Looking for a big win June 14th Angel Figueroa vs Julian Rodriguez

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Angel “El Fuego” Figueroa

2 weeks ago I jumped on the opportunity to work with Angel Figueroa to help train and strategize his big fight against decorated amateur champion and signed Top Rank fighter Julian Rodriguez on a televised Top Rank Show. It’s in Angel’s attitude that he fears no one in his weight class and pushes himself to the max every day in training. This is why he chose to test the unbeaten prospect from Jersey while
putting his own unbeaten record on the line as well.
From what I’ve been seeing in training, Rodriguez better be ready for a war!

 

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Meet and Greet UFC Fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye At The Round By Round Org Fundraiser

January 11th 2014 mark your calendars! Meet and greet the UFC and Cleveland’s own Jessica “evil” Eye at the Round By Round youth organization benefit fundraiser “Youth Fight For Fitness” as she will be taking photos and signing ad-benefitautographs. We will be also raffling signed Jessica Eye and other merchandise. Be sure to follow Jessica’s career as she climbs the ranks for a chance to fight for the UFC title!  Our mission is to raise funds to help the youth fight obesity, learn Self Defense and build self esteem and confidence through mixed martial arts training along with a phenomenal nutrition program starting out at Strongstyle Martial Arts Training Center. *Funding Goal: Reach 4,000.00! If our goal is met, ticket purchasers automatically enter into the drawing for the first 20 kids to start a 1 month FREE membership!

GOALS: Free Memberships for qualified youth, Fight Youth Obesity, Build Youth Self Confidence and Self Esteem, Learn Self Defense and Life Skills.

Location:  Rock City Tap House 5326 State Rd Parma Ohio

FOR NON PROFIT!

Help us help the youth!

Pre sale Tickets 25.00. 

At the door 30.00

All you can eat and drink Free (Beer & Liquor and Quality food)

Call or email: Coach Scott Neal 2162585252 for tickets or info (lawrencescottneal@yahoo.com)

In the corner of Wilkins ” The Hurricane ” Santiago

Great opportunity came my way to be in the corner of Wilkins Santiago July 13th at the mountaineer casino on the Roy Jones Jr. Promotions as Santiago looks to improve to 10-0 And crack the top 30th ranking. He will be facing tough Gilbert Venegas 13-9 who has tough fights with Jesus Soto Karass and Mike Jones.

It’s going be a great fight and Can’t wait!image

The “Mental Edge” applied into the fight game

Tonight I’m going to give out a snippet of a new book that I’m writing called ” The Sweet Science Applied into MMA”. It’s an informational book on my experiences,  personal knowledge, strategy, and tricks of the trade in Boxing. In this snippet, I talk about  mind programming in the “Mental Edge” section. With studies in the field of NLP, (neuro linguistic programing) and observations in the fight game, this is what I came up with..

MENTAL EDGE:

 

I’ve seen fighters lose the fight before the fight even began. To get the mental edge, you have to figure out how your mind works. Your mind is like an advanced computer and like any computer, you need the right program for the situation. You need to put positive messages in your mind. For example, if you go into a fight thinking “ I knock people out” but if you go against an opponent that you cannot knock out, you must change your program to “ out pointing him” to a decision. If you cannot change the program, it puts the fighter into a state of confusion when he does not get the knock out. He then becomes mindful and will not be as efficient.bad-boy-promotions-12-10-11 354

I remember experiencing a fight where the fighter ( a champion noted for his knock outs ) was losing the fight on points. When he came back to the corner, the trainer asked him if he wanted to stop the fight in an attempt to motivate him. The fighter clearly was still “in” the fight and still had a really good chance of winning. But after his trainer asked him that, the fighter was not the same and  at the end, he quit.

If we go back and look at that statement “do you want me to stop the fight?” in his mind, “stop the fight” was embedded into his subconscious. Now by him being a champion and a noted knock out artist, not being able to knock out his opponent put him into a state of confusion. Then after his trainer made the statement, that’s when he lost it. The fighter was fed the wrong programming.

 

POSTIVE PROGRAMMING

 

A good program to run before training or a fight is to picture yourself not winning, but executing your combinations with accuracy. Picture your movements precise! Act tough. You want to use good physiology. You want to use good body language. Put a good positive statement into your mind. A good statement that worked for me was “ I LOVE THIS!” I went into a judo tournament once where I broke the golden rule and did not train properly. I was beating myself up with negative messages and then I found the perfect program to run through my mind. I asked myself,  if someone were to attack me on the street, how would I react? If someone was to attack me now and my life was in jeopardy, there would be no excuse but to survive! I ended up taking first place! You have to get the right positive message into your mind to give you that mental edge.

Brian Rogers looks to advance at Bellator championship tournament season 8

February 14th 2013, NE Ohio’s own Brian Rogers looks to advance at the Bellator championship tournament over 9-3 Dan Cramer on Spike TV.
Team Rogers from StrongStyle has done their homework on the tough opponent and are prepared for whatever Cramer brings in the cage.
Rogers coming off an impressive win over Dominique Steele in Dayton with a new mind set, skills fighting at long range strikes, and using angles.
It’s going to be a great card, look for more updates!

Team Rogers from StrongStyle head coach Marcus Marinelli, Pablo Castro (BJJ), and Scott Neal (Boxing) and the rest of the StrongStyle fight team

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Big plans for 2013 (Goal: Getting the Youth involved!)

With knowledge, talent, support and resources comes with responsibility.
My partners and I sat down and discussed not only what we want to accomplish in 2013, imagebut WHO we wanted to affect. The youth IS our future! And with that said, what we would like to see happen is the youth off the streets and lead productive lives. We are aiming to create a non profit youth program called “Round by Round” that involves self disciple, nutrition, competition and self defense. Someone asked us a very interesting question..”what is going to keep the kids interested?” that will be challenging but we are up for the challenge!
This is where the talent, resources and support will be on our side. We will be implementing exciting boxing and self-defense programs along with seminars and “meet and greets” with top local up and coming contenders and the game.
We are going to be targeting high school and elementary students, especially students battling low esteem and bullying problems.
Our goal: Make an impact in the community!

I want to thank my partners Ray Rosa CEO with Cleveland boxing and MMA scene and Luis Cartagena from Minority Business Development Agency for sharing ideas and the motivation in trying to make a difference