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LOCAL MMA FIGHTER WINS

National Fighting Championship 122 was held at Monday Night Brewing Garage Friday, Nov 1, featuring three local fighters on the card. Contemporary Martial Arts fighters Chase Pritchett, Christian Hardin and TJ Brown were all on the card. Pritchett fought Leroy Hinton and won via submission in the first round. Christian Hardin fought Mike Bardsley. Hardkin unfortunately made a small mistake in the third round, after winning the second round, and ended up losing via submission. TJ Brown fought Robinson, a much bigger and more experienced fighter on the ground for three grappling rounds, ultimately losing a decision.


LOCAL ATHLETE FINISHES IRON MAN

Lcoal man Jeff Krause competed in the IronMan Triathlon Competition on Saturday, Nov 2 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The race consisted of 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 miles of cycling, topped off with 26.2 run.


MARTIAL ARTISTS PLACE AT OPEN

Two students from Chuck Cawthon's Contemporary Martial Arts competed on the same day in two different styles of martial arts and in two different states. On Oct. 26th these two juniors went separate ways to represent CMA in two different disciplines. Franklin County High School student Kenly Eavenson (left) competed at the Newbreed Grappling Challenge Fall Open held in Greenville, S.C. He won three gold medals and one silver and competed twice in a heavier weight class. Josue Bravo (right) competed at Kelly Leo's Fall Brawl Karate Tournament held Gainsville, GA. Josue won one gold meddal and one silver medal, while competing up in a older age bracket


MARTIAL ARTS STUDENTS WIN MEDALS

Two students from Chuck Cawthon's Contemporary Martial Arts competed on the same day in two different styles of martial arts and in two different states. On Oct. 26th these two juniors went separate ways to represent CMA in two different disciplines. Franklin County High School student Kenly Eavenson (left) competed at the Newbreed Grappling Challenge Fall Open held in Greenville, S.C. He won three gold medals and one silver and competed twice in a heavier weight class. Josue Bravo (right) competed at Kelly Leo's Fall Brawl Karate Tournament held Gainsville, GA. Josue won one gold meddal and one silver medal, while competing up in a older age bracket


MARTIAL ARTISTS WIN MEDALS

Students from Chuck Cawthon's Contemporary Martial Arts competed, and also raised money, for the Grappling for Good Tour adn Tap Cancer Out Charity Tournament on Sept. 28th held at the Cobb County Civic Center. Contemporary Martial Arts Was the fourth top fundraising team, raising $2,668 for the Tap Cancer Out Chairty. Kenly Eavenson, pictured left, earned two gold medals in two different weight classes while also rising $297. Christian Hardin, second from left earned a gold medal. James Goldau, third from left, reached fourth top individual fundraiser having raised $1,379. Noah Wyckoff (Article correction), far right, claimed a silver medal while also raising $603 (article correction).


12-YEAR-OLD WINS KARATE GOLD

Josue Bravo, a 12 year old junior green belt at Chuck Cawthon's Contemporary Martial Arts, competed at the MUSHINDO INVITATIONAL KARATE TOURNAMENT on Sat., Sept. 14. Josue won a gold medal in the kickboxing division as well as a gold medal in the semi-knockdown division, as well as a silver medal in the point fighting division.


Local Fighter Wins in Texas

Speed, eluxiveness and consistently accurate striking propelled CeeJay Hamilton to victory on June 21 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas... ~ Hartwell Sun


Wrestler takes 1st place in 2 Divisions

Contemporary Martial Arts wrestler Kenly Eavenson earned first place in Freestyle and first place in Greco Roman style in the 97-lbs, 14 years old and up division at the 1st Chance Qualifier Tournament in Hiram on Saturday, April 13. Kenly is coached in wrestling at Contemporary Martial Arts by CeeJay Hamilton ~ Hartwell Sun


Martial Artist Takes First Place

Contemporary Martial Arts junior student Kenly Evasnson competed at the IPPON Open on Saturday, March 30th in Peachtree City. Evanson competed in both Judo and Jiu Jitsu where he won first place in the 88-96 pound weight class for Jiu Jitsu and also first place in the 14-year class for Judo. He is coached by Judo by CMA Judo coach Zach Hill, and his coached in Jiu Jitsu by CMA head coach Chuck Cawthon.


