Current Shooto champion at 132lbs Masanori KanaharaÂ and two of his fellow team mates (Gozo and Toku) arrived at Jacksonâ€™s for a month long camp. The Japanese are VERY technical and amazingly controlled fighters. Masa, as we call him, is very fun and energetic. Â I got the chance to kickbox with him and was astonished at the level of control he had. We were in wrestling class this morning and happily ground each other into the mat. They are very quick learners and very attentive.
They wanted to go to lunch. I thought they would want something healthy. I was wrong. They wanted a Chinese buffet, they said, American style.
“Really?” I ask
“Yes.” Is the reply.
“Are you sure?”
They implored me. OK! Â Off to Evergreen Buffet we go. Apparently Masa wonâ€™t eat whole baby octopus. I do.
I get back to my room that night and my feet hurt. Bad. It seems I have been training and wrestling so hard that the sole of my left foot has actually split in two places. Awesome!
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