ENDICOTT (WBNG) — One Southern Tier enterprise has defied New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s shutdown orders.

Xtreme Ambition MMA on Washington Avenue within the village is formally again open for enterprise as of Monday.

The blended martial arts facility believed it might be allowed to open as a part of part three, after which once more as a part of part 4.

When that did not occur, and the governor excluded the power from reopening, the proprietor mentioned he had no selection however to open.

“That is what I take advantage of to feed my household, that is what I take advantage of to remain in form,” mentioned Marcos Ithier, a three-time world champion in jiu-jitsu who has practiced martial arts since he was 5. “There’s folks right here, I’ve college students that undergo from social problems, anxiousness and stuff; they can not are available.”

He says the health club will use social distancing resembling having every pupil use a delegated house, no bodily contact and a temperature screening earlier than college students enter.

So far as potential penalties go, the health club may very well be fined, and even have its license to function eliminated. Ithier mentioned this does not hassle him as a result of if he does not open throughout the month, he’ll lose all the pieces he has labored to construct anyway.