Lights, camera, elbow in the face!

by prototypemmeh

Near the end of November 2012, I assisted my friend James in a photoshoot he was doing for some of the fighters belonging to Echelon Fight Management.  In return he added me into the photoshoot line-up.  We did kickboxing, we did Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we did MMA, we did profile shots, still shots, and action shots.

I sparred against Daniel McIver first in both BJJ and kickboxing.  My eye accidentally collided with his elbow during the BJJ portion, gracing me with a bruise and a bit of swelling.  I have no doubt that the gi saved me from bleeding.  In return, I gave him a bit of tag on the chin with a lovely roundhouse kick.  Every once in a while I remember how to kick properly and the result leans towards a KO.
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Next I would go through the kickboxing motions with Wael Gharieb, keeping things extremely light since he had a fight coming up the following week.  I’ll just say that it’s been a while since I’ve towered over and outweighed an opponent.  I did let a few through my guard, my punishment for getting cocky.
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Finally, there was Micah Brakefield, newly turned pro MMA fighter under the Battlefield Fight League banner.  We did some mitt drills and then moved onto MMA.  Even at half-speed, I was soundly trounced by Micah’s experience.  It was a great experience and lots of fun.
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–Kiyoshi
Your #1 Canadian

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