Preparing for a Professional MMA Fight at Krav Maga Worldwide: Part 3

June 16 • Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA • Call (800) KRAV.MAGA for tickets

So, here we go. 5 days to fight night. 1 hard day left of training and then training camp ends. I currently weigh 145 lbs and need to lose 2 lbs more before cutting the last 8 lbs of water the day of the weigh-ins. I started this training camp  weighing 160 lbs. People ask, “How do you lose so much weight so quickly?” It’s no secret: I burn more calories than I eat; all it takes is a lot of dedication and self-discipline.

I’m eating between 1,500 – 1,800 calories per day and training 3-5 hours per day. At this point, my blood sugar is so low that my head spins when I stand up. This morning, I caught myself being jealous of my dog when I fed him! :)

For those of you that don’t know, we are doing Strikeforce’s Open Workout with all the fighters (Babalu Sobral, Robbie Lawler, KJ Noons, myself, etc.) from 1 pm to 3 pm. It’ll be held at KMW Training Centers™ • West L.A.

For those of you that are planning to attend the event, make sure you get your tickets ASAP, because they’re selling out! Also, remember that 10% of all tickets bought through Krav Maga Worldwide™ will be donated to the Marni Fund and Stop Cancer. For those of you that don’t know Marni Levine, she was the highest-ranked female Krav Maga instructor. She was also the wife of Darren Levine (Chief Instructor, Krav Maga Worldwide™). She was a great instructor, a good friend, a mother, a daughter and a wife. She was such an inspiration and her spirit fights on, fighting the battle against cancer.

June 16 • NOKIA Theatre,  Los Angeles, CA

Call (800) KRAV.MAGA for tickets

Preparing for a Professional MMA Fight at Krav Maga Worldwide: Part 2

That's one fast foot!

One and a half week to go to fight night. “Are you nervous?”; “Are you scared?”; “how do you feel?”; are some of the most common questions.

No, I’m not nervous. Not at this point.

No, I’m not scared – I can’t allow myself to think about that.

How do you think I feel, on 1,800 calories a day and 3-5 hours of training?? :)

The diet, the training camp, the sparring. At this point, I just want to get it on. It’s preparing for battle in its truest form. The diet is the hardest part. Cutting so much weight makes you think “why am I doing this again?”. Yet, it’s something within that drives – something hard to explain. Maybe the adrenaline rush? – I dunno, but it’s something I know we can all relate to as members and instructors here at KMW Training Centers™.

This is the main difference yet similarity between Krav Maga and MMA:

I’m preparing for a battle – the battle that we at Krav Maga Worldwide hope to be able to avoid. Yet, I’m doing everything I can to prepare so that I can go home safe.

147 lbs this morning – 5 lbs more before cutting the last 7 lbs of water the morning of!

I am happy and excited about getting a chance to represent Krav Maga Worldwide at such a big event as Strikeforce and hope to see you all there!

June 16

NOKIA Theatre, Los Angeles, Ca

Call (800) KRAV.MAGA for tickets

Preparing for a Professional MMA Fight at Krav Maga Worldwide

That's one fast foot!

Last week, I went out to St. Louis to the Strikeforce event. It was an amazing show, sitting front row with some of the biggest names in Mixed Martial Arts, such as Dan Henderson, Robbie Lawler, Babalu Sobral and Fabricio Werdum. Pound for Pound Star Anderson Silva was also there, cornering one of his fighters.

Although it was an amazing show, watching reigning champion Alistair Overeem TKO Brett Rogers, my trip had an additional purpose; to get to meet Strikeforce owner Scott Coker and discuss a possibility to get on their show on June 16th in Los Angeles.

A few days ago, the fight was confirmed and although Read more

Fabricio Werdum Speaks About Krav Maga Worldwide

Fabricio WerdumFabricio Werdum, 2-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and Abu Dhabi Champion, is a big fan of Krav Maga.

“I am a big fan of all Martial Arts and believe you have something to learn from any and all of them. I love the effectiveness and reality-based training Krav Maga offers. The new Krav Maga Worldwide Training Center [KMW Training Centers™ • West LA] is probably the nicest training center I have seen!” says Fabricio.

Fabricio has been teaching some of the grappling classes at KMW Training Centers™ • West LA, and is very popular among other fighters and students — as much for his great knowledge as his sense of humor.

Fabricio Werdum is fighting Fedor Emelianenko on June 26th, most likely at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Strikeforce on CBS.

Fabricio Werdum at Krav Maga Worldwide

Fabricio Werdum at KMW Training Centers™ • West LA