Many have inquired about our academy's success in becoming the number one place to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu in North East, USA. The answer to [more]
Team Triumph fighter John Ortolani (7-6) was originally scheduled to fight FAA prospect Leon Davis (4-1) at CFX in Plymouth, MA on February [more]
The answer to that question is simple: hard work!
Our instructors are in our building nearly around the clock. The countless hours they work to bring the art of jiu-jitsu to our students of all ages, provides the ultimate learning experience. The primary reason our students return day after day, year after year, is because we aren't looking to just create the ultimate athletes. We are striving to create the best environment for character and discipline.
The thing that makes Triumph BJJ so powerful, is our positive environment which automatically makes kids, teens, and adults treat each other with the utmost respect. Our higher ranking athletes also thoroughly enjoy reaching out to aid in the advancement of lower ranking individuals.
The favorite thing about Triumph, when surveyed by our jiu-jitsu athletes, is the level of skill in our building. Our coaches are some of the highest ranking individuals around, and many of our instructors are professional athletes & star-studded individuals in their niche.
We have and will continue to try to create the best possible sanctuary for everything Brazilian jiu-jitsu. We just recently expanded again so come check out the new rooms!
NorthEast BJJ's Lion Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Invitational Tournament is being held on May 11th at Chelmsford High School. There will be Gi and No-Gi divisions for kids and adults. Adults will also have the option of competing in absolute divisions. This is a friendly tournament made up of the region's best teams. It is time for Team Triumph to rise to the occasion and bring home the team trophy! Online registration is available at www.northeastbjj.com
Team Triumph fighter John Ortolani (7-6) was originally scheduled to fight FAA prospect Leon Davis (4-1) at CFX in Plymouth, MA on February 23rd. Davis unfortunately was injured in training just over a week away from the event and had to pull out of the fight. Fortunately a replacement was found in Des Green (7-1). Green is one of the most active and successful young local fighters since Jon Jones. He is a Division I All American wrestler that has steamrolled 7 of his 8 opponents. Green fights out of the BombSquad, the most successful MMA team in the Northeast. Ortolani, a wrestler himself will look to keep this fight standing when he most likely has the striking advantage. Green has become a ground n pound specialist and will undoubtedly try to get the fight to the ground as quickly as possible.
Tickets can be picked up from John Ortolani or at Triumph BJJ until Thursday night.
Follow John Ortolani on FaceBook or on Twitter at: @Orto30
Follow Team Triumph at: @TeamTriumphBJJ
Team Triumph brought three fighters to NEF VI at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Maine. Jay Perrin (135lbs) 2-1 started the night of when he took on Nick Spencer 2-2 before a crowd of 2,500. Perrin stuck to his boxing and wrestling while Spencer did most of his damage mixing his punches with his kicks. Despite Spencer’s dominant third round, Perrin won a unanimous decision with devastating knees and by winning the takedown battle!
Vovka “KGB” Clay, now 4-2 took on Young’s MMA fighter Damon Owens (4-4). Owens is always talked about as one of Maine’s best amateur prospects. Vovka heard from Owens’ fans and teammates all night how he didn’t stand a chance along with several other not so nice comments. These “intimidation” tactics backfired as Vovka put on an absolute MMA clinic! Vovka took Owens down and abused his ribs with some of the hardest body shots in recent memory. Vovka passed his guard, mounted him and dominated from the top before sinking in an anaconda choke and getting the tap at 2:37 in round 1. Owens spent minutes on his back unable to stand after the fight ended while Vovka did not take a single shot!
Michael Sullivan was a 3-2 amateur fighter who spent more than a year off to perfect his well rounded game before making his professional debut. Sullivan took on Josh Bellows 1-1 from Littlefield’s Hardcore Gym. Bellows is a very tough welterweight with good stand up, good take downs and great ground n pound. Bellows weighed in at more than five pounds overweight but Sullivan, who made weight, drove to Maine for one reason so he accepted a catch weight bout. Both fighters took the center of the cage but it was Sullivan that got off first with a spinning elbow that landed clean and dropped Bellows. Bellows got back to his feet where he was immediately punished with kicks to the body. After a short clinch Sullivan dropped Bellows again with strait right. Bellows got the takedown but Sullivan immediately attacked with an omoplata and vicious strikes. Sullivan smoothly transitioned to a triangle choke and got the tap at just 1:11 of round 1.
Huge thanks to www.westernmassmma.com for the photos!
Follow Team Triumph on Twitter: @TeamTriumphBJJ
One of New England's best grapplers and MMA fighters, Jimmy Quinlan will be on the season 17 premier of The Ultimate Fighter on Tuesday January 22nd! Be sure to watch the show on FX from 8 to 10pm as Jimmy fights for a spot in the house and an opportunity to become this season's Ultimate Fighter!
Jimmy is a fighter out of Mass BJJ in Acton, MA. As an associate school student, Jimmy has been a great training partner and friend to all of Triumph's students.
You can follow Jimmy on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/JimmyQuinlan?fref=ts
And Twitter at: @JimmyCrashBJJ
Bantamweight Joey Gomez comes to Triumph with a 9-3 amateur record. On March 1st he will make his professional MMA debut at featherweight when he takes on John Santos (4-4) at Combat Zone in Salem, NH. Also fighting that night will be Joey's teammates Cody Anderson and Walter Smith Cotito. Joey has trained with Triumph on occasion over the past few years while he was in town visiting. He recently moved to Southern New Hampshire and is now a full-time fighter at Team Triumph.
Learn about Joey Gomez in this brief Q & A!
Q: TT-Where did you train before moving to New Hampshire?
