… Concerning his fighting features and techniques
Combat mobility is more important to me than unique techniques. It’s cool to see some special techniques in a battle, but you should always be mobile. Never underestimate your opponents. Always show respect.
… Concerning qualities needed by any HMB fighter
Good spatial orientation and excellent physical form are necessary, but they are not the most important qualities. Experience is the cornerstone for a fighter. Here in Mexico we call experience «maña», «colmillo» or «callo» and the only way to get it is to fight. Our proverb says “Mas sabe el Diablo por Viejo que por Diablo.” (The Devil knows a lot because he is old, and not because he is the Devil).
… Concerning the training and tournament preparations
For tournaments we always prepare our minds and our breathing. If you know yourself (qualities, weak and strong points), you have already won the fight, you only have to enter the lists and prove that.
… Concerning his favorite category
My favorite category is “21 vs 21″ because it’s a great opportunity to feel like a team with a common goal, namely to “clear” the lists.
… Concerning the National Team
Our first appearance as Team Mexico took place at the Austrian Cup 2014. Great atmosphere, strong opponents – it was a good practice before “Battle of the Nations”-2014. Our second appearance on the international arena was at “BotN” in Trogir where we participated in “5 vs 5″ and “All vs Russia.”
… Concerning “Battle of the Nations”-2014
The result of “Battle of the Nations”-2014 was the experience we gained there and which helped us to develop as a national team and improve our individual fitness, the level of armor manufacturing, and the level of training. It’s nice to travel around the world and learn how other teams train, learn their styles and compare them in a good fight.
… Concerning the most memorable battle
It was the fight against Team Serbia’s captain, Igor Cosic. We fought only one round in “5 vs 5″ but it was really good for me to know that I could fight even having my finger broken and do my best against somebody who is a good fighter and whom I respect.
… Wishes to beginners
I am also a beginner, but I’ve realized that armor is the most important thing in this sport. First, make sure you know yourself well and then choose armor. And I wish you good luck on the lists!