Big congrats to Amado Guadarrama, our well deserved August Member of the Month. Amado goes above and beyond in every way possible. He spends time always trying to improve his skills, and not only welcomes others but also encourages others to work their hardest. Amado embodies what training is all about and helps to make The Fighting Fit the community and family that it is. If you haven’t had a chance to meet Amado yet, do yourself a favor and introduce yourself! Thank you Amado for walking in every day with a smile – your positivity is contagious.
“I first walked into the Fighting Fit sometime in May of 2010. I had acquired an interest in Krav Maga and found that there was a reputable school in my area. I had no previous martial arts or fighting experience, except for the various tussles I’ve been in over the years at local punk and hardcore shows. I truly didn’t know what to expect and was a little intimidated at first. The first class I took, Ray Gomez came over to me and suggested I lose the sweatshirt so I wouldn’t pass out from the heat. He was right. I sweated like it was Tax Day that class. And to my delight, all of the other students were friendly and helpful too. There was a real camaraderie between everybody there, from the get go. I love coming here and learning new techniques, as well as helping out some of the newer students. I plan on sticking with Krav Maga for a long long time and possibly one day become some sort of instructor. Walking out after class that first day, I muttered to myself on the way to my van, “This is the place for me”. 6 years and 5 Level tests later, it still is…. A couple years ago when my son Ramone started going to school (you’ve probably seen him around or at least heard his laser gun noises during class in the summer months), I started going to Cardio Kickboxing classes as well. All I can say is “Nothing like a good ass beating before the ass beating”. And I totally mean that in a good way. I’ve also taken part in a couple of the women’s self-defense seminars.
The instructors here are 2nd to none. Bob, Jeff and Barry all push you to your full potential and are very encouraging. I should also mention Eric as well, though I don’t get a chance to train with him very often. They’re all quick to answer any questions you have and explain, as well as demonstrate, things in a way that’s very easy to understand. They make each class fun and interesting. I always leave the gym clobbered….and happy.
I’m not exaggerating or just paying lip service when I say The Fighting Fit has changed my life. I’m in better shape than I was in my 30’s and I look forward to each and every class as well as the friends I’ve made here.”