Journey to the cage

It's over faster than you think

I did it, I lost, but at least I was competitive.

This is what we set out to do, myself and Roevan de Beer set out to see if, within six months, he could prepare someone who has no martial arts background to at least be competitive.

Although I lost this fight, it was not a one-sided affair. I almost finished the fight on one occasion but alas it was not meant to be. It’s a strange feeling being locked into a cage with another man, with the sole purpose of trying to smash the other into submission.

I oversimplify the concept but that is what it boils down to. For me, it felt like a dream, a dream that I could not immediately recall. After it was over I had to watch the video footage to see exactly what happened.

Almost like having a hangover and not remembering everything that happened the night before. People are afraid of the concept of getting into a cage and fighting. In all honesty its not as bad as it seems and it is over much quicker than you think.

Although I lost, Coalition Grappling Academy in Bailliepark prepared me so well that I was fit enough and skilled enough to at least be competitive.

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