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FIGHTER X CALM

fighter is an on-going project in support of CALM that focuses on the hyper-competitive world of Mixed Martial Arts to reveal fresh perspectives on masculinity, vulnerability and mental health.

I think people need to start measuring success by what you can do for others
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I’ve seen a recent study on the longevity of life; fitness and diet obviously play a huge part but being part of a social network was one of the top finds
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I hung out with a group of lads who kind of bullied me a bit. I stopped hanging around with anyone for a long time until I stepped into an MMA gym. I met a whole new group of friends there and my stressed, muddled mind, turned to focus, clarity and lots of restful sleep
 
I’ve lost loads of fights but I know that even if I don’t succeed at least I have tried. Not trying is worse