Caren and I would like to invite you all to please come join us for Open Mat on New Year’s Day to see the new space and begin 2016 in the correct stance! The address is 1280 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. The doors will be open 12 – 4 PM. The first day of official classes will be Monday, January 4th with Muay Thai from 6:20 – 7:30 PM, Jiu-Jitsu from 7:30 – 8:30 PM, and MMA from 8:30 – 9:30 PM.
We will also be hosting a grand opening party at the end of January, details to be announced, so stay alert for that announcement.
In the meantime, we want to wish everyone a Happy Yuletide and thank you all for the love and support, both for the new school and for Dustin’s pro debut. Here’s to great things to come and a truly excellent 2016!
Thank you everyone who came together to support Dustin Moore in his Bellator 147 Pro MMA Debut. Obviously, not the result we wanted. The ref made what can only be described as a controversial early stoppage in the 1st round, but I am so very proud of Dustin for standing up and seizing the wonderful opportunity that Bellator offered him.
It takes some serious grit, determination and courage to step onto such a big stage on such short notice. The struggle to get all his medicals completed in a few weeks for his pro licensing was a much harder battle than the one he had in the cage, but he conquered that one and is NOW a fully licensed professional fighter, living the dream. I am honored to be his coach.
I’d also like to thank my fellow cornermen Palo Tung and Jerome Auttrey, for being professional, courteous, and level-headed throughout the process, as well as the entire FreeFall MMA team that came together to support him via buying tickets to the fight, purchasing a Team Moore shirt, or making donations to help defray the cost of his medicals. Dustin’s mom, Sandra, Michelle Bayuga, and Caren Elise Camblin also have our love and thanks for all the support during the previous 2 weeks of absolute madness.
Many great things to come from this young man and FreeFall MMA in 2016!
December will be a big month for Santa Cruz-born MMA fighters. Luke Rockhold will contend with Chris Weidman for the UFC Middle Weight Title on December 12th, in a very highly anticipated match up.
And now, we’re happy to announce that before we even open the doors, Freefall MMA fighter Dustin Moore will make his professional debut at Bellator 147 on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at The Event Center at San Jose State University (opponent to be announced)!
Very important: From a promotional point of view fighters, like musicians, get judged on their draw, so please show your support for the hometown kid by using his last name ‘Moore’ in the Offer Code section when you buy tickets. This is HUGE for Dustin! Click the following link to purchase tickets (using the code ‘Moore’):
Given that this tremendous opportunity comes on such short notice the Professional licensing process for Dustin is going to rack up some expenses, largely due to the several medical exams and procedures he has to go through outside of his health network in order to get them done on time. Toward that end we are selling these Team Moore T-shirts to help offset the cost. You can buy this shirt and/or simply make a donation via Paypal to support Dustin in this monumental move forward in his MMA career. Click on the Photo to Pre-Order this shirt!
If you would like to make a Paypal Donation to Dustin’s Pro Licensing Fund, then click HERE!