Thread: Sayin hi
1/07/2007 4:42pm, #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
I am new here, not new to MA. I live on Vancover Island and have been training at one form or another of MA for the last 7-8 years or so.
I also have a very "colorfull" past as an ex-biker and sailor. I have pretty good idea what works in a street fight and what doesn`t...mostly learned the hard way. I now how bad guys work, I must admit I was not a very nice person back then...drugs n such played a role, as well as a nasty temper.
I have not been in an unsactioned fight in over 12 years now though, and no longer use those drugs...I`m not a "tea totaler" either though.
I`m 43 and still competeing, (amature MT/MMA) interested in talkin to others close to my age who don`t know when to quit either.
I have 1 win 1 draw record so far for Canadian amature Muay thai, but it`ll probably stay where it is. These fights where over tha last 2 years in Vancouver at the Fight Night events held at the Croatian Cultural center.
The main reason for not doing more MT is that at 43 I don`t feel like I have a lot of full out fights left in me, and I want to do a MMA event still. Also I have sparred the guy who holds the Amature MT title in my wieght class, and I doubt I have much chance of beating him. Lets not BS here, I would need quite a bit of luck..it would have to be a quick K.O....8).
I am currently looking at doing something at the Tiger Balms event held in Vancouver this spring, I did enter it once a few years back...was my first taste of legal fighting, and I was hooked.
I`m thinking of trying the advanced Pancration again if it`s still there. I entered that one before, but I got 3rd...there was only 3 competitors...and no begginners or intermeadiates. So I went into the advanced in my very first event....did ok on the stand up, but lost on take downs and not doing anything on he ground. I was up against a Judo sensi from a Vancouver school..and the other guy turned pro shortly after the event.
The sensi who beat me was 57 though..maybe I can get a rematch if he is still around... I know I am not too old yet for that.
Any way, just sayin hi let u know where I`m at n what i`m about. I post in a few other MA forums, under the same name. I don`t post as much as I used too....but I`m still around.
1/07/2007 5:25pm, #2
Originally Posted by WildBill
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
1/07/2007 6:12pm, #3
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
Ummm u did not read the Shootfighting?....Shootfighting borrows much from BJJ. (edit: actually from Japanese jui jitsu as that is where the founder trained)
As much as it does from Muay thai.
Actually though I find the grappling quite hard on y body..mostly due too old injuries to my neck. I am spending time now on just protecting my neck from certain common cranks etc. Any thing that puts my chin on my chest with tension on it scares me a lot, and hurts for days after. Stand up is easier on me in many ways, I get a bruise or whatever but it heals....ruptured discs don`t. (though it was MT that ruptured the discs in the first place...nasty head through in last fight)
I posted here cause I want to correspond with fighters/and or serious MA. If the mods wanna move it...np too me.
Last edited by WildBill; 1/08/2007 1:12pm at .
1/07/2007 8:10pm, #4
hi bill"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
1/07/2007 8:28pm, #5
i think the question was more just because people tend to introduce themselves in newbietown, and hang out there until they get the hang of the way things run on the site. I say...whatever....welcome aboard.