Robot Fight & Fitness: September 2014 Newsletter!
Last month we talked about competing, so this month we’ll talk a little about everyday training. Two important things to remember about your everyday training is to be consistent and set goals. If your plan this year was to be in better shape or master a certain technique, don’t let these next few months keep you from where you want to be. Take advantage of your regular schedule before the holidays start back up again. Be consistent! It will help you reach your goals.
Your goal should be S.M.A.R.T.! That stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time. We all have different desires for our games or bodies so it’s important to create smart goals you know you can complete. Not everyone wants to be the next Buchecha, and that’s perfectly fine. But remember, you can still talk to the coaches about your everyday goals, even if you don’t plan on competing. The coaches at Robot are here to support you in any way we can. We want to make sure that each and every one of you gets the most of out your time with us :]
Now to hop into the details!
1) Labor Day Hours and BBQ:
For the holiday on Monday, we held open mat instead of regular classes. We hope you were able to make one of the sessions and get in some extra training time on your day off!
In addition to that, we wanted to celebrate the holiday as a community with a BBQ tonight (9/5) at Robot. Don’t want to cook dinner tonight? We’ll provide the burgers (regular and veggie) if you provide the sides! We’re also looking into streaming the Thai fights if possible during the potluck.
What: Potluck BBQ
Who: Robot members, friends, and family
When: tonight (September 5th) @ 7:30pm
Where: Robot Fight and Fitness!
2) Domo wins his MMA debut!
Domo destroyed his opponent in the first round by submission. He has been training hard and got a solid win under his belt. But that doesn’t mean he’s resting on his laurels. Domo will be back in the ring and competing again soon! His next competition is scheduled for October 11th.
If you want to see a video of Bas Rutten talking about Domo’s great ambar on AXS TV, click the image or check it out here: http://youtu.be/CcGg84LHv1I
3) American National Jiu Jitsu Championship:
Coaches Luke and Andrew will be competing this weekend on September 6th in the American National Jiu Jitsu Championship. They both have been doing well in their respective belt ranks and weight classes so you can be sure that they will be fighting hard again this weekend. The pair have been putting the extra hours of training and studying to make sure they’re in top form. If you ever want to see your (or your kids’) coaches compete in person, this weekend is a great time to do it!
What: BJJ competition
Who: Coach Andrew and Coach Luke
When: Tomorrow (September 6th). Doors usually open at 8:00AM.
Ask the coaches for their start times.
Where: California State University, Dominguez Hills
4) Lance’s Upcoming Fight:
Lance will be fighting in 2 weeks against a tough opponent. This will be a good challenge for him so we ask that you come for support. You can grab a ticket to Lance’s upcoming fight at the front desk for only $30! He’s fighting on Sunday, September 21st. Tickets are first come first serve and we only have a limited number available. Purchase yours now and save at the door! Bring cash, please :] He’ll be putting on a show as he always does.
What: Muay Thai fight
Who: Lance Dixon
When: September 21st (Sunday).
Doors open at 11am, show begins at 12pm.
Where: Industry Hills Expo Center 16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry, CA 91744
5) Member of the Month – Frank Liou
Where are you from?
Diamond Bar, CA
How long have you been training?
Almost 4 years
What got you started?
I tried out one of Coach Tim’s jiujitsu classes back at UCLA thinking it was ninjitsu. Turns out jiujitsu is pretty cool too.
What’s your favorite aspect of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
What keeps you motivated?
Getting beat up on the mats motivates me to keep training.
Any training tips you’d like to share?
Be consistent, keep an open mind, roll with everyone.
What is something you are proud of since you started training?
If you could emulate one fighter/practitioner’s style, who’s would it be?
If you could have any mini-animal of any kind, what would it be and why?
If you could have one superpower that only activated when you got on the mat, what would it be and why?
Invisibility. Can’t submit what you can’t see.
AND a little about yourself, anything you’d like to share with the gym, or question you’d like to answer that I didn’t ask ? Any life advice you’d like to give?
About me: I’m not old enough to give life advice.
That’s it; that’s all! Enjoy your days and see you on the mat :]
-The Robot Family :]