K-1 Fight Factory, Phnom Penh, and David Minetti of Team Minetti, agreed to sponsor Antonio Graceffo’s training for his first MMA tournament, Mayhem II, sponsored by Muay Fit in Selangor, Malaysia. After first training two weeks in Thailand and ten days at the Bokator Academy (separate video series), Antonio came to K-1 to train full time. The routine was arduous, three sessions per day, fitness (cardio and weights), grappling, and English boxing.
K-1 Fight Factory MMA Fight Prep, Phnom Penh (Part 1)
K-1 Fight Factory MMA Fight Prep, Phnom Penh (Part 2)
K-1 Fight Factory MMA Fight Prep, Phnom Penh (Part 3)
K-1 Fight Factory MMA Fight Prep, Phnom Penh (Part 4)
K-1 Fight Factory MMA Fight Prep, Phnom Penh (Part 5)
Old School Boxing Training: K-1 Fight Factory, Phnom Penh
K-1 Fight Factory MMA Fight Prep,Phnom Penh (Part 7)
Before beginning this one-month program, the 44 year-old Antonio had no grappling background and hadn’t fought since 2004, when he did his last English boxing match in Thailand. This video series follows Antonio through an incredible transformation, from over-weight ex-fighter, to fit MMA novice. In the tournament, Antonio easily won his first match, but lost his second to a much larger, experienced judo expert. BUT, the training worked. “I have never seen a program that could so radically change a fighter in just one month.
Antonio would like to thank David Minetti, and instructors Alvaro Lealdela Torre, and Theo (Seiha).
Antonio Graceffo is self-funded and needs donation to continue his writing and video work. To support the project you can donate through the paypal link on his website, www.speakingadventure.com
Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at amazon.com. The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey
See Antonio’s Destinations video series and find out about his column on http://www.blackbeltmag.com
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