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Marcus Charles and Erik PaulsonDon’t forget that this weekend Erik Paulson and Greg Nelson are coming to Chicago for the first-ever Midwest CSW MMA Camp. The event takes place October 8 & 9 at Hackney’s Combat in Roselle. Keith Hackney will also be part of the camp.

Sifu Marcus Charles (pictured left with Paulson), the longtime JKD/Kali instructor who has trained under Rick Faye, Tom Cruse, Paul Vunak and Paulson, is bringing Paulson to Chicago for a second time and he also got Nelson to participate. Charles is now the lead JKD/Kali instructor at Hackney’s Combat.

Charles brought Paulson in to FLO MMA for a seminar in October last year, and Paulson talked to us about training Brock Lesnar. Lesnar was preparing for the Cain Velasquez bout back then. This time around, Paulson will be working with Lesnar on his UFC return, and also preparing Josh Barnett, who’s looking to capture the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix title.

Nelson is the renowned MMA trainer of some of the most respected fighters in the game. Besides Lesnar, Nelson has trained Sean Sherk, Brock Larson, Cole Konrad and Nik Lentz.

Hackney is well-known to fight fans and local fighters. Hackney’s Combat has been around for a long time in the Chicago area, and fight fans remember Hackney from his days as a UFC fighter.

Paulson and Nelson are also scheduled to attend APFC’s “MMA at the Max” on Saturday evening.

1ST Annual Midwest CSW MMA Camp
October 8 and 9
Featuring Erik Paulson, Greg Nelson and Keith Hackney
Hackney’s Combat
800 W Lake St., Roselle, Il.
Contact Marcus Charles at 708.296.4221 for more details

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is a former TV producer who turned to new media in 2005, and he is the co-founder and editor of Chicago’s MMA. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the XFO. His work has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided and more.

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