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Local football players gearing up for the OFF-SEASON with Gracie Barra Katy

GB Katy - Friday, October 28, 2011

With the end of the Football season approaching, many local Football players are looking for alternative training regiments to stay in shape during the off-season.

It is a well known fact that an increasing number of top shelf NFL athletes are turning to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) trainers around the nation to develop cutting edge skills to help them excell on the field.

Watch them in action:

Here’s what some of the pros are saying:

 “We’re always looking for new and progressive ideas as far as training and offering our team supplements to the athletic performance model we have in place here,” 

“This was something we were comfortable with as far as conditioning but even more importantly the idea of having MMA help the players with their leverage, hand quickness, and things that could help them within the trenches taking on blocks and battling inside.”

Falcons general manager - Thomas Dimitroff

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"The reason why I'm doing MMA is it's probably the closest thing you can find to football as far as conditioning, cardiovascular and the physical aspect,"

"I'm not fighting and getting hit. I'm just going to be training my behind off."

"I want to come back the way I left - in shape and focused" 

Jets outside linebacker – Calvin Pace

“There’s a lot of carryover to what we do on the field. We do some Kickboxing (for core-muscle and hip development), wrestling, working on our hands and getting guys off you. We work on body leverage, too, which is important. Whoever is the lowest man controls the other man.

Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker - Curtis Lofton

“I'm learning so much about leverage and staying fluid,” he said. “I'm a lot more aware of what I can do in certain situations.”

“The thing I'm learning the most is how to use my hands,” he said. “I'm learning the kind of technique that will help me get guys off me.”

Houston Texans linebacker - Brian Cushing

As Katy’s premier Mixed Martial Arts training facility, Gracie Barra Katy has committed to putting a special focus on helping our local Elementary, Middle and High school football players push themselves to the next level during the off season.

The proof is evident! 

Contact us NOW to schedule a FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON...

We have what you need to gain the skills you need to dominate the field by next season!!!

Gracie Barra Katy

(281) 647-6621

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AUG 27th - UFC Viewing Party @ Wings n' More (Mason Rd.)

GB Katy - Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Saturday AUG 27th Come watch UFC 134 live from Rio de Janeiro for the first time!!!

Fights start @ 7pm, Main Card @ 8pm...

We will be there @ 6pm

Hosted by: Gracie Barra Katy
@ Wings n' More (Mason Rd. - right down the street from our gym)

Don't miss this amazing Fight Card:
Anderson Silva (30-4) vs. Yushin Okami (26-5) [Middleweight title]

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (19-5) vs. Forrest Griffin (18-6)

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-6, 1 NC) vs. Brendan Schaub (8-1)

Edson Barboza (8-0) vs. Ross Pearson (12-4)

 Luiz Cane (11-3) vs. Stanislav Nedkov (11-0)

Spike TV Card:

Spencer Fisher (24-7) vs. Thiago Tavares (15-4-1)

David Mitchell (11-1) vs. Paulo Thiago (12-3)

Preliminary Card:

 Dan Miller (13-5, 1 NC) vs. Rousimar Palhares (12-3)

  Mike Swick (14-4) vs.  Erick Silva (12-1)

Yuri Alcantara (25-3) vs. Antonio Carvalho (13-4)

  Yves Jabouin (14-7) vs. Ian Loveland (14-8)

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Professor Ted Stickel gives Black Belt to MMA Champion Ricky "Ice Cold" Shivers

GB Katy - Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Congratulations to recent Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Ricky "Ice Cold" Shivers...

Ricky has been training diligently under Prof. Ted for years and has been an amazing ambassador for Gracie Barra. We look forward to continue to see
Prof. Ricky Shivers grow in his BJJ and MMA career and continue to achieve great things.

Best Wishes,

Gracie Barra Katy

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