Where did you grow up? Upington
What is your home language? Afrikaans
Do you train? No fight training; Fighting analysis only
How long do you train for? >20hrs per week
From which province are you – where do you stay? Western Cape; Wellington; Winelands
Are you married? Yes
Do you have pets? Yes, 3 Basset Hounds
Which fighter inspires you? Frank Shamrock (past)
Who is your mentor? I try to find inspiration from everyone I meet.
LAST FIGHTER STANDING
Why do you like the Last Fighter Standing concept? Mainly because it’s giving equal opportunity to athletes from all martial arts disciplines to compete on a platform not favouring any individual style. Potentially giving an athlete the platform to excel themselves and possibly grow a lesser practiced discipline.
How would you like to see the martial arts arena change in future? A proper ranking system for Professional athletes and the Amateur division. Maybe the introduction of a 3-tier system where athletes move from the Amateur class to a midway division like Super-Am where athletes heading towards the Professional Division are competing at a higher level than Amateur while getting younger athletes better experience verses stronger opponents before moving them up to the Professional division. This will allow for a larger pool of Athletes gaining more experience and exposure.
What do you love most about South Africa? We have the most beautiful country, perfect weather (mostly) and most importantly we have bountiful potential.
Do you have a day time job and if so what do you do? I am a Branch Manager for a major Electrical Wholesaler.
What is the code you live by? I take care of the people within my circle.
What is most important to you in life? Honesty
Sometimes quiet. Sometimes LOUD. Always straight.