Robot Fight & Fitness February Announcements
We are quickly moving through our second month of the New Year! We are proud to have many familiar friends as well as new students training hard and improving without giving slack to the New Year slump. Keep it up! We are all training and learning together as a team and every year we become more closely knit with our training partners and ferociously competent (meow!) with our Martial Arts skills.
Keep up the hard work and remember – the Coaches at Robot are here to support in any way we can. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional instruction and guidance to our students so please don’t hesitate to pull your Coach (or any Coach, for that matter) aside to discuss your training goals, concerns or just to give a compliment for a great class! All of us put our best into every class we teach. hearing feedback about what resonates and what is confusing is one of the best ways for us to continue to improve as Coaches. OSS! :]
A couple quick announcements and then I’ll let you get back to watching cat videos on YouTube
1) February Student of the Month: Angel N!
What made you want to start?
Actually, I was invited by Lance Dixon, he introduced me to Robot.
Whats your favorite aspect of Muay Thai?
My favorite aspect of Muay Thai is that you never stop learning.
What keeps you motivated?
What really keeps me motivated are my daughter, family, teammates, and Coach David Huerta.
Any training tips you’d like to share?
Some training tips I would like to share are just keep you hands up and when you feel like quitting don’t quit.
What is something you are proud of since you started training?
I’m proud to say that I didn’t quit Robot during my hard times and all the things I have learned.
If you could beat any pro fighter in a fight, who would it be and why?
I would like to beat Andy Ristie because he has awesome technique.
If you could add any super power into your Thai boxing skill set, what would it be?
I would add unlimited power to my technique.
AND a little about yourself, anything you’d like to share with the gym, anything you’d like to add or have us quote you on…? Any life advice you’d like to give?
My advice to everyone – when you think you can’t push yourself and be really positive that is only one opponent you truly have is yourself.
Short, sweet and to the point. Kind of like a…
Silly sequence initiated! :]
…Silly sequence terminated! :[
2) Robot Fight & Fitness Competitors!
We also want to congratulate and show support for the many Robot students that have competed in the last few weeks.
Coach David Huerta made his professional debut this past weekend! A big step up in competition, Coach David fought a hard battle that ended with a controversial decision for his opponent. Coach David is a great model of sportsmanship in both victory and defeat. When you win, you learn that what you used was an effective skill set for that particular competition. When you lose, you learn that the particular skill set needs improvement or other adjustment.
Coach Mike Martinez and Coach Alex Leavitt competed in MMA fights in the week prior to Coach David. Mike Martinez lost a decision, but Alex was able to knock his opponent down with a heavy punch and submit him with a choke from the back. These two warriors, as well as Coach Leo, are looking to fight again in March! Stay tuned for more details.
Lastly, we have had a few Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors this month – Jonathan M., Sasha E., and Coach Andrew Moskowitz showed their skill on the mat. Coach Andrew was able to secure a pair of victories at a recent submission-only tournament (one of these submissions being a kneebar he learned the prior day… And that’s after being pinned on his back for 20+ minutes!). Prior to that, Coach Andrew won his weight division and placed second in the Absolute (open weight) in the Blue Belt division of another tournament. Coach Mike Martinez needed to even out all the striking he did in his MMA fight and did so like a seasoned brown belt as he secured a pair of victories in a Jiu Jitsu tournament this previous weekend.OSS!
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
Keep that in mind not only when contemplating competition success and failure, but also when you are training – if you are tired during a drill, you collect yourself and continue. If you are submitted / hit with a hard strike in sparring, you re-focus and tell yourself you are still able to attack and overcome your opponent. The ability to control your thoughts, especially under fatigue, is a skill just like everything else we practice at Robot. With that in mind, (pun-city) be sure to practice training your mental game in class as well! All of your Coaches will have plenty of insight into this aspect of the game. :]
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