Fight Rope began only three months ago as a way to share exercise with the world during the last quarter of 2020, and this past twelve weeks were nothing short of amazing! From starting our very first shop site, to traveling around the country and sharing Fight Rope Fitness, to traveling abroad to share our vision of exercise and fitness with underdeveloped communities in Mexico City and their surrounding barrios.
From what started as small vision for active movement in something simple as jump roping, our journey has taken us all over the world, in an outward focused approach to fitness and sharing our gifts with the world through exercise and freedom of movement. We created four different jump ropes, and began teaching in public parks, open gym hours and to the most elite level professional fighters in San Diego. We found ourselves in the heart of high school and college wrestling rooms, churches in the center of Mexico City, and on Naval bases teaching the worlds most elite combat fighting team with one simple goal in mind; Move The Body, Move The Mind!
And we did just that! We began this movement through a hard fought 2020 where the chips were down and physical lockdown was, and is still a reality for so many people. However, we are fighters, and fighting through adversity and obstacles is second nature to the fighting spirit. That same fighting spirit that is forged by pressure, and a deep determination to overcome setbacks, even through a worldwide pandemic. Our stance for a transformed world was bigger than any fear, and our mission was and is to share the importance of physical activity, not only for overall physical health, but for mental health and wellness. Move the mind – Move the body is an all encompassing message that we have a choice and we can control our body and our minds. Be. Do. Have.
“If it’s to be, it’s up to me,” is a sentence that will stick with me forever, taught to me by Choice Center owner – Robyn Williams. My vision for a transformed world through physical fitness and jump roping actually started in the classroom, under the tutelage of Robyn Williams where the focus was outward and the mission was on what gifts I could share with the world. As a world class athlete, a sports law graduate, and a global citizen, I set out to share this gift of jump roping with the world. Something that I always used as a physical educational tool since childhood, through my two tours to the Middle East, and still use to this day as a professional mixed martial artist. The jump rope is something that I always have control of within my own two hands. A two fisted philosophy that was taught by my father, who was also a seasoned professional fighter during my childhood. The same two fisted philosophy that I look to continue sharing with you and the world.
Join me in this mission of sharing Fight Rope Fitness with the world and sharing the importance of physical education to build confidence and competence which are central to our lives as human beings and overall health. Stand shoulder to shoulder with me in presenting the Fight Rope to children, adolescent and adults of all ages to show that we have a choice to live a fulfilled life, not only to improve cognitive performance but for self-esteem and living a transformed live altogether in 2021. DREAM. DECLARE. DELIVER.
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