JONATHAN SUMOGAT, known as "SPARTAN", MY DISCIPLINE IS MIXED MARTIAL ARTS-CENOJAS FIGHTING SYSTEM
MMA Davao: where do you train and who trained you?
CENOJAS MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AND MY TRAINOR IS SHIHAN MARS CENOJAS
MMA Davao: how long have you been training on that discipline?
SINCE JUNE, 2008
MMA DAvao: What enticed you to train martial arts?
MMA Davao: what is your base discipline? (karate, aikido, wushu, BJJ etcc..)
CENOJAS FIGHTING SYSTEM
MMA DAvao: who inspired you to train
MMA? MY FIRST INSPIRATIONS WERE MY SENIORS IN OUR TEAM LIKE SENSEI LARROZA, SENSEI JEMERY, SENSEI TANGAYAN AND SENSEI JUBERT WHO WON IN SOME MMA FIGHTS.
MMA Davao: how did the name "spartan" came about?
IT WAS SHIHAN MARS IDEA BEC. IN THE GYM WE HAVE ALIASES, AND I ALSO LIKE IT JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIE 300. NAGUSTUHAN JUD NAKO ANG MGA WAR TACTICS SA MOVIE AND I WANT TO APPLY IT WITH ME.
MMA Davao: before MMA what competitions did you join or compete and how well did you do on those events?
AT FIRST IM MORE FOCUSED ON BJJ AND GRAPPLING COMPETITIONS AND I WON SEVERAL TIMES ALREADY. GANAHAN LANG JUD KO MAGDUMOG OG KALUOY SA DIYOS MAKUHA NAKO ANG KADAUGAN.
MMA Davao: I see on some of your posts on FB that you have strong faith and a very God fearing individual. How does this apply on you as a fighter?
MMA Davao: other than MMA have you thought of wanting to be somebody in your life? other profession?
YES, I REALLY WANT TO FINISH MY COURSE IN B.S IN EDUCATION. I WANT TO BE A TEACHER TOO.
MMA Davao: what does spartan do when he is not in training?
I ALSO TEACH IN THE CENOJAS MMA AS AN ASST. INSTRUCTOR, I ALSO SELL BOOKS AND OTHER THINGS. IF YOU WANT TO ORDER JUST PM ME. MASKI UNSA LANG POD AKO GINABALIGYA MGA PRODUCTS SA AMO CHURCH. BY THE WAY, BAKA GUSTO NINYO ORDER NG SOYA MILK JUST LET ME KNOW TO.... HEHEHE
MMA Davao: Any people that you want to say hi or thank with?
FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK THE LORD FOR GIVING ME GOOD HEALTH, FOR ANSWERING ALL MY PRAYERS. I WANT TO THANK MY PARENTS FOR UNDERSTANDING ME, THANK YOU ALSO OUR MASTER MARTIN CENOJAS FOR HIS LEGACY AND MOSTLY, I WANT TO THANK MY MENTORS SHIHAN MARS AND SHIHAN MARCO FOR THEIR UNTIRING SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT TO ME. THANKS ALSO TO ALL THE CENOJAS MMA MEMBERS AND TO YOU DOC VICENTE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. GOD BLESS US ALL.
THANK YOU ALSO COACH STEPHEN KAMPHUIS OF KAMPHUIS-FABRICIO PHILIPPINES FOR BELIEVING IN ME AND FOR YOUR GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT.
MMA Davao: In behalf of MMA davao I would like to thank you for this opportunity to interview you!! Good luck on your fight career and continue representing DAVAO!!! We are proud of you!!!
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