Friday night wrestling at Integrated MMA

Hello! I know it’s been a long time in between posts and I’ll post up a proper update soon. But in the meantime check out this short little highlight I made of an average Friday night wrestling at Integrated MMA. Our resident US college wrestler, Derek Heckle, is taking the class, which may be one of the last times before he leaves back to the US. I hope to see him again as I’ve learned so much from him about wrestling that I’ve been able to use in training and fights. Check out the video below.


I only took a few photos and a few short clips so I didn’t have much to work with. But I’ll be bringing my camera down to the gym more often to get more pics and footage for the gym.

Enjoy, peace!

Next MMA fight June 7, Melbourne

Melbourne friends! I’ll be fighting in your city on June 7th, would love to have you down to support. I’ll post more details when I find out soon.

In the mean time it’s training, eat, sleep, work, training, eat, sleep…. you get the drift :)

Hope everyone is well.

Rest day

“Rest is a weapon.” - Bourne series

That’s one of my favourite quotes to use in relation to martial arts. If you’ve read the Jason Bourne novels (WAYYYY better than the movies) then you’ll encounter this quote/concept throughout.

Anyways, on one of my rest days I was introduced to a swimming hole, by my teammate, that’s not far from D’Aguilar National Park. It’s part of a creek that runs for miles but and luckily this part is deep enough to swim in, and even deep enough to dive into if you’re brave enough haha. It was so good, I returned a few days later when I had a day off work.

The best things about it is: it’s not far from my place (about 30min drive tops) and it’s tucked away by the roadside so not many people know about it. The water is cool, especially now heading into winter it would be icy cold, PERFECT for recovery from training. AND the absolute best bit is it’s in amongst nature. The river rocks, lush green trees, sound of flowing water… a great place to just zen out and let your mind clear.

Needless to say I’ll be coming back here alot.

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I get soooo much SPAM

I know I don’t blog as regularly or as much lately. Part of the reason is I get sooo much spam that it puts me off even making an attempt to blog.

I have over 5000 comments to sift through, 99.9% are spam. But this is the best one in a long while though:

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Funny spam message

 

If you want to get in contact with though, the best way is through my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gregory-Pe%C3%B1aloza/103197323091766

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OR Twitter
https://twitter.com/DirtyWhiteGi

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Go watch The Raid 2: Berendal!

The Raid 2: Berandal

 

Watched The Raid 2: Berandal on Saturday night. If you’re a fan of martial arts/action movies then you HAVE to go see this one! It’s the best one I’ve seen in years! There’s some epic, brutal and blood soaked fight scenes in there. Some parts are so brutal/painful looking they make you cringe, but I fully enjoyed it.

There’s some amazingly choreographed hand to hand fight scenes, baseball fights, hammer fight scenes, gun shoot outs a car chase and knife fight scenes. What more could you want in an action movie?

Check out the trailer for the film below.

If you’re still not convinced to watch it in a cinema (if available in your area) then here’s a little taste of what to expect. A deleted scene from the film, described below by the director Gareth Evans:

“This is one of a few deleted scenes taken from the film. Reasons to cut were entirely down to pacing issues. This was probably the hardest for me to cut due to the fact that the production on this scene lasted around 6 days of shooting, it cost us a f**k load to make and it served to escalate the gang war out onto the streets involving people outside of the closed off inter-gang politics.

At the end of the day though, after discussing its worth it took us away from the central theme for a little too long with characters that would only exist in this scene alone.

Whenever I edit a film – every scene feels like a precious moment. “No fucking way can I cut this” is a regular phrase I utter at Aram (one of the producers at XYZ Films who patiently worked with me to get the film to it’s final cut) but his patience was always a virtue and it’s when you make a cut and no longer miss it from the bigger picture a few days down the line that you realise it was the right decision to make.

But I still want you guys to see the chaos and the mayhem we had in store, and so with the release of the film coming in a few days time – here’s a sample of one of the action scenes that simply didn’t make it.”

Warning: NSFW .. the scene below is pretty brutal and violent. But only a scratch on the surface compared to the rest of the film.

 

Do yourself a favour and go watch this film. Also, if you haven’t yet, get yourself familiar with the first one The Raid: Redemption.