Hey everyone! Thanks for tuning back into the blog! It's been a while, 2 years since my last blog post in fact! Man, time flies. I will be posting content in some way, shape, or form on my blog daily moving forward, please stay tuned!
I wanted to take a moment to talk about what 2020 has been like for me thus far and what the future has in store as well!
So BOOM, 2020 starts off great! The gym was doing well, people were learning, having fun training, and more. Then COVID-19 hit and the gym was forced to close down in March. It was devastating for business owners around the world, but I remember initially when the shut down happened we thought it was only affect us for 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks, we'd be able to reopen right?
Wrong. 2 weeks passed, then another 2 weeks, then a month, and still no sign of reopening. The government was offering PPP loans and EIDL loans and more but unfortunately we were unable to receive any of that funding. Thankfully several members of Dynamite kept their memberships active and that helped us weather the storm a bit but ultimately Dynamite needed to close.
All throughout the pandemic, I had fallen into a depression. My livelihood was taken away from me! And when I had to close up shop, it was even worse. However, God had bigger plans for me!
My wife and I decided to move out of Chicago and head down to Greenville, South Carolina. We wanted to move out of Chicago several years ago, before I opened Dynamite. However, I really wanted to see what would happen if I opened my gym. And the gym flourished for many years before closing. Once it closed though, we knew that's when we had to take that leap of faith! And we are so happy we did.
We arrived in the beginning of September and got settled in. We're doing great and we have a bunch of great things on the horizon! While my wife and I miss our family and friends back in Chicago, Greenville has been a blessing and we look forward to planting roots here!
As far as Dynamite Kickboxing is concerned, I'm in the final stages of negotiation to open in a brand new location here in Greenville! I'm extremely excited to get back to my life's passion and share it with the Upstate of South Carolina!
On top of that, I am getting back to my digital outlets as well! I'm dropping this blog today, but beginning Monday I will be putting out my Combo of the Day clips again, Film Study Fridays, Technique Tuesdays, and more! Fight analysis, fight predictions, the Dynamite Kickboxing Podcast, and more! I've been planning everything out for months and I'm ready to give you all the best Kickboxing content in the world!
In closing, 2020 has been both the best of times and the worst of times, but just like fighting, you have to keep pushing through to win! The gym will be up and running again late 2020/early 2021 and I'm going to be pumping out a TON of content! The future is bright!!!
Thanks for tuning in and rocking with me. I'm excited to share with you all, stay tuned!