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Arrived In Japan! Road to Shooto

Arrived in Japan!

So I arrived in Japan on a Thursday and pretty much checked into the hotel and did nothing. Lounged around watched a movie and fell asleep. It is pretty cold here.

Checked my weight and as expected the flight over caused my body to swell and add some weight. Coach and I not too worried about it, we got a plan and putting it in action.

Since I have arrived and doing that initial check of weight I am on track to weigh in tomorrow on point.

First Full Day in Japan

Got up and did a lot of walking. Went to a Golds Gym to get a workout in and to do some drills with Coach Scott. Got some looks from the gym workers but we did our thing anyway.

Went sight seeing a lot today. Got to check out the Tokyo Tower which had some cool stuff inside. Japan is pretty chill. I did notice that there are a lot of little Coffee shops all over. Saw some Anime stuff which I thought was cool too.

Took a quick walk up the road looking at a store for something I needed and I felt the cold. It is definitely colder with the wind blowing as we walk. But made it back to warmth quickly!

Weigh Ins

Tomorrow is the official Weigh Ins for Shooto! It is at 2pm Japan time so about 7pm Hawaiʻi time. The excitement continues to build around this fight. I know I need to focus on what needs to be done once I enter that cage!

How am I feeling since I arrived?

I guess I can say I feel normal for the time being. Again, I am just focusing on the task at hand. This is a great opportunity for me and I know I need to put forth my best if I want more opportunities to come from this.

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Leaving, Road to Japan 5

Road to Japan 5 Leaving tomorrow

As I continue this Road to Japan series, it has come to the point where I am actually leaving soon. By the time I do my next update I will be in Japan. Got a checklist of what I need to pack, I should have everything I need. Got a time when I will be picked up to be taken to the airport. Damn its all coming so quickly. About 12 hours til my flight!

Today I…

So i worked a half day at my full time job, UFC Gym Mililani. Well maybe it was considered less than half, but I was there from 10-1. Did a starter session, taught a class, and worked with a client.

Headed over to see one of my sponsors, Royce at LevelUpMassage, for a good stretch before I jump on that 9 hour flight tomorrow. Definitely need to stretch out the body in preparation for that.H

How am I feeling?

Tired, hungry, okay, hungry, okay, tired, hungry. LOL.

I am excited, I guess. Maybe it is a mix of things really. But overall I guess I could say that I am okay and just focused.

Just remaining focus on what needs to be done. This is not some vacation, this is WORK! I have a job to do and I intend on doing it.

Will the fights be live streamed?

I honestly don’t know. On the shooto-mma website they have links and different ways to watch past fights. My team has people in Japan reading through the website to see of they will stream it live. Maybe we need to wait until we get there to find out.

I am hoping it will be live streamed so all of you can watch it. I have a couple

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