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Military vs. MMA: Prepping for a FIGHT!


You’ve just been informed that in 3 days time you will be going on a mission to a known ambush site where almost every patrol that goes through gets hit. You are going to walk straight into a fight and you know it. Its time to prepare for combat.

How does one prepare for a fight? Especially one that involves bombs and bullets versus one that is with your fists? While the physical steps to preparing for a firefight might be different then preparing for a fist fight, the mentality is very similar. One can not cloud ones thoughts with all of the worries and stresses of life, family, drama or anything else. Your mind must be crisp, clear, focused, ready to kill. Practice going into this mental state of focused aggression is key. Conducting rehearsals or training in complete focus as if it were 100% real, although it might feel dumb at first acting like everything is real, puts you into that mindset and trains you to focus your aggression and use it as fuel to make everything you do that much more potent. It also turns your movements and reactions into muscle memory, thus giving you an immediate and natural reaction to an unnatural stimulus.


Studying your enemy and planning accordingly is another integral part of this process. All the unnecessary thoughts of life melt away and the only thing you focus on is living for that battle, planned and ready for anything and everything that will get thrown at you, knowing you WILL conquer. This is the mind of a true Warrior. Whether it is on the battlefield in a foreign country or in the octagon, this state of mind will lead you to victory. Do you have what it takes to be a true Warrior?

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Sean Culver
Sean’s fascination with Martial Arts began when he was a child going to karate classes in a gym at a local school in Lake Forest, CA. Although his training was cut short, his passion was not. Over the years he became active in competitive wrestling where he took first place in almost all tournaments he competed in. Upon graduating High School Sean felt a higher calling to serve in the military, more specifically, the Army Airborne Infantry. During his time in service he trained in Modern Army Combatives, which is based largely on Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, as well as extensive training on military weapons and tactics. Due to his mental and physical prowess he was sent to intensive training for hand to hand combat tactics where he honed his skills for combat in full battle attire. Having done over two years of combat time in Afghanistan, Sean can bring to light a new side of fighting and tactics that he has not only experienced first hand, but has employed while being in direct contact with the enemy. In addition to Modern Army Combatives, Sean has also trained in Muay Thai, Boxing, and Wing Chun. With as much as Sean loves the Martial Arts, it was only natural that competitive fighting and MMA would draw him into its world of high class fighters.