GMA Ocean County BJJ’s Tom DeBlass promotes two students to black belt

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Tom DeBlass, Garry Tonon, Jen Allan Russell, Ricardo Almeida. Photo: Tom DeBlass

On Saturday, September 14, Tom DeBlass had his first two black belt promotions at GMA Ocean County Jiu-Jitsu.

Garry Tonon and Jen Allan Russell were granted their black belts at a seminar by Ricardo Almeida. Around 100 people were in attendance for the big day and three generations of Jiu-Jitsu were sharing the mats.  Garry Tonon began training with Professor DeBlass six and a half years ago and since then won two No-Gi World titles, and will be competing in ADCC next month.

Jen started training with Professor Ricardo almost ten years ago then moved to the Jersey shore five years ago and continued her training with Almeida’s student, DeBlass. DeBlass is also a No-Gi World champion,  Pan Am champion,  and veteran in the ADCC, UFC, and Bellator.

Congratulations to the two new Professor’s at Ocean County Jiu-Jitsu!

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Ricardo Almeida seminar at Ocean County Jiu-Jitsu. Photo: Tom DeBlass

Ricardo Almeida teaches a technique during seminar at OCBJJ. Photo: Tom DeBlass

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