Discover the inspiring journey of Erik Carrillo, a seasoned MMA coach who owns and operates Anointed MMA in North Amarillo. Learn about his passion for coaching and his dedication to instilling self-confidence, discipline, and respect in his students.
Erik Carrillo, a seasoned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) practitioner, has not only found success in the ring but has also discovered his true passion for coaching and mentoring the next generation. With his own gym, Anointed MMA, in North Amarillo, Carrillo is dedicated to instilling self-confidence, discipline, and respect in his students.
Carrillo’s journey in the world of MMA began at the young age of 12. However, his initial focus was not on striking or boxing but on jujitsu. Over time, his love for the sport evolved, and he developed a deep appreciation for striking techniques.
When asked about his decision to start his own gym, Carrillo explained, "I’ve always had a passion for coaching and everything. I was supposed to come here and coach, and you know, nothing was working. I was like, ‘Okay, what do I need to do?’ And so I was like, ‘Why don’t I just start my own thing?’
Carrillo believes that thriving in adversity is a crucial life lesson, and he aims to impart this mindset to his students. He emphasizes the importance of self-confidence, discipline, and respect in becoming a successful MMA fighter. According to Carrillo, these qualities differentiate a fighter from a true mixed martial artist.
Anointed MMA is not just a gym; it’s a community. Carrillo’s goal is to provide an outlet for the young people of North Amarillo and allow them to explore their own unique style within the realm of Muay Thai. He believes in giving back to the community that has shown him tremendous support.
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|Erik Carrillo, a seasoned MMA practitioner, is the owner of Anointed MMA in North Amarillo.|
|Carrillo started practicing MMA at the age of 12 and eventually fell in love with striking techniques.|
|He believes in instilling self-confidence, discipline, and respect in his students.|
|Anointed MMA serves as a community and offers an outlet for the young people of North Amarillo.|