Thanks to all of our gym members who competed or assisted in the August MATS (Martial Arts Training and Scholarships) fundraiser, which was a resounding success. Funds raised will help provide training opportunities to athletes in need. We'd also like to thank our friends at Lavin MMA in Marin for great competition and collegiality. Finally, SBG NorCal would like to call out Alyssa Kurtz, who not only provided crucial organizing help but excelled in her first-ever match with Coach Kyle Cristin. Ethan Membreno, 8, also excelled in his first ever match with Coach Alan and Lou Medina was a big help with food. Well done!