Austin is one of the first Rothwell MMA youth members. He joined us in 2011 and is a very serious martial artist who is dedicated to his sport. We have watched Austin grow from an energetic little boy to a responsible, more mature, young adult. His attitude and school grades have also improved over the last 5 years.
Austin has been a great leader and teacher for the younger members as well. He takes his time explaining the details of a move, demonstrates proper technique, and encourages others to do their best. We are glad to have Austin as a part of our Rothwell MMA family and can’t wait to see him in the octagon one day!
Austin’s tale of the tape: “When I first came to Rothwell MMA, I knew nothing about Kickboxing or Jiu-Jitsu. I was just a regular kid. I joined Ben’s gym when I was 6 years old. I have a lot of energy and my grandparents thought this would be a good way for me to burn that off.
I did Jiu-Jitsu for two years and when I turned 8 years old, I started Kickboxing. After about a year, I earned my Kickboxing Orange belt. What keeps me going during class is encouragement and just believing in myself as a kick boxer.
Ben Rothwell is the one who inspires me along with Coach James. I really look up to them. When I first started here, I knew nothing about martial arts and now I have a BJJ Green belt, Kickboxing Orange belt, and a dream to be in the UFC one day. I have come a long way and I am going to keep on pushing. Then, maybe someday I can pursue my dream of being in that ring and being champion.”
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