July 2018 Jiu-Jitsu & Muay Thai Seminar

On their recent visit to Belize, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Matt Salinas and Muay Thai based MMA fighter Kohl Laren held multiple seminars for kids and adults alike throughout the country.

10 Planet Jiu-Jitsu

Dawson’s Pit Fighters hosted Matt, Kohl, Aaron Smith and the team from 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July.

Everyone involved very much enjoyed the sessions and are very grateful to Aaron Smith for organizing the visit as well as to the entire team for their time and approach – thanks!

We are already looking forward to next year’s annual visit!

Find out more about 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu in general here: http://www.10thplanetjj.com, as well as Matt Salinas and the Monster Squad here: http://10thplanetmonstersquad.com

Also, find out more about Kohl Loren and his video project here: http://chasethepain.com

Chetumal Xtreme Cage 2018

On Saturday 7 July,  Dawson’s Pit Fighters  competed in the 2018 edition of Chetumal Xtreme Cage.

This was the second time that local fighters from Dawson´s Pit Fighters participated in this annual event. Initially four fighters from the local team were scheduled to participate in the event – Jeremy Hernandez, Tyson Alvarez, Gavin J. Duffy and Allen Cawich.

In the lead up to event, however, Tyson Alvarez had to pull out of his contest, leaving the other three fighters to represent San Pedro and Belize in the event. After several months of training and prepartions for their respective fights, the three fighters left for Mexico with coach Martin Dawson on Friday 6 July in a confident and positive mood.

While the team only scored one win from three, all three fighters gave a good account of themselves and the team. The experience gained was equally important for the team as we continue to go from strength to strength.

Having returned to training as normal, Martin Dawson and the team are now eyeing the possibility of hosting a return event in San Pedro, with local Belizean fighters taking on their Mexican rivals!

You can read more about the event as it was covered by the San Pedro Sun: local article

Finally, thank you to everyone who supported us for this event, from local businesses to particpants in our raffle.

Vic Thériault: From Georges St-Pierre to Dawson’s Pit Fighters

In April 2018 we had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed Canadian kick-boxer and striking coach Vic Thériault. Vic is also the founder of Aisudan Promotions and brother of the legendary original ‘Iceman’ – Jean Yves Thériault.

The Thériault brothers are reknowned for their kickboxing pedigree and Vic certainly demonstrated this during the couple of sessions he held with our team. Amongst other items, Vic shared some novel training technqiues focused on lower body flexibility as well as mixed combinations training.

If you would like a glimpse into the Thériault style, check out the following Jean Yves highlight reel on YouTube: Jean Yves Thériault Highlights

Additionally, you can find out more about Vic’s visit to San Pedro and Dawson’s Pit Fighers school in this article from the San Pedro Sun.

Finally, for our Canadian mixed martial arts friends, here is a link to Montreal’s very own World Combat Arena: https://www.facebook.com/worldcombatarena/