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Muay Thai Instructor Lukasz Banach Prepares for Babes and Brawls 5

December 8th, 2010


Auroa, Illinois ( IL ) -- Most people spend their lives wishing that they could do what they love for a living. For Carlson Gracie Team MMA head Muay Thai instructor Lukasz Banach, who is competing at Babes and Brawls 5 at the Atlantis Gentleman's Club, everyday is a reminder that he is living his dream. Lukasz will be making his third appearance fighting for Carlson Gracie Team in a Muay Thai fight that will surely have fireworks.


Having moved from Poland in 2007, Lukasz came to America with an impressive Muay Thai background. Training with Perfekcja Tarnow under Maciej Baran in Poland, Lukasz was able to develop into a lethal striker in the art of Muay Thai. Muay Thai is a form of kickboxing that is referred to as the 'Art of Eight Limbs,' since it utilizes punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes. By the time he arrived in America, Luckasz had won multiple International titles.


Training and bouncing around from a few different fight gyms in the Chicago suburbs, Lukasz finally came to Carlson Gracie Team MMA where he became the head striking coach in August of 2010. A group of 15 fighters followed the Muay Thai Champion to CGTMMA and work diligently in the ring day after day. Now you can find as many as 50 members in one of Lukasz' Muay Thai classes. You can find Lukasz in the ring sparring with many of his students' as he is preparing for a December 11th fight night at Babes and Brawls 5.


Stepping into the cage against the Muay Thai coach will be Nakia Hyde from the highly respected American Top Team affiliate from Indianapolis, Indiana. Despite the opponent coming from a great fight camp, Lukasz continues to focus on fighting his fight and not his opponents. Regarding the fight, Lukasz added, “As long as I'm not fighting one of my students, it doesn't matter who is in the cage across from me. I'm going to focus on what I do well and give the fans an exciting fight.”


With a tough fight ahead, you will find Lukasz comfortable with where he is at as a fighter and coach. Few know that while in Poland Lukasz had studied Physical Education where he attended University and eventually continued his passion as an educator. Now that the Polish Muay Thai Champion is teaching in the United States at a gym where he can pass on his knowledge, Lukasz finds himself not only teaching but teaching what he loves. Lukasz will show his passion for competition at Babes and Brawls on December 11th as he takes on his opponent from American Top Team.

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