It seems that these days in the growing sport of MMA, there has been a huge step back. Fighters, coaches, gyms, dojos, and promoters are all facing the most important fight of their lives, the fight against Covid 19. The social distancing and sport castrating laws restrict MMA, Boxing, K1, Muay Thai, BJJ and Wrestling athletes to train properly all around the world. Obliged to use a combination of crazy but creative ideas for a simple training session.
“Let’s not forget that physical activity does flush bacteria out from the lungs reducing the chance of getting flu and OTHER ILNESSES. As well, exercise increases the number of white blood cells and therefore strengthens the body’s immune system.”
Gyms struggle to stay open as the number of people coming keeps getting lower and the costs to stay open keep getting higher! Most Promotions worldwide are on standby as well as it keeps getting harder and harder to make an event, wishing they had too a magic island of their own too! let’s not forget that physical activity does flush bacteria out from the lungs reducing the chance of getting flu and other illnesses. As well exercise increases the number of white blood cells and therefore strengthens the body’s immune system. Keeping that in mind, in this pandemic crisis, wouldn’t it be a better solution to promote and support physical activity and sports in general, not only money-making Soccer?
Let’s go back to the basics where sport and an appropriate diet are the keys to an healthier population! Martial Arts aren’t just UFC fights and Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov! Martials Arts are you and me, your neighbor, the kid on the MMA Gym learning Jiujitsu… So let’s support ALL SPORTS now! All contact sports equally! Because we are Martial Arts, we are fighters inside! This virus with its social distancing and its laws, neither of them can take our fighting spirit away from us.
Not even this critical but temporary situation can take away the warrior we have inside! Nothing can take that from us! So we are going to endure this fight, round after round, taking the hits but we will keep moving forward! Because that’s what we do, we are fighters!
We see obstacles as opportunities, and only the most determined will be standing at the end of these strange times! So stay safe! Stay strong and keep motivated!
WE ARE LEGION….