Since early 2016, Emily has been an avid student of mixed martial arts. She jumped right into Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing. Later, she put it all together in the Teen MMA class. Emily quickly makes friends with new students and is a fierce competitor. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this young warrior! Learn more from the Question and Answer session with Emily:
Q: Before I joined Rothwell MMA, I was looking for:
A: I joined because I would normally just go home after school and be lazy. I gained weight and my parents encouraged me to join a sport.
Q: Fears that have held me back before include:
A: Before, I was concerned about being an outsider. After a few classes at Rothwell MMA, I felt at home.
Q: My first day:
A: My first day was somewhat awkward because I didn’t know anyone but I made friends fast.
Q: I chose Rothwell MMA because:
A: I chose Rothwell MMA because I had fun and my parents felt safer that I would learn how to protect myself.
Q: Other members are:
A: Other members are wonderful! We often say we are Rothwell family, and it really feels like that. I can be open and honest with most everyone I train with. We all strive to help each other improve.
Q: The coaches are:
A: The coaches are hands on and help me learn the technique and reason for a particular move. They also show me how to make corrections.
Q: Since joining, I have learned:
A: Since joining, I have learned a variety of Kickboxing, BJJ, and MMA moves.
Q: The progress and results I’ve seen are:
A: I have lost weight and learned how to protect myself.
Q: The improvements I have seen in other areas of my life are:
A: My schoolwork and attention have improved because now I have something to earn (so I can keep coming to class.)
Q: I keep coming back because:
A: I keep coming back because I feel safe here and like learning MMA with my friends.
Q: My goals:
A: My goals are to learn new moves and continue to improve my fitness.
Q: My favorite move/position is:
My favorite kickboxing move is a spinning back fist.
Q: Other fun facts about me:
A: I like to watch car racing with my family. I am good at coding and enjoy playing volleyball too.
Q: What I would tell someone who was thinking about joining Rothwell MMA:
A: Join! You will make new friends and see results fast.
Want to learn more about our family? Check out previous Rothwell MMA Member Spotlights HERE.