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Fall Fights | November 2014

Upcoming Events

Guts and Glory at the Grizzly Rose
Friday November 7th
Wes Argrow, Danny Wilson, and Terrence Moore are fighting on the Sparta Combat League Guts and Glory card Friday November 7th. Fights will take place at the Grizzly Rose in Denver. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the ETC Boulder front desk until Thursday. $25 Cash only.

Open House Saturday November 8th
ETC Boulder – 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
ETC Denver – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Easton Training Center Boulder and Denver for an open house on Saturday 11/8. We will have free all-levels classes in kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and CrossFit. Bring in your friends and family to get a workout, meet the coaches, and see why Easton is the leader in martial arts and fitness! Earn Perkville points for every guest you bring.

Boulder Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483266078623583/

Denver Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/785412358184086/

Fight to Win Nationals
Saturday November 8th

Open BJJ Tournament at the National Western Complex in Denver. Registration is open through Friday 11/7. http://www.strongvon.com/f2wnationals2014

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/817796981598738/


Chris Tramell Fights for the Middleweight Title

Coach Chris Tramell will be facing off with Brian Scraper for a second time on Saturday November 15th. This time, they’ll be fighting for Sparta Combat League’s Middleweight Title at the Budweiser events center. Tickets are available at the ETC Boulder front desk. $20-80 Cash only.

Jay Jack’s Jiu Jitsu Seminar
December 6th 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Jay Jack, Professor Easton’s first black belt, is returning to Easton Training Center Boulder to teach a BJJ seminar next month!

Register at the front desk of ETC Boulder and ETC Denver.
$65 before December 1st
$65 after December 1st
$75 the day of the seminar

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/701854883261919/

Holiday Schedule Changes

With the holidays just around the corner, make sure you are checking online for any schedule changes.

Recent Events

CrossFit for Rayn and BBQ

Our very first in-house CrossFit competition was a huge success. Athletes from ETC Denver and ETC Boulder participated in a series of WODs and floaters, with events scaled for various levels of experience. After the competition, everyone enjoyed some barbecue, South Mouth wings, and potluck sides. The event raised $1,500 for the Moorer family of ETC Denver whose daughter Rayn is struggling with a number of serious medical issues. Thank you everyone for your donations!

Halloween Parties

Several academies had their annual Halloween parties last weekend. Kids and grown-ups came in their costumes, and enjoyed an afternoon of games and fun.

Cory Sandhagen is the new WKA World Champion

Coach Cory went to Italy to fight in the World Kickboxing Association World Championship. He had three fights in an eight-man bracket. Cory won all of his fights, taking home the belt in his 63.5 kg K1 Rules Division. He is returning to Colorado as a World Champion. Be sure to congratulate him when you see him around the academy!

Leanna Dittrich Wins the Black Belt Female Master Worlds BJJ Championship

Leanna fought 20 pounds down for Masters Worlds, and managed to win both her weight class and the absolute division, beating the same opponent twice by advantages.

Instructor Highlight

Robert Garrison

Coach Robert started boxing at age 16 and began competing at 21 while in the U.S. Navy. He has fought in over 40 amateur fights including the Golden Gloves. He teaches boxing at 5:30 PM every Friday at ETC Boulder, and is also available for private coaching.

From Robert:

Having taught boxing for 20+ years, I can tell you I truly enjoy what I do.  I offer private training, semi-private double-ups and group classes. You will burn an easy 500 calories in my class while learning proper footwork, punch combinations and defensive movement that includes bob/weave and slipping drills. The benefits of boxing are many – the most important is having fun while learning self defense, releasing tension and frustration, improving coordination and increasing balance. And of course, it’s an amazing cardio and strength training workout all at the same time.

The main reason I enjoy what I do so much is that I honestly like people, of all ages and abilities – male and female, kids to retirees. Nothing excites me more than exposing people to the joy and benefits of boxing! What’s important to me as a teacher  is having my students reach their full potential, both mentally and physically.

Boxing is a very important foundation for other martial arts such as kickboxing and Muay Thai. It’s critical that you learn proper punch technique and footwork before you layer in kicks and elbows. Boxing allows you to begin to build your overall balance and coordination when you are just starting out or you want to improve your overall performance. What I emphasize most is keeping your hands up and your eye on your opponent. I will analyze your technique and customize my approach based on your strengths and weaknesses to maximize your performance in a way that is fun and rewarding. You will always finish my session feeling proud of yourself.

Testimonials and Comments from Students/Clients

Robert’s boxing class quickly became a favorite of mine. Even though I was a complete beginner to boxing, he immediately made me feel at ease with his friendly personality and patience as I learned the basics.  His class focused, not only the punches, but also taught us technique, footwork, stances, how to gauge your distance and how to move to avoid your opponent. His instructions were always clear and he made it easy to learn new combos. During all of our drills, he always walked around to give instruction to each individual student and helped correct any mistakes he saw. He reinforced the skills we were learning through constructive feedback. Robert was really engaged and thoroughly committed to helping all of his students learn as much as they could, each and every class, which is what kept me coming back. Robert is a very talented instructor. Thank you Robert for showing me how fun boxing can be!”
-Celia

“Robert was the standout instructor for me at the gym – my clear favorite. There’s a lot of technique in boxing – from a snappy jab to a foot pivot, but Robert demonstrated and explained the reasoning behind every movement. His instructions were always explicit, which helped us maximize our punches while minimizing the chances of injury. Even in a large class, Robert always made time to give personalized instructions. He would fine-tune the more experienced  students or emphasize correct movements to the newer ones. Every student would receive encouragement and advice from Robert as his passion for the sport was undeniable and his enthusiasm motivated my participation. I had a great training experience with Robert and I would enthusiastically encourage anyone interested in boxing to try out his class.”   -David

“With his exuberant personality and energy, Robert is very motivating to me. His professionalism mixed with the way he cares about people, plus his massage therapy knowledge, makes him a multi-dimensional trainer. When I work with Robert consistently, I’ve seen really dramatic results. He helped me reshape my body, from my posture to my muscle balance.”   -Josh

Robert Garrison

Certified USA Boxing & Conditioning Coach

Certified Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Therapist

To schedule private lessons, call or text 310-200-2192

counterpunch@internalgroove.com

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