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2018 TBA Muay Thai World Expo

This past weekend, The Cellar Gym had 11 fighters travel to Des Moines, Iowa to compete at the 2018 TBA Muay Thai World Expo. In addition to being a record breaking year with 800 registered competitors, it was also the 50th anniversary…
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ben locken chris cichon and chai sirisute congratulate cj hays on championship
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Cooper James Hay Wins Cruiserweight Title

A big congratulations goes out to Cooper James Hays. CJ Hays won the Men’s C Class, Cruiserweight title at the at this year's TBA Classic Muay Thai World Expo. He won 4 fights in 3 days to earn the belt.…
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Ladies Novice Light-Middleweight Muay Thai Champion
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Judith Onuoha Crowned Ladies Novice Light-Middleweight Champion

Judith Onuoha put on a dominant display of boxing, kicks, and knees to be crowned the Ladies Novice Light-Middleweight Champion. Judith went 3-0 on the weekend, but even more impressive was her growth from her first to her third fights.…
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Three Brazilian jiu jitsu black belts with newly promoted blue belt
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Alex Philipp Promoted to BJJ Blue Belt

Congratulations goes out to The Cellar Gym's Alex Philipp. On Saturday June 16th, Alex was promoted to the rank of Brazilian jiu jitsu blue belt under Professor Mauricio Carra. Alex has been training BJJ for the past two years. His…
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sunny day youth martial arts camp
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2018 Youth Martial Arts Summer Camp Kicks Off

This week we are kicking off of our 2018 Youth Martial Arts Summer Camp. The camp is for ages five to eleven, and it will run for 11 weeks. Activities include daily martial arts lessons in both Muay Thai and…
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muay thai sparring with nate richardson and rob font
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Nate Richardson in Las Vegas for Rob Font’s Mini-Camp

Nate Richardson spent last week training hard in Las Vegas helping UFC bantamweight Rob Font to prepare for UFC 226 against Raphael Assuncao. Nate and Rob’s team did a mini-camp at the UFC Performance Institute and Nate is now back…
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professor mauricio carra promotes michelle donovan to purple rank
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Michelle Donovan Receives Purple Belt Promotion

On May 29th, Michelle Donovan was promoted to purple belt under Professor Mauricio Carra with team Checkmat. Coach Michelle started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu six and a half years ago. She has been instructing The Cellar Gym's youth Jiu Jitsu…
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featherweight champion with number contendor
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Pam Sorenson Attends TUF Tryouts

Last week Pam Sorenson was in Las Vegas trying out for TUF 28, the 145lb featherweight season of The Ultimate Fighter. Tryouts lasted a week, and the results are still being determined. Currently Cris Cyborg is the 145lb featherweight champion.…
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performance training camp
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Speed and Performance Camp

With the 2018 Football season quickly approaching, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Ben Locken, will be leading a Speed and Performance camp at The Cellar Gym starting this June. This camp will combine traditional agility, plyometric, and calisthenic drills with explosive MMA…
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16 years of martial arts, self defense, and empowerment for youth and adults
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The Cellar Gym Celebrates 16 Year Anniversary

16 years ago this weekend The Cellar Gym opened its doors in the basement of a laundromat! We may have outgrown the original facility (and the two that followed), but we will never forget our roots. At The Cellar Gym…
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