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Carlson Gracie Team MMA Muay Thai Instructor Viet Nguyen
Babes and Brawls IV winner by submission!

August 16th, 2010


Viet Nguyen

Ford Heights, Illinois (IL) — This past Saturday night Carlson Gracie Team MMA Muay Thai Instructor Viet Nguyen laid it all on the line in the cage at Babes and Brawls IV!

The pressure was high as the house was packed tightly not only with mixed martial arts fans but also a large number of Carlson Gracie Team MMA students.  The tension in the building was thick as this popular Muay Thai fighter made a spectacular entrance with elements of both Muay Thai and Gracie tradition.  After appearing at the stage entrance, Nguyen honored Muay Thai tradition by bowing to the corners and then made his way to the cage at the front of a Gracie style line.

In the end, Viet shined under the intense spotlight and come away with a decisive victory!  Surprising many in attendance, the Muay Thai instructor took his fight to the ground and ended it with a deep rear naked choke in under a minute.

'As a Team MMA instructor Viet had an unbelievable amount of pressure on him to perform well.  If a fight team fighter loses fans and critics can be forgiving.  If an instructor loses fans and critics question his professional ability and credentials' said Jeff Neal.

'Gill punches hard!', exclaimed the Muay Thai instructor. 'He has a very long reach.  I thought I was well out of striking distance when he threw a hard punch at me and connected with my eye!  After going at it with him a bit I decided to neutralize his height advantage by taking it to the ground' he added.

Whats next for Viet? 'I am going to let my body heal up and focus on teaching.' he remarked. 'After some time off, I will talk to my coaches and see what my next steps and options are.'

About Carlson Gracie Team MMA - located in the Chicagoland area the school provides top level training, instruction, and classes in Mixed Martial Arts.  Classes are specialized to the various disciplines; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ( BJJ ), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing and Wrestling.  Instructors at all schools have strong specialized backgrounds that allow them to improve greatly any facet of a students Mixed Martial Arts style.

Locations are conveniently located with easy access to Schaumberg, Streamwood, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows amongst others.  Programs are geared for all ages and skill levels.  From professional fighters to members who are training as a hobby, Carlson Gracie Team MMA provides a gym to improve anyone's ability regardless of their fitness goals.  Carlson Gracie Team MMA provides fitness programs and martial arts training which are quality alternatives to family martial arts schools and karate schools in addition to big box gyms such as X-Sport Fitness, Life Time, Bally's and others! 

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