Wednesday, November 7, 2012

All Things MMA: Day 2

Is Mixed Martial Arts for everyone?
NO!!! Absolutely not! There are people who swear by it and will tell you that anyone can do it. I agree, anyone can but not everyone should.  I am sure that a lot of people have seen the movie Never Back Down, and there may be be a lot of people that stood and cheered at the final fight. Okay, maybe that was only me. 
But if you have never seen the practice, or watched a fighter prepare for a fight by doing 5 rounds of "Round Robin", you will be sorely disappointed. (I am not using "sore" as a pun).

Round Robin Station 1
The training is rigorous and it pushes you to the maximum of your capability. If you are training for the work out, that's one thing. If you are training to fight that is something totally different. You can't just walk into the cage and expect if you have not put your body and mind through it. You have to learn to train your face/head to take punches. -Yes, the goal is to do the punching, in reality you may have to take a couple to get inside your opponent's reach. You have to train your body to get kicked. Again, it's nice to be the one kicking but in reality - you get it. You have to train your mind to give more than what you get, to not just react but to strategize  for what's going on in the fight you're currently in.

Round Robin Station 3 Part 1

 Those fights that have people standing up/ sitting on the edge of their seats holding their breaths are with fighters who have taught their minds and body to endure the pain and keep it moving.  Sometimes you're fighting with sweat rolling into your eyes, sometimes that sweat is mixed with blood from a cut.  Other times they're forced to go on when then wind has been kicked the hell out of them. In movies and in practice you can hold up your hands and catch your breath. You can stop because you can't figure out a way to get out of a lock and your trainer wants to show you. In the cage, you can only stop when you lose or win. Though it hurts and you look a hot bloody mess, winning is so much better than losing. To win, your mind and body has to endure. To endure, they must be trained.

Round Robin Station 3 Part 2

Mixed Martial Arts takes a lot out of you, but it gives you so much in return. You just have to make sure that you are ready and capable of doing what you need to do to make sure you're safe and healthy.  I am not an expert and all that I share is just from personal experience.  Later, I will share with you websites that you can go to find out more.  And if you check back tomorrow, Mr. Eric Devine, author of Tap Out,  will be stopping by the blog for Day 3 of All Things MMA week! Stay with me the whole week and I will be doing a giveaway!!!

Always Shine, 
Starr K
*BTW : all of the pictures  are of the guys that I trained with., either during a practice or at  a fighter where we had a fighter on the card*

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