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Dead Serious MMA is a big part of the North East Combat Expo which will take place on December 13-15 at the NJ Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey.  On Saturday December 14, Dead Serious Fight Gear presents the World Grappling Open during the day, then Dead Serious MMA at night.  It's an amazing double-header, and I am very much looking forward to this event.

The grappling tournament is open to all grapplers, both gi and no-gi.  In addition, there is a 5 on 5 grappling contest between top camps in the North East.  Some big names will be on the mat that day, so be sure to be a part of the action.

For the Dead Serious MMA event later in the evening, Frankie Perez has put together yet another stacked card.  Dead Serious MMA events are always sold out--with good reason--so be sure to get your tickets early by visiting Dead Serious MMA's website.

Also check out Dead Serious Fight Gear for all your combat sports gear.  They have great products, prices and customer service, and with Dead Serious Fight Gear you can show the world that you are Dead Serious about MMA.

Gold Medal MMA returns to the Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey on Dec 20.  Gold Medal MMA is a fast rising promotion that keeps getting better every time out.  You will not only see great fighters from great camps competing, but by attending this show you will also help in the fight against cancer, as 10 percent of each ticket sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

There is also a title fight scheduled, so don't miss the next Gold Medal MMA show on Friday, Dec 20, 2013!  Check out the Gold Medal MMA website for ticket details.  See you at the Collins Arena!

Ring of Combat promoter Lou Neglia has teamed up with Frankie Perez of Dead Serious MMA to bring fight fans a night of MMA at Club Pure in South Amboy, New Jersey on November 23.  This event promises to be extraordinary, and it's easy accessable to New York fans.  Get your tickets ASAP, as Club Pure is destined to be packed with MMA fans.

Club Pure November 23, 2013.  Be there!

Ever since Royce Gracie amazed the world by winning the first ever Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournament in the United States in 1993, practitioners of all styles of combat sports have been developing, what they believe to be, the most effective techniques in competition based fighting. At the time, Royce opened the eyes of the world to the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But now in 2013, you see techniques from many martial arts disciplines being effectively used in MMA competition. This is why the North East Combat Sports Expo was created.

The North East Combat Sports Expo is a celebration of ALL combat sports, and a weekend where competitors, fans, celebrities and businesses can meet under one roof to enjoy many different styles of combat competition. Whether it’s the submissions of BJJ, the throws of Judo or the knees of Muay Thai, you will see it all here during the North East Combat Sports Expo.

This truly will be a unique and first of its kind weekend for competitors and fight fans in this area. Besides competing in or watching the various styles of competition, you will have the opportunity to browse many businesses who are industry leaders with their products. Also, fight fans will have the opportunity to take seminars and train with some of the best coaches and fighters in many different styles of combat. If you need help with your takedowns, submissions, kicks, punches or defense, there will be a seminar for you.  Lastly, if you’re a fight fan, you’ll love that there will be picture taking and autograph signings with popular pro fighters. These fighters have fought at the highest of levels in Mixed Martial Arts competition.

You don’t want to miss the First Bi-Annual North East Combat Sports Expo. Come make history with us and enjoy all the action of what is sure to be an epic weekend with thousands of combat sports fans descending on Edison, NJ!

Dead Serious MMA is a big part of the North East Combat Expo which will take place on December 13-15 at the NJ Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey.  On Saturday December 14, Dead Serious Fight Gear presents the World Grappling Open during the day, then Dead Serious MMA at night.  It's an amazing double-header, and I can't wait for this to happen.

The grappling tournament is open to all grapplers, both gi and no-gi.  In addition, there is a 5 on 5 grappling contest between top camps in the North East.  Some big names will be on the mat that day, so be sure to be a part of the action.

For the Dead Serious MMA event later in the evening, Frankie Perez has put together yet another stacked card.  Dead Serious MMA events are always sold out--with good reason--so be sure to get your tickets early by visiting Dead Serious MMA's website.

Also check out Dead Serious Fight Gear for all your combat sports gear.  They have great products, prices and customer service, and with Dead Serious Fight Gear you can show the world that you are Dead Serious about MMA.

 

Asylum Fight League 43 took place on Saturday, November 9 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  It was yet another outstanding show put on by promoter Carl Mascarenhas, and the fans stayed long after the final bell, discussing the action and buzzing over the quality of the card.  In the main event, for the vacant Asylum Fight League Super Heavyweight title, Brian Palakow weathered the punching power of Tommy Lanier by taking Lanier down and working him over on the ground.  It was an exciting fight, and an excellent finish to a great night of fights.

