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The Montpelier Karate Club was founded in 1979 by sensei Michael Carriveau (3rd degree). Dick Powell, Sue Arbogast, and Mike Pologruto relocated this group to the First in Fitness health club in 2002, and then to the Confluence in 2016, where they continued to practice Karate and Wing Chun Gung Fu. Brazilian Jujitsu was first offered in 2006.

Congratulations to Randy Boucher for his promotion to Nidan (2nd degree Black Belt) in Sasen Budo.
April 2 - May 21, 2016
Our first BJJ Kids Class! 
Vermont Open Grappling Championship - October 24, 2015 
Congratulations to Laura, Brian and Jacob. Great job today! 
Brian won second place in Gi. Jacob won second place in Gi and First in No-Gi.
NAGA Championship - New Haven, CT   July 9, 2016
Congratulations Jacob on an outstanding performance at the NAGA championships! 
August 13, 2016 
Congratulations to all that were promoted today in Sasen Budo Karate by Bob Tuohey, 5th degree black belt, Godan. Mike Carriveau was promoted to 5th degree black belt, Godan. Dick Powell was promoted to 3rd degree black belt, Sandan. Jacob Finsen was promoted to 1st degree black belt, Shodan. Great work and really awesome to see.
Mike Carriveau, Bob Tuohey                     Dick Powell, Bob Tuohey                      Jacob Finsen, Bob Tuohey
Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open - Danvers, MA   August 27, 2016
Dennis, Jacob and Cole raised over $1900 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by competing in the Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open.
Congratulations to Jacob and Cole!  Both won first place in their divisions.
Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - September 17, 2016
Great seminar today with Hannette Stack!
September 17, 2016
Congratulations to Sue Arbogast on her promotion to 3rd degree black belt by Julio Fernandez, 6th degree black belt.
Vermont Open Grappling Championships - October 29, 2016
Congratulations to our competitors today!  Jacob Finsen won second place in Gi, and first place in No Gi. Jody Andreoletti won first place in Gi. Cole Meleady won first place in Gi, and second place No Gi.
November 5 - December 17
Another great Kids Jiu-Jitsu class!
February 25, 2017
Congratulations to our new grey belts: Zoey, Ava, and Jack!
Vermont Open Grappling Championship - April 8, 2017  
Congratulations to all of our competitors today!  Cole Meleady won second place in Gi, and first in No-Gi.  Helen Labun won first place in Gi, and first in No-Gi.  Jody Andreoletti won third place in Gi.  Dennis Sherman won second place in Gi.  
June 20, 2017
We have had a series of promotions over the past few weeks!  Cole and Jody were promoted to blue belt on May 25th. Jacob was promoted to brown belt June 8th.  And congratulations to our new black belts, Dennis Sherman and Jamie Semprebon!
1st Jiu-Jitsu Revolution Kids Invitational Tournament - November 4, 2017 
Congratulations to our first kids competition team! Jack placed first, Hazel won second, and Ava and Izzy placed fourth. Good work, everyone!
Montpelier Martial Arts Micro BJJ Gi Tournament - October 28, 2017
The brackets
Pre-Tournament Meeting of the Refs and Time Keepers
The team corner
The team corner
Montpelier Martial Arts BJJ Micro Tournament - October 28, 2017
Our first in-house BJJ tournament was a success. Congratulations to all of our competitors: Helen placed second, Cole placed third, Geoff placed second, Eric placed third, Dave's submission-only match ended in a draw, Jacob placed second, and Jamie also placed second. 
December 21, 2017
Congratulations to Dave Packie and Scott Stewart, our newest brown belts!
April 7, 2018 - VT BJJ Kids Tournament
Congratulations to all of our competitors today! 
April 21, 2018 - Montpelier Martial Arts Micro-Tourney
Another successful tournament! Congratulations to our competitors! Helen placed first, Cole placed third, Erik placed second, and Conor placed third.
July 24, 2018 
Congratulations to Erik Pettersen on being promoted to Blue belt!
Founding Members and Past Classes
March 13, 2019 - Montpelier Martial Arts Micro Tournament
Congratulations to Jack for second place in his division!
June 18, 2019 
Congratulations to Matt Greenberg for being promoted to Blue belt!
June 29, 2019
Congratulation to Avi for his first place finish at the Go For Gold Tournament.