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Category: Youth Martial Arts

Supporting Kids’ Development in the Face of Challenges

Have you ever had a teacher, coach or mentor that inspired you to the very core? One that cheered you on to achieving your big dreams and goals with the biggest heart, joy and fire? Each and every day, our…
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Teaching With Purpose

As the world continues to reel amid the ongoing pandemic and the wide ranging impacts it has had upon all of our lives, it goes without saying that we are seeing more and more children, teens and adults struggling with…
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Playing With Purpose

Have you ever taken a moment to truly admire the art and incredible beauty of watching a child at play? Their fully engaged spirit, drive, imagination and passion are all completely vested in the mission of the moment. Whether tinkering…
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Youth Muay Thai Rank Promotions

Congratulations to all of our youth Muay Thai members who received a promotion during our youth rank testing in August! We were very excited to promote six youth students to a new rank and recognize nearly 30 additional students for…
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We’ve Moved!!!

Welcome to The Cellar Gym 5.0! It's a new year and we are thrilled to open the door to our new and improved facility! Our new home is a massive 17,500 sq ft facility in the Rosedale Commons Shopping Plaza…
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Virtual Martial Arts Training Keeps Figueroa Family Active At Home

Carrie and Edgar Figueroa with their daughters, Vera (7) and Evelyn (6) The COVID-19 pandemic has us all trying to find ways to replicate the gym experience. We all miss the sound of people hitting pads, coaches yelling and encouraging,…
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The Cellar Gym hosts the first youth Muaythai tournament in Minnesota – event was a huge success!

“Are you having fun?” was the question of the day at The Cellar Gym’s first youth Muaythai tournament. Youth competitors from 10 different gyms made their way to The Cellar Gym to compete in the  USA Muay Thai Federation (USMF)…
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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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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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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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