Well, here we are again you and me. It’s been a crazy past few weeks and It’s felt like at points I’ve never really had any time to myself. If you’ve wondered if my blog had dropped off the face of the planet for good, I’m pleased to say it’s back. It’s back and it’s pissed off it got put down for so long. Writing is therapy.
So, what’s new with me in the world of all things martial? Well, quite a lot. I’ve finally managed to punch through the glass ceiling and get myself matched up to fight overseas in June. I’m pleased to say my trainers said ‘ok’ (cheers Dave) and people at my camp seem pretty supportive.
I’ve been through the grinder a little emotionally with a few things of late, but not letting irrelevant morons, pathetic self pitying trolls and general losers (luckily none of whom exist at my current camp but turn up in walks of my life ) grind my gears too much it’s good to be gradually heading back in the right direction. Bullying takes many forms and bullies regardless of who they are have always been and always will be small pathetic little people who inevitably dig their own holes.
Whenever you feel at your lowest they suddenly appear to try to either play games or kick you when your down. Or do both. Either way like Public Enemy said. Your gonna get yours. I had to mention those kind of people because when we stand up they become afraid.
So here we are again you and me, and here I am. Standing up again. In June of this year I have my 16th fight on the cards. I’m fighting under IMFA rules 5 x 3 minute rounds, anything goes or Thai rules Which is what’s called “A” class here. We just have a little bit of padding (luckily no head guard). It’s going to be a good way to get back into the swing of competing. I feel ready to turn it up a notch again. I keep saying it to myself over and over. It’s good to be back.
I’ve got 4 and a bit weeks to go before I fly out to fight, a bit of weight to drop, a lot of running to do and training to focus on. I’m pleased to say the alcohol got thrown out the window on Sunday. I already feel healthier. Pretty soon my body will start saying “thanks” as is it’s custom. Just like they did with the Bionic man, I can rebuild the fighter in me. He’s never left. This time round he’ll win all his fights.
I’m hoping to continue in the same vein when back home after the next one but it’s better to focus on what’s ahead rather than the next 6 months. I’ve never really set fighting goals other than winning (that took it’s time) but I think I’m out to shake the rust off and most importantly be the best I can be. Which of course, means smashing the person in front of me. I can do it. I have heart. I’m a better fighter than way back when. And I’m tougher inside and wiser too. It’s good to be back on track and as always it’s a long road. I’ll see you on it soon.