SENSEI DON ROE (left) promoted Gabriel Roe to a Blue belt in Pankration.

SENSEI DON ROE (left) promoted Gabriel Roe to a Blue belt in Pankration.

World champ Martelle visits Kenpo

Two-day seminar at Comox karate dojo included several belt promotions

Nine-time Submission Arts Wrestling world champion Mike Martelle conducted a seminar at the Kenpo karate dojo in Comox, July 27-28.

On the first day, Martelle took the grapplers through several cardio drills and some endurance and core challenges. Then Martelle started the seminar with an escape from the mounted position and led the team through a thorough and complex step-by-step series of submissions and the possible counter defence and then of course the counter to the counter – Martelle referred to this drill as the “lock flows.”

For the second day, Martelle continued to expand on the lock flows that led to a variety of very interesting and intricate submissions. Upon completion of the techniques Martelle had the team go through four-minute rounds of freestyle sparring. Since there was a nice mix of men and women at the seminar, this led to some exceptional grappling matches.

Martelle holds a 5th degree black belt in S.A.W. and he brought with him some certificates and  promoted some of the students. Kenpo Sensei Don Roe is pleased to announce the following certified promotions in S.A.W.: Yellow belt – Jason Williams, Racheal Wright; Orange belt – Charles Allen; advanced Purple belt – Gabriel Roe and Eric Pickford.

Martelle also holds the rank of 8th degree black belt in Pankration and awarded Sensei Roe the rank of Pankrationist Delta Taxis (1st degree black belt). After receiving his certificate, Martelle gave Roe the privilege of promoting one of his students, and Roe is pleased to have promoted Gabriel Roe to the level of Blue belt in Pankration.

For further information regarding private instruction in Kenpo karate or grappling and kickboxing classes contact Roe at 250-339-5992 or visit www.houseofkenpokarate.com

For additional info on Martelle visit www.grizzlygym.com.

 

– House of Kenpo

 

 

Comox Valley Record