<p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://bowiemma.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/anthony-argyros-and-carlos-catania.jpg"><img width="300" height="240" alt="brazilian jiu jitsu black belts training bowie maryland carlos catania anthony argyros" src="http://bowiemma.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/anthony-argyros-and-carlos-catania.jpg?w=300&h=240" title="Anthony Argyros and Carlos Catania" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-60" /></a></p>
On June 22, 2010, Carlos Catania promoted longtime student of ten years, Anthony Argyros, to the rank of BJJ Black Belt at Cannonball Gym of Pompton Lakes, NJ. Anthony is the first student to receive each BJJ belt promotion from Carlos, beginning in November 2001 (Blue Belt) and subsequently in March 2006 (Purple Belt), November 2009 (Brown Belt), and June 2010 (Black Belt).
Anthony was awarded ”NAGA Grappler of the Decade 2000-2009″ in March 2010 and will receive Gladiator Magazine’s “2010 Golden Gladiator” Award on August 7th at the Wildwood Convention Center at the annual NAGA “Battle at the Beach” tournament. Go to www.nagafighter.com and read “NAGA News” for more on this event.
“Carlos Catania changed my life by teaching
me the Martial Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
It is a true way of life and Carlos gave me a
cloth to live by. I owe so much of my life to
Carlos. It is an honor and priviledge
to be his student.”
~ Anthony Argyros
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