Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I remember when MMA fighting first came on the scene. Too gorey for me. I never watched.
Then, when Corey started 9th grade at a new school an 11th grade group of boys took an instant dislike to him and he was horribly bullied. My daughter suggested that he take self defense classes. From the moment he stepped in the gym he found his nitch. He has trained religiously in some form of Martial Arts and Boxing. At 16 he attained a Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu. The test was brutal but he stood the test. He has continued to train at the Midwest Martial Arts gym under the instruction of Todd Brown who has fought professionally.
Corey's first sanctioned amateur fight was on May 17. His opponent's record was 8-1. It's 8-2 now after he submitted to Corey in about 2-1/2 minutes. Corey used a MMA technique called an Arm Bar.
Here's a collage of pics from that night.
I am so happy for him. It might not be what I would choose for him, but he has trained for this for so many years. Even if he never makes it to bigger venues, his dream is to open a gym.
The disc Jockeys on the radio station that is a sponsor of The Midwest Martial Arts League were talking about Corey on Monday Morning commenting about how good he was on Saturday.
You could never know how close these two are.
We are so very proud of you.