Australian fighter Eric Cortis is so young, he is 19 years old, but he is strong and was part of the National team of Australia in 2017. Eric began his way in HMB at the age of 17 and he has been fighting for two years. The captain gave him some spare armour to fight and train in, his first fight was funny to watch – he did not know how to use a sword so well so Eric treated it like a boxing match and punched with both hands. But let`s start from the very beginning. It start so ordinary – his friend brought him to the training and showed videos of fighting. And that`s how his HMB-trip begins.
Now Eric prefer duels. He told HMBIA News that there is nothing better for him: “I enjoy all catergories of fighting, i will fight in as many fights as possible and just love the sport in general but nothing compares to a “1 vs 1″ duel category – only you and your opponent, nobody can help you in there only yourself, its just you and them. I think I`d have to say duel is the category i respect the most and really enjoy the challenge it presents”.
One of the most important things for sportsman is the family support. Cortis family supports Eric in all the ways. His mother thinks its good for everyone to play sport and keep active, but she hates to watch the fighting. His father is a boat builder and he helped Eric make very strong and light weight sheilds. And Eric`s dad really likes HMB-sport. Young athlet don`t want to dissapoint his family, team mates and audience – he train hard as often as possible to improve himself every single day.
“I do not waste any of my time, i train two times a day and eat very healthy in australia, my only plan is to never stop and keep doing what im doing always fighting. My ambition is to be remembered, to be the greatest fighter that ever lived and live my life to the fullest each day i would hate to look back at myself in the future and think “if” or “but” because yesterday is gone and tomorrow is to far away for me”.
So, the level of Eric`s ambitions is high! HMBIA News wish him more talanted opponents, more tough tournaments and the realizations of his plans.