable socks (no shoes on the mats)

LOCATION: Quincy High School Wrestling Room

PROCEEDS:
– Quincy Recreation Department, to help bring more events like this to the Quincy
Ÿ- Quincy High School Wrestling Program

Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Represents at National Night Out

Monday, August 6th is Quincy-wide National Night Out against Crime Gathering. It will be held at the High School Field behind the Baseball fence. Quincy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will be at one of the booths, rolling out some mats to talk to the community about BJJ and how it can empower positive changes within lives of young and old(er) alike.

L-Bow the clown will be there for some performances from 6:30 to 8:00, so we will not follow our normal class schedule, but just have an “Open Mat” session from 4-8:00 p.m.