December 18, 2016

    The holiday season is here and with it we’ve got news related to tournaments, MMA fights, events and hours of operation.

    Let’s start with the upcoming holiday hours and schedule for classes.

    For this week we’ll be running on the normal schedule Monday through Thursday.

    On Friday (12/23) we’ll be holding all day after school services starting at 8am as well as open gym all day long. However, there will be no classes for kids or adults, just open gym.

    We’ll be closed from Saturday the 24th of December until the first of the new year and re-opening on the 2nd of January, which falls on a Monday.

    Again, Ivey League will be closed from 12/24/16 through 01/01/17 for all classes and programs including after school.

    Just because we’re closed doesn’t mean work isn’t getting done. Our staff we be here working round the clock on program development and maintenance/upgrades to the training facility.

    We plan to host some training sessions during the break so if you’re interested in that please check our official Facebook and Google Plus pages daily for updates on that.

    Kids In-House Tournament a HUGE SUCCESS!

    On Saturday, December 3th we hosted our 3nd annual Kids In-House BJJ/Grappling Tournament.

    This year we put the responsibility of planning and organizing the event in the hands of our newly appointed Chief Kids Instructor Chrissy Smith.

    I assure you and anyone who’s run one of these events will also tell you, running a successful kids tournament is a TON OF WORK!

    Miss Chrissy did a wonderful job and when the dust settled, it turned out to be the best event yet. Without her, I’m convinced we couldn’t have pulled this off. Thanks Chrissy!

    65 kids took to the mats to show their stuff and we ended up having a solid turnout from teams in not just Maryland but also Pennsylvania and Virginia.

    Thanks so much to the following teams who came out to take part:

    York Mixed Martial Arts – Coached George McGinnis
    Crazy 88 – Coached Vannessa Griffin
    Team Lloyd Irvin – Coached by Donnie Achnick
    Outfox MMA – Coached by CJ Huguley
    Ivey League – Coached by Chrissy Smith

    Our super excited kids that took to the mat for the in-house tournament on December 3rd.

    Jeff Blachly Made His Return to the Cage at CFFC

    Jeff made his long awaited return to the cage and unfortunately things didn’t work out the way we’d hoped.

    Jeff fought his heart out against the always tough Chris Daukas but came up short losing a 3 round decision on all three judges scorecards.

    When you’re fighting at the pro level anything can happen and everyone you fight is a good. That’s what separates the men from the boys.

    We plan to learn from this loss and come back stronger in the very near future.

    I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted and if the cards fall right Jeff could be back in the cage as soon as February 2017.

    That does it for news. If you’ve got any questions, feedback or whatnot, please email them to us at

    –Coach Danny Ives
    Owner and Head Instructor of Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts
    1517 Ritchie Hwy #1,
    Arnold, MD 21012
    (443) 339-8130

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