MMA and BJJ gyms often get walk ins from very shady characters.
This is what recently happened at the Train 4 Life Center MMA academy in California.
An alleged thief called Omari Garland walked in for a training session and openly challenged a pro but much smaller MMA fighter Terrance Saeteurn who has a Pro MMA record of 1-0 and an impressive amateur record of 8 wins and 1 loss.
The gym intagram account explained what happened:
“WOW! Another COWARD post! First off, please get this straight; T4L, its coaches, staff and members do not condone violence. However, WE ARE DEFENDER OF PEACE, OUR COMMUNITY, OURSELVES AND THOSE WHO CANNOT DEFEND THEMSELVES. We take this very seriously and we feel it necessary to get this info out to the public. Sorry for the foul language in the video…
This man without a shirt in the video decided to come in, sign a waiver and train with us last night. He then decided to threaten a much smaller man, one of our coaches saying, “I’ll beat you down.” Now, every last week of the month is spar week here at T4L. So, we let them spar and he quickly learned he messed with the wrong one, called Time-Out in the 1st round with 1:30 left on the clock(look at the red clock bottom right). Gym justice served. But it gets more interesting…
With internal investigation, we found out this mans name is Omari Garland, we have a signed waiver from him. Garland was arrested last month for assaulting a 70yr old man in front of his home at gunpoint in Fairfield. You probably heard about this assault. Police found the elderly mans phone on him investigated and tied him to several more crimes!! Here’s the kicker…
How does Omari Garland FREELY WALK INTO OUR TRAINING FACILITY A MONTH AFTER ASSAULTING AN ELDERLY ASIAN MAN AT GUNPOINT?! Then threaten a much smaller asian man at our facility?!?! Unacceptable.
City officials, police departments and citizens of our community, I hope you realize now after shutting us down for 2 years that MARTIAL ARTS GYMS ARE ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES.
Ladies and gentlemen, realize these scumbags have no stamina and no skill. With basic skills and decent conditioning you too can defend yourselves against an attacker. Go TRAIN!!”
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