For Women by Women Self Defense

Our number one priority is teaching our students how to be safe in a physical confrontation. We also look to give back, which is why we will be hosting For Women, by Women Self Defense!



This event will include simple, yet effective, techniques and concepts in a safe and friendly setting. In addition, we will be having a demonstration of Damsel in Defense, and a wine mixer! 

The cost is FREE but spots are limited so save yours now! Afterwards, membership discounts, giveaways, and specials will be offered!

For Women by Women Self Defense 

Thursday February 8th

8pm - 9pm 

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48 Class Challenge!

Another year another set of resolutions. You're FINALLY going to start going to the gym consistently, eating right, and only having 1 glass of wine a week!

That's cool and all....but motivation fades, life gets in the way, and next thing you know - your amazing plans for 2018 go out the door by February. 

Let us help! The 48 Class Challenge is simple:

  • Attend 16 classes a month for 3 months
  • If you do the minimum, you are entered in a raffle to win prizes
  • If you do more than the 16 class minimum, you get more raffle entries
  • If you do not attend AT LEAST 16 classes a month you are out of the running (Multi-day classes and Hawaiian Kempo count)

These are the 3 prizes you can choose from if you win the raffle!

  1. $200 Venum gift certificate
  2. 20 Prepared healthy meals
  3. A treatment session from Passion Buildz Physical Therapy

Stay motivated and accountable. Get healthy. Win some cool stuff. 

The 48 Class Challenge begins January 15th. Entry is $19 for Pit Members (talk to Jessica to sign up) and new Pit Members can take advantage of our 3 Month Special!


Come to our Pit Holiday Party!

We always try and help our our community so we are proud to partner with The American Red Cross in hosting a Blood Drive on December 23rd!

In addition, we'll also be having our Pit Holiday party and collecting items for a local homeless shelter!

After 1 October, the blood banks were filled with too many people wanting to donate. This is a perfect opportunity to give back to those in need as we'll have the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada on site with us! Despite the vast amount of people donating after the Route 91 tragedy, their blood banks always need to be refilled so your donations are more than needed. 

All are welcome to our Holiday Party Blood don't need to be a Pit member!

All are welcome to our Holiday Party Blood don't need to be a Pit member!

Click HERE on our Facebook Events page to let us know you're coming and spread the word to your friends!

August - September Monthly Wrap Up!

Top Pit Monsters

CrossPIT - Edwin Rivera & Nicole Benson (21)

Hawaiian Kempo - 4 person tie (8)

Pit Kids - Othello Hernandez (14)

Pit Pee Wees - 8 person tie (8)

Full attendance report found HERE

Always RSVP for every class for yourself and/or your child....ESPECIALLY Pit Kids where we are no longer allowing new students into Tuesday's class as we're at max capacity. 

**Reminder: Pit Kids may only attend up to 3x a week**

Don't forget to record your scores; we will be repeating some workouts from months ago so it's a tangible way to see your fitness progress.

See how many classes your friends have been attending and encourage them to go to class with you :)


Help the animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey!

Aspen Hill Farm and our one of our Pit Parents are helping raise money and goods for the horses, dogs, and cats displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Here is how you can help...and potential win some great gifts!

Donate to any of the following:

Hurricane Harvey Amazon Wish List

Austin Pets Alive!

Best Friends Organization

Texas Equine Veterinary Association

Email your receipt to, and note which prize you want to put your raffle tickets towards! Every $20 spent = 1 raffle entry.

**They are having their drawing tomorrow, Sunday September 2nd at 5pm PST, so you have time to get in on the action**

The prizes are below:

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card

  • $100 Tack of the Town Gift Card

  • $100 iTunes Gift Card

  • $100 Blesk Photography Gift Certificate

  • $100 Red Rock Equine Gift Certificate

  • 1 Month Pit Kids Membership ($140 value)

  • 1 Month Hawaiian Kempo Membership ($160 value)



July - August Monthly Wrap Up

Top Pit Monsters

CrossPIT - Edwin Rivera (26)

Hawaiian Kempo - Thomas Robert (11)

Pit Kids - Alexandra Frohman, Diesel Leano, Jorien Wong (10)

Pit Pee Wees - Paige Hanson (10)

Full attendance report found HERE. Use your attendance statistics as a means to track your progress and attend classes MORE than last month!

They are also posted on the Bulletin Board on our walls. If you see your homie slacking, motivate them to get to class!

SAFE House's 9th Annual Color Run


We are teaming up with Safe House to help with their charity event during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Click HERE for more details and to spread the word to your friends!

If you'd like to jump on board The Pit 702 Team, fill out the form below and we'll contact you with further registration info!

