January, 2009

Results from 1st Strike Combat for Jeremiah Gaffney and Pat Paulo

Columbus, OH - Jeremiah Gaffney scored a quick victory over Matt Hansue in a heavyweight bout at 1st Strike Combat. After a good trade and takedown, Jeremiah was able to secure a Pec Choke to finish the fight in round 1. Patrick Paulo fought 3 rounds to lose a decision to Ricky Garrett.

About Us

The foundation of Anthracite Combat Club were first established in 1993.  It all began with my first exposure to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the home attic of close friend Joe Hoke.  In first meeting Joe, an average built man, I quickly learned that you can't judge a book by its cover.  My first training session with Joe consisted of Joe taking me down to the mat and completely making me feel helpless.  This was the eye opener I needed.  Joe directed me to a top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor in Philadelphia.  For the next couple of years Joe and I continued our stu