At the beginning of 2013, I stumbled upon an ad to join an MMA dojo. I’ve heard about this sport before, but never looked that much into it. I told one of my friends that he must come with me to their opening night and have a look, and that’s exactly what we did.
Fast forward 6 years, joining Paul Caves Mixed Martial Arts was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Most people think that it’s only a violent sport. Just brute force and blood. But it couldn’t be further from the truth.
Martial arts has taught me discipline, respect, to stay calm, to be in control of myself. It taught me focus, commitment. It helped me find new limits within myself. When I was broken, it helped me put myself together again.
We are taught to bow before we enter the dojo. It’s a form of respect. That we are all equals here. But as soon as you enter, you leave everything behind. You are there to train and focus.
The best way I can describe MMA is by this quote, “It’s my friend. My coach. My nemesis. It’s my therapist. My strength and my life.”
DOJO – Where my body gets tired and my mind rests.