So a little about me:
Born in Bonteheuwel and grew up in Lentegeur, Mitchell's Plain. Yes I am from the infamous Cape Flats. So as you can see, fighting is in my nature. Not only physically, but also the mental and social stigma. A troubled young man and with a notorious friendship circle. Being from the hood has it's ups and downs but essentially, it's what you decide to make of it.
- Matriculated 2002 from Maitland High School
- Obtained my National Diploma in IT in 2009 from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
- Currently work for Santam as a 2nd Line Support Analyst
- Shareholder of a small paper printing company
How I came to know about MMA:
In 2009 I first became familiar with this sport. I watched a UFC fight between Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture for the heavy weight belt (UFC 91) and had this sudden rush of adrenalin run though my body that I have never felt before! I immediately new this is what I wanted to do. Coming from an athletic background, I was never passionate about any sport as I am MMA.
I did Karate when I was about 7 or so. Found it really boring though and decided not continue. Played soccer at around the same age, wasn't for me either. On Primary School I participated in all forms of athletics.
All through my High School career I played rugby (right wing to be exact) but not even this got me that pumped. I did cross country, long distance running as well as relay and sprints. Volley ball was absolutely my favourite, beach volley ball to be exact #hehehe #babesinbikinis.
Would you believe me if I told you I played chess as a sport?? For real mahn! Come on...don't judge me. The brain needs exercise too you know.
On varsity I was in the gym like every single day! GRIND, GRIND, GRIND. All the time.
In 2012 I practiced Muay Thai and absolutely loved it, but because of work and travelling, I had to quit the institution I was training at.
In 2013 I found a place I now call home. I have been training for just under a year and have 1 amateur K1 fight. So for me, this is only the beginning. I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn. Hope you enjoy this journey with me.
Thanks for reading my blog.
PS: I Love MMA