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Little Big Man On The Mat

At Lonestar Mixed Martial Arts Gym in Tyler, there are some pretty scary guys around. Guys that can hold their own with the best of them.

One in particular may not stand as high as most adults knee caps, but he is equally as tough.

He is 7-year-old Christopher St. John, fresh off a silver medal in wrestling at the big regional meet in Henderson. Chris said working in front of the crowds, was fun.

"It was kind of like being in this gym," Chris said at practice. "But bigger and louder. The coaches were yelling."

Chris took the competition in stride. He has only been wrestling for about four months. Before that, he took Tae Kwan Do, just like his dad, Jeremy.

"I'm amazed at the young kids flexibility and how fast they pick things up," Jeremy said. "It was stressful when I first started watching, but since I've been doing it myself, it's more like watching a chess game. I know what they are doing and it's more like a chess game. It's quite exciting."

Wrestling is a family hobby for the St. John's. Jeremy's oldest three children also work out. Jeremy said fighting in the gym, keeps them calm at home.

"We get a lot of compliments about how well behaved our children are. How nice and calm and non-aggressive, believe it or not, they are."

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