“I grew up only doing this. I didn’t get to play soccer, or join any after school activity because I was too busy with martial arts. It’s not just “what I do”, it’s pretty much what I breathe.”
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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT SHINO VANHOOSE
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY OF TRAINING LIKE?
Very sweaty. Every time I go to training, I go in there training for a fight whether I have one or not. I have my lazy days of course, who doesn’t? But everyday I try to be better at something whether its my strength and conditioning, my technique, a new move we learned, there’s always a goal for that day in the gym.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU AS A FIGHTER
I think for only being 20, I’ve had some pretty amazing opportunities that take others forever to get and with already having all those opportunities and experiences getting to share the cage with some of the best atomweights in the world (all in different countries by the way, lol), I get so excited to see how much further I can take my career. So I guess you could say being young in this sport motivates me.
WHAT GOT YOU INTO MARTIAL ARTS?
My parents are huge martial arts fans! Before martial arts I was actually in ballet, so it took my parents a little bit to drag me away from it because I was only 5 or 6. I wanted to do “girl” things, but at the same time I think I wanted to do something different; so I tried Jiu Jitsu with my brothers, and I guess I was hooked. Later on when I was about 13 years old I started Judo and Muay Thai which is how we ended up putting everything together, and here I am.
IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD YOU MEET AND WHY?
I would want to meet Mike Tyson because his mindset before he would get into the ring is something I wish I had so if I got to meet him I would definitely want to hear about his thoughts walking up to the ring and how he stays so calm and confident.
IF YOU COULD BE ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
Maybe Hermione Granger from Harry Potter because I love magic stuff and I’ve always loved Harry Potter stories.