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Category Archive: Boxer’s Transition To MMA

  • At the risk of making this a 10 million word essay, I’m going to try to cover everything that’s gone on at the MMA Academy during early summer. I’ve had to skim over most things to condense it all into this short blog, so I’ll maybe talk over stuff in more detail next time I’m […]

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  •   I’m no MMA ‘expert’ by any stretch of the imagination, but I get the impression that the sport goes through periods where certain fighting styles become latest trend to show success.   When the UFC was first incepted, Jiu Jitsu was all the rage, with the Royce Gracie exploding onto the scene and subbing […]

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  • It feels weird still calling this blog “Boxers transition..”  The transition is complete.  When people ask, I no longer say I’m a boxer, or even the commonly used “I used to box but I’m doing MMA now”.  If they ask, I just stand there and adopt the ‘Crane Kick’ stance from the end of The […]

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  • Well, the transition is complete! This weekend I finally made my MMA debut. I’m no longer a boxer. I’m now an ex-boxer!  It’s been a long time coming. Injuries, illnesses, and rule changes in amateur boxing have all delayed what was inevitable…stepping inside the cage to represent the MMA Academy. I’d been matched up a […]

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  • Well, the MMA debut is fast approaching.  The weight is dropping off me.  Now that I’ve drew a line under the boxing career I feel like I’m progressing a lot quicker during classes.  Instead of worrying about things like how adopting a certain stance would make me pick up bad habits for boxing, I can […]

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  • Does this MMA lark get any easier?  It seems like the better my skills get, the tougher the classes get. Work that one out!  You wouldn’t want it any other way, though.  I’m currently training as hard as I can, as long as I can, and as often as I can. The BJJ Competition Classes […]

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  • An eventful week finishes down at the MMA Academy, with lots going on for both me personally and the numerous students who walk through the door.  The main highlight has to be the team’s performance at Grapple Nation 3 – a prestigious BJJ competition that is becoming more and more talked about with each event […]

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  • First week back from injury and it feels good to finally get some more training under my belt. Some more quality training! The badly bruised/swollen shin I picked up last week isn’t fully healed if I’m honest but I’m not having more than a week off, I just can’t! The nurse said it could take […]

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