My name is Jamil Estayo. I’ve been training here for about a year and a half now. What brought me to The Arena is I was just interested in some kickboxing and Muay Thai drills. Never really did any stand up combat before. I did judo and wrestling in high school for a little bit, but I never really understood the standup game, so I came to The Arena.
First time I came here I worked with Coach Chuck. His progressions drills, his pad drills and everything, just fell in love with it. Personally, I feel like I’ve gotten way better. If I ever wanted to get into a competition, I’d feel super confident with Coach Chuck and also Coach Vince’s classes. Everybody here is super friendly, super helpful. During the classes I was training with really high elite fighters. It was really an honor and great opportunity to train with them because they gave me a lot of their insight, a lot of their techniques as well. Not just Coach Vince’s or Coach Chuck’s techniques, but there’s a lot of the best of both worlds pretty much.