Martial arts aces coming

Two world renowned martial arts instructors from Las Vegas are coming next month to give seminars. United States kickboxing champion Danny Davis Jr. will hold a seminar on Muay Thai kickboxing and multiple grappling champion Derek Weaver will pass on tips in Brazilian Jui Jitsu at the UCCI on 23 June.

This came about through local martial arts expert Bob Daigle meeting them in Vegas two years ago and keeping in touch. “A special thanks to Cayman Airways for their support,” he said. “Not only are they providing two plane tickets from Miami, they are stepping up and flying in four students from Cayman Brac. Justin French, our representative in the Brac, said they are extremely grateful for the opportunity to take part in the seminars in Grand Cayman.”

Daigle met the pair at former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir’s training camp. “I trained a little bit with Danny and we talked about him coming to Cayman to share his knowledge of kickboxing.

“Derek is not only a champion in grappling he also has a masters degree in finance. He is eager to teach the young people of Cayman Brazilian Jui Jitsu.

Weaver’s instructor is six-time BJJ world Champion Robert Drysdale. Weaver is also a training partner for No.1 UFC heavyweight contender Mir.

He is on an incredible winning streak and has just won four North American Grappling Association tournaments in a row. He competes in the advanced 205 and 225 pound divisions.

Davis is a national kickboxing champion and a pro mixed martial arts fighter who is also a training partner for Mir.

Not only is Davis a sought after kickboxing instructor in Vegas he also advises at risk kids. He grew up on the rough side of Las Vegas and founded his own music production company and produced several CDs and performs all over Vegas and California.

Daigle said: “We would also like to thank Burger King for their generous support as well Cayman’s No.1 MMA bar Aqua Beach. In the evening after the seminars Aqua Beach will be also hosting UFC Brazil on pay-per-view. The seminar instructors, local MMA fans and students flying in from Cayman Brac, Honduras, Bahamas and Jamaica will all kick back after an intense day of training to watch it.

“We also thank Cambridge Real Estate company. They have agreed to sponsor four youngsters for these seminars. In fact, our goal is to have one or two students aged over 13 from each school sponsored for the seminars.

“We have 12 spaces sponsored. Anyone interested in learning mixed martial arts and would like to take part in these seminars email us at [email protected] and tell us why we should select you.

“Also we would like to give a special thanks to Lisa Ebanks of Villas of the Galleon for providing accommodations for our visiting instructors. Kenny Florian and Peter Welch still to this day talk about their incredible stay at Villas of The Galleon.”

For more information contact Bob Daigle at [email protected]

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