Colina Roja is a Muay Thai and mixed martial arts club, based just outside Camposol near Mazarrón. The club started 10 months ago and has students from 8 years to 50+ years old. Our coach is Jose Mares a 6th dan black belt, who is supported by the students' parents, which makes the whole club feel like a family.
Saturday 11th of March was the club's first competitive outing. We competed in Petrer, Valencia at an inter-club competition. On the day, all the kids entered the ring, fought and held their heads high as they stepped out of the ring unaided. The fights were against some quite high level opponents. In the mix were gold, silver and bronze regional and national champions which is why I stated that the kids left the ring unaided.
As a spectator on the day and a father of one of the fighters, I can assure you that the kids gave a good account of themselves and did the region proud. This was the first fight for the club, but we hope to do many more. Watch out at the upcoming Camposol Fiesta; you may catch a few rounds there.