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Isaac Doederlein Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar Versus Fitness Montebello

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Schedule for this Upcoming Week

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Versus Fitness 2017- New Year, New Gym, Same Great Training and Vibe

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I hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday season. We appreciate your patience as we get our New facility up and running. We are still working and putting some finishing touches together but we can't wait to show off the amazing new space we have.

Our Re-Opening Date is Tuesday January 3rd

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Versus Fitness 2017

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We Will Be Moving Friday December 23rd

Our Last Classes at the Original Versus Fitness location will be this Thursday night with Coach Mike and Coach Roland! Stop by and get your last training sessions and say your farewells to the walls we called home.

We will be Closed Friday, Saturday(Christmas Eve), Sunday(Christmas Day) for Regular scheduled classes.

Please stay tuned for more information on a possible Christmas Eve Open mat and next week's schedule To-Be-Announced.

Regular scheduled classes for Wednesday and Thursday!

(New Location will offer larger mat area, boxing ring, punching bags and much much more)

Have a Merry Christmas and we will see you soon.

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New Location is Located within the Montebello Town Center

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The day after the tournament and my newsfeed is filled with pictures, posts, videos from yesterday’s event. There are a lot of memories being shared by proud parents and friends of the largest team we have ever assembled for a tournament and with this particular event being the largest it has ever been.

Back in Oct 2013, I was asked to referee at one of the first Kid’s Dream events. The Versus Kids were still new at the time and had not yet begun preparing for competition. I got an understanding of what it was like to be on the other side of the coaches and crowd. One reason you won’t find me being too rough on the refereeing. It’s a tough job with an experience and learning process in itself. Too often I see high...

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I remember being too shy as a kid to go out in front of people. My parents wanted to sign me up for sports teams in soccer and baseball but it wasn't until my younger brother went out there that I gave it a try. My earliest memories were that I had fun playing soccer but not so much baseball. At minimum I enjoyed the nachos at the concession stand. They hand-cut and deep fried their own chips and they were delicious. It just wasn't my sport. I tried out and because I could run fast on the bases and I could throw relatively straight, I made it to Minor A. I didn't belong there to say the least. I was uncomfortable and awkward.

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I made a Post early 2013 with a picture of an empty room. It was a blank canvas to me and sometimes when I don't know what to draw or paint, well, I just start by putting up colors I like, then lines, then ideas start to form and we go from there. We make mistakes, we make adjustments. We add more color, we erase and take color away.

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Versus Kids did a Fantabulous job at the Dream Jiu Jitsu tournament.


Their hard work leading up to one of the largest Jiu Jitsu tournaments in Southern California(over 750 competitors from 100 academies), as always, was especially awesome to see. We have mighty little individuals but we shine because we stick together as a team. The team had altogether over 40 matches for the day. Our coaches including myself are mentally and emotionally attached to every single one of them. Its difficult not to be really. We see them in class struggling on a technique until they get it, sweat drenched uniforms from all the hard work and getting to know all their different personalities.

I'm proud of all the Versus Kids. It was great to see all the fami...

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Group Fitness Classes in Montebello | Fit2Fight

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If you are reading this then you are, in fact, alive. But if you are reading this and you were part of the Fit2Fight class at Versus Fitness, and you participated in the workout and finished it, I would have to say you are more alive than those who did not. (you may be dead exhausted but that is not my point)

What makes us alive? What gives us life? How do we get the most out of life? Hey! Relax one question at a time. A quote from the movie “Hitch” said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” Sounds kinda of romantic but tonight’s workout was anything but romantic.To go back to the quote, people WERE taking a number of breaths and as the moments ticked by, it was apparent SOMETHING was taking their breath away.
There was a lot of emotion in the room. Anger, desperation, regret, thoughts of failure, surrender and despair. People’s wills were being tested as they stared at the list of uncompleted tasks on the wall every time they made their laps back. So what makes us alive? The struggle, the strife, the grind gives us life. The ability to keep moving forward, sometimes fast, sometimes a crawl.Remember, frustration can be good, it means you’re uncomfortable. It means you’re in the growing stage. We work out of the lows and enjoy the highs.Sitting complacent and comfortable is nice but once you stop fighting I believe you stop living.
What does all this have to do with working out? It has everything to do with working out. Doing some exercise no matter what you’re doing is a fight. You fight with yourself everytime you think about working out whether you’re going for a run, to the gym or to jiu jitsu or kickboxing class. SOmetimes it’s an easy fight sometimes it is a struggle.It all comes down to motivation.
Your body and mind due to years of evolution will always choose the path of least resistance. Your mind will turn on you, tell you to quit, it will give you very real and valid reasons to pause or stop. It will “turn on” aches and pains in your body, suddenly you remember you have to get home to “do something”, all of sudden you remember how comfy your couch or bed is. These are all mechanisms of the mind to save your energy and wear and tear on your body.
It’s Fight or Flight and everyone fought tonight. It wasn’t pretty but none of you gave up. From the looks of it, all of you that participated tonight, indeed had these thoughts.I know the idea of “just quit” entered your mind. I don’t know if what kept you going was me yelling “Let’s go” or the thought of being strong for your newborn or the goal you set for yourself that you want so bad. The right motivation is what will push you through it or sometimes pull you through the struggle. Turn off that flight option. You are all fighters. You all have what it takes. Be better every day. This is marathon not a sprint, keep moving forward and never give up. I look forward to seeing you all on the mat working toward your goals
I’ll leave you with this great time traveling quote I saw. Think about it and see how you feel.
“When I’m scared to tackle an obstacle, I close my eyes and pretend im an 80 year old man who regrets not tackling all the obstacles he wanted to in life. Then when I feel like that old man, I say to myself, “I wish I was young again”, then I open my eyes….And BOOM! I’m young again.” ~ Hopsin

