The Competition Team - December 2018

The Competition Team - December 2018

This month, CORE was represented on a local, state, and world scale in Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, CORE had athletes compete in the 2018 IBJJF No Gi World Championships. Nathan Haddad and Erick "Thor" Hastings both won the Bronze medal for their divisions. Haddad competed in the Purple Belt Medium Heavy Weight Division and Hastings competed in the Blue Belt Ultra Heavy Weight Division. Hastings also won the Silver medal in the Open Weight Division. Michelle Day (Blue Belt) and Alvin "The Kid" Robinson (Black Belt) also competed. You can check out all of their matches on 

In Boxing, Timothy "Mayhem" Moten, Jongin Choi, and Cesar Diaz Vega represented CORE in the Louisville United Pro Boxing Event at Bourbon Hall. Moten, a Heavyweight, won his match with a first round 37 second KO, bringing his professional record to 3-0. Choi, a Super Middleweight, won his professional boxing debut with a TKO in the first round. 

We also had our youth boxers represent CORE in the Kentucky Silver Gloves. Gabriel "Hollywood" Shepherd (75lb), Oscar "Jefe" Fernandez (90lb), and David "Manos de Piedra" Lemus (100lb), all won their divisions. 

In Muay Thai, Shakeel Harper-Hernandez and Luke Powrie both competed in the Farang Fight Series. Harper-Hernandez won his Amateur Muay Thai Debut fighting at 155lbs.

We are very proud of all of our athletes this year. Thank you all for representing the team. We are looking forward to what you all will bring in 2019. 

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