From Our Editors
When he was 5, Gustavo Larrea took his first martial-arts class, embarking on the long journey that would eventually lead him to open Larrea Mixed Martial Arts. But he wasn't content with only a second-degree black belt in shotokan karate and kickboxing; instead, he kept learning, studying Brazilian jujitsu under Renzo Gracie—a member of that sport's first family—and being tutored in mixed martial arts by pro coach Keith Trimble. He and his staff seek to pass on what they've learned through kids' martial-arts classes that teach respect and discipline and kickboxing fitness classes that use punches and kicks to vanquish calories. Their jujitsu and MMA classes ensure students have the confidence to enter the octagon cage that guards their TV remote. No matter the fighting style, instructors ensure that students proper technique, build lasting endurance, and learn the life skills of goal setting, concentration, leadership, and self-discipline so integral to all of the martial arts.