SOLDIERBOY TECH SPECS October 01 2015
Weight Devision: MiddleweightFighting Out Of: Sunninghill, SandtonAge: 34Trainer: Richie QuanGym: Fight Fit MilitiaPro Fight Record: 12-3Disciplines: Karate, Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiujitsu,Achievements: EFC Africa 2X Middleweight Champ
Garreth’s professional sporting career started at the age of 19, playing flank to Top Fight Club rugby in Durban at Crusaders Rugby Club. In 2007, The Natal Rugby Union selected him for a program that meant the change from Flank to Hooker with the promise of a Natal Sharks Rugby contract. One of the requirements was that he increased his fitness levels.
Spending time with the Shark’s fitness coach, Jason Vorster, who at the time South Africa’s leading MMA coach who used the sport as a form of training. It became clear to Jason that Garreth had a natural ability and he was encouraged to pursue this direction.
Garreth agreed to an amateur fight and was hooked.
Garreth completed his amateur career undefeated with a 10-0 fight record. In 2008, after turning professional, Garreth won his first pro fight for Fight Club against JP Kruger. He then made the move to Johannesburg to further his career by joining South Africa’s top MMA gym, Fight Fit Militia (FFM). In 2009 Garreth started fighting for the Extreme Fight Championships (EFC).
Soldierboy went on to becoming one of the biggest household names in EFC South Africa as he claimed the championship title twice during his reign, but the athlete had his mind set on an international stage. Shortly after his 2nd victory, Garreth was invited to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship the most prestigious event in the MMA field.
After a close loss in his first UFC fight in Poland, humbled by the experience the athlete picked himself up, motivated by the unwavering support of his family, team and fans, he began gearing himself for his second and last chance to fight on the UFC circuit.
He fights in Dublin on the 24th OCT 2015 on the same day as the Rugby World Cup Final. What a sporting event it shall be. For fan park tickets to both events in JHB or CT please click the details below.
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Three Soldierboy workouts
NO GYM/NO PROBLEM October 13 2015
These 3 routines are easy to do at home and all you need is your own body weight. You can incorporate any of them into your gym routine to add diversity to your workouts.
Level : CorporalEvery 2nd day for weeks 1,2,3 5 Rounds – (2 min rest in-between rounds) 10 Burpees10 Pull Ups10 DipsHollow Rocks (Until Failure) Level: SargentEvery 2nd day for weeks 4,5,6 5 Rounds – (3 min rest in-between rounds) 10 Push-Ups20 Burpees30 Mountain Climbers40 Squat JumpsPlanking (Hold for 50 seconds)
Level : Capitan
Every 2nd day for weeks 7,8,9
5 Rounds – (4 min rest in-between rounds)
The Soldierboy Mindset
EYE ON THE PRIZE Oct 12 2015
Q. What motivates you to persevere in this tough line of work? A. I remind myself what I am fighting for. My wife, my children and our life together. Along with the desire to achieve my personal goals. READ MORE