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Meet Elio Tarrago of 305 Fights

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elio Tarrago.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Elio. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started Martial arts ten years old (1970’s) with my twin brother at Allapattah YMCA. Our parents put us in to learn to self-defense since they were housed in (government hosing) the pork n beans projects as Cuban refugees 1964.

Continued at different government funded programs Wynwood community and northwest boys club there, I met first Karate masters benny and mosses colon for over 20 years, achieved black belt and continued the martial arts journey (path). Below are some of our achievements, but the greatest achievements are the ones lived along the way, meeting my life partner (wife) Eugenia Tarrago, teaching and sharing / servicing with my family. Seeing my Nephews and nieces graduate with black belts.

So many students, teachers, friends, family and people that have contributed to life full of blessings, from when we started teaching to this day (hundreds of stories), till this very day we have four years old blind boy, that blesses us with opportunity to teach, share and service. I have ongoing Applied Research of the Martial and Health Sciences form 1974 till present 2020.

During this time has owned and instructed in Four Schools with my life partner (wife) Eugenia Tarrago.
– Twin Dragon Martial Arts
– Total Self Defense and Martial Arts
– Chinese Martial Internal Arts
grand Master Wayne Welsh (old dragon)
– Natural Motion Systems (NMS)
Has the opportunity to hold Three Black Belts
– Japanese Martial Arts
– Chinese-Indonesian Arts
– Chinese External and Internal Arts

The Producer of Fight League (combat sports) on its 8th event. (Downtown Miami) a weekly TV segment in Americateve ch 41
– Former Florida law enforcement
– Conducted workshops for law enforcement, private & public security company and safety groups, (Guardian angels Miami chapter), etc…

But once again, our greatest Achievement it has been the honor, privilege and blessing to have the opportunity have learned, shared and service with all the human beings that have crossed our path. from great masters around the world, to our family, friends, students and people that continue to co-create with us in this great journey.

Has it been a smooth road?
Like all journeys and paths, you want to create them, you have to walk them. All paths journeys have struggles and challenges, I do not want to dwell (focus) on the challenging beginnings, and the present, id rather focus on the future blessings. The greater challenges were for the ones who sacrificed and gave of themselves, my parents Elio & Juana Tarrago (Cuban immigrants), who managed to raise two twins in the government projects, the instructors, teachers volunteers in community centers and special projects who give of themselves. The martial instructors, masters, teacher and coaches (till this day) that give their time energy and service for little or no recognition and compensation.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Our gym is 305fights GYM. Our martial arts system is Natural Motion Systems (NMS) that was created by me, based on my understanding at this point in time from 46 years of martial arts and over 30 years of teaching martial arts, from this journey evolved (combat sports league) I am the Producer of Fight League, we are on our 8th event (downtown Miami). It has be come not only a premier combat sports league in Miami, south Florida by, hosting MMA mixed martial arts, Muay Thai / Kickboxing and grappling (wrestling-judo -jujitsu, etc…) super fights, but we also provide platform to showcase artistic talent, Singers, rappers, artist, dancers and entertainers.

We pride ourselves in giving a platform (showcase) to all up-incoming talent (martial arts & entertainment) and helping them rise. That why our slogan is “where champions rise” not only championship if fighting, But all people (south Florida) that are in their fight to raise for “life-Health-Success”. Form the student taking a martial arts class, the fighter going for a title, but also every citizen that is struggling to reach “the American dream” We are blessed that we have the opportunity of exposing the culture, the energy and the movement of the 305 (Miami area code) south Florida. A weekly TV segment in Americateve ch 41.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I feel that our city, like all cities have the opportunity that you create and co-create. Anywhere you go, you take yourself and you (yourself is part of the creative processes). Our nation USA is not perfect but its the land of opportunity, why do people immigrate to it on a daily basis.

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Eugenia Tarrago

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