“If you don’t have a strong foundation, you have nothing”.
On Wednesday we received our full order of mats and as such we are now in the process of cutting them, fitting them, and placing them all along our designated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing sections. With over 4500 square footage of padding and mats, we’ll have ample space to accommodate classes of virtually any size. Our team got together for some Hard-Knocks-styled manual labor and laid down most of the matting. On Saturday the efforts will continue to finalize all of our functional flooring, turf and mats included. Several members of the HKickboxing family joined in, including Gilbert “Durinho” Burns.
Next came the cages. So far only 4 fences separating the fighting “ring” and turf have been installed, but there’s still more to come. Then finally came the beams that will be holding our punching bags for our Hkickboxing sessions. Over 20 of them were installed, so all of you boxers can rejoice; it’s going to be kickboxing galore in here.
Our facility is looking less and less like a construction site and more and more like a gym. But not just any gym.
The ball is finally rolling. Hard Knocks 365 is starting to come together. With our grand opening scheduled for the 17th of July, it’s safe to say that is crunch time.
Last week we had all of XPE’s turf delivered for their combine and athletic training programs. Three days later, a huge part of the free-weights area was set up as well. On Wednesday, the sign was put up on the building. And yesterday, the mats for H-kickboxing were delivered. All technical aspects of the gym such as lighting, air-conditioning, plumbing and bathrooms are completed; now, we are just in the process of fitting the gym with all training materials to make it fully functional. In fact, our facility is so functional, that XPE has already begun to train its athletes. Click here for video.
There are very few missing puzzle pieces left. Our MMA areas still need to be retrofitted with their respective equipment, but beyond that, HK365 will be good to go.
The biggest names will be gravitating towards our facility. Point in case, Michael Johnson, Michael Chandler and Danny Roberts stopped by last week for a go-kart race next door and were impressed with the up-coming facility. Fighters of their caliber will be just some of the few that will be training at Hard Knocks 365.