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Sparring at Warriors' Boxing and Fitness

I went down to Warriors Boxing and Fitness this morning to shoot some sparring so I can get my timing back for next weekend's show. I wasn't going to go, but I kicked my ass and went down there. I had a chance encounter with Alysha Sopoco and she gave me some great kicking pictures. In addition there were a lot of people at sparring this morning. Thanks to everyone who was out.

Flying side kick

Rob and Calvin Caron

Frank crushing the bag.

Leo waiting to get back in the ring and spar.

Athletic Nudes with Tyler (NSFW)

Amateur mixed martial artist Tyler came into studio for my athletic nude series. He had a wide variety or strikes and his kicks were particularly good for photographing. We didn't shoot a tonne of pictures as my timing was good that night and Tyler was deadly accurate.

Tyler delivering a spinning back kick to the bag

Full extension on the high kick

Left hook to the chin

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

Athletic Nudes with Aaron

I met Aaron initially at a fight he was participating in. I shot the poster, the weigh-ins and the fight. When I put out a call for more volunteers for the project he answered. He's a cool guy and we had a lot of fun working on this shoot. Below are some teaser images.

High kicks on the heavybag

Aaron delivers the flying knee, high and accurate

We did shoot a few static posed images to really show off the hard work done at the gym

The poster from the fight I photographed Aaron at

PFC 5 - The Action

PFC 5 is in the books. Once again Prospect Fighting Champions show why they are the premiere amateur mixed martial arts promotion in Ontario. PFC 5 took place at the London Music Hall with VIP tables on the main floor and a great viewing angle on the second floor gallery. There were 13 great fights, an exciting card, and plenty of action. To see all of the images go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/prospectmma/photos/?tab=albums

Prospect Fighting Championships (PFC) is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Organization based out of London, Ontario. The goal of the PFC is to provide a quality platform that allows Mixed Martial Artists in Ontario to develop and demonstrate their talents and prepare themselves for the professional level. Each year under the direction of C.E.O Jamie Champion, the PFC Corporation hosts a number of competitive Mixed Martial Arts events that showcase fighters from all over Ontario. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of combat sports and martial arts.

Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

ACE Fights - The Action

With the Ontario Athletic Commission making life difficult for people putting on professional mixed martial arts shows it is great that Ontario has such a large amateur scene. Promoters like ACE give the fighters and fans an outlet for mixed martial arts in Ontario. Last Friday 28 fighters got to test themselves in front of 100's of fans at Nashville North. Last year there were close to 25 AMMA shows in Ontario, from Windsor to Kingston and North to Sault Ste Marie. Make sure to get out and support the local promotions fighting to keep MMA alive in Ontario.

Below are some of the images I captured from the evening.