Despite practicing martial arts in his teens, Euros never found it to be the escape from reality that he craved. Last year he found himself easily distracted, over weight and would often lose focus while at work. Euros also injured his back in a Car Crash a few years ago, which he still has not fully recovered from and is affecting his training sessions.
In January 2012, a close friend enrolled him in the Chris Rees Academy in the hope that it would help him physically as well as improve his mental attitude. Euros began learning Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu with the Gracie Barra Predator Team.
Chris Rees is the only instructor in Wales to hold a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, with over 20 years of Martial Arts experience behind him. He also holds Black belts in Traditional jiu-jitsu, Shotokan karate and Aikido. Chris quickly saw potential in Euros and gave him a reason to train. Euros took a personal challenge to take on a Semi-Professional bout in an MMA fight on 14th July.
Celtic Carnage Weekend 14-15.07.12
The Celtic Battle MMA fights will be taking place in the Carmarthen's United County Show Ground on the Saturday evening as part of a packed weekend of events:
TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE CELTIC BATTLE
To buy your tickets or reserve your VIP Tables contact Chris Rees on 07546 410199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 14th July
Timetable of events:
10am Wales' Strongest Man - Citroen van deadlift, Last Man Standing Axle press, Fire Engine Pull, 350kg frame walk, 440kg yoke walk, Atlas stones. Guest referee Terry Hollands, the 3rd strongest man in the World. THIS IS A QUALIFIER FOR UK'S STRONGEST MAN.
4.30pm BBQ and beer tent outside, to watch local World Champion tug of war team Llanboidy, take on their arch rivals from Hay on Wye.
6.30pm CELTIC BATTLE MMA fight night, 12 fight card, including 2 British and 2 Welsh Champions and a female bout. Pro , semi-pro and amateur fights. Full licenced bar and VIP area.
Full size outdoor funfair for all the family, food stalls, entertainment, refreshments, sports related stands and displays, sports nutrition stand by NRG fuels.
Sunday 15th July
10am. The first ever Wales' Strongest Woman and U90kg Wales Strongest Man, both British qualifiers and U90kg European qualifier
Other events taking place in between will be: Chris Jenkins, World Power lifting champion and Gaspari athlete will attempt to break some European records at deadlift and squat.
Martial Arts Display Team
All events are at Carmarthen's United Counties Showground and will be held indoors, although if good weather, some events can be held outdoors.
For more information please visit http://www.celticcarnage.com/