Las Vegas nonprofit gives MMA lessons to at-risk teens

A local Las Vegas nonprofit called Project 180 teams up with professional fighters to teach them confidence-building MMA skills.

MMA and boxing workouts are great ways to get in shape, meet new people, and have fun. Many people who train in some form of combat sport never fight, but these types of training methodologies are very popular anyway.

A non-profit organization in Las Vegas welcomes homeless, disadvantaged or at-risk teenagers. Project 180 partners with Pro-am Sports Medicine to host free MMA classes for youth in the community.

“Families can’t afford to put their kids in martial arts or extracurricular activities, it allows them to meet new people, after all, they come from every school in Clark County,” the executive director said. of project 150, Kelli Kristo.

James Murphy is the founder of ProAm Sports Medicine and offers classes for high school teens taught by professional fighters. In conjunction with the world renowned Syndicate MMA, Murphy presented his “A Fighting Chance” program. The program consists of 90 days of programming where kids will meet twice a week to learn MMA and boxing techniques.

Classes are taught by professional boxer Shane Mosley Jr. and former UFC fighter Mike Pyle.

“If they learn something, which they use to defend themselves, then great, have a good time,” Mosley said.

If you are interested in this program or would like to help, contact ProAm Sports Medicine directly at (702) 485-5493.

What do you think of these types of programs to help teens at risk?

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