A: JG-My home gym was Team Quest in Temecula, CA but I have been all over Cali training. I spent some time with World Class Boxing and MMA, Huntington Beach Ultimate Training Facility, Reign Training Center, 623 Fight Club in Japan and Champions Training Center in Savannah, GA.
Q: TT-What did you do for a living before moving here?
A: JG-I have been training full time since 2009 but I was fulfilling my active duty time with the United States Marine Corps until recently.
Q: TT-How is your training going and what do you think of Team Triumph and your new teammates?
A: JG-Training with Triumph has allowed me to work on my MMA related Jiu-Jitsu. I couldn't be more proud to be a part of the team. Everyone has gone out of their way to really try and make me feel a part of the group. Working with Walter Smith Cotito and Cody Anderson has been instrumental to my recent success in the room. John Fain has really outdone himself with the amount of hard work and dedication he puts into all of his students.
Be sure to find Joey on Facebook to follow this future star's career!
Team Triumph BJJ has outstandingly become the go-to Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym for everyone in Northern New England, and we want to thank you all! We have also had droves of students coming to try our muay thai, boxing, wrestling, judo, and other classes offered, and each and every one of you has been a pleasure.
Watch the video below to see some of our new and long-time students in action:
Since we've had many potential students asking us the same questions, we decided to compile a list of answers right here on our website. Below are some of the most common questions:
Q: What type of MMA classes do you offer?
A: Everything you need to become the most well-rounded fighter possible. Our fighters are everything from record-breakers, to un-defeated warriors, to bad*ss females, to stay-at-home moms, to computer nerds, to professional athletes in other sports, etc.
Q: How expensive is it to train?
A: We offer one of the lowest prices around. We even offer one week free to try it out!
Q: I don't have any equipment or training gear, what should I do?
A: Come in and talk to us. We have an in-house MMA gear store with everything you need to get started.
Q: I live too far away, do you have any affiliate locations?
A: We have some partner schools, so feel free to contact us for a list, or, come see if any of our fighters live close to you, and set up some car-pooling! Many of our fighters live up to 45min away or more!
On February 23rd Team Triumph’s John Ortolani (7-6-1) will face FAA’s Leon Davis (3-1) in Plymouth, MA. Davis has shown to be a strong wrestler with great control and good ground n pound. Coming from FAA you can’t overlook the dynamite he also probably possesses in his hand and feet. Davis has had a successful amateur and professional control. He has been talked about for years and without doubt will be one of Ortolani’s toughest opponents. Davis is coming off a loss via second round guillotine at CES.
Ortolani, also a strong wrestler, prefers to stand and throw hands. However in his last fight he demonstrated great clinch work, take down and dominant Jiu-Jitsu. Ortolani will be sporting Sucker Punch Athletics as a new sponsor when he enters the cage. Outside of the cage, Ortolani was a Major League Lacrosse Champion with the Boston Cannons but was traded in the off-season to the Rochester Rattlers. This was a huge move for Ortolani as can now showcase his skills as an everyday faceoff specialist!
Be sure to get your tickets ASAP from John Ortolani for this fight. For more information about Sucker Punch Athletics visit www.suckerpunchathletics.com
Check out CFX at www.cagefx.com
And the Rochester Rattlers at www.rochesterrattlers.com
On 11/10/2012 5-0 Amateur fighter Cody Anderson made his professional debut at Cage Titans while John Ortolani entered the cage professionally for the 14th time at NEF on 11/17/2012. Combined, they spent 3min 51sec in the cage!
Cody’s patience was wearing thin as opponent after opponent dropped out. It seemed that nobody wanted to fall victim to the same fate as Cody’s 5 amateur opponents who were either knocked out or submitted. Cody, a welterweight (170lbs) even accepted a fight at middleweight (185lbs) to make this fight happen. Two days before the fight, that opponent dropped. In comes Hector Sanchez, a veteran with mostly losses on his resume but is always game. Hector agreed to fight Cody on short notice; however this fight would be at Light Heavyweight (205lbs). Cody quit cutting weight, drank lots of water and weighed in at lean 196lbs.
As usual, Cody was all business in the cage. He stunned Sanchez with a big right elbow, followed up with a few knees and dropped for a double leg. Cody elevated him over his shoulders walked him to the center of the cage, went airborne and drove Sanchez into the canvas. Sanchez had to immediately submit as his shoulder was badly damaged from the slam at 1:06 in the first round.
In typical Triumph fashion, many posts were made on FaceBook regarding opponents dropping out against the Savages. This enticed professional lightweight (155lbs) fighter, Bruce Boyington to accept what he perceived to be a challenge. In a unique series of events, John Ortolani and Bruce Boyington agreed to fight one another without managers negotiating the bout or a promotion to host the fight. Cage Titans tried to make the fight happen but it do not work for Boyington’s team. Boyington is a native of Maine so we went directly to the NEF matchmaker Matt Peterson. Peterson was thrilled to put on a fight with these two extremely exciting fighters.
As the round began, Ortolani set the tone with a leg kick that spun Boyington around. As planned, this drove Boyington into his comfort zone, a kickboxing match. Boyington through a heavy head kick that was blocked. Ortolani changed levels and put Boyington against the cage. With superior head position and control, Ortolani was able to keep the fight where he wanted it. After about a minute of short knees and punches, Ortolani switched to a single leg and snapped Boyington to the ground. Boyington was unable to move as Ortolani methodically held him in side control before moving to knee on belly. As Ortolani moved to mount, Boyington gave up his back. Ortolani unleashed a powerful left before sinking in the rear naked choke and getting the submission at 2:45 in the first round.
Unscathed, Anderson and Ortolani are back in camp and are hopeful to be back in the cage in January or February!