Hartwell-based wrestling coach an MMA champ

Squeezing with all his might, he reluctantly lets go as the referee steps in to stop the fight. He is shouting furiously because he thought his opponent was still fighting, when really he had choked him unconscious by utilizing a rear naked choke, so the referee had to intervene. In this moment — CeeJay “The Autobot” Hamilton claimed his third professional title as a mixed martial arts fighter. “I had to prove to myself that I’m still here,” Hamilton said about the fight.

The 32-year-old moved his professional mixed martial arts record to 14-7 on March 8 after defeating Jason Faglier in the second round via rear naked choke in the National Fighting Championship’s Flyweight Championship bout at Center Stage in Atlanta.

The Hartwell Sun Online ~ By: Grayson Williams


National Fighting Champion

Contemporary Martial Arts' Ceejay Hamilton defeated Jason Faglier in the second round of their NFC Flyweight title bout to win his third professional title on March 8 at Center Stage in Atlanta. Amateur fighter Timothy Cureton suffered his first loss in MMA as he fought up a weight class to meet a heavier Demetri Miller.


Newbreed Ultimate Grappling Challenge

Three junior students from Chuck Cawthon's Contemporary Martial Arts competed at the Newbreed Ultimate Grappling Challenge Jiu-Jitsu Tournament on March 9 in McDonough at Union Grove High School. They were coached by CMA's Junior Jiu-Jitsu instructor CeeJay Hamilton. In no gi competition, Kenya Harris, right, earned second place, Addison Krasuse, center, earned second place and Harrison Krause, left finished third place. In gi competition, Harrison Krause placed first, Kenyon Harris earned third place and Addison Krause finished third as well.


Martial Artist Place Wellas Tourney

Eight students from Chuck Cawthon's Contemporary Martial Arts in Hartwell competed in an Inter-Club Jiu Jitsu and Grappling Tournament held at Jimmy Fowlers Rovoluation Martial Arts and Performance Fitness Center in Inman, S.C. on Saturday, Feb. 9th. Pictured are CMA students who attended the tournament: front row, Harrison Krause - 1st place in three divisions (position only, submission only, no gi submission only), Kenyon Harris - 2nd place in three divisions (position only, submission only, no gi submission only), Addison Krause - rd plae in two divisions (position only, submission only), back row, Brandon Moss - 1st place in two divisions (men's White Belt: gi Submission only, no gi Submission Only), Chase Pritchett - 1st place in two divisions (Men's White / Blue belt gi Submission Only, Men's Beginner / Intermediate no gi Submission Only), Brandon O'Connell: 2nd place (men's no gi Purple Belt Submission Only), Stephen Moss - 1st Place (Men's gi Beginner Submission Only).


CMA Wrestling 2018 Season

Wow!!! These 2 brothers represented CMA wrestling well this past season! Brody(big brother) finished the season with 25 wins!! Dawson(little brother) finished the season with 50 wins!! Did I mention this is a family affair? Their dad is also in our wrestling program with coach Cee Jay Hamilton, and he along with their granddad are also two of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students!


Greenville Newbreed Tournament

Left: Harrison Krause: First place in the 10/11 year old beginner grey belt gi division. First place in the 10/11 year old no gi beginner division.

Right: Kenyon Harris: Second place in the 12/13 year old Intermediate grey belt division. Third place in the 12/13 year old intermediate no gi division. *Kenyon is only 11 years old, but had to compete against older, more experienced boys because of no one in his age/rank division.

Another THANK YOU to coach Jimmy Fowler for filling in for me in my absence!!


Martial Artist Place at Competition

Chuck Cawthon's Contemporary Martial Arts sent four students to compete on Feb. 2nd at Scott's American Martial Arts Emerald City Karate Invitational in Greenwood, S.C. Seth Howard, back left, took first place in weapons forms, empty hand forms and sparring, all in the men's intermediate division. Anddreas Goldau, Back right, took first place in the men's beginner sparring divison. Joshua Bravo, front left took first place in sudden victory point fighting and third place in point fighting, both in the boys intermediate division. Bella Blackmon, front right, finished in third place in point sparring and second place in forms, both in girls' beginner division.


The Amazing Couple That Turned Countless Tragedies Into Triumph!

Despite being struck with obstacles that would drive most of us to our knees, Georgia's Chuck and Carolina Cawthon ultimately proved they are world-class survivors. Over a lifetime of adversity that would KO most warriors, like a real-life Rocky Chuck always got off the ground and fought for his life. So did his wife. It is what has made them winners in life and in their school business, Contemporary Marital Arts in Hartwell, GA.
~ By Sydney Quinn
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