Smash Mountain View Grand Opening!

Amazing day celebrating the Grand Opening of Smash Mountain View! The phenomenal growth of the Smash community is the result of countless people going above and beyond to support each other. We are proud to share our values, community and unique brand of fitness with the amazing people of Mountain View! Just as we have done all over the rest of the Bay Area.

I’d like to recognize the partners at Smash Mountain View. These owners put on a great event and together have built another amazing new location to serve our members.

Over the past few months the team has been working tirelessly to create a location to make the Smash Family proud. It is incredibly difficult for small businesses to be successful. Although the collective experience of our community provides incredible advantages, the work still has to be done. Every locations is different, and has its own unique set of challenges. Make no mistake, the people at Smash work very hard to find success. All the talent and experience in the world means nothing without hard work. But we know hard work isn’t enough. It is commonly repeated in our conversations that we know we would not exist without the amazing people that support us. Our family, friends, members, instructors and fellow owners are the reason why we continue to grow and thrive in the hardest place in the country to open a small business. 

Rudi Ott is leading the Mountain View location. He has worked incredibly hard over the past few months. As head Coach of Smash Fighter and playing key leadership roles in two Smash locations, his experience as gym owner and dedication to the vision has helped Mountain View grow quickly into a successful business. He set up the Grand Opening party, played host, then jumped in his car and drove four hours to corner a Smash Fighter. This is just one of many examples of his dedication to the Smash Family.

Brian Kuhn moved back from Colorado to open new Smash. Brian was one of the first BJJ students at Smash Sunnyvale, he then became a popular kickboxing instructor. A lifelong martial artist, Brian has taught martial arts and fitness for over two decades. Now as a Smash Gyms owner, he was able to celebrate the Grand Opening of his own business along with being promoted to a Jiujitsu Black Belt on the same day. He has worked endless hours to make a beautiful gym. He without a doubt has put in the most effort, time, and money to make Smash Mountain View a success. 

Chris Mendel was one of the first members at the first Smash location. Now he is an owner of his own Smash! Chris is in charge of customer service and is the first smiling face you will see when you walk into Smash Mountain View. He cares deeply about the people in our community and has long wanted to be more involved. We are very fortunate to have someone like Chris sitting in the captain’s chair every night.

Christopher Robertson’s classes are an example to all instructors of the kind of energy, programming and attention it takes to be the best at your craft. As an owner of Smash Hayward he is either teaching one of his many classes or driving around the East Bay and South Bay to give Smash members the best experience possible. Like all of our partners, he has sacrificed immensely for the opportunity to make a significant impact in the fitness and health of more people. 

Leo Shen and Eli Sanchez who have helped build Smash’s disciplines and procedures always jump in head first when we need help at a new location. They have dedicated the past few years of their lives to build Smash and help new locations and owners replicate the success we have had at all our other locations. 

To teach new classes, at a new gym, and build a following from scratch, is not easy! Special thanks to Michael Jen, Zack, Tristian, Mike Olivas, Nora, Jarod, Mario, Brett, Tony, Zeus, Eddie and everyone else that has helped us run classes.

There are countless others that create the support system that allows for the continued growth of Smash. We want to thank Ed Crane who has painted all of our locations and won’t accept any pay. All that he asks of us is to, “Pay it forward boys.” George Melendez, Joe Gonzalez, Steve Chen, Vincent & Margie Chuang, Jeff Pena, Adam Guervara, and many others showed up to help us build. All our partners and instructors that pick up the slack at existing locations to provide us and the organization with an opportunity for growth.

Debbie Sanchez

Michael Jen

Rose Jen

Filip Novachkov

Mario Rios

Jacob Palomino

Lou Noble

Nannette Noble

Tony Gabucan

Jake Tannenbaum

Evan Esquerra

Mark Mazon

Most of all, I’d like to thank the families and significant others of the team for putting up with us over the past few months. Debbie, Quyen, Desiree, Meloe, Alyssa and Dolores, thanks for all the love and support. 

There are too many people to list. If you are part of the community or support system we are thankful. We will continue to dedicate our lives to building an exceptional organization. We are a community of people that will do anything we can to help each other be successful. We just happen to have really good martial arts and fitness classes.

See you in Mountain View!

Rudy Sanchez

Smash Gyms | Founder 

Rudy@smashgyms.com 

Be Inspired at Smash!!! Quotes and Pictures!

Javier Wins the US Open without Giving up One Point!

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. Tony Robbins

 

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. Sheryl Sandberg

 

Get out of your comfort zone! Safe & Fun!

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. Marissa Mayer

 

If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. Donald Trump

 

Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it. Chinese proverb

Patrick Kong in another dominating performance!

 

You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win. Judith McNaught

 

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. Mario Andretti

 

Bootcamp, Circuit Training, Personal Training!

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. Oprah Winfrey

 

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. Denis Waitley

Smash Gyms' 3-time US Open Champ Brian Kuhn

Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.Jimmy Carter

 

The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations. Deepak Chopra

Anyone Can Learn Kickboxing! Beginner Friendly!

 

Do one thing every day that scares you.Eleanor Roosevelt

 

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby

 

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

Smash helps Wrestlers Succesfully Transition to BJJ

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn

 

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Aristotle

 

You get what you settle for. Thelma and Louise

 

Kids Judo!

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. Dhirubhai Ambani

 

I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness. Kanye West

 

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Mark Caine

US Open Champion!

Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. Deepak Chopra

 

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.Steve Jobs

 

Leap and the net will appear. Zen Saying

 

I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous. Sidney Crosby

 

Beginner Friendly

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. John A. Shedd

Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.Tim Ferriss

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

 

Women classes!

Your dreams are ballbusters; they’re not the yellow brick road. Kelly Cutrone

 

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.Ellen DeGeneres

 

Ujam, Yoga, and other Fitness Classes

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. Annie Dillard

 

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

Right Across the Street From Eastridge Mall!

 

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

 

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

 

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.Andre Malraux

 

Every man dies, but not every man really lives.Braveheart

 

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. J.K. Rowling

 

Fun for all age groups and fitness levels!

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb

 

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. Jack Canfield

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain

Martial Arts and Fitness

 

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair

 

Screw it, Let’s do it! Richard Branson

 

You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.Marissa Mayer

 

Strength & Conditioning!

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.Billy Wilder

 

I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself. Albert Einstein

 

Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary. Iveta Cherneva

 

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

 

Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting. Karl Wallenda

 

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand

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