Monday, December 28, 2009

Grand Master Flavio Behring returns to Utah

Hey Gang!

Grand Master Flavio Behring will be in Utah. As most of you know he spends a lot of time around the gym when he's here so you never know when he will be teaching. Try to arrange you schedules to be in the gym as much as possible in January. I look forward to seeing you all put your best foot forward in January.


Monday, December 14, 2009

We’re implementing a dress code of sorts at the gym, kids! Starting January 1st it is required that you wear an Absolute t-shirt while participating in kickboxing or no-Gi! If you are not wearing a Team shirt, you won’t be able to participate.

Shirts are on sale right now, until December 31st.

Short sleeve t-shirts are $10.00 and long sleeve shirts are $15.00!!!

Don’t delay, and buy shirts now! Also, Rob has managed to get a screaming deal on Vulkan Gis. Vulkan Gis are lightweight and dry quicker than most; they will be perfect for the summer! They are also pre-shrunk, so drying them won’t be a problem. Order them at the front desk with Rob or Camrann by December 31st!

White Gi-$120

Blue/Black Gis-$130

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Meet Chelsea Kilpack...

Hey Gang. I wanted to share something I recently came across killing some time learning more about the folks around the gym, to my surprise I came upon this wonderful account of someone in our gym and her first experience with our gym..... Meet Chelsea Kilpack!!!

First of all sorry for putting you on blast Chelsea, actually as I write this I'm envisioning her threatening me with a head kick, for the picture attached to this but wait til you see her most current photos :), as its been nearly a year training with us at Absolute MMA.

February of this year was a month that changed my life. I joined a mixed martial arts gym, Absolute MMA. My little brother (Braeden) had watched the fighting movie Never Back Down and started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu out of a small gym, with a guy that turned out to be a total whacko. When my mom pulled him out of the gym (which was actually a loading dock in an industrial complex,) he began researching for a new place to study; thankfully, he found Absolute.... read more here

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Absolute Fighter Denver Merrifield-Nirva

Sorry for the delay folks, but here is the scoop on Denver’s fight!

Team Absolute’s, Denver Merrifield-Nirva had his first fight (and victory) at the Ultimate Combat Experience on November 7th. Denver has overcome some minor hurdles on the path to the cage; shortly before a scheduled fight in June his arm was broken at a Muay Thai seminar, and the night before the UCE show, another fight was cancelled due to a lack of blood work completion from other fighters.

Taking the fight at the last minute proved to be a wise choice, and UCE was very lucky to have such a talented fighter step into their cage. Fighting at bantam weight (135lbs) he proved how strong his Muay Thai skills are and won the fight by TKO approximately two and one half minutes into the first round. His commitment to training and his unfailing determination were plain to see, on his feet and on the ground. Congrats to Denver and a big thanks to everyone on the Team that showed up to support him!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

No-Gi Grappling/Submission Tournament

Hey Gang! There is an upcoming tournament in Heber; this is fairly short notice, but here is all of the information that's available:

Aggressive by Nature presents it's very first No-Gi Grappling/Submission Tournament
When:December 10th 2009 @ 6pm
Where: Wasatch County Special Event Center
415 South Southfield Road
Heber City, Utah 84032
For directions go to

No points and No time limit; Submission Match!