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Fit for fighting

Fit for fighting
Ella Tan
  • On May 4, 2015

It was a lazy evening and I was surfing through the channels aimlessly when I chanced upon an MMA match. I thought I had a quick look before moving on. 10 minutes later, I was watching the next match. I wasn’t even interested in martial arts, but these guys are fast, powerful and they look like comic book superheroes, without the costumes of course. I wondered whether MMA is the right fit for me. From that moment on, I considered myself an MMA convert.

I arranged a meet up with Heath Sims, the head coach and leader of the Evolve Fight Team. Aside from coaching in Evolve MMA, he’s also a former Olympian and has worked with renowned MMA fighters and teams such as Dan Henderson who he is still the lead corner man for. As I walked into this “fight club”, I began to worry that I might make a fool of myself and get hurt. More importantly, I wanted to get in shape and I’m curious to know what these classes can do for me. I’m glad that Heath was able to address my concerns directly.

Here’s a few words of encouragement from the man himself.

“Many people have the impression that MMA is something that is difficult and can be intimidated by that. MMA is open to everyone and we have members that start at 4 years old and our oldest member is 74. You can come down for a trial session for any of our classes.”

“Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to get into shape before getting into MMA, MMA will get you into shape.”

“One session works out your whole body, you learn really cool moves, and best of all, it’s fun. These moves are not only good for exercise, they can be used for self defence too. As you progress on, you get to move on to classes with a higher skill level. That challenge keeps many motivated as they strive on to learn to learn the more advanced techniques.”

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