Great fun yesterday at the launch of a new Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym in Fforestfach, Swansea.
I joined Bollywood Actress Samira Mohamed Ali to help conduct the official launch of the gym, the biggest MMA Gym in Wales.
Here is the official press release -
On Sunday, self made multi-millionaire Kevin Green and Neath based Bollywood Actress Samira Mohamed Ali launched the biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym in Wales – CHRIS REES FIT2FIGHT MMA GYM at Ystrad Road, Fforestfach, Swansea.
CRA Fit2Fight gym was the launching pad for the new MMA online TV Channel for Wales - www.mmawales.tv and local film crews and local media were invited along to see all the facilities in the new 100-person capacity gym.
They all had the chance to meet and see two of the local MMA Pro fighters, Brett 'Pikey' Johns and Dino Gambatesa demonstrating the sport.
It was a family day, and a raffle was held to raise money for Cancer Research Wales.
Kevin Green likes to keep fit and healthy on a daily basis, but participated in MMA training for the first time ever on Sunday.
He said; "This is such an exciting venture to launch here in Swansea especially in the current challenging economic climate. It’s great to see small businesses such as the Chris Rees Academy and Fit for Life expanding and being in tune with the exploding MMA market that’s sweeping across Europe.
"I am fully supportive of the gym, and I have also committed to being one of the main sponsors of the new MMA WALES TV”.
Samira Mohamed Ali will start her fitness training next week with Chris Rees, before she goes away on March 20 to India to film her biggest Feature Film to date BADSHAH.
She said "I think the new Fit2Fight gym is great because it offers self-defence classes for women and kids in the schedule every week, as well as tailored classes for members wishing to get fit. Bearing in mind the atrocities against women in India recently, I feel it’s so important that women learn self-defence to protect themselves in society."
Photo: Left to right: Kevin Green, Chris Rees, Euros Jones-Evans and Samira Mohamed Ali.
Chris Rees Academy has more than 1,000 members across South and Mid Wales and is taught by Chris Rees, the only black belt Brazilian Jui-Jitsu Instructor in Wales.
It has clubs in Swansea, Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Bridgend.
Kevin Green is also involved in coaching under his own brand of Kevin Green Wealth (KGW) and is a ‘Dynamo’ role model for the Welsh Government, inspiring young people in schools and universities to set up businesses.
Green is a self-made multi-millionaire and social entrepreneur. He is one of the UK’s largest residential property landlords and a multi-business owner.
Samira Mohamed Ali, former Miss Europe who lives in Neath will start filming her fourth feature film on 20th of March in Kannada, Southern India.