Beyond The Mat

by Apr 15, 2024News

It’s been a busy few weeks inside and outside the walls of Gym01. Our Kickboxing, MMA and Jiu Jitsu teams have been working hard to ensure they are leveling up and moving forward with their 2024 goals.

On April 13th, the Guildhall witnessed an exhilarating showcase of talent as twelve members of the Gym01 fight team stepped into the cage for Shock N Awe 36. While outcomes varied, each fighter demonstrated remarkable skill and determination. Among the highlights of the night was the lightning-fast bout between Archie Scott and James Saunders, which ended in a jaw-dropping TKO just five seconds into the first round. As the fights unfolded, some emerged victorious, celebrating hard-earned triumphs, while others faced setbacks. Yet, regardless of the outcome, every member of the Gym01 team walked away with invaluable lessons learned and smiles on their faces, embodying the spirit of resilience and sportsmanship that defines the MMA community.

The Jiu-Jitsu team embarked on an unforgettable journey to the North American Grappling Association (NAGA), where they showcased unparalleled dedication and skill. With determination in their hearts, they stepped onto the mats and left an indelible mark, claiming a plethora of victories that included championship belts, gold, silver, and bronze medals. Their performance was nothing short of outstanding, reflecting years of rigorous training and unwavering commitment. Among the standout performers was Diogo, who emerged as a true champion, securing not just one but two belts with an impressive feat of dominance – no points scored against him throughout the tournament. Their collective triumphs at NAGA underscored the Jiu-Jitsu team’s prowess and served as a testament to their unwavering dedication to the sport.

In addition to prestigious competitions like NAGA, our commitment to fostering growth extends to both home and away interclubs and events like Shock N Awe/ Contenders). These platforms offer invaluable opportunities for our members to hone their skills, gain valuable experience, and forge lasting bonds within the martial arts community. Whether it’s stepping onto the mats for a friendly interclub match or braving the electrifying atmosphere of Shock N Awe, our coaches are dedicated to guiding and supporting our members every step of the way. By embracing the challenges of competition, our team members not only elevate their own abilities but also contribute to the vibrant spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship that defines our martial arts family. If competing is something that ignites your passion, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our coaches to embark on your journey toward success.