On July 11, 2015 Jeff Walcott received his black belt from third degree black belt Professor Rogerio "Tatu" Taborda. Jeff has trained in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past 18 years. He is the owner of Anthracite Combat Club which has been incorporated since 2006. Jeff thanks all of this training partners both past and present, for his achievement would not have been possible if not for thier commitment and hard work on the mats. He thanks all of you!
In additon, ACC Black Belt Matt Melusky was promoted to first degree black belt by Professor Rogerio "Tatu" Taborda. Matt has now been teaching at ACC for the past two years and we look forward to many more years of instruction and getting dismantled by him on the mats. Congrats to Matt.
On June 11, 2015 Matt Melusky, Anthracite Combat Club BJJ Black Belt, tested ACC student Mark Frew for his blue belt. Mark has been an ACC student for the past four years and has dedicated himself to the art of BJJ. Mark is our most senior student at fifty-two years of age but all of his training partners will attest that this is just a number when it comes to Mark. After a rigorous twenty-three minute roll with all of his training partners, Mark was awared his well earned Blue Belt. Congrats to Mark and we look forward to many more years of hard training on the mats with Mark.
August 2014- IBJJF certified BJJ black belt Matt Melusky tested and promoted Gino Yourey to the rank of blue belt. Gino was put through a rigorous testing procedure which included rolling for 30 minutes nonstop against multiple opponents. Gino made it through and now wears the well deserved blue. Congrats!
August 2014- ACC students competed in Wildwood NJ at the NAGA Battle at the Beach. We are very proud of our students who demonstrated an undeniable fighting spirit and a will to win. But most importantly, they all displayed honor in victory and defeat. A few highlights worth mentioning is first the success of ACC heavyweight Gino Yourey who took gold by going 5-0 in his division. Vance and Gannon Walcott both took home gold metals in thier respective divisions with Gannon securing his second champion title in as many years. First time competitor Brian Moran secured a silver metal in his division and displayed an energetic style that was tough to match. Also securing wins were Jim Kazanowski and Jake Frew. We look forward to many more enjoyable matches in the future.
Serina And Jimenez Promoted To Blue Belt.
On February 3, 2014 Anthracite Combat Club students AJ Serina and Diego Jimenez were promoted to blue belt by Professor Matt Melusky. Both AJ and Diego have trained long and hard to achieve this goal and we congratulate them on this most important accomplishment.
On Oct. 29,2013 Jake and Gabe Frew were granted advancement in the ACC youth self-defense program. Jake and Gabe have been dedicated students for the past year and three months. This dedication has resulted in a solid skill set that will continue to develope. We are very proud of Jake and Gabe and look forward to many more years of training. In addition to the brothers advancement, Mark Frew (Dad) was granted his second degree on his white belt. This is one hard working family!
Anthracite Combat Club will be offering Gameness gi and fightwear with official ACC logo attached. Special pricing will be offered to ACC students only. You must register for an account, and be verified as an ACC team member, in order to view the Gameness product line and special discount pricing. Once registered and approved, check the Shop tab for available fightwear.
Children and Adult class enrollment has been increasing over the past few weeks. Those interested in BJJ gi training are encouraged to stop in or call the gym at 570-385-5070. Men and woman, boys and girls of all experence levels are all welcome. Classes for children are Monday and Friday starting at 4p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Adult classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 6 p.m.
Anthracite Combat Club welcomes BJJ Black Belt Matt Melusky to the club. Matt has been training in martial arts for the past eleven years. In 2012 Matt was promoted to black belt by Professor Dave Hertzog. We are honored and excited to have Matt on staff here at ACC.
On Friday August 23, 2013 Jeff Walcott received his brown belt from Professor Dave Hertzog. This is a great honor considering the highly regarded reputation that Professor Hertzog has established in BJJ. Just some of his accomplishments include:
3X World Championship No-Gi silver medalist.
Pan American bronze medalist.
2x Pan Am No Gi medalist
And Grappler's Quest Champion.
We look forward to continuing our training with Professor Hertzog for many more years.