Ian and IsaacLujan Revisited: TheLostInterview

February 12, 2008 by  
Filed under BJJ Stuff, Interviews:, Onra, Special Forces


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1. What motivated you into combat sports and Martial Arts?

My Mom’s brothers and cousins are big MMA fans so someone is always having a UFC or Pride Fight Party. We started to really get into MMA by just watching the fights and hanging out with our uncles. My Mom’s brother is Thomas Calvo (PXC / Preba Hao Fighter) and has also encouraged us to take up MMA.

2. What are some of the benefits you’ve gained from Martial Arts training?

 Our training has helped us to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. We’ve gained more confidence by knowing that we can defend ourselves if necessary, however, we have the mental discipline not to hurt others or cause trouble. Our Training Program has also helped us improve the skills we need to compete at a national level.

3. What do you understand about the Guam MMA and BJJ scene?

 We’ve heard news that there has been negativity as a result of recent incidents on Guam involving our youth. We hope that we can influence others by letting people know how this sport has helped us in a positive way.

4. As children active in this sport, what do you think can be done to cultivate a healthy environment?

Frequent tournaments sponsored by local businesses may help promote a healthy environment. Perhaps some of the local fighters should reach out to the communities and discourage violence. Free classes and seminars for our youth.

5. What is the most difficult thing about training?

Balancing school, training and friends.

6. Please give us a schedule in your training?

Mondays / Wednesday – Muay Thai / Jiu Jitsu, TUE / THU – Jiu Jitsu

7. What are your ambitions in Martial Arts?

We both want to be UFC or Pro MMA Fighters. I (Ian) want to earn a black belt in both Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. We also want to someday share our knowledge with our local talent who want to pursue a career in MMA.

8. Do you have anything you want to say to the People of Guam?

We’ve lived out in the Mainland for a long time but we are proud Chamorro’s and will always represent Guam no matter where we are in the world. We hope that our story will help encourage our youth to look at MMA in a positive light.


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