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Paul Chadwick

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Well, hello there.

I'm Paul from Merseyside, Uk.

Got myself back into Martial Arts in September of last year for fitness reasons, Training 3 or 4 times a week at the gym and Kung Fu Club in Freestyle Kung Fu and Muay Thai.

I'm 6'2", 214 pounds (15 stone 4) with a 74 3/4" reach, switch stance.

I've got my first fight on the 9th. March, and found this site looking for preparation advice to fight. I haven't got a huge amount of experience, so I'll be reading the forums a lot and looking for anything that helps.

Oh, did I mention I'm 40? I practised martial Arts when I was 12 until I was about 17, then had to stop due to a leg injury, but, approaching 40 I realised I needed to keep myself in shape and give me a physical work out, but not slugging weights in the gym all the time (boring), so I joined my local Kung Fu and Muay Thai club and I'm having the time of my life. I practice Muay Thai for strength, fitness and conditioning, and Kung Fu for technique, balance, self control and evasion, I tend to lean towards a Wing Chun style, preferring counter attacks to an aggressive style which I can also use in my Muay Thai.

I'm about 2 weeks away from quitting my smoking habit and I'm really going to work hard at my fitness over this new year. I can't run, due to my knee, but I cycle a lot, and am lucky enough to live in an area with some high hills, which I utilise for cardio training.

As for the other stuff? I love Rock Music, Films, My wife and Kids, Reading and the occasional game of Poker.

Hoping to become a useful forumite.

Cheers!
 

K-man

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Welcome. Good to see another Englander join the forum, although from where you live you probably talk funny! :p

Good luck with your fight. :asian:
 

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Welcome to MT. Good luck with your upcoming match. And post video. :)
 

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Welcome to the site, Paul. There is much info here, enjoy.............
 

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Welcome to MT!

Great to hear stories of others overcome setbacks to return to the arts!
 
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