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AMA Daniel Strauss Fundraisering Seminar

On Saturday November 26th 2016 Adaptive Martial Arts hosted the first Seminar to raise funds. 

This was taken by Daniel Strauss "The Raspberry Ape" at Gracie Barra Bath. 

The seminar was a great success raising a grand total of £592 and putting us in a great place to start 2017. 

Big thank you to Daniel for donating his time and travelling all the way to Bath to present to every one, thank you to every one who attended and a big thank you to Professor Salvatore Pace for allowing us to use Gracie Barra Bath as a venue. 

Daniel Strauss AMA Fundraiser
Raspberry Ape instruction
Guard Passing - Knee Slide
Chris, Gina and Daniel Strauss
AMA Daniel Strauss Seminar 1
AMA Daniel Strauss Seminar 2 - group
Gina Hopkins and Faith #TeamFaith
AMA Daniel Strauss Seminar 3
Clayton, Kirsty and Daniel Strauss
Daniel Strauss and Sam Dunn
Daniel Strauss instructing
AMA Daniel Strauss Seminar 4
Daniel Strauss Side control practice
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Gina and Chris practicing
Raspberry Ape fans
Daniel Instructing the seminar
Daniel Instructing the seminar 2
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Chris, Gina & Ash with Dan Strauss
Gina Hopkins and Daniel Strauss
Gina Hopkins and Daniel Strauss
Gina Hopkins VS Daniel Strauss
South West England's Strongest Adaptive Man/Woman
Gina - Atlas stone concentration
Gina - listenting to the ref before
Gina Hopkins 40KG Atlas stone
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Mens 70KG Atlas stone to shoulder
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Mens 70KG Atlas stone to shoulder
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Mens 70KG Atlas stone to shoulder
Gina and Fran Plate hold
Gina and Fran Plate hold
Adaptive Strongwoman plate hold
Adaptive Strongwoman plate hold
Adaptive Strongwoman plate hold
Adaptive Strongwoman plate hold
Adaptive Strongwoman plate hold
Adaptive Strongwoman plate hold
100KG Farmers Hold - Dave Walsh
100KG Farmers Hold - Dave Walsh
100KG Farmers Hold - Dave Walsh
100KG Farmers Hold - Dave Walsh
100KG Farmers Hold - Dave Walsh
Gina Hopkins - Log Press
Gina Hopkins - Log Press brief
Fran Seated Deadlift
Fran Seated Deadlift 180Kg
Gina Hopkins Adaptive Strongwoman
Adaptive Strongwoman seated deadlift
Adaptive Strongwoman seated deadlift
Adaptive Strongwoman seated deadlift
SW Englands Adaptive Strongman/woman
Gina Hopkins and Fran
Ladies winners
Gina Hopkins and Fran
Gina GGG Hopkins Seated Deadlift
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Gina Triple G Hopkins
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Sunday, November 20th saw competitors compete at Trojan Fitness Bristol for the title of South West Englands Strongest Adaptive Man/Woman.

This was a full blown battle with 4 events, 

  • Seated Max Deadlift

  • Log Press for Reps

  • 100 KG Farms hold - head to head (men only)

  • Plate hold (ladies only)

  • Atlas stone to should (70KG men, 40KG Women)

The Mens title was won by Dave and the Ladies by  Fran.

This video is a combination video of lots of the events and competitors at the event. 

You the Adaptive Martial Arts CEO Gina Hopkins competition and directors Ash and Chris in the background. 

It was a great event and we look forward to the next event, details of which can be found in our Events page.

Warriors Assemble
Warriors Assemble

All of the adaptive warriors assembled

Warriors assembled

Warriors assembled

Warriors assembled 2

Warriors assembled 2

The Battle Back Centre

The Battle Back Centre next to Ford hall, Lilleshall where we were

Colin Wood of ABO

Is there something on his nose? A little fun with the cream from the chocolate pudding

Warriors assembled 3

Warriors assembled 3

Warriors assembled 4

Warriors assembled 4

Gina Hopkins and Alex Reid

Kiss or choke?

