Anderson Silva. Wanderlei Silva. Mauricio Rua. Cris “Cyborg” Justino.
These are some of the top names in MMA who started at Brazil’s Chute Boxe Academy. The camp’s aggressive style has made it a go to for MMA and Muay Thai fighters from across the worlds.
Gerson Schilipacke soon opened a US branch of the gym in 2004 in Long Beach, California, and 12 years later, they expanded to a second location in Redondo Beach.
We went to the newest location to talk to co-owner and veteran MMA fighter Natasha Creger to talk about the facility and what has kept the gym so popular, especially with the growing interested of Muay Thai.
We will post part two of our interview with Creger tomorrow, talking about her recovering from injury and her take on the current state of the women’s divisions.