Saturday, December 12, 2013, WCK Muay Thai Show results from the Pala Recreation Cneter
For many years, Master Bob Chaney and his wife Sarinda have been dedicating themselves to the sport of Muay Thai and over that period have coached a long list of world champions. When they say they’re working with a special talent, they’ve got everyone’s attention.
That special talent is the 23 year-old, 5’10” Bradly Guachino who was featured in Saturday night’s Main Event at the Pala Recreation Center in Valley Center taking on Andrew Gabriel of Extreme Power Muay Thai in Oceanside, CA.
From the outset, it was clear the explosive Guachino wasn’t worried about accumulating points, he was after the knockout and before you knew it, he had his opponent in trouble against the ropes. In Round #2, Guachino continued where he left off, working Gabriel over with both kicks and strikes until the referee stopped the bout to give Gabriel a much needed eight count, a much needed respite to survive another round.
The end came early in round three after the referee decided Gabriel had taken far too many blows to the head.
In the show’s opening bout, Bout #1, they had Alejandra Placencia of Riverside, CA facing Ariel Hunt of Victory MMA in Point Loma. Not only was there a disparity in skill level, Pacencia was much taller and 20 pounds heavier. Hunt showed a tremendous amount of courage as she kept pressing forward, forward into the wide, looping, but accurate punches of Placencia.
In Bout #2, it was Jose Rodriguez of Perris Valley Thai Boxing giving a dominate performance over Renee Sanchez of the Bob Chaney Family Martial Arts in Murrieta, CA.
At the outset, it appeared Sanchez would control the bout as both his punches and kicks were landing flawlessly. By Round #2, the tide had turned. Here Rodriguez had been playing coy in that first round and used it to measure distances and study his opponent’s tendencies.
By the third round, Sanchez was tiring and the referee decided to step in and call a halt to a fight that had become one-sided.
Sanchez was getting pummeled. Rodriguez had begun to set his opponent up with the hard kick and following with a big overhand right.
Bout #3 ended with an unpopular draw between Renee Hernandez of Riverside, CA and “Razor” Ray Gallardo of Team Double Dose Muay Thai of Fontana, CA.
In Round #1, Gallardo used these hard, ferocious kicks to the thighs to hammer Hernandez. Able to weather the hard kicks, Hernandez fought back with a vengeance in Rounds two and three with hard shots to the head. After each of Galardo's looping misses, Hernandez was right there with a hard counter. These hard counters befuddled Gallardo and you could see the frustration on his face as he failed to block them.
Since Hernandez had finished strong, the partisan crowd felt he should have been awarded the victory and as a result booed the decision to call the bout a draw.
In Bout #4 it was Michael Jaegar (5-1-1) of Extreme Power, Oceanside, CA taking on Dan Ulloa of Victory MMA of Point Loma. This was another bout that had several momentum swings and more than its share of knockdowns. Jaegar’s ever so slight advantage coming out of Round #1 was erased by Ulloa’s accuracy in both punching and kicks in Round #2.
The third and deciding round went to Jaegar who at that point was throwing more and landing more of the telling blows. His stamina was truly amazing.
In Bout #5, the fans saw complete domination by the much taller Jose Muhr (5-0) of Team Double Dose Muay Thai, Fontana, CA. His quick whipping kicks and accurate punches frustrated Shane Sapp of Undisputed Fitness Downtown who kept pressing forward but to no avail.
From Round one on, Muhr had the crowd oo-ing and ah-ing with each blow. First it was this high kick to the left side of Sapp’s face in Round #1. Then nearing the close of Round one, Muhr caught Sapp with one of those H-bombs, the ones that made Daniel Jeffery Henderson famous.
After a knockdown in Round #2, Sapp became even more wary of Muhr's slugging power and hung close, often holding at every opportunity.
Bout #6 saw Teresa Garcia of Valdez Muy Thai get the win over the tough, in-your-face Evonne Aguilar of USKO Riverside.
After Garcia scored an early knockdown, this fight was all Aguilar’s. Throughout the match, she had a glove in Garcia’s face or had her head snapping back. How the judges concluded that Garcia won, will remain a mystery. Aguilar sent Garcia to the canvas twice in Round #2 and most every punch of any consequence was thrown by Aguilar.
The crowd booed the decision and one onlooker shouted, “What were they looking at, she beat the crap out of her!”
Bout #8 featured two 13 year-olds, Paulo Saka of the Undisputed Fitness and Training Center in El Cajon and Victor Beltran Jr. of Imperial Beach. In this one, it was Saka getting the win by being the busier of the two, especially as it pertains to the knee kicks.
More about Mr. Guachino
Even though Bradly Guachino grew up in a martial arts environment, his father studied Tae Kwon Do, his parents emphasized the importance of all sports.
After an older brother, Bruce, took Bradly to his first Jiu Jitsu class, young Bradly fell in love with it. After some research, he enrolled in Gracie Humaita in Temecula where he’s trained for four years and recently received a blue belt.
Early 2011, his father brought in Master Chaney to teach him Muay Thai at the Pala Recreation Center. At this point, you could say Bradly is now doing two a days, working out in both specialties.
Fast forward to Saturday’s Muay Thai contest
After overwhelming Andrew Gabriel on Saturday night, January 12, 2013 in a Muay Thai bout, Guachino improved his record to 7-1-1. On Saturday, January 19, 2013, one week later, he’s planning to fight his first MMA bout on the Xplode Amateur Fight Series in Valley Center, CA
To complement his already arduous training, Master Chaney sent him to train with Brian Harper at Team Quest in Oceanside, CA.
Master Chaney feels the major advantage the young fighter has lies in the great family support as well as the work ethics instilled by his father, Bruce.
“The downfall of many of the fighters I’ve taken to fight in Dream, the K1 events in Japan or the UFC lie in the distractions brought on by their dysfunctional or chaotic personal lives,” said Chaney. “Bradly has an amazing work ethic and the total support from a loving, supportive family. He’s very athletic, has a great chin and the killer instinct. His future is very bright as long as he stays focused.”
Bradly and his brother Bruce teach over 40 students enrolled in a special mentoring program provided by the Pala Tribe under the tutelage of Master Chaney. The opportunity to steer the youthful tribe members away from drugs and alcohol has been rewarding and they’re hoping to expand the program.
His short term goals are to maintain as clean a record as possible. Long term, he, like all young aspiring fighters is hoping to get a UFC contract and some serious titles in Muay Thai.
Chaney family keeps themselves busy
Bob Chaney has trained 217 National Karate and TKD champions, 27 Karate and Tae Kwon Do world champions, 11 National Muay Thai champions, 8 World Muay Thai and Kickboxing champions, two World MMA champions and co-promoted over 35 televised Muay Thai and Kickboxing events. He’s a former World Karate Champion, Song Moo Kwan (Kuk Ki Ryu) 8th degree black belt, International Tae Kwon Do Federation 8th dan black belt, former U. S. international Karate Team fighter/coach and international Judge and referee. He’s also been inducted into no-less than four Martial Arts Hall of Fames.
Sarinda Chaney has a third degree Black belt in both Karate and TKD. Besides her teaching duties with the young Ninja warriors, she’s the President of the IKKC international sanctioning body and an International Muay Thai/Kickboxing judge.