Here’s another perspective on Fight Camp and stepping into the ring, this time from fighter James Vargscarr:

Q. Why should I apply for fight camp?

A. Fighting competitively makes you relate to Muay Thai in a completely different way. The sport becomes a lifestyle for the duration of the fight camp, so the training impacts your life on a new level. You learn and grow as a fighter, but you also learn and grow as a person. It’s a life experience.

Q. Whats your favourite fight camp memory?

A. Definitely all the sparring. The training days when we’d do nothing but spar, each going a few rounds, then sitting out and watching; critiquing each others’ technique.

Q. Now that you are on the ‘other side’ of a fight camp(s)…would you do it again?

A. Absolutely. I’ve done a few now, and there’s still a lot more I’d like to achieve. But fight camps take a toll on your body and they can be mentally exhausting, so before every application I have to ask myself if the timing is right. You have to be ready to make the commitment to training and go in with your eyes open.

See what Wayne Pokornik had to say about Fight Camp here.

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