Mixed Martial Artists spend countless hours in training centers around the world learning various skills in hopes of successfully fending off future opponents. However, there are some battles in life no technique obtained in a Gym can prepare an individual for or defend against. This past September, thousands of Filipino men, women, and children found themselves immersed in such a fight when two typhoons occurred less than a week apart resulting in hundreds of deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to an already impoverished nation.
Responding in their own unique way to the plight of thousands of those affected by the devastation in the Philippines, many in the Filipino-American Mixed Martial Arts community are showing they are still in the corner of their “kababayans” – their countrymen – courtesy of a special event this upcoming Sunday. “THEIR FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT” is an all-day seminar being held on October 25th at “Legends Mixed Martial Arts Training Center” in Hollywood, California.
Fans from the Los Angeles area and those still in town from the previous night’s UFC 104 festivities can register to participate in classes led by popular UFC fighter Brandon Vera, NCAA Champion wrestler Mark Munoz, 8-0 Shane Del Rosario, and Muay Thai ace Romie Adanza, each of whom will present exclusive high-level seminars and demonstrations of their specialties. Additionally, the always beautiful Arianny Celeste will be on hand to lend her support to the cause.
Tickets to participate in the all-day seminars are all-inclusive for $120. Non-participating spectators can attend to watch and take pictures for $5 admission. The event is being presented in conjunction with FilAm ARTS and SIPA, two established community non-profit organizations, and proceeds from the seminars will go directly to Typhoon Ondoy, Parma and Lupit relief via Red Cross Philippines.
For more information on how to get tickets or the event in general you can visit their website.
10:00-10:30 – Opening Ceremony / Warm-Up
10:30-12:00 – Brandon Vera – “Jiujitsu for MMA”
12:00-1:00 – Lunch / Group Pictures / Special Guest Announcements
1:00-2:00 – Romie Adanza – “Muay Thai Clinch Game”
2:00-3:00 – Shane Del Rosario – “Muay Thai for MMA”
4:00-4:20 – Break / Pictures / Awards
4:20-5:50 – Mark Munoz – “MMA Takedowns and Wrestling”
5:50-6:00 – Cool Down
6:00-6:30– Awards / Closing Ceremony / Raffle Winners Announcement