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2023

September 23'rd - Coaches development day - Renzo Gracie NYC - Gym is closed

October 20'th - Halloween at the Den - Each family will bring a pot luck dish. Everyone should be in costume!! Each child will receive a large pumpkin to carve on site followed by a Pumpkin contest for best ones. We will have a piñata . There will be a Costume contest. Lots of fun and games with the entire Den decorated for Halloween. Prizes will be handed out and all kids get goodie bags. Plenty of food for all. All members are invited. Each child will need a parent to help them carve a pumpkin. Adult party will consist of food , drinks , music and a costume contest.

5:30pm-7:30pm

November 11'th - UFC SEMINAR - We will have a special seminar Featuring former UFC HEAVYWEIGHT champion Josh " The Warmaster " Barnett . Josh was the youngest ever UFC Heavyweight Champion and also is a World Champion in Both Catch Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Josh will be putting on 1 seminar for kids and 1 for Adults . Each seminar is capped at 30 participants.  pricing and times below. Pre registration is highly suggested to guarantee a spot.

Youth seminar 10am-11am - limited to 30 kids ( 26 spots available ,updated 6/10)

$50 if registered by 10/11/23   or $75 after 10/11/23

Adult seminar 11am-1pm - limited to 30 adults ( 20 spots available , updated 6/10)

$100 if registered by 10/11/23  or $130 after 10/11/23

November 23'rd - Annual Thanksgiving Rolls - No Thanksgiving Dinner is complete without the rolls. We will be open from 9am-10am for Live Rolling/open mat this day.

December 3rd - Fuji BJJ Tournament - This is located at the Albany armory and we are encouraging all of our youth students to compete in this one as well as any adult students who might be interested in competing.

December 9'th - Annual PARENTS NIGHT OUT / KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY - 5PM - 8PM - This is Free and for all Youth members. Parents , drop the kids off at 5pm and pick them back up by 8pm. The kids will be making Christmas Decorations to put on the tree here at the Den. They will also decorate Christmas cookies while we watch a Christmas Movie. We will have pizza , and Hot Cocoa here for them so don't worry about feeding them first.  This will be a fun night for the kids and an opportunity for parents to go out and get some shopping done.

December 16'th - Clinic and Belt promotions with Professor Secor -  Professor Secor will be down and doing a clinic for our youth and adult students followed by promotions . All students enrolled in our BJJ program should be in attendance. cost is $10 per person and each family must bring a pot luck dish. Spectators are free and can also eat and do not need to bring anything. There is plenty of food for all. 

2024

April 20'th - Belt promotions at the Den.  6pm for Youth and Adults. each family should bring a pot luck dish to share. All BJJ members should be here.

May 25'th - Lions Den annual BBQ at Schodack Island State ParkThis party is for all Lions Den Members and their IMMEDIATE family. please no extended family. If your coming alone you can however bring a plus 1. Party is 2pm - 6pm

There will be lots of food. Music performed by our talented Lions Den members. We will have a face painter for the kids as well as a Balloon artist. There is also a great playground on site along with bathrooms. We will have a Piñata this year for the kids

We will also have our 3 on 3 Basketballl tournament . Check our ANNUAL BBQ page on this site to see registered teams. Anyone coming can participate and its FREE . Winners each year get a Custom Lions Den annual BBQ rashguard. 

We will also have our 7 on 7 flag football game. Winning team gets a custom Lions Den Annual BBQ rashguard . Check our ANNUAL BBQ page on this site for registered teams. Anyone coming to the BBQ can participate. RULES : each team must contain 1 female minimum. Each team must contain 3 kids who are 14 or under in age.

August 3 -5  - Naga Wildwood NJ - We head down to Wildwood NJ to compete at the largest Naga held annually worldwide. Competitors can weigh in Friday , Sat or Sun. Adults/Teens compete on Saturday. Youth on Sunday. 

August 3'rd - Check in at the Hotel. ( We stay at the Adventurer Hotel ) . 11am - 3pm we hit the beach . 3pm-4pm at the pool. Then we head to weigh ins.

August 4'th - Adults and Teens compete

August 5'th - Youth Competes 

August 24'th - Belt promotions at the Den.  6pm for Youth and Adults. Each family should bring a pot luck dish to share. All BJJ members should be here.

October 25'th - Halloween at the Den - Each family will bring a pot luck dish. Everyone should be in costume!! Each child will receive a large pumpkin to carve on site followed by a Pumpkin contest for best ones. We will have a piñata . There will be a Costume contest. Lots of fun and games with the entire Den decorated for Halloween. Prizes will be handed out and all kids get goodie bags. Plenty of food for all. All members are invited. Each child will need a parent to help them carve a pumpkin. Adult party will consist of food , drinks , music and a costume contest.

5:30pm-7:30pm

November 28'th - Annual Thanksgiving Rolls - No Thanksgiving Dinner is complete without the rolls. We will be open from 9am-10am for Live Rolling/open mat this day.

Dec 14'th - Belt promotions at the Den.  6pm for Youth and Adults. $5 per person and each family will bring a pot luck dish. No cost for spectators and enough food for all. All BJJ members should be here.

                        Upcoming Tournaments/Fights

 

 

October 14-15 - ADCC East Coast Trials - Atlantic City NJ - BJJ

December 3'rd - FUJI BJJ Tournament - Albany Armory - BJJ

 

CLOSINGS

2023

 

Sept 23rd - Coaches development day - no classes

Oct 20'th - Halloween Party  - closed

Oct 31'st - Halloween - closed

Nov 11'th - UFC Seminar

Dec 3'rd - Fuji BJJ tournament 

Dec 16'th - Belt promotions - no classes

Dec 24/25 - Christmas - closed

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