Have you ever fought for something you believed in?
Have you ever fell, then mustered the spirit to get up and keep moving forward with pure will?
I’m Dr Kelvin the Chiro. I’m the founder of YOU Chiropractic.
Today, I will share with you the reason I dedicated 5 months of my life to eventually having a mixed martial arts fight.
It was June 2018 and I was seeing a few clients who were MMA fighters.
If you don’t know what MMA is, it stands for mixed martial arts which is a form of combat sports similar to boxing and wrestling.
You might have heard of their biggest promotion called the “UFC” before.
So these clients I was helping had so many issues with their spine, especially so with their neck. You have to understand, MMA fighters punch and kick other fighters all the time.
But they also GET kicked and punched in the head. And this happens again and again and again.
Unlike most people, their issues kept coming back the same way. Now, I understood what they were going through in theory. But I was curious to see just how MUCH trauma they were absorbing from this sport.
So I signed up for this thing called wimp 2 warrior, to put myself through the process of understanding these clients better.
The first 10 weeks of training was relatively easy for me. It was like a boot camp. You go through a lot of high intensity training, a lot of body weight exercises. All to build up your fitness and endurance for a fight.
I thought, “how much tougher can this get?”. Well, the last 12 weeks of training we started sparring. This meant that we started to hit each other, to choke each other out and simulating the fight as best as we could.
If you’ve never been punched or kicked by someone at full force, I don’t recommend it!
As it got closer to the date of my fight, I felt my body breaking down. From head to toe.
My calves were as stiff as a tree trunk, my thighs all bruised up. My arms were always sore and my face was painted with black eyes and friction marks (from the gloves).
I was in the best shape of my life yet broken with injuries. It was one of the best times of my life, and at the same time one of the worst.
A message to my MMA fighting clients: I now know why you’re always broken!
If you ask me, I fought in a cage to understand my clients better.
What about you?
Would you ever fight in an MMA match?
If the answer’s yes, you should check out wimp 2 warrior.
I’m Dr Kelvin the Chiro.
Wishing you a healthier spine, for a happier you.