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C3 Athletics’ Fight Team Brings Home Muay Thai and MMA Wins
Saturday, March 7th, was an exciting night for the C3 Athletics family, as two of our talented fighters made waves in the fight scene. Marcus Surin, our homegrown pro MMA fighter, and Omar Estevez, seasoned amateur Muay Thai fighter and head coach of our Muay Thai program, both fought tough battles in their respective disciplines and came out with their arms raised in victory.
That night, Surin took on his second fight of 2015, hot on the heels of his impressive pro debut win in January. Squaring off against him that night at the Cage Fury Fighting Championship—held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania—was Tim Kunkel, who entered the fight with a pro record of 1-1. Surin described his opponent as “a banger who likes to stand and trade.” Within the first two minutes, Surin took him to the ground and maintained control. With guidance from head coach Roger Denton, he kept up a steady pace throughout the fight. Kunkel threw more hands as the fight progressed, but Surin managed numerous takedowns. In the final round, Kunkel came out swinging—as Surin’s corner predicted—so Surin used that momentum to take him down yet again. Within 23 seconds of the last round, Surin finished his opponent with a head-and-arm, improving his perfect record to 2-0.
We have added a womens self defense class on Monday night at 7pm with Roger Denton. If you missed out on his workshops or seminars here’s your chance to get some great self defense skills on a weekly basis. This class will be open to all female members and will be a combination of fitness and self defense skills. Class starts at 7pm on the back mat area. If you would like more info on this class please stop by the front desk.
The older I get the more I reminisce about what it was like to be a kid. No responsibilities (other than daily chores), paying rent, or any other bill for that matter, buying and cooking food or having to go to work. The only thing that ever really mattered to me was how much playtime I would get on the weekends, video games, playing sports, eating all the candy in the world and getting as dirty as I can. Although life does get a little more exciting when you get older, there are certainly many things I miss as a child. Oh to be a kid again! Luckily for me, I get to re-live my childhood every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday when we have our kids classes because I’m really just a big kid myself.
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try something new? Something that was completely out of your realm or your comfort zone, but were too afraid to do so? Whether the reason is fear, lack of confidence, limited time or not knowing what to expect, I am a firm believer in trying new things now and here is why:
Fear is okay because it’s a primitive instinct. It provokes our fight or flight response, which is essential for our survival, but even in a less threatening atmosphere I think you need fear to appreciate new adventures and to test your own limits.
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