So I thought that I would put up something that I can work towards.
There is a charity "event" that is coming up in June, all proceeds go towards St Barnabus Hospice (Respite Care Charity). Before My Mother and Grandparents passed, they were all lucky enough to spend some time in one of these Hospice's. Not to put down the NHS or anythign as they do a great job, but once they were moved into this Hospice they received 24 hour a day care and individual care coordinators, religious members if required etc. SO I have signed up to take part.
It is going to be a MMA Match in a proper Octagon (Cage) and each match will last 5x 3 minute rounds. I am fairly confident that I can last this distance in regards to my general stamina (my 5k times are back under 20 minutes) however I will not know the skill level of my opponent until the match is drawn on the day. I do know that my opponent is likely to be drawn from a similar skill level as myself and from the same Gym. Therefore the same instructor.
I aim to set up a donations page at some point in the near future.
As my Instructor teaches everyone that I am likely to fight I want to learn something a little different to his current teaching style, which while I don't mind is not something that I particularly enjoy and I really want to learn something new. Essentially we are all "Parry Fighters" (High guard, looks for Counter Punches, very defensive style). I also happen to know that the other fighters concentrate a lot on power, I have always been more interested in speed and technique.
So my targets are that I want to learn a couple of new combinations that will help me when fighting against fighters with a highly developed "Parry Game"
These are my personal idea's for in the pocket (Short/Mid Range) "Grapple Zone"
Combination 1. Lead Hook, Rear Knee Strike, Liver Shot
Combination 2. Jab, Jab, feint right cross, overhand left to body
Combination 3. Axe Kick, Short Hook to Body
As you can see I have a particular affinity to body shots, I do actually have an opponent in mind that I would like to fight.
He has an extra 2" on my range, An Extra 3-4" in height and at least an additional 20-30lbs in weight. But watching his feet he is quite heavy footed. I plant o see if I can request an opponent.