C3 Athletics Testimonials
“For me, it’s an outlet. When I’m at C3, I can release stress and tension. It definitely makes me a calmer person and I’ve gotten in a lot better shape from it. I’m also more confident because I know if anything were to ever happen, I could defend myself. It also helps me focus and gives me goals to work toward, to get better. It’s really comfortable here at C3—I don’t feel like I’m the only girl, and the trainers are very encouraging.” —Mollie M, 16 years old, member since January 2012 (boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ)
“It is an adrenaline rush that is very exhilarating and refreshing. The more difficult and challenging, the more I get addicted. I see it as a break from the repetitive nature of my standard daily life as a Monday-to-Friday, 9-to-5 corporate worker. Ever since I started Muay Thai, kickboxing, and boxing, I’ve improved my eating habits in order to enhance performance. As a result, my health has been improving and I’ve had more motivation and energy to get through many things in life. Another reason is that I was raised as a Cambodian woman. In my culture, women are submissive and are limited to a few tasks in terms of what we can and cannot do. You are seen as the traditional housewife who cooks, cleans, cares for the children, and depends on a husband for survival. I was always against it and really try to prove to my family—and more so to myself—that I can break that norm and be independent. I really enjoy the shock value of not being in the norm.” —Mary K, 26 years old, member since August 2012 (boxing, Muay Thai)
“It gives you confidence and makes you feel like there’s more to you as a woman—like you can do anything. I actually was not looking for a combat sport; I was looking for a workout because I’d just had a baby, and wound up finding C3. It was the first gym I called, and after my first session with Roger Denton, there was just something about it that made you want to learn what he was teaching. I had never done anything like a martial art before. Now, everything the guys do, I can do as well, and I feel like they respect me as a teammate, not as a girl. Women shouldn’t be intimidated; they have to try it for themselves first. We’re like a big family at C3. We see each other at the gym, we all hug, talk to each other like brothers and sisters, hang out outside of the gym, and everybody knows each other’s families. Even our kids hang out together. There’s a friendly-family environment. We don’t compete with each other. There’s a sense of community.” —Rafca M, 21 years old, member since July 2011 (BJJ)
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