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The #1 ranked female MMA fighter in MN originally started at The Cellar Gym to lose weight…

Pam “Bam” Sorenson is a professional MMA fighter and a kickboxing coach at The Cellar Gym. She is currently the #1 ranked female MMA fighter in Minnesota and the #10 ranked female featherweight in the WORLD! Before she started martial…
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Despite his size, one boy’s confidence is all he needs to be bully-proof

Eli Feyen, 7, faced his opponent at the recent Twin Cities Grappling Tournament and quickly realized the other child was younger, less experienced, and new to competing. During the brief match, Eli showed his control and superior technique to win…
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Combat “brain fog” at work

Kenny Tran is a computer engineer living and working in Northeast Minneapolis. A few years ago, he jumped headfirst into his career after graduating from college and had very little time for working out or cooking healthy meals. After a…
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What is your why?

Students at the Cellar Gym start Martial arts for all different reasons. Sean Flynn, an Uptown Minneapolis bartender and musician, didn’t find his way to martial arts for fun, fitness, or competition -- on his first day, he walked into class…
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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Many forms of martial arts, like Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, are considered individual sports – when you compete, it is only you versus your opponent. However, your progress is dependent on the quality of your training partners and your…
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December 2018 BJJ Promotions

Congratulations to our newest blue, purple & brown belts! We are very proud of you! Pete Donlin - Brown belt Randy West - Brown belt Jose Cano - Purple belt Nate Richardson - Purple belt Francisco Mendoza Florez - Blue…
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Success at the Revgear Tournament of Champions!

Marty Voves competed at the Revgear Tournament of Champions last weekend. He won his preliminary bout against a very tough opponent and moved to the finals later that day. With a busted foot from his first fight, Marty faced a very…
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Happy birthday Ajarn Chai!

Today is a very special day in the Muay Thai world. It is Grand Master Ajarn Chai’s 70th birthday! Grand Master Ajarn Chai founded the World Thai Boxing Association (WTBA) in 1968 and was the first person to teach Muay…
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Derek Varin moves to 2-0 as a professional

Derek Varin was the main event at 3soteric promotions' charity kickboxing event on Friday, October 5th. He walked away with a win by first round TKO and advances to 2-0 in his professional Muay Thai career! Great fight Derek!
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Marty Voves wins kickboxing fight!

Marty Voves won his charity kickboxing fight for 3soteric promotions on Friday, October 5th. He had a beautiful performance and took the victory by 2nd round TKO via knees! Congratulations Marty! Great work!
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