Professional MMA fighter, Ashton Nemdhari is determined to reach his goal of competing in the UFC, despite the challenges he’s faced through injuries, surgeries, parenthood, and the pandemic.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Nestled in historic downtown Chillicothe, you’ll find a newly relocated gym. Monster Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been in the area since November 2018. Professor James “Monster” Mullins opened the Monster Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self Defense Academy in Chillicothe with the mission of helping every student reach his or her highest potential through […]
Preparing for a fight can be frustrating and time-consuming in this difficult year. And for Julian Connerton, who has so much going on, is continue to prepare for his upcoming bouts.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Do you know the kind of person that always does the extra work, puts in the extra effort, goes that extra mile? Well, we do! That person is Sarah Cook, a talented martial arts athlete and instructor at Uplift who has been inspiring us for more than 8 years now! Sarah Cook is an amazing […]
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — He might only be in first grade, but he is mighty! Meet Mason! A caring big brother and son who is an exceptional athlete. He loves to be on the court, in the pool, flying high with gymnastics and most of all, kicking it at UpLift Martial Arts. When he’s not practicing […]
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Avengers might have superpowers and they call Spider-Man amazing, but have you met Luis? Luis at only 5 years old is a dedicated martial artist. He tries his best at every class whether it is online or in person. Striving to be the very best and even learning advanced techniques like a […]
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Evelyn is a pleasure in every class she comes to whether it is online or on the mat! She brings determination and effort to everything she does. This leader is just 5 years old but she sets a great example everywhere she goes. Learning to read and achieving her newest Tiny Tiger Belt […]
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — What do you call a kid that loves martial arts, family, fun, Legos, making balloon animals, and volunteering for his community? Well, you’d call him Andrew Yim! As a young black belt leader at Uplift, he’s been working hard with distance learning taekwondo classes while focusing on math, science, and the occasional comic […]
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — No challenge is too big for Lily Schneider! She might only be 10, but she has a thing called “moxy”. She’s determined, competitive, caring, and always up for an adventure. In fact, Lily’s life has been one big adventure so far! She started martial arts classes in New York before she moved to […]
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Meet the Gebhardt sisters! They may be twins, but they are both one-of-a-kind! These two bring a smile to everyone they meet. Lily is a poised, confident, and focused role model. Alexis is a joyful leader who never gives up. Sisters that kick together stick together, and it’s our pleasure to teach […]