Training with London Shoot Fighters was one of the most intense and entertaining journeys of my time in the Martial Arts.
The energy in the room was palpable. As you walked in and you knew from the get go that whatever the skill level, these people were serious. I enjoyed shooting for them, when guest trainers and MMA / BJJ experts came in to provide an alternative viewpoint it was fantastic to see how everyone jumped at the chance to learn and develop.
While I was training at LSF, there were only three women in what was very much a man’s world. It was extremely empowering being trained as one of the men and managing to holding your own, especially with no gender allowances given by the coaches. As a result, photographing Michelle, who was at that point the female face of the gym, was a fantastic opportunity that I wasn't going to turn down.
I enjoy shooting sports that I know, constantly striving to capture the moment that those on the other side of the lens are trying to master.