This weekend as there was a lack of big events in the¬†area¬†I asked the guys at¬†Combat¬†Company Richmond if I could come and shoot for them. I’ve previously done some portraits for them so¬†thought¬†that this might be a bit of fun and a chance to see some of the more regular club members.

The event was run with¬†amateur¬†rules, no¬†head-shots¬†and a scoring system that seemed a bit alien to me, but¬†that’s¬†why I take pictures, not actually take part. Despite being an¬†amateur¬†competition the standard was still very good with all the competitors having a good go and enjoying the competitive spirit. The biggest surprise for me was one of the bouts that pitched Chris Inglyby¬†against¬†a guy who was considerably younger and a lot smaller in height. I was expecting this to be a one way bout in Chris’s¬†favour¬† but it turned out to be the other way around with Chris getting armbarred and out witted. Just goes to show that its not size, but experience that counts.

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It was a pretty straight forward shoot for me and exceptionally good to shoot in decent light for a change rather that event lighting. I’m really happy with my pictures on the whole, however shooting through ropes is pretty tricky as I have found out.