Antdawgs MMA to Host next War of Lions Modified MMA Tournament!
August 23rd!! On-line Sign up coming Soon!!! Were are Looking forward to making this a fun, fair and good experience for everyone involved! Open to kids, Teens, and Adults all levels from beginner to advance division!!
We all had lots of fun at the summer camp. Here is a few pics of the kids having some fun.
Antdawg gets a nice writeup on mmaweekly.com. Head on over and check it out:
Discipline, Honor, Strength Respect ingredients in Champions
By Arnold Flores & Roger Barlow
Coach Anthony ‘Antdawg’ Figueroa is a disciplined passionate loving community leader, teacher, mentor, friend, father, husband and family man. Passion and focus are intertwined in Antdawg’s MMA four pillars: Discipline, Honor, Strength, and Respect. The four pillars are the philosophy of Antdawg’s mixed martial arts gym and the backbone of a community. More importantly, these values are the foundation for building healthy disciplined future leaders.
During the last several months, Coach Anthony could be seen around the gym training kids of all ages as well as transforming the lives of many adults who want to be lean, mean, in shape machines. After training the adults and kids, Antdawg continued with his personal training in preparation for the fight. Antdawg’s training was intense and he was frequently seen with beads of sweat dripping like an open faucet from his brow. His gym clothes stuck to his well-engineered body; defined shoulders, chiseled abs and chest, bulging calves, defined arms and legs. More important than training the top engineered body that has been in the making since he was a young kid is Anthony’s laser like focus. Ant’s eyes were intensely concentrated on the target, his opponent, because Antdawg wanted to be crowned new champion in the Jr. Flyweight King of the Cage fight. Thanks to this intense physical and mental traning, that is exactly what happened at the Gold Country Casino on November 30th as Antdawg outmaneuvered, countered, blocked, slugged, elbowed, kicked, and wrestled his opponent Josh Paiva to take the throne and title of Jr. Flyweight King of the Cage.
However, bringing the 5 intense life changing, bone crushing, and hard hitting rounds of fighting to be crowned the new champion to a conclusion was not an easy feat. The short 10-15 minute fight is life changing for any well-conditioned and disciplined athlete. There is always more than meets the eye. Many people who have never set upon a goal such as this, or honed their physical and mental skills for such a highly physically and mentally demanding activity, might get the impression that these guys are Neanderthals who want to pulverize and destroy each other. The extraordinary feat to become a champion involves discipline, honor, strength and respect. Antdawg lives and breathes this philosophy. In order to outlast the entire five rounds, conditioning exercises must be incorporated in every workout. Every 5 minute sweat drenching round causes oxygen debt as a result of dealing and receiving powerful blows, defending, countering, and attempting submissions. As the body strives to achieve the maximum output, the lungs expand to full capacity. The fighter’s body must be in astonishing shape to combat oxygen debt and fatigue as well as to capture a full lung of O2.
Anthony explains, “Training is geared towards knowledge, technique, conditioning, and defensive skills. I practice what I preach and instill the four pillars philosophy to our kids and parents.”
Honor, strength, and respect follow discipline, but must have a motivation. The motivation must be set in motion to accomplish goals. Honor means integrity. Integrity is the essence of everything successful. Antdawg did not cheat or take a short cut to become champion. He endured many long days of disciplined training. He nourished his body properly. He’s spent countless hours building his mental, emotional and physical strength. Strength is not just muscle within bodies in motion. Strength is the ability to take a crunching blow, kick, or body slam, and have the will power to stand ground. Will power is a type of new muscle that must be tapped by the mind, body and soul. Strength ebbs and flows in our mind, body and soul. Antdawg possessed a strength, passion and will power that delivered the championship. Oh, and “Keep your hands up at all times!” says Anthony Figueroa.
Antdawg fought an incredible fight and brought home more than the championship. For our (his) kids, families, and community…he brought home HOPE for our future leaders, and showed them the road to championship.
Brianna “The Bull” Vanburen is looking to show the WMMA world that she is capable of competing with the best and trying to put herself in line for a shot at XFC Gold! clink on this link to read up on her upcoming Fight october 18, for the XFC in Nashville, TN. More info on the XFC web site.
We will be taking the JR fight team to Compete this weekend saturday 28th, at War Of Lions 2 Modified MMA Tournament! In honor of the Jr fight team THEIR WILL ONLY BE A 8AM YOKE FIT! CLASS.
Tournament is located AKA 7012 Realm drive -San Jose, Ca. Spectors Fee is 10.00 Send us your good vibe and Have Good weekend if we dont see you at 8am Yoke Fit!
Antdawg steps Back in The Cage November 30, 2013!
Head Coach Anthony “Antdawg” Figueroa is set to Fight Josh Paiva out of Fairfield, CA. for the King of The Cage Jr. Flyweight Title on November 30, 2013 in Orville,CA. at the Gold Country Casino. Its time to plan a trip to Nor Cal and show your support for the Coach as he Challenges for his third MMA Title. You can get tickets online at http://goldcountrycasino.ticketforce.com/default.asp?SearchMonth=11/28/2013&MV=11/30/2013 or if you can’t make the trip up to northern California it will be televised on MAVtv you can check for your local listing here http://www.mavtv.com/ .
Coach Brianna and Assistant Coach Anthony represented the Dawgpound Fight Team in Sacramento at the NAGA grappling tournament. Anthony stepped it up and competed in a higher weight class and still placed 2nd in gi and no gi. Brianna placed 1st in gi and no gi and brought home a belt & a sword. No injuries, couple of new decorations, and lots of experience, so it was a great day!