One of my favorite clients is American Top Team Mixed Martial Arts in Longwood. When meeting people for the first time I enjoy being able to mention them as a client. The political nature of my work to a lot of people can either be kinda dull to someone who is not plugged in or even worse bring out hostility to someone who is unhappy with government.
Everyone loves the Ultimate Fighters though.
Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the world, it fills up the sports bars on Saturday night and is consistently one of the best pay-per view sellers. It’s exiting; it’s violent, and international. It’s still a mystery to most casual viewers but that’s quickly changing. If you haven’t watched a fight yet, you should it is very scientific and the fighters are some of the best athletes in the world
I try to train with American Top Team at least once or twice a week. It was intimidating to a “suit” like myself at first, but I was really happy I stuck with it. My time in the Army toughened me up, but this was one of the most challenging things I had ever done. Your sparring partner doesn’t care if he is choking out a doctor or an astronaut, the sound of someone tapping (submitting) sounds similar no matter what your occupation is. That is the aspect of the competition that I enjoy, it’s easy to be smarter than the guy across the table, but to achieve that level of physical and mental ability, to be dominant in all aspects, that is something everyone should aspire to do.
The ladies should not be forgotten either. They’re in these Mixed Martial Arts schools beating up the guys! It is not uncommon to spot women who are grasping the training and excelling in the classes much faster than their male counterparts. It sucks getting hit by a correctly thrown punch, regardless of the gender throwing it.
I always keep a standing invitation to the media personalities and journalist in Central Florida to come and train with me and even do a feature on it. There are technique classes that will not get you beat up and it’s a great time. If you’re a local celeb that wants to try it, give me a call and I will call my photographer and give it a little push at no cost
It’s a great sport and I am happy to help it anyway I can…