Touchstone Members Fighting for Education
On Sunday, September 18th, two Touchstone members will be brawling it out on San Pablo. Fighting for Education, a fundraiser brought together by the Alcazar Scholarship Fund, By Any Dreams Necessary, and Rocha Scholarship, will be hosting MMA exhibitions, raffles, and a fight between Andy "Mustang Andy" Sondag of Diablo Rock Gym and Tone "Iron" Chin of Berkeley Ironworks.
Both fighters are members of Victor Damian’s Touchstone boxing classes. The pair have been training hard for the event. “I started taking cardio boxing classes at DRG in February, and then started sparring at Berkeley Ironworks shortly after,” said the 150 pound Sondag. or lose, I'm really just excited to see how I stack up and check this off my bucket list.
Sondag photo by Eric Lagace
Lagace, a cardio boxing instructor at Diablo Rock Gym and Andy's trainer, will be in his corner for the event.
“My fears are driving me to train harder than I normally do. I'm conscientiously eating better; I'm healthier; I'm in the best shape of my life,” said the 144 pound Chin.
Chin photo by Eric Lagace
Lagace took some great portraits of the class fighters. Check them out in his two Facebook galleries
and also in this gallery
There will be a number of other fights, food, a dj, and a great fund-raising event. The Alcazar Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to transfer students transferring to UC Berkeley. By Any Dreams Necessary provides scholarships to students pursuing a career in Art. The Rocha Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for university applications.
Tickets will be sold for a minimum donation of $20. Groups will receive one free ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
Please contact Jose, Garrett, or Luis for a ticket:
Jose Rocha (510) 798-1827
The event will be held at the Modern Combative Gym on San Pablo at noon with the first fight at 1pm. But as Chin said, “When you see a punch coming back at you, that's when fighting begins.”
Cardio Boxing with Victor Damian, part 2 from Berkeley Ironworks on Vimeo.
Training at one of the cardio boxing classes
Stop by Touchstone and check out some of the awesome boxing, jiu jitsu, and other fighting classes offered.
Labels: Boxing classes, Eric Lagace, Victor Damian