December / January Gym Updates!

News around the gym

– We have restructured our Wednesday Wrestling class to a MMA class. So MMA classes will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30pm

– Most of you know already, but one of our dear members, Trudy Wells, is in the hospital after suffering multiple strokes. She is doing well and going through recovery but we would like to help her as much as possible.

On December 21, we will hold a sparring exhibition to raise money for her. We will charge $5.00 at the door (but anything extra will be great.) 100% of the money will go to Trudy and her medical bills. Alley Powell will be running the snack bar and all proceeds will also go to Trudy.

We’d like to have a Christmas half time exhibition, so if anyone has any ideas for that, let us know. We were thinking of a kid’s choir or something to that affect to sing some Christmas carols….

– Holiday party will start at 6pm the same night. We will be on the patio next door at Gusto’s. We will be serving a variety of apps, etc.  Any questions?? See Chris or Jen.

– Congrats to Team Rise at Bad Boy MMA in Scottsdale, 3 fights 3 victories! Chucky with the 2nd round TKO, Nate with a 2nd round Submission & Casey with an 8 second KO to bring home the Bad Boy’s Bantamweight title! Big ups to Coach Chris, Coach Rainey, and Coach Anthony, truly a TEAM Effort!!!

Here is Nate and Casey’s Video:

Nate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f4g6qgrK5g&feature=share

Casey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ofz4Yvcc4Q

– Rise is running our monthly Facebook challenge to see who will have the most check ins in the month of December. Winner will be announced on Jan 2nd. The prize this month is a one hour private session with Chris ($65) and a signed Topps Chris Cariaso UFC trading card (priceless). The catch is that you have to actually train after checking in (and only one check in each day counts.) Next months the prize will be different. Keep Training!!!!!!!

Holiday Closures

– Christmas: we will be closed Dec. 24th, 25th and 26th

– New Years: we will closed Dec 31st &  Jan 1st. Regular Schedule the 2nd!

Upcoming Team Events

December 21st – Jingle Brawl Sparring Smoker @ Rise Combat

December 21st –  Holiday Party @ Gusto’s following the smoker.

February 21st – King of the Kage in Phoenix, Az ( Casey Kenney, Nate Teireny and Gennessa Williams)

March 1st –  WFF in Tucson, Az @ Casino Del Sol