“What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger!”

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Blog, Kickboxing, Self-defense | 0 comments

“What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger!”

Being knocked to the ground and getting back up on your feet is one of the hardest things to do. It’s dejecting. It’s demoralizing. It feels pointless. And yet you know it’s what needs to be done. I saw this countless times last weekend when I went to Lion Fight 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watching all these fights that night, I noticed that no matter the skill level (the fights ranged from amateur to pro), several of the fighters had one thing in common. Heart. Determination. And the sheer will to not give up no matter how many times they were LITERALLY knocked to the ground. They knew they were losing and were matched up against unbelievably strong and skilled opponents, but they didn’t let that stop them. They were true fighters in every single aspect of the word.4164a8ecdd408c6c4cd0ae18cf8b04ae

And watching them and how they fought just encouraged me to not give up in my own lifeeverything else I tackle. Obstacles are sometimes going to be thrown at you. For example, you may sprain your ankle, or pull a muscle, or maybe you’re just exhausted from your hectic week, but no matter what comes your way, you need to fight back. Don’t quit, but instead get right back up and keep moving forward. You started this journey for a reason, so don’t let one minor set back hold you back for good. So I encourage you to watch these fighters (Cutler vs. Ferea and Nattawut vs. Khalifa specifically) to see the example they’ve set and the impact they’ve left on me. They may have lost their fights, but they won over the respect of the audience and this writer in particular.

 

*These fights are not available on youtube as of yet, but should be up for viewing very soon

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