After sleeping the obligatory 4 to 5 hours after the fights Saturday night I got up and turned on the TV. I sat for hours and watched family members read off in alphabetical order all the names of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. (Yes, I watched from beginning until the end). Each one was afforded the chance to say something about that particular family member. The most heart-wrenching for me was a 10 year old boy who father was killed in the attacks. He never met his father because at the time his mom was only a few months pregnant with him. He thanked his dad for being thoughtful enough to bring him into this world. Yes, tears ran down my face.
Some people say that when we cage-fight it's senseless violence. I personally think that everyone should sit down with a dictionary and go through every word that they think they know and empirically understand the actual definition of the words they use. Maybe then people wouldn't sound like such idiots.
First of all I want to thank everyone who attended the fights on Saturday night. I can't begin to tell you how important it is to all the fighters that you guys are there. Next thanks to all the Instructors and fighters for helping the guys to prepare. We can't do what we do without you. Also thanks to Bryan Welch for being in our corner as cut-man. Thanks to him I always know the guys will be well taken care of.
As always I am very proud of the effort the guys put forth. They are excellent representatives of what we do.
Sean, in his first ever MMA bout, had a tremendous fight against a pretty seasoned 1-1 fighter. The first round was pretty even then Sean's wrestling skills took over in the second and third. He won a well deserved unanimous decision.
Rob, also in his first fight against Desi Arnau, came out with some strong leg kicks that hurt Desi and decent clinch work. As it happens in MMA Rob made a mistake when they went to the ground and got caught with an overhand right that gave him a flash knockout. Desi landed two more punches and they stopped the fight.
Dominic and Ernesto Meneses had what was termed the fight of the night and the announcer said that it was the best MMA fight he's ever seen. Both guys decided to meet in the middle and bang. It went that way non-stop for the entire fight. It was extremely close. Dom got an inadvertent headbutt that opened a small cut on his hairline that bled like crazy. Dom opened two huge cuts on Ernesto's left eye. I was tremendously surprised
that the doctor didn't stop the fight after the second round. Dom lost a unanimous decision. I had him losing the first two rounds and winning the third. I was told their fight received a 5 minute standing ovation.
All the fighters are fine. Noone is injured, just a little tired.
Thanks again for all the support. We should have some more fights coming soon.
Kansas City Chief Krav Maga Instructor