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THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THE HARD WORKING COMPETITORS ON ‘TEAM EPIC’

UNDERBELT NIGHT SHOW AT THE US CAPITOL CLASSICS

Thanks to the innovation of New England Open (NEO) promoter Joe Greenhalgh, the under belt night show is becoming a staple at the NASKA competitions.  It was introduced at the New England Open last year, and this year, in addition to NEO, there have been under belt night shows at The US Open and most recently, at the US Capitol Classics.  Team Epic has led the way in each of these shows, this time featuring performances by under belts, Caio Disilva, Madison Olson, Gerard Gagliano and Harry Clark.  Team epic is quickly becoming a powerhouse in the under belt competition scene.  Joined by Jared Haim’s equally fine performances, these 5 members of Team Epic showed the dedication and determination that has been my own trademark for years.  Another great competition for the team !

Jarred, Gerard, Harry, Kayla, Madison  Caio with Sammy and tournament promoter Dennis Brown

Jarred, Gerard, Harry, Kayla, Madison Caio with Sammy and tournament promoter Dennis Brown

Harry Clark

Harry Clark

Caio & Madison battling at the Underbelt Night Show

Caio & Madison battling at the Underbelt Night Show

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Gerard in the air at the Underbelt Night Show

 2015 NEW ENGLAND OPEN

We wanted to do something special this year as a team.  For months, every Sunday we practiced to produce a truly professional Demo Team.  We decided that at this years “New England Open” (NEO) we would unveil our underbelt demo team and put on a show that everyone would be talking about– and we did.  On Friday night at NEO we competed against two other great teams, where one would be eliminated and the other two would compete on stage  at the Saturday Night Underbelt night show.  Our team got the highest score on Friday night, allowing us to compete on Saturday.  Then on Saturday we rocked the stage with a truly professional and very entertaining demo.  We earned straight 9.99’s to win the $150.00 pizza party grand prize.

Getting ready for the demo

Getting ready for the demo

The DemoTeam

The DemoTeam

Straight 9.99's !!!

Straight 9.99’s !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The winning celebration

The winning celebration

 

Everyone had a great tournament. Many first place finishes, and just as importantly, many team members making great progress.

 

Logan with his well deserved ring

Logan with his well deserved ring

Jared H with a bunch of trophies

Jared H with a bunch of trophies

 

Congrats to Gerard on his first ever NASKA first place.

Gerard

Gerard

 

Congrats to Madison and Caio on their stage performances at the Saturday night under belt show, including 9.99’s for Madison.

 

Caio, Sensei Sammy & Madison

Caio, Sensei Sammy & Madison

 

Congrats to Caio on winning the Overall Forms competition with straight perfect “10’s” from all 7 judges, probably the only under belt to ever get straight “10’s” from 7 judges !!!.  Congrats too for the amazing performances by Jessica, Eric M, Eric F, Logan, Harry, Riley, Jared, and of course Brad.

Harry celebrates one of his many first place finishes.

Harry celebrates one of his many first place finishes.

Harry

Harry

 

Thanks to Caio for the kind words

Thanks to Caio for the kind words

Caio and a bunch more First Place trophies

Caio and a bunch more First Place trophies

 

Congrats To Kayla, who in only her first year competing as a Black Belt is already consistently finishing in second and third place against the established black belt competitors.  Its only a matter of time until she breaks through and takes charge of the 14-15 girls black belt division.

 

Sensei Nick, Kayla and Sammy

Sensei Nick, Kayla and Sammy

 

I am very proud of the hard work that everyone put in so far this year and even prouder that our team has become a well respected professional team with a great work ethic, great sportsmanship and great attitude.  We will continue to strive to set an example for the youths following us.

 

 

2015 AKA GRAND NATIONALS

I was so proud of my students at Team Epic, who once

again brought home multiple first places in the under belt divisions, and Jessica for moving up to the adult black belt level and showing that she belongs, and finally Kayla in her first real black belt competition with amazing competitors finishing in the top four in just about every division.  As the year progresses I look forward to her making a name for herself with many first place finishes.  I also want to give special thanks to Sensei Nick Deluca, who took time off from his busy home and business schedule to travel to Chicago to see our Team get their NASKA Awards and to coach them throughout the weekend and support all of us as he always does.

 

Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe

Caio, Madison & Kayla from Team Epic showing off their "Sammy Smith" World Champion Chux

Caio, Madison & Kayla from Team Epic showing off their “Sammy Smith” World Champion Chux

A walk on the beach

A walk on the beach

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Jess, Madison, Harry & Caio of Team Epic at the US Open 2014

Jess, Madison, Harry & Caio of Team Epic at the US Open 2014

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Team Epic's Caio DaSilva with 5 of his 6 First Place Trophies from the US Open

Team Epic’s Caio DaSilva with 5 of his 6 First Place Trophies from the US Open

Team Epic's Kayla Nunnally with her 7 First Place Trophies from the US Open

Team Epic’s Kayla Nunnally with her 7 First Place Trophies from the US Open

“Team Epic’s” Kayla Nunnally

12-14 Musical Weapons

Grands at New England Open 2013:

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