If you know someone that is looking for a good workout in the Montebello San Gabriel Pico Rivera Alhambra area, Bring them in to Try a Class for Free. Versus Fitness wants to help with all your fitness goals.
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Martial Arts in Montebello-Have You Ever Wondered If You Could Do It?

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Before I ever set a foot in a martial arts studio or took my first martial arts class, I like many other kids my age at the time wondered about what it was like to do Karate like Daniel-san or Wrestle like WWF stars ”The Undertaker or Razor Ramone (who was my brother’s favorite)”. I grew up in the 90’s, so if you don’t know who these super stars are, please go ahead and do a Google search. They were sort of childhood icons for fighting styles, like Rocky Balboa for boxing or Bruce Lee for martial arts as a whole.
As kids, we pretended to be like these people and play fought out in the yard or in our bedrooms. We threw kicks, punches, wrestled, someone always got hurt or wanted to stop but the other partner kept going to far which turned into a real fight. Three facts were certain. 1) We had no idea what we were doing; 2) Our parents did NOT encourage this behavior and; 3) Martial arts influenced our lives growing up.
So why did I end up walking into my first dojo at age 23? I’m pretty sure it just boils down to my parents did not encourage that kind of behavior and I didn’t really fight to push the matter. My parents were traditional, so we signed up for Little League, AYSO and YMCA Basketball. Soccer was not something my dad was familiar with but once he saw his sons were pretty good at it, he learned to appreciate it. Now, he fully endorses the sport and even today is an avid soccer or futbol fan. (He even does a soccer dance, ask him to show you)
On some level, martial arts and fighting were always part of my life. One story comes to mind of a backyard boxing match my friend (May he rest in peace) and I set up some 15 years ago. I trained hard for it, a lot of roadwork and sit-ups. I didn’t train too much boxing technique because why? I knew it all. We video-taped the ridiculously sloppy backyard brawl and I won pretty decisively. I immediately ran home to show my dad my winning footage. Needless to say, he was not as happy as I was. Martial arts came down to fighting and fighting was just not encouraged in my household.
Even in high school before a soccer team was formed, I trained with the Wrestling team and loved it. The coach saw potential in me but when the high school soccer team finally materialized, I moved over to the grass and left the mats behind. I had to choose because they were the same season. Little did I know I would make my way back to the mats.
Now martial arts is practiced for a variety of reasons; self-defense, competition, as a hobby, to increase physical fitness or to improve and help the practitioner in physical, mental and even in spiritual development. Yes, training martial arts does involve fighting or sparring, but that is when you get to a point where the skills you develop over time will be tested against another opponent. But first, especially in the program we have at Versus Fitness & Martial Arts, your first opponent is yourself.

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Kids and Adults alike, need to face some really daunting tasks, coordinated body movements and challenging exercises on a daily basis. It can be scary and those facing these tasks need to be very aware of their own thoughts, the “I can’t” or the “there is no way I can do that!” and the “I’m too sore to practice!” are just a few of the type of negative thoughts that can hold you back. Our greatest enemy is surely ourselves when it comes to trying something new and getting outside our comfort zone. Learning to fight these thoughts, put in the work no matter how much you sweat, blister, ache or pain, will undoubtedly take you to another level only those who train will understand. Those who have learned to metaphorically drop elbows on and push away those negative thoughts will find new levels to challenge themselves with.

I’ve found that people who train consistently learn to use this newfound strength outside the gym, in the workplace, the home and in traffic of all places. You become more balanced; you make better and healthier choices in diet and most often than not become calmer and more poised in difficult situations.

I often look back and wish I could have started earlier with my training. I know for fact it could have helped me immensely, not only on how to protect myself better but maybe with giving me more practical knowledge, confidence and awareness of avoiding bad situations in the first place.


Martial Arts in Montebello-Start Your Training Now Don’t Wait

Martial arts for me now is a way of life. If I go to the local 24HrFitness, I train to be stronger or have more endurance for training on the mat. The patience and humility I have found on the mat I try hard to be congruent outside and off the mat with myself and my business. I will continue to become better and help others become better. I see how it can change lives and that is what I am drawn to.

If you have ever been like me and wanted to train but for some reason the stars didn’t align, I encourage you to try out the classes at Versus Fitness & Martial Arts. We have a great beginners program for Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Get your kids started as early as 4 years old in our Kids Martial Arts program where they will learn great techniques as well as what it takes to be courageous and confident.

Call us today (562) 743-2866 to set up your FREE Gym Pass to visit any and all of our programs for free. Nothing to buy just Come in, have fun, learn something and Get started Today!!
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