Posted On:8/18/2005 10:20pm
I won a decision.
A place around here hosts a Full Contact rules kickboxing event (rules) where anyone can sign up. I had been training for about a month (2 weeks of bagwork/running on my own, 2 weeks of ownage Thai pad training with my cornerman), and was about to head on over last week.
My friend's friend, an Okinawan karate guy, expressed interest in fighting that night as well (on an hour's notice). He had not been training since February, but long story short we ended up fighting each other anyway.
I weighed myself the day before and I was 157 lbs. with clothes, so I'm guessing an actual weight of 156. I'm 5'8".
Luke (the karate guy) said he weighed 150 lbs., but I can't verify this. Don't know how tall he is either, but definitely a little taller than me. I think he said 6'0" but I can't remember.
The only overall advantage he had is maybe reach, and maybe more overall experience (in terms of length); he did karate since 11 years of age (he's 21 now), but quit at some point in the past few years. I'm not sure if he took any long breaks, if any. I do know that he trained in Japan when he studied there this past academic year, he stopped doing that in February. He was also an instructor at his old karate school at some point (my Bullshido sensors went off, but I didn't press him for details).
Basically I think I did a mediocre job considering my superior preparation (even if in retrospect some of the things I did may have been misguided, e.g. doing 3 minute rounds in workouts when the fight was three 1 minute rounds), but a win is nice. But make no mistake, I know my MT has a long way to go.
It's a ~100 meg .avi, I'll try to get a smaller file up if possible. I'm in the blue shirt.
BTW, if I could get some critique from the usual suspects on my performance I'd appreciate it.
Last edited by albert; 9/06/2005 8:52am at .
Posted On:8/18/2005 10:48pm
Posted On:8/19/2005 7:57pm
Style: Muay Thai & BJJ
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Posted On:8/19/2005 8:08pm
Style: Mixed Martial Arts
Good job man, a win's a win.
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Posted On:8/19/2005 9:21pm
It's good to train with longer rounds then you'll fight.
There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
Posted On:8/19/2005 10:11pm
Which one of you had the longer nose? :)
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Posted On:8/19/2005 10:16pm
Style: Muay Thai
It makes me feel stupid, having people training for a month and fighting. I've been training standup for 4 years, 2 with a pro fighter, and I have yet to have a pro fight... Anyway, congrats dude.
Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
Posted On:8/19/2005 11:51pm
Actually, I've been training MT for 3 years, but almost always only once a week (except for 2 summers when I trained 3 times a week). The one month of training I was referring to was just pure MT, unlike my usual grappling+MT schedule.
Posted On:8/19/2005 11:59pm
Style: Muay Thai, Kenjutsu
You won! Good job! Excellent!
Posted On:9/05/2005 11:43pm
ttt for the vid
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