I am doing great today, for the past few months I have been extremely busy training the team at the OAMA Westboro and Kanata location! A few weeks ago I took a team of 3 fighters down to the TBA’s Muay Thai amateur tournament.
I have been training a lot of MuayThai with two OAMA female fighters; Jill and Roshanne. I took both of them and big Dave Melbeuf down to the TBA Muay Thai tournament; the biggest Muay Thai tournament in North America who took place in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Big Dave hammered out 19 hrs of driving to weigh ins on Friday and fight on Saturday. Big Dave and Jill both won their first fight by unanimous decisions Saturday. Jill lost her fight to a very close split decision in the finals and big Dave lost in the semi’s by decision. Roshanne won her fight with knee’s and punches for the TKO in 58secs to win the TBA championship belt! Congrats to Roshanne, Big Dave and Jill. It was a great time driving down and coaching you guys. You did great in the ring and represented the gym honor! I am a very proud instructor
I was also training a lot of BJJ with Derek Boase and Joel Hadden before they went off to compete in LA at the IBJJF World Championships. I was very proud and happy to hear that Derek Boase won the gold medal in his division. Joel won his first fight but lost his second fight to the eventual tournament winner, you can check out the breakdown of his experience at the Mundials on his website at www.ottawabjjchamp.com .
For the next few months I will be busy training the OAMA students at Carling and Kanata academy. We have many Muay Thai fighters that will be competing all over Ontario in CASK shows and also be competing in the August 20th Throwdown O-town show! Also the pro MMA fighters are always staying sharp and ready to fight whenever. Every day I train and coach with Kru Jeff the pro MMA fighters like Chris St.Jean, Randy Turner and Stephane Bernadel who are all staying sharp for the next Pro MMA shows. I have been doing S&C and running with Steph and Seb in the mornings, its great to stay in shape and be able to coach and train with the fighters, keeps me sharp and keeps me in fighting shape!
The weather has been amazing, I am lovin’ the heat! Hope everyone is doing well and that you guys are enjoying the summer time!