Cage Fight - Jan 26 - (a bit of blood here, not much)

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  1. keith204

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    This is my second fight to shoot. Cage fighting is Mixed Martial Arts, where a boxer, a kickboxer, a jujitsu master, etc can all fight under the same set of rules. It's a pretty neat concept (though I would never want to fight). Sort of difficult to shoot, because your only option is to shoot through a chain-link fence.

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    Number eight is my favourite one. Great capture!

    David
     
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    #1 keeps reminding me of the Rocky movies... eyes unable to stay open, busted lip, etc.
     
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    I love number 6, the complex composition, the fence, and the expression of the fighter in the guard. Did the fight end moments after that by triangle choke?
     
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    nice shots. whats going on in number 5, is he doing a frontflip off the cage or something? i really like #10, looks great
     
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    yeah that choke didn't end the fight, but the blows he got to the head wore him out pretty quick

    #5 - this kid was incredible, he did a karate/martial arts/whatever demonstration at the beginning. It was awesome. Lots of hi-ya moves, and flips, backflips, jumps, kicks, etc. It was very intense.

    #10 is one of my faves too, all his tattoos make the picture incredible.
     
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    The kid in #5 is doing XMA - "xtreme martial arts". They are demonstration teams that do what you saw - intense acrobatic routines set to equally intense music.
     
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    I really like the first and last one.
     
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    I love MMA, brazilian jujitsu background myself. Would love to do some cage fights. In the cage or photo....How'd you get hooked up with that?
     
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    I do some race track photography, and the co-owner of the race track was the promoter at a cage fight about a month ago. I went there and took pictures for him (official and only photographer...that was an cool story...wouldn't even let P&S's into the arena) and from that, got more cage fight job offers.

    This recent one was a different promoter who I met at the first fight.

    Here's the HIGHLIGHT GALLERY
     
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    Same here. I ended up taking both BJJ and Aikido, which surprisingly complement each other really well!

    Great shots! I am jealous that you get to shoot those events!
     
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    forgive my ignorance............P&S's?....what's that stand for?
     

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