To be a fighter takes a lot more than people may think. The training seems excessive to those who don't know, but to those who have fought in the ring, you know that you can never be ready enough for that 6 to 15 minutes of combat that awaits.
Real fighters train once or twice a day, 6 days per week. When I say ''real'' fighters, I'm refering to full contact. Whether it's boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA etc, it doesn't matter. Sparring competitions on mats are NOT fights
I started here 3 weeks ago. My job: hold 3 x training sessions per week before my cleaning and security shift, which is over at 4am.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, we begin the training at 21.00 and go for an hour or more. The students are mostly Syrian refugees. There are many in each class, up to 30 people. The main challenge has been the language barrier, with most people only speaking and understanding Arabic, although, some understand English quite well and help me w