St. Louis Group Fitness – MMA Training – Before and After Weight Loss
We are proud of our Wise Warrior’s success and want to share some of their stories.
An enthusiastic recommendation really is the best compliment you can give a local small business. And that is why I tried out Wise Warriors, due to the hearty referral by a church friend, Braxton. Now, I know why he spoke so highly of Ray and his MMA and fitness club.
It has been two decades since I wrestled or did Judo or grappling. Just one class at Ray’s re-ignited that passion. It is SO MUCH FUN! And great exercise as well. My 9-year old son, Noah, loves it as well.
Also, for my family and I, MMA is very practical. We normally live in a tribal situation in Papua, Indonesia. . I am a Christian missionary. My wife and I are also registered nurses, building a school, health clinic, and church in our remote village. We are “home” in the US for 11 months on a sabbatical. Living with tribal people can be tough. We have been threatened several times. Just knowing and having the confidence that I can defend myself and my family during these times gives me great comfort while serving in such a situation
I have been asked, “Isn’t MMA violent” or even “How can a Christian take MMA…and how can he let his kids do MMA as well?” My answers are these: (1) MMA is great fitness. And Ray’s class is very personalized. A good number of the members are women who do not box or wrestle much but mainly attend class for the group personal fitness training. (2) The Christian ethic of love means that we strive to be peace-makers, yet this does not prohibit the defense of one’s self or the defense of other helpless victims. In fact, defending the helpless against evil aggressors is an act of love. (3) Ray and many others who teach MMA are very gentle and there is no ego-driven aggression during class, just good, intense fun. (4) Statistically, MMA is no more dangerous than many other sports. In fact, I just read that cheerleading, horse-back riding and biking (sports not thought of as “violent”) report injuries more frequently than MMA. (5) Ray knows deep tissue massage and yoga/stretching techniques to help one’s healing and relaxation. People go to Ray, not just for MMA, but for physical healing and rehabilitation as well. (6) I believe that kids learning MMA with a good instructor are not only less likely to be targeted by bullies, but are much less likely themselves to become bullies due to learning self-control, discipline and respect for others. And Ray is a good instructor. (6) Plus, MMA is a great activity for father and son to spend time together.
Try out Wise Warriors MMA and Fitness. You will learn a lot, get in great shape, and have lots of fun.
Thanks, Trevor J.