Hi there, I’m Gregori Povolotski, and I entered the world of martial arts in 2007. During this time, I have gained some experience in this area that I would like to share with other martial arts enthusiasts. I created this website, Fighting Advice, so you can enjoy the best information about martial arts there is.
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced fighter, whether you learning Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, or MMA, looking for a technical explanation or interesting combinations for the next sparring, or looking for an easily accessible product review for your next purchase.
You’ll find the information you need here!
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How It All Began
Like all kids, I loved watching action movies with Hollywood stars of the 80s and 90s. I wanted to copy them and learn how to fight as they did. Also, my father did karate when he was young, which probably influenced me greatly. I remember that moment and feeling when I found his gi and nunchaku in the closet. But despite that, nobody sent me to any martial arts school when I was a kid. That’s why it was only in my teenage years that I decided on my own to start practicing martial arts.
First Martial Art
The first martial art I ever learned was Kickboxing. At that time in high school, we had Kickboxing classes where anyone could try this sport. It was a very useful experience for me where I learned proper technique and had experience in sparring. I practiced this martial art for two years and after that, I stopped training for various reasons in that period of my life.
Getting Back Into Training
After about one year of a break from martial arts, I discovered MMA and decided to give it a try. At that point, I liked the idea that this style could combine all possible martial arts. Here we trained in both fighting in standing and on the ground. We had training in Freestyle Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Grappling, and Muay Thai.
In addition to that, once a week my friend and I took private lessons in boxing. It was a very busy period where I was living the training. After that, I noticed that I liked Muay Thai the most. There is a whole culture in this martial art. I also really liked it, because of the elbows and knees technique. And so I left MMA and moved completely to Muay Thai, which I practiced until 2017.
Today, I am continuing to practice martial arts, especially Muay Thai, learning new techniques and improving old ones. Also, I want to help you as much as possible with all the information on this site, be it tips, lessons, or equipment reviews, and learn from my mistakes.