Everyone get ready to train and learn from former UFC champion and Codella Academy friend and Teammate Matt "The Terror" Serra. Matt will be paying a visit and teaching a seminar this coming May. Call the Academy, check our Twitter, or come visit the Academy to get all the details.
We Now OFFER A Great NEW Beginner/White Belt Class
We now have a class specifically for those who want to become part of Our Team yet have little or no experience. Our newly formed White Belt Class is designed and formatted to introduce those intrested into the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Conditioning, and Fitness.
CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING CHILDREN AND TEEN BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU AND MMA PROGRAMS
Parents, introduce your children not only to the greatest sport, self defense, and martial art ever created, but also to a positive lifestyle which will remain with your child for the rest of their lives. Our program is designed to motivate, instill confience and self respect. Come check out a free class and talk to our staff, observe our training, and talk to other parents who have become part of Our Academy Family. It's by far one of the greatest investments you will make in your child's future.
EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK OUT OUR ACADEMY PAGE (LINK BELOW) ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES AND INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS ALSO CHECK OUT BIG JOHN'S BLOG FOR MORE GREAT BJJ AND MMA NEWS!!!!
June 23, 2011
Fri June 18th, Nick "The Hammer " Scianna fought a tremendous fight and scored an impressive draw(even with his ground game taken away due to the faulty cage/mat) against a super tough opponent. Fighting under terrible conditions in an outdoor arena, Nick was able to impress the judges and the promoter who mentioned to Professor Codella "that was a hell'va fight, and probably fight of the night!"
Prior to Nick's fight, and leading off the Asylum Fight card, Joe "Thiego" Peteroy destroyed his cross town Staten Island rival in what should have been an MMA fight, but was ultimately reduced to a grappling Challenge by our Team (to avoid a complete pull out by Joe's opponent). Joe, who dominated his opponent, and who also fought against the terrible ring conditions, was able to secure a super tight straight armbar in about the sixth minute of the first round. Great job Joe, grappling or MMA, the results would have ended the same, with your hand raised in the middle of the ring.
Finally, Mike "2K" Hanrahan, who trained like the warrior he is, was unable to showcase his talents due the the fights being called off due to the unbearable ring conditions. Mike, who was as ready and focused as any fighter could be, will be back this September, and will be bigger stronger and faster, and will be known then as Mike H times 4!
May 28, 2011
John Danahar,one of the most sought after BJJ /MMA instructors of recent times is givng a no gi BJJ seminar at Our Academy on June 12th at 1100. The cost is $75 for non Codella Academy members. People who wish to attend are asked to call the Academy (718) 554-4640 to reserve a spot.
April 05, 2011
Everyone, after several very impressive wins, our very own Ramy Awad is fighting for the Ring Of Combat title on April 15th. Everyone is encouraged to attend the fight and cheer on our Champion
March 27, 2011
Congratulations to Mark F and Ramy A on their impressive MMA wins Sat night. Both fighters were dominant and impressive showing amazing technique n conditioning. Big thanks to all their training partners for providing the fighters with an excellent training camp, and thank you everyone for turning out to the event and showing support for our fighters. Present at the event was well over 75 Codella Academy members encouraging and rooting for our fighters to fight hard and remember "100% BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU" Go Team Codella / Renzo !!!
March 17, 2011
EVERYONE TAKE NOTE OF OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER 718 554-4640
Its that time of year again.Everyone is invited to this year's annual Christmas Party.
This year the party will be on Dec 10th from 7pm to 10 pm. We are asking everyone who attends to bring an unwrapped new toy which will be donated to the "Toys For Tots" program.
We hope to see everyone there!
Guys as most of you know, Mike's book is due out Nov 9th. With a book signing at Barnes n Noble on Richmond Ave on the 11th
at 7 pm. The book (Alphaville 1988: Crime , Punishment, and the Battle For New York's Lower East Side ) has received some pretty amazing early reviews. Below is the amazon link and just two of many reviews that will hopefully help turn the book into a best seller.
Former NYPD officer Codella's memoir opens with his childhood in Canarsie, Brooklyn, where kids mostly chose to become cops or criminals. While Codella had his share of youthful indiscretions, he followed his father into New York's Housing Police Department, where he and his partner thrived on the excitement of patrolling housing projects and battling the out-of-control drug trade. Codella has delivered an unflinching look at the challenges cops face and how he worked the system. Even while envisioning the television series or movie this book cries out for, readers will debate whether Codella's policing style-not always following the NYPD's Patrol Guide and telling assistant district attorneys what they needed to hear to make their cases-was justified, or if this is a rogue-cop story. VERDICT From dodging Internal Affairs and a hit ordered by a drug kingpin to making a huge dent in New York's drug trade, Codella's life makes for a real page-turner. This should be popular with true crime readers whether or not they agree with him that the ends justified the means. Highly recommended.-Karen Sandlin Silverman, Ctr. for Applied Research, Philadelphia
"A blistering cop's-eye view of the Drug War during the heady years of the late-1980s. Codella and Bennett take the reader down alleyways and into shooting galleries, capturing the mood and patter of a time when a cop nicknamed Rambo and a gang of smack dealers called the Forty Thieves were caught in a dance to the death. You will feel as though you are pounding the pavement and dodging bullets. Alphaville is the real deal." - T.J. English, New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne and The Westies