“Martial arts is not about being the champion and its not simply about winning. That is simply a result of the path you take in the sport. It’s about self-discovery, self-improvement, finding humility and growing from it. The process is hard and it should change your mind body and soul, and in that lies the art in mixed martial arts. The journey to the top should be slow and savored because once you are on top of the mountain, you can enjoy the view for awhile but eventually you have to climb back down.”
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HERE’S SOME THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BARB HONCHAK
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY OF TRAINING LIKE?
It changes all the time. In a camp, I train two to three times a day. The rest of my time during camps tends to be spent meditating, eating or sleeping.
WHAT GOT YOU INTO MARTIAL ARTS?
I started my path with BJJ. I had no intention of fighting when I started. A local promoter asked my coach if I wanted to take a fight. I took it just to see how it would go. I won and I wanted more.