Weekend Warrior: Ryan “Scotty” Theunissen

Kick boxer, 29, Owner of Black Lodge Video

1

I wake up and either do MMA training or Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. In the evening, I do MMA training followed by Muay Thai training and finish off with Fight training. I haven’t competed in anything, but I train constantly to fight.

2

I’ll be fighting in the ring in October. The goal is to get in the ring and walk away victorious. 

3

I love the work kickboxing requires, and it’s a great team-building exercise. The people you train with become family.

4

I grew up with action films and anime. So all my heroes are jacked and able to handle anything that comes at them. Plus, being capable to handle yourself in any situation brings a level of confidence and security that I’ve never felt before. 

5

I was overweight and had some anxiety problems, so I got into fighting/training and school. Being busy and always moving forward helped my physical and mental state. 

6

The spicy tuna bowl at Ono Poke is my favorite. 

7

I would like to have dinner with Tycho Brahe. He was a famous astronomer and ahead of his time. He dueled, fought, made earth-shattering discoveries, and owned 1% of Denmark. That man was a rock star when there were no rock stars. 

8

I’m from the deep South, hardcore country.  

9

I’m currently reading the new expansions of 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. 

10

My vice is getting tattooed.  

11

 “It’s not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing.”—Terry Prachett

INTERVIEW BY HAILEY THOMAS. PHOTO BY PHILIP MURPHY.

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