Edge MMA And Fitness was "banged up" this year, with former World Champion Brandon Ruiz having a back injury, World Medalists Shane Cross needing a shoulder surgery, Nick Marr having a thumb injury, Veronica Graveshaving a knee surgery, Eric Brennan getting married this weekend, and Bahar Shahidi moving to California; then at the last minute Kyle Gage injured his knee and Dan Silberman fractured his orbital socket!
But Edge MMA managed to put together a team, entered six Grapplers in the tournament, winning six Gold Medals, and the Team Trophy (their 20th National Team Title in 20 years)! Representing Team Edge (and earning a spot on the U.S. Team to compete at the World Championships) were Mitch TheMachine Peterson, Defending World Champions Matt Betzold and Colleen Schneider, World Medalist Mike Kelly, Marina Shafir and Gabe Beauperthuy.
Team Edge Coach Sheldon Marr was asked to coach the U.S. Team in Antalya, which will be his 9th time as a U.S. Grappling Team Coach (4X Assistant Coach and 5X Head Coach).
Congratulations Team Edge, and go Team USA!!
Dec 21, 2014
We had our Holiday / 20th Anniversary of our Dojo / Coach Marr's 50th year in the Martial Arts Party Friday night and it was a GREAT TIME!!! We had Hawaiian BBQ catered by our friend Norm Schryver, all the beer and hard lemonade courtesy of Sam Adams, & most of the door prizes courtesy of Kiki Johnson (who moved from Hawaii to live here the same day)!!!
We had over 75 members, former members & friends in attendance, & letters from friends who couldn't make it were read including letters from UFC Veteran Keith Hackney, UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, Olympic Champion Mark Schultz & Olympic & UFC Champion Kevin Jackson... Also, a letter from friend Dave Sixel (President of USA Federation of Pankration Athlima) was read stating that their Promotion Board voted unanimously to promote Coach Marr to 7th Degree Black Belt in Pankration!
Edge Black Belts Nick Marr, Thiago Detanico, Bahar Shahidi, Scott Marshall , Eric Koble & Jim Bacon were in attendance, and (5X National & World Champion) Malcolm Havens received his Black Belt this night!
A special thank you to Nick Marr & the Edge Staff for putting this event together, you did a GREAT JOB!!!
If you haven't seen our Anniversary video, please check it out below, and thank you members, former members and friends for a wonderful Anniversary Party!