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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah well done. Go get them.

    Who is your coach?
    Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/WhitsundayMartialArts

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    Fucking awesome. I wish I could get in on some cool **** like this. Where in Australia are you based?
    Quote Originally Posted by Goju - joe
    being a dick with skill is only marginally better than being a dick without skill.

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    Cool, this could be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erezb View Post
    Is it a full time job now? or do you continue working while training in the evening.
    Some of the guys there look like they have more than just little background in MA.
    Good look, and stay safe while training.
    The firsts 3 months training will be once a night, 5 days a week, which won't affect work for me. But the last 3 months will be twice a day, five days a week, so I'm going to have to take extended leave without pay, or even potentially leave my job to do this.
    This is pretty unique opportunity though, so if I have to quit work to do it, I will.
    I think a couple of them have a fair bit of MA experience, but whatever.

    Quote Originally Posted by gregaquaman View Post
    Yeah well done. Go get them.

    Who is your coach?
    4 main coaches - Richie Cranny who has had a couple of MMA fights, Rachel Guy who is one of the most sought after strength and conditioning coaches in Australia (apparently), Michael McSeveny, another pro MMAist, and Marc Gehret, whom I'm unfamiliar with. We'll also have Fabio Glazer as a instructor for BJJ - other than being a black-belt, I don't know much about him either.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Question View Post
    Fucking awesome. I wish I could get in on some cool **** like this. Where in Australia are you based?
    Sydney - the Gym (Platinum Extreme) is located in North Sydney.

    I found out about this show through Brace on Facebook, and the entire cast selection was done through Facebook. They've said if this show is successful they'll do more seasons in different cities, so there is opportunities to give it a go in the future.

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    They've just put up the preview video for Wimp 2 Warrior - have a look!

    I'm the tall guy with yellow shirt and beard that talks about being the geek of his family.


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    That looks like fun. In a painful way

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatheight View Post
    I'm going to have to take extended leave without pay, or even potentially leave my job to do this.
    On the plus side...

    I paint and sell toy soldiers for Games Workshop as a living
    Good luck to you!

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    how are they gonna do the weight divisions etc? i would assume they would try and match you up at the start, but if one guy loses a lot of weight through the training and the other doesnt, what happens then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    how are they gonna do the weight divisions etc? i would assume they would try and match you up at the start, but if one guy loses a lot of weight through the training and the other doesnt, what happens then?
    I'm not sure, and it's something I'm kinda of worried about actually. From what I've seen so far, I'm easily the biggest chap on the show, and if some of the other fatter blokes lose some weight, they may find it hard to match me up with someone. I'm not sure if any of the other contestants would really be "heavyweight" if they lost some fat.
    Although, for all I know, I might end up being around the 100 kilo mark anyway - I could drop to light heavy, or someone could just not bother cutting weight. It's all a bit too far in the future to know for sure, but it's something that concerns me.

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    Looks like fun, good stuff. Quite the beard, too, that has to count for something. Good luck!

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