Area Martial Arts Successful in Tournaments
Members of the Martial Arts Academy of Southern Pines, Inc. have put together a successful summer.
Recently members of the academy, which is an affiliate of Team-Roc, traveled to Fredericksburg, Va. to compete in a Mixed Martial Arts event.
Larry "Chuck" Hughes and Lee King both fought in the 155-pound weight division. Hughes won his fight in 58 seconds using an armbar to submit his opponent. King, who was making his debut after taking the fight on a week's notice, won his fight 87 seconds into the first round when his opponent tapped out.
MAASPi head instructor Roy Marsh as well as students Todd "Sleepy" Phillips, Henry Cumberland and Jim Head, prepared and cornered the fighters.
M.A.A.S.P.i. also previously competed at Battlefield Fight Challenge's "The Battle 2" in May. Student Jason "Red Bull" Dillon won his first fight in 1:17 in the first round via tapout due to strikes. Another Team-ROC member, Rusty Cook, knocked out his opponent in 18 seconds.
In April, Hughes earned a win via decision at a match at Carolina Fight Production's "The Return" in Raleigh, NC in a tough battle in front of over 4000 people.
The Martial Arts Academy of Southern Pines, Inc. teaches Gracie Jiu-jitsu, M.M.A., Combat Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do and can be reached at 910-692-2164.
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