This tournament was the first one I’ve been to where fighters fought outside of the ring… yeah like in the crowd with all of their friends jumping in… it was your classic bar brawl. The culprit who started the fight was disqualified from the tournament for excessive force. I could see it coming, before his fight began, he had this look on his face like he wanted to kill his opponent. Nostrils flaring, fists clenched, eyes not blinking, and the guy was breathing like a mule in heat. His opponent punched him square in the [...]
This was my first fight in the tournament against my own friend. Meet Mateja, a brother from the dojo and the guy I car pooled with :p We were hoping to fight in different divisions but they merged weight categories. Mateja is 18 years old and on route to professional mma. He claims to train up to 4 hours per day; 1 hour of weights at lunch, 1 hour with his brother after school and then a 1 to 2 hour class at the dojo. Wow. I can’t say that my heart was as devoted [...]
best fight in the tournament hands down. Historically, I lose my first fight because I’m nervous (about going too hard) and slow turn it up. By the 2nd fight I’m fully awake (these tournaments are early in the morning) and ready to rock. It’s the mind-set I had here… I visualized the win, I had my strategy and voila. I won both rounds without getting tired, without breaking a sweat. AWESOME!
Listening to this video I feel I should have changed the strategy, especially since my legs were already black and blue. This guy’s coach said “he’s going to use his legs” which I did when really I probably could have out boxed him. Oh well… next time I won’t forget my gear at home and I won’t get tired. CONDITION THE BODY SON!