Gina Hopkins and Alex Reid

Kiss or choke, we are not quite sure

Colin Wood

Chocolate beard

We thought you were not supposed to play with your food

Callum's chocolate tash

Callum's chocolate tash

Gina's trophy

Gina's Warriors assembled fighting spirit award trophy

Chris, Alex Reid and Gina

Kiss for Gina from Alex.

The Save me face

Chris's save me face. Alex Reid, kissing chris

Gina and Anthony Pillage

Anthony Pillage the organiser of the warriors assemble

Gina's certificate

Gina's warriors assemble certificate

On the 1st October Gina and Chris attended Warriors Assemble, the celebratory gathering of adaptive athletes in the UK.  

 

Warriors Assemble recognises martial artists who have overcome adversity to further their art. The night is organised and hosted by Anthony Pillage, with guest host Alex Reid, an MMA fighter and celebrity of Big Brother.

These are a collection of the photos we took on the night. You can read more about the event in our blog.

Adaptive Boxing Organisation - "The Beginning"

On Saturday August 27th 2016 The Adaptive Boxing Organisation held it's first competion called "The Beginning". 

Chris And Gina went along to talk about Gina's experiences, how this brought about Adaptive Martial Arts and what is next for her.

As part of this talk Chris and Gina also did some showcase Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

The photos were kindly taken by Sophie Merlo.

Adaptive Martial Arts presentation
Gina receiving  participation medal
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Rocian Gracie sharing a few words
Passing Guard
Pulling guard to sweep (BJJ)
Guard (BJJ)
Chris presenting
Aiming for a takedown
Chris presenting
Wrestling for control
Gina taking Chris down
Gina pulling guard
Side control
Group shot
Chris and Rocian Gracie
Hugs!
Chris receiving a medal
Rocian Gracie
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Messing around
Group Shot
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Group shot
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Grapplers Heart - 2016
Grapplers Heart 2016
Grapplers Heart 2016
Wheel Chair Mafia
Brian Passing Guard
Grudge match
Friendly embrace
Gina and Mike Fink No-GI absolute
Winner
Clash of the Titans
No-GI Medal time for the guys
Fruits and Vegetables
Brian Freeman Vs Mike Fink No-GI
Clash of the Titans - GI
Shannon and Mike GI
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Winning Foot lock
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Winner
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Winner
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Side Control
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Everyone is a champion
Celebration
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Gina and Kyle Meynard
Learning Kyle's signature choke

These are a selection of photographs taken by Chris Hopkins at the second Grapplers Heart competition. 

This competition took place in April 2016 in Total MMA in Tustin, California.

This was the second year of running for the first adaptive only Grappling competition. 

Our CEO Gina came home to the UK with a total of 2 Gold medals in Gi and NoGi neuromuscular and 2 bronze medals in Gi and NoGi absolutes.

This video was filmed by BBC Points West at Gracie Barra Bath before Gina's trip to California for Grapplers Heart 2016.

This video was filmed by Chris Hopkins at the Grapplers Heart competition in Tustin, California 2016. 

This was a NoGi for fun match against Brian Freeman. 

This was a match set up for fun after their gruelling 2015 NoGi match at Grapplers Heart in New York.

Grapplers Heart - 2015

These are a selection of photographs taken by Chris Hopkins at the first ever Grapplers Heart competition. 

This competition took place in April 2015 in Renzo Gracie's accademy in Brooklyn, New York.

This was the first adaptive only Grappling competition. 

Our CEO Gina came home to the UK with Gold in nueromuscular NoGi and  Bronze in Nueromuscular NoGi absolute, against the men.

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Renzo gracie Academy
Grapplers heart team
The winner is
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Calling the winner
Respect
Demonstrating go go plater
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Gina and Ian
Gina and Brandon
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Medals
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Gina, Brandon and Ian
Champion!
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This video was filmed by Chris Hopkins at the Grapplers Heart competition in New York 2015. 

Gina is competing against Brandon Ryan in the nueromuscular catagory. Winning this brought Gina her first Gold Medal.

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