In all, there were 12 fights on the card, and each one showed why the Asylum is the number one place for MMA in South Jersey.  If you missed this show live, you can check out the replays on GFL.tv.  And check out the Asylum Fight League website for details on upcoming Asylum shows.

Here are the official results from all the bouts:

The wait is just about over.  Asylum Fight League 43 takes place tomorrow night at the glitzy Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The Asylum is South Jersey's number one MMA promotion and this show is going to be insane!

I will be in the cage hosting the show, so be sure to check it out.  If you can't make it to the venue, you can check it out live on GFL.tv.

See you at the Taj!

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of it 2013 class of inductees. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inn at 350 Lighting Way, Secaucus, New Jersey on December 6, 2013.

On December 6th, Michael DePasquale, Jr. will be inducted into the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Michael DePasquale, Jr. was quite literally born into the martial arts. The son of the late Ju-Jitsu pioneer Michael DePasquale Sr. (considered the father of American Ju-jitsu) who received the only lifetime achievement award from Black Belt Magazine before his passing in 2006.

De Pasquale Jr. was the publisher of Karate International Magazine (KI). KI was the largest full-color martial arts and entertainment magazine in the World and the first magazine to cover the UFC.

DePasquale Jr. partnered with America Online and created the Martial Arts Worldwide Network. This was the first and largest single source of martial arts news, education and information in cyberspace and also the first to cover the UFC.

He was a judge, trainer and commentator in the early days of the UFC. He  worked such fights as the first Couture/Belfort and Coleman/Severn. He is still judging with the N.J.S.A.C.B. and has been for three decades.

Michael has also published 9 books including one of the first Ju-Jitsu books published in 1977, with Simon & Schuster.

DePasquale Jr. is still active on the seminar circuit, teaching his world renowned Ju Jitsu techniques, as well as Police Defensive Tactics, and Safety for Women and children, promoting safety though his books Streetwise Safety for Women and Children (Tuttle publishing) and seminars.

He qualified for the Pan Am Team Trials and won the AAU East Karate Championship.

DePasquale Jr. is the President of the International Federation of Ju-Jitsuans. He holds black belts in both karate and judo. He also holds a black belt and the coveted rank of Soke Grandmaster in Yoshitsune Ju-Jitsu.

DePasquale Jr. is a certified FBI Defensive Tactics Instructors program and trainer of Army Special Forces, U.S. Marshals, and New York City Police.

We hope you will join us on December 6, 2013.  Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of  New Jersey martial arts history. Call  201-538-4843 or visit NJSMartialArtsHOF.com and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts.  It is certain to be a terrific night with friends, fun, and music.

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of it 2013 class of inductees. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inn at 350 Lighting Way, Secaucus, New Jersey on December 6, 2013.

On December 6th, Stephanie Stokes will be inducted into the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Stephanie Stokes is a full-time professional stuntwoman in major motion pictures and television.

Stephanie studied theatre and broadcasting at Montclair State University, as well as the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.  She is a member of the International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Recording Artists (AFTRA) and votes for the EMMY awards as an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Voting Committee member.

She discovered her passion for Mixed Martial Arts in 2000. Her announcing and interviewing career for MMA began September 11, 2001, after being approached by a promoter at UFC 33 in Las Vegas. Ms. Stokes then became the  first female to become a licensed announcer with the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

Stephanie was the host of Inside Martial Arts, and martial arts shows produced by ESPN and MSG.

She was the announcer/interviewer for events promoted in New Jersey by Cage Fury, Ring Of Combat, Reality Fighting, EliteXC, Mass Destruction, NAGA and War at the Shore. She also sang the national anthem at many of these events.

Stephanie’s highlight moments include: singing the National Anthem at a New York Mets game, announcing the first fights to be on a major network with Elite XC on CBS primetime, being interviewed and appearing in FightSport Magazine for her work in the sport back in 2003, and getting lit on fire by her husband for an FX stunt.

She has been married for a decade to Stunt Coordinator & Second Unit Director Brian Smyj and is the Vice President of their company: Never Quit Stunts Inc.

Stephanie credits much of her fantastic experiences, thrilling work and happiness over the last decade to MMA. She and Brian met at a professional MMA fight while she was announcing in NJ back in 2002. Stephanie and her husband currently reside in Wyckoff with their brood of special needs animals.

We hope you will join us on December 6, 2013.  Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of  New Jersey martial arts history. Call  201-538-4843 or visit NJSMartialArtsHOF.com and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts.  It is certain to be a terrific night with friends, fun, and music.

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