In this issue of FaMA News we add Jakarta to our Reciprocal Program, Kru Yo gets honoured, the team gets their portraits taken, Porrada Fridays are back and FaMA member Maddie shares her thoughts on being a part of the FaMA community.
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MUAY THAI OVERSEAS AMBASSADOR
Congratulations to our very own Kru Yo on recently winning the prestigious Muay Thai Overseas Ambassador Award in Thailand. We thank you for your efforts in sharing the art of Muay Thai with the world and especially with the FaMA community.
Planning a trip to Jakarta?
We are happy to announce our newest Reciprocal Academy DW Jiu-Jitsu in Jakarta, which also happens to be our very own Coach Ronny's hometown BJJ academy.
Run by 2nd degree Black Belt, Professor Deddy Wigraha, he is also the Indonesian National Ju Jitsu Coach, Founder and Head Coach of Alliance Jiu Jitsu Indonesia, Jackson’s MMA Indonesia and Tapout Jiu Jitsu Indonesia.
Always a great time when a friend from a Reciprocal Academy visits.
Thank you Alex from Shanghai BJJ (Hong Kong) for dropping by and we hope to see you again soon.
Click here see our list of reciprocal academies where FaMA members can train for free up to 12 times a year during their visits.
NEW CLASS SCHEDULE
We've recently made a few changes to our class schedule to help spread our various classes throughout the week. Click here to see and download the latest class schedule.
Tue 12:30 pm
Tue 9:00 pm
THEORY OF JIU-JITSU
Thu 1:30 pm
We recently had the pleasure of FaMA member and photographer extraordinare, Kelvin Tay, take some amazing portraits of the FaMA team.
Looking good team!
FRIDAY AFTERNOON PORRADA
Check out these photos below, also taken by Kelvin Tay, of our infamous Friday Porrada sessions.
BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU COMPETITION
Congratulations to our FaMA BJJ students for travelling all over the world and putting it all on the line to compete and medal in the sport they love.
WORLD MASTER IBJJF JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP
Charles Reed - Gold
Mastered it. Twice!
Congratulations to Charles on winning Gold, again, at the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Las Vegas, and being promoted to Brown Belt!
We look forward to the three-peat.
GRAPPLING WORLD ORDER
Jerome Giam - Gold, Bronze
SINGAPORE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU OPEN
Jamie - Gold, Silver
SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL OPEN
It was great seeing everyone come out to support our competitors last weekend and congratulations to the FaMA Community on winning 2nd in Overall Team Performance in the Kids Division.
To see more photos taken by our very own Andrew, please click here.
Kelvin Tay - Gold
Hui Yi Wong - Gold
Shin Ee Phang - Gold
Luke Calver - Silver
Jayden Liew - Silver
Max Buckley - Gold
Kayden Buckley - Gold
Gustavo Botelho - Silver
Keira Burlinson - Gold
Gabriel Botehlo - Silver
Isabelle Pallaris - Bronze
Isaac Ng - Golld
Eric George Fowler - Silver
Abigail Liew - Gold
Kyera Buckley - Gold
Hugo Devouge - Bronze
Parker Ly - Gold
Jordan Tan - Bronze
Mishel Mia - Silver
In April 2021, I unexpectedly received my brown belt from Professor Robyn.
The first time we met, he was cornering my opponent at a local ADCC competition. He was pretty new to Singapore then, and I shook his hand afterwards to thank him when the match ended as was custom. I was still a blue belt, training out a gym and team that I had loved dearly, but which was inexorably imploding. It never occurred to me that Robyn would be my new professor, or that FaMA would be my next home.