by Shira Springer, WBUR News, June 21, 2017
Walking up crooked, dimly lit stairs, you wonder, “Is this the right place?” There’s sheet rock, an old toilet and a discarded vent pipe in the stairwell, but no signs for Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts.
After a couple flights, you hear music and follow it. You open the door to Level Ground and step into a big, bright, welcoming gym with music pulsing from a stereo, kids readying for class and the founder’s dog, Corn Chips, roaming around like he owns the place. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, Jan 16, 2015
Shana Pasapa, a single mother of two, has become a top-ranked martial arts fighter in Saskatchewan with determination and hard work.
Pasapa has won multiple medals competing in Jiu-Jitsu and frequently wins at major tournaments of the sport.
Jiu-Jitsu began as a recreational interest for Pasapa a few years ago. Despite a busy schedule working at a warehouse during the day and taking care of two young boys, Pasapa has found enough time to train and excel in the sport. Read the rest of this entry