I always wanted to try out training like a professional MMA fighter and I finally had my chance. Oliver Enkamp, professional fighter himself invited me to challenge myself. And a challenge it definitely was…

00:00 Why I trained like a pro fighter for a week
01:14 Unexpected challenges at the beginning
02:02 Bad sleep and training with the pros
02:53 Training twice per day
03:34 Following my recovery with WHOOP
04:02 Training Muay Thai for the first time
05:05 DAY 4
05:34 What makes a good MMA student
06:38 The importance of good recovery
07:30 The most difficult challenge of the week
08:36 Finding inspiration to not give up
09:36 Surviving the last days

Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel!

My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that Aikido does not live up to what it promises.

Lead by this realization I decided to make a daring step to close my Aikido Dojo and move to Portland, Oregon for six months to start training MMA at the famous Straight Blast Gym Headquarters under head coach Matt Thornton.

After six months intensive training I had my first amateur MMA fight after which I moved back to Lithuania. During all of this time I am documenting my experience through my YouTube channel called “Martial Arts Journey”.

Now I am slowly setting up plans to continue training MMA under quality guidance and getting ready for my next MMA fight as I further document and share my journey and discoveries.

If you want to support my journey, you can make a donation to my PayPal at info@rokasleo.com

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