About the Founder of MMA Ground
I attended my first Judo class when I was 5 years old, well, by attended I mean watched through a crack in the door refusing to go in and, in fact cried when I was made to go on the mat.
Gradually week by week I made my way onto the mat, where I quickly fell in love with the sport. Unfortunately, I'm reminded of this story on an almost daily basis, however I'm happy that I persevered, as I was able to find something that I was incredibly passionate about at a young age.
As I grew up I began to compete at a national level and was National Schools Champion at the age of 12. I then began to compete and train internationally, taking part in training camps and competitions in Sweden, Italy, Holland and Denmark.
I then earned a place on the Great Britain Judo team, however not long after that moved to Singapore, therefore forfeited my pace on the team. Here I was introduced to some new martial arts, mainly Muay Thai, where I trained at Evolve MMA (Rafael Dos Anjos also fights under this gym). I then progressed to train in BJJ and MMA and have been obsessed ever since.
I created MMA Ground to help those new to martial arts find a discipline, find the right gear and hopefully inspire our readers to take up a new martial art.
If you would like to get in touch, you can head over to our Contact Page, or email me directly at james(at)mmaground.net.
About MMA Ground
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