Interview with Mark and Aonghus, 1st and 2nd in the Canberra Ultimate Fighter Series

A short interview with Mark and Aonghus, 1st and 2nd in the Canberra Ultimate Fighter Series.

We will be following up with them after Great Northern War

 

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Interview with Mark:
1) What is your name and title?
Lord Mark Ottignon.
2) You came 1st in the Ultimate Fighter Series in Canberra. What did you do to train?
I’m not sure I have enough space here. But physical and mental practice are important. Armoured and in-armoured training. With and without partners. Watching a lot of good fighters and learning from them. And offer up the soul of one of my children.
3) What did you enjoy about the tournaments? Please describe a memorable fight for us.
Being challenged. Every fight was fun and different. My glaive fight with Ben. It was damn hard work on every level and I learned a lot from it.
4) What style do you fight in? Do you have some beginner’s tips for those who may be interested in learning to fight this way?
What style? Ugly. If I was asked by a new fighter I might say “Don’t copy me”. But it depends on so much. My style is what I like and that may not work for others who might like more glory and less renown.
5) What preparations have you been making for the final in Queensland?
Preparations? Eat well, sleep well and plan to play my own game. Oh and knights school. And organise to get there and play in the fire light tournament. It is on my bucket list. I’m sure there was something else but I tend to focus on one thing at a time.

 

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Interview with Aonghus
1) What is your name and title?
Baron Aonghus Mac Greigor Mhic Raghnaill
2) You came 2nd in the Ultimate Fighter Series in Canberra. What did you do to train?
2nd in UF Polit, Fight, fight, fight, fight!
3) What did you enjoy about the tournaments? Please describe a memorable fight for us.
I enjoy the challenge of tournaments, especially this format with different styles to make you think, and fight, outside your comfort zone. My Favourite moment of the tourney was the poll arm against Sir Berengar, we were fighting to confirm the standings and in the previous rounds he had beaten me with Poll. In the refight I went out and fought my game setting the pace of the fight as I wanted and came out with a victory.
4) What style do you fight in? Do you have some beginner’s tips for those who may be interested in learning to fight this way?
I fight primarily Poll axe in the Talhoffer poll axe school, with a big dose of Aonghus thrown in.
For beginners, talk to me! It is a very different style to anything anyone else fights and takes a willingness for percussive learning. You will get hit a lot learning to do this!
5) What preparations have you been making for the final in Queensland?
For the finals, a lot of mental preparation, slow work training and focusing on the core footwork and shots of the styles for the tournament and K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

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