Our 2nd Muay Thai/Jiu-Jitsu Fight night exhibition approaches! Friends and family come on down this Saturday, November 22 @2PM as we cheer on and celebrate the competitive spirit. The gym air is heavy with sweat, determination, and maybe hints of Thai oil. Our members have been training vigorously both physically and mentally to showcase their skills and understanding of the Muay Thai craft. Please join us for the festivities we have planned out including food, drinks, DJ, raffle, and of course a high-energy showcase! It really hits home when I see someone new genuinely interested, curious, and always putting in 120% dedication to learning the art. As with any other subject friends talk about amongst themselves, bonding between Muay Thai is more special because you actually feel what everyone goes through. Your first time getting swept, taking knees to the chest, blocking a cross with your face, the list goes on and it’s funny because after doing what others may seem as violent, after it’s all over you and your buddies go out for ice cream. “Fight together, eat together, level up together” is a mantra our team lives by and we’d like to share that idea with everyone.
Here’s some advice I’d like to pass on to all of our competitors that we have lined up. If this is your first exhibition, as nerve-racking as it may feel, just have fun. All of the anxiety, rises in confidence, plummeting self-doubt, fear, nervousness, adrenaline rush, every single emotion on that roller coaster is normal; you’re supposed to feel that. How you deal with them at that moment come fight time will be the lump sum of what you did in the past, your reaction and ownership to the present, and how you will grow from it after. I don’t know if I can pack any more cheese into this paragraph but the main point I want to drive home is that having the heart to embark on that unique journey, from starting line to next checkpoint, will course you through light years of an incredible discovery of self. That’s where you will find your strength, value, and personality, through our art. Saturday can’t come soon enough. Come on down and hang out with us, it will be a blast! We’ll be looking forward to seeing you all there!
Hello! Gerald here and I’m so excited to start blogging about our Muay Thai team! We’ve recently decided to dedicate Saturday afternoons for team practice for our members who want to fight competitively or level up their ‘Art of 8 limbs’ skills. Most of our sessions consist of sparring, padwork review from the week, and critiques/feedback. The past few sessions have shown great interest along with high-quality training, encouraging both new and veteran members to become more passionate in the sport.
The experience level between new and veteran members reminds me of a teacher-student relationship. I’ve always found the bond between teacher and student to be fascinating. It’s an interesting relationship because you are constantly sharing knowledge, experiences, feeling empowered but also humbled down. The roles are constantly switched back and forth and it never gets boring. I’m very grateful to have worked with everyone I’ve met along my journey because it definitely builds your character; you discover more about yourself. Every time I see someone new walk through our door and meet them, I always imagine what they can potentially wind up to be. They could be the next world champ or the next most sought-out trainer! It truly boggles my mind when I think about it and that’s why I love our gym. We provide that kind of positive energy and setting where members can live and thrive.
Aiming high with that drive and determination is exactly what they’re gonna need when we host our 2nd In-house Muay Thai/Jiu-Jitsu Fight Night. Scheduled for November 22, we have a few cards lined up, mostly our new members showing off what they’ve learned. Our first event was a huge success with a full house, people crowding around the back alley, cheers and screams echoing throughout the gym, the atmosphere was hype! I’m stoked because everyone’s been helping each other work hard not just during class, but it’s the extra time spent after class, even outside the gym that we show each other respect, friendship, and camaraderie. I can’t wait to see what each participant gains after this experience. We look forward to hanging out and seeing you here!