Name *
If so, please enter their names and 5k or 1 mile

The Pit 702's One Year Spam-tacular Anniversary!

Spam is a Hawaiian Staple and we do Hawaiian Kempo, so this only makes sense.

Come celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary in addition to witnessing our Spam competition! Who will win the Spam Championship Belt??

Spread the word and let us know you're coming on our Facebook Events Page!

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Smash Your Goals

Why are you training at The Pit? To get in shape? To learn self defense? To gain confidence?

These are great reasons, yet won't be enough to sustain you when your sore, tired, and life gets in the way. 

That's why we've devised a new program here that we call:

Smash Your Goals

This is how Smash Your Goals works:

  1. With a Pit instructor, come up with a goal.
  2. It must be objective, tangible, and/or quantifiable.
  3. You and your instructor come up with a game plan on how to achieve that goal.
  4. Your write your goal and date on one side of a pine wood board.
  5. On the back, you write your name.
  6. Your instructor then affixes your board on the wall.
  7. Only your goal is visible.
  8. Your identity is kept secret until you accomplish the goal.
  9. Once you accomplish your goal, your instructor holds your board and you BREAK IT WITH YOUR KNUCKLES.
  10. You are free to keep your broken board....and come up with another goal to train and stay motivated for!

Why? There are two mentalities behind goal setting. Make it public or keep it secret. 

If you keep it secret, you won't have the accountability of others supporting you. If you make your goal public, you risk not completing it due to the instant positive gratification of social reality. 

Smash Your Goals bridges that gap. It gives accountability to the only person that matters...your instructor who will  help you get there. It is still secret (for the most part) so you don't feel like you've already accomplished it, and quit early. Not to mention, walking past your board on the wall everyday should drive you nuts to accomplish it!

Finally, it's cool breaking things. Yes, they're only 1 inch pine boards. Yes, you have to use your knuckles. It smarts a little, but makes it that much more satisfying....c'mon you're tough :)

Talk to one of your Pit Instructors if you'd like to come up with a Smash Your Goal - it's FREE for Pit Monsters!

Any non Pit Monsters that want to take on the challenge you can try our Smash Your Goals Special!



June - July Wrap Up 2017

Top Pit Monsters

CrossPIT - Edwin Rivera (17)

Hawaiian Kempo - Thomas Robert (12)

Pit Kids - Rowan Hanson, Cros Pompa, Jorien Wong (7)

Pit Pee Wees - Alexis, Bryce, Devin Sadowski (9)

As several of the movements are too subjective, we are doing away with the Top CrossPIT Performers. We do encourage you to gauge your progress and record your scores via the Student Section's "Workouts & Lessons" page (inquire within if you don't know the password).

See the full attendance report HERE which is also posted on our walls.




NAMBLA wins :(

6 weeks. 21 participants. Half the field had to get 70% of the intial points through a series of activities. If they all did so, 1st - 3rd top point earners would get money for their charity. If half the field DID NOT get 70% of initial points....20% of pot would be donated to NAMBLA.

Here is the final tally:


3rd Jessica Hanson, 2nd Stephanie Lehr, and 1st Thomas Pyeatt in their respective outdoor poses


Unfortunately, the group failed and the North American Man Boy Love Association will be given an anonymous donation. Though here are some our findings in this first of it's kind event here at The Pit 702:

  • If you have a hospitality job that doesn't afford you the hours to get outdoors on your sporadic days off, you were screwed. 
  • If you didn't become engrained with a close support system of homies pushing you to get these activities done, you were screwed.
  • If you got hurt or were dealing with life (work, kids, job, school), you were screwed. 
  • Using the charity of choice as motivation (and subsequent NAMBLA anti charity) wasn't enough to keep folks on track. 

While the Summer Scavengers did not get the collective outcome of overcoming NAMBLA, here are some positive take aways:

  • Eight people WERE motivated to complete these challenges.
  • People bonded in their adventures and we gained some new Pit Monsters.
  • EVERYONE was fit enough to accomplish these hikes...and at the very least, one class.

So all is not a total loss. We always want to do innovative things here at The Pit 702 and will learn from this first Summer Scavenger Series and improve upon it. Stay tuned for the next challenge!

And no we're not donating to NAMBLA, relax. 

The second ever 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge is DONE

Congrats to the following Pit Monsters for taking on the physically demanding and mentally grueling 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge!

