Why did you initially decide to join The Training Station?
Brandon has had a long time dream of fighting in the UFC. He originally became interested in MMA watching it on TV. When he decided it was time to start training, he found The Training Station and Master Dow's training program. The different mix of classes offered and the training plan Master Dow offered made Brandon feel confident The Training Station could help him achieve his dream of fighting in the UFC.
Brandon did end up fighting several years after training. He won his first four fights to become the #1 ranked amateur 170lb fighter in New England. An immensely successful first fight series for a new fighter.
How have your goals changed over your 10 years with us?
Brandon's goals have remained the same throughout his time at The Training Station. He still has a passion for fighting and in his own words has, "A goal of getting to the big show."
What are your goals now?
Brandon's current goal is to get back in the cage sometime this year to fight. In addition to fighting he is working on getting back into a routine training schedule and practicing discipline outside the studio. Master Dow has worked with Brandon to understand that becoming a fighter is more than just showing up for classes. What you do outside the studio is just as important. Brandon can often be seen posting his meal prep on Facebook and sharing eating tips in the studio.
What is your biggest accomplishment you have achieved with TTSNH?
Despite a wildly successful start to his fighting career, Brandon says his biggest accomplishment to date is the self respect and confidence he has gained. To him that is more valuable then any belt or title he could win.
How has your training in the gym helped you outside of the studio in your everyday life?
We think Brandon answered this question perfectly in his own words. "The Training Station has helped me build a better me with everything from friendships to jobs to personal goals."
What classes do you take?
Sparring, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gi and No gi class) I also take Christina's kickboxing class and have taken the Kempo/Jiu Jitsu class.
What advice would you give for a new member?
"Drop down and give me 20!" Brandon jokes. In all seriousness he says, "Enjoy the process, show up, have fun, its a great place to train and make friends."