Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tupelo BJJ Schedule / Rates

MONDAY: MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) 7 - 8 pm
TUESDAY: Boxing 10 - 11 am
Fitness Kickboxing 6:15 - 7 pm
Olympic Weightlifting 6:15 - 7 pm
No-Gi Grappling 7 - 8 pm
WEDNESDAY: MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) 7:30 - 9:30 pm
THURSDAY: Basic MMA 10 - 11 am
Fitness Kickboxing 6:15 - 7 pm
Olympic Weightlifting 7 - 7:45 pm
Brazilian Jui-jitsu 8 - 9:30 pm
FRIDAY: Children Brazilian Jui-Jitsu 4:30 - 5:30 pm
SATURDAY: Advanced Jui-Jitsu (No Gi) 8 - 9 am
No Gi Grappling 9 - 10:30 am
Open Sparring 10:30 am until

PRIVATE TRAINING AVAILABLE: $50.00 Per Session (10 Sessions $400)

PRICES: $65 Per month includes all classes / 2 year contract
$75 Per month includes all classes / 1 year contract
$40 Per month: Fitness Kickboxing / 1 year contract
$10 Pay by class

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Featured Fighter: BRIAN WHITE of Pontotoc, MS

Featured Fighter: Brian White

Gym: Tupelo BJJ
Trainer: Chris Gates
Record: 7 - 4 overall
Favorite Superhero: Wolverine
Training Time: 3 Years
Favorite MMA Fighter: B.J. Penn / Jon Fitch
Favorite Finishing Move: Any submission
What do you like best about MMA? Getting paid to do what I love.
Fear: Snakes and heights
Favorite Quote: "B*****, I'm amazing!".
Favorite Food: Sushi

Brian is fighting **JUNE 19TH** for the Midsouth MMA Championships @ Snowden Grove Amphitheater in Southhaven, MS.


Nashville MMA event May 2nd. Cody Floyd will be fighting for a belt at Nashville Municipal Auditorium (Gameness)

May 9th Brian White will be fighting in Southaven. See Mark for tickets.

May 16 Darren Hitchcock will be Fighting in Arkansas.

The MMA fights will be back in Tupelo on June 5th. There are many fights coming soon and we will keep you posted so make sure your subscribe to our newsletter and read our blog to stay informed.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Human Performance

Hello everybody. This portion of the blog will deal human performance. Success, strength, and accomplishment are by choice, not change. It is a system, a lifestyle, that will either drive each of us to success or failure. the choice is ours.

The first step is simple attitude. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I choose to deal with it. There are decisions to be made to obtain goals and there will be bumps in the road. The path to all goals is one of adversity. In fact, adversity is the only way to true strength. It is much better to look at adversity as a way of growth. This is not to say that you should make things harder than they are, but rather, to set goals, train smart, and be ready to adapt to what comes your way. Simple things make the most profound difference.

I have a challenge for you. Take something in your life, something relatively small that is hindering your body health, etc., something that you know is not good for you. Work this next week to change that small bad habit into a good habit. Take a month to accomplish the goal and then pick something else. See the difference in your body and your life in the next three months. Start small and build confidence.

I would love to hear some of your stories so please email me at

Friday, April 24, 2009

Professional Fighter - Chris Gates

In Tupelo Mississippi, the general population has yet to realize the popularity of MMA worldwide even though they have one of the South's best schools right there in town at Tupelo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The head trainer at the school, Chris Gates, is professional in every sense of the word.

My first encounter with Chris left me with an impression of a "quiet giant" kind of guy. He seems very down to earth and doesn't care for a lot of fluff and he doesn't waste a lot of words. But Chris is passionate about training fighters and from what I have seen, he is well qualified to do so. is a "fighter finder" website. Click on the link below or copy it and paste it into your browser to see Chris's profile.Riki Fukuda (blue trunks) vs. Chris Gates
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Chris Gates
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If you have the chance to meet Chris, DO NOT pass up the chance to do so. If you know Chris, tell him you saw this article and to keep up the good work he is doing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New to MMA

I have been watching MMA for years, but never once have I thought of trying it for myself. I recently had the good fortune of meeting Doctor Romano and Chris Gates of Tupelo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA and I want to put onto this site how impressed I was with their operation.

This is like nothing I have ever seen before. I have done karate, boxing, etc. and was in the military for 10 years but I never knew there was a school that covered so many aspects of life. These guys are professional to say the least. They don't just train you to fight, they train you for life. Their attitudes are fantastic and are the most helpful instructors I have ever seen. They actually "care", which is rare in our society today.

Probably the most significant thing I noticed was that they don't promote that you go out and fight, but help you to feel more confident, centered, healthier and just well rounded for life in general.

I can't wait for my first class and I plan to have all my family there shortly. All three of my daughters and my wife are excited to go have some real fun. Something no other school has ever come close to accomplishing. How refreshing to have such an outstanding club right here in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Keep up the good work guys!