JC Rosero, Simon Anderson, Alonna Kuveke, Pierre Petrel, Jose Razo, Jessica Hanson, Stephanie Lehr, Nicole Benson, Devan Rendon. Fresh and smiling at the start

JC Rosero, Simon Anderson, Alonna Kuveke, Pierre Petrel, Jose Razo, Jessica Hanson, Stephanie Lehr, Nicole Benson, Devan Rendon. Fresh and smiling at the start

Unlike the first 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge nearly three years ago, in addition to the workout a new element was added...the "...but did you die, die." Every 2 hours, a single six sided die was rolled. The number corresponded to the physical or mental challenge instilled upon EVERYONE no matter the time. Once completed, the current Pit Monster would continue their workout. These were the outcomes of the die:

  1. Run around the Sunset Station parking lot (appx 1/4 mile)
  2. Jump rope for 3 minutes
  3. Listen to Polka music blasted on high for 30 minutes
  4. Open the doors and turn off the AC for 30 minutes
  5. Hold a horse stance and do continuous sprawls in group for 2 minutes (the Pit Wave)
  6. Everyone counts out 10 sit ups to be done together (100)
Half way in...not as chipper.

Half way in...not as chipper.


As luck would have it, we got every outcome....Polka music, Sunset Station run, AC off, and jump rope twice!

At the end of the 24 Hours the majority of the group completed 15 workout rounds which was approximately 2-2.5 hours of bag work, body weight movement, balance jumps, ninja star throwing, explosive and static medicine ball movements. This was in between bouts of sleep where one was lucky to get a straight hour of rest, if that. 

The 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge is more a test of mental fortitude in addition to the physical toll it takes on your body. At the end of the 24 hours you can say you accomplished something crazy, out of your comfort zone, and bonded with your Pit Ohana. 

Check out some videos of what went down...and until the CrossPIT Challenge THREE!

The 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge 2

This is one of the hardest events we have ever thrown. More mentally exhausting than physically...although you will be dead tired as well. Essentially:

  • You're in a team of 4-6
  • You do a workout that takes between 10-15 minutes
  • When you're done you tag your teammate to do the same workout
  • Process continues for 24 hours to see which team can get the most rounds completed

Why? To push yourself out of your comfort zone and realize that you are tougher than you give yourself credit for. Plus you don't have to spend tons of money on an obstacle course race...though those are fun too sometimes. 

  • Yes, it's for 24 hours. 
  • No, there are no showers here...though we do have a hose and it will probably be warm outside...and we will have Quik Kleen Wipes on hand :)
  • Yes you sleep here on the mats.
  • No, no visitors are allowed. 
  • No, we will not reveal the workout beforehand. 
  • Yes we will have a bunch of fun stuff to do that night like games & movies. You won't be bored!
  • Adults only - no kids. If you need a baby sitter we have trusted Pit Monsters who will give you a deal to babysit. Inquire within. 
  • We randomly assign your team day of...unless it's a new friend of The Pit, then we will make an exception and let you guys be on the same team.

Here are some highlight from the first 24 Hour Challenge (even tinafey participated)!

Start 11am Saturday June 24th

end 11am Sunday June 25th

$20 for Pit Monsters, $39 for Pit homies, $10 for Summer Scavengers

Entry gets you food, lodging (HAHHAAH), Commemorative T shirt, bragging rights when you crush it, and for you Summer Scavengers.....40 points!

So fill out the below if you want in and if you want your friends to join, pass along this page! They don't have to be Pit members although they should be in decent shape, not be cry babies, creepers, or have funky body odor.  

**We are only accepting 30 participants max**

Name *

May - June Wrap Up 2017

Monthly Wrap Up

May- June 2017


 Ties: Josh Maron, Brian Pompa, David Lane, Steve Gordon the Cop, Jake Russell, Kevin Dykstra, Shawn Maher

(1 Top finish) 

Ties: Tiffany Hietbrink, Katelyn McDougal, Kerri Alonzo, Jessica Hanson, Nicole Benson, Makayla Maron

(1 Top finish)




1st: Jake Russell (23)

Ties for 2nd:

Kerri Alonzo, Tiffany Hietrbrink, Diana Ibarra,

Katelyn McDougal, Edwin Rivera (14)


Hawaiian Kempo

Tie for 1st: Kevin Guevara & JC Rosero (9)

Pit Kids

1st: Nicholas Gordon (9)

 Pit Pee Wee

1st: Paige Hanson (8)

April - May Wrap Up 2017


Phyllis Streeter (3 top finishes)

Bradley Bohannon (2 top finishes)



CrossPIT - Angel Alonzo, Kara Onosaki, Edwin Rivera (20)

Hawaiian Kempo - Devan Rendon (15)

Pit Kids - Elias Blum (9)

Pit Pee Wee - Knox Finn (7)