Arvada October Newsletter
OCTOBER ARVADA NEWSLETTER
We are almost through October and we have had a busy month and a half. Read about everything we’ve done below!
September Ninja Night
We had an amazing turn out for our Ninja Night on September 8th! Over 50 kids, members and non-members, came out to enjoy this fun even. Our kids coaches and assistants led the students in games of Ultimate Dodgeball, which involves a lot of barriers for hiding and sneak attacks, and NERF battles. The night ended with pizza and watching a movie. We’re glad the students had a fun time and hope their parents enjoyed a few hours free of kids!
John Combs Seminar
On September 8th, we hosted a seminar with Professor John Combs. Training and teaching out of our Boulder location, Professor John is well known for his guillotine game and we were lucky enough to have him come out and teach us about how to improve our guillotine attacks and defenses. He did a fantastic job of teaching and everyone walked away from the seminar with knowledge of how to improve their guillotine choke.
Buddy Month Winners
Thank you for everyone who participated in the September Buddy Month contest! Our students brought in over 30 friends to try out classes! Our winners were Chris Wagner for Kickboxing/Muay Thai, Levi Romero for BJJ, and Stephanie Castro for our kids’ program. Congratulations to our winners! And if you have friends who are interested in trying out a class in the future, they are always welcome! The front desk can help you set them up with a free trial.
In September, we said goodbye to Coach Matt when he accepted the position of General Manager at our Easton-Boulder location. He will still be coaching our Friday evening classes through the end of 2018, so come check out those classes if you want to see him! Coach Matt has been a well-loved member of the Easton-Arvada school and while we are sad to see him go, we know he will be fantastic in Boulder and wish him the best!
Coach Max has taken over for Coach Matt and is teaching our kids, teens, and adult kickboxing and Muay Thai classes. Coach Max comes to us from Easton-Centennial and has been training there for 8 years. He trained in Idaho before coming to Centennial. He is an experienced instructor who has been teaching adults and children in BJJ and Kickboxing/Muay Thai for 8 years. Easton has been an important part of Max’s life and was influential and helping him reduce his weight from 300 pounds!
On Saturday, October 13th, one of our striking program’s shining stars, Tien Nguyen, stepped into the squared circle for a local Muay Thai promotion: 5280 Muay Thai for their 11th event. Tien had spent the month before in Thailand, training at the famed Petchrungruang gym, and arrived back to America just two days from his fight! Tien represented both ETC-Arvada and Easton Muay Thai amazingly as always, fighting a hard fought three round battle with a tough opponent. When the scores were read, Tien lost a close decision, while learning even more in the process. We are beyond proud of him, and can’t wait to see what the waters of competition hold for Tien next!
Our Easton In-House Tournament was Saturday, October 13th and we had a great turnout from Arvada. We had both adults and children competing, with several people placing first in their divisions! Congratulations to everyone who competed, it takes a lot of courage!
On Saturday, October 27th, from 6 – 9 PM, we will be holding our annual Halloween Party for our members! Open to kids 4 and up, this event is FREE for members! We will be playing dodgeball and many other games, eating pizza and candy, and ending the night with a movie. Sign up for this event at the front desk!
Fight 2 Win Pro is on Saturday, November 3rd! Taking place at the National Western Complex, matches start at 2 pm. Easton is well represented throughout the afternoon, and our very own Coach JT will be competing!
Professor Jeff will also be competing on this card. Professor Jeff is donating the money he makes from this match to the Blue Bench, Denver’s only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center. If you are interested in attending, you can sign up for a VIP ticket at the front desk or go to www.f2wtix.com and select him as your fighter.
The next F2W competition is on Saturday, November 10th. If you are interested in competing, sign up here and let the front desk know so we can make sure we have enough coaches!
Pad Holding Seminar
On Saturday, November 17th, from 1:30 – 4, we will be holding a pad holding seminar! Open to all members, this is a great opportunity for everyone to learn the best way of holding pads in Muay Thai so that you can be a great partner during training. Coaches Max and Patti will be having a basic and advanced pad holding seminar, and sign up before 11/7 for our Early Bird Pricing!