Written by Tim Spriggs on March 21, 2018
I love going to war on the mat. I train and compete to not only win a fight, but to dominate. You can say it’s against the martial arts code or non-technical, but it’s honest. It’s honest because at the end of the day you’re trying to fuck up your opponent and he’s trying to do the same.
I’ve had several serious injuries (including one life threatening one) that took me off the mat for significant amounts of time. These experiences reminded me just how dangerous this game is. I compete and train the way I do because of this danger. In my mind, it’s kill or be killed. My style is simple, efficient, and violently effective. Taking people out like that is the essence of all martial arts; don’t hate on that. At the end of the day, you signed the waiver.