A Lousy Puncher, An Excellent Kicker
Ray was a lousy puncher.
He found this out the hard way, after he took up–then in short order, quit–boxing.
But he was an excellent kicker. He found this out after he switched to kickboxing, where he had more success. Still, though, his below-average punching ability held him back.
So he took up karate, where he had slightly more success than he did with kickboxing. But again, his weakness with hand-to-hand combat was a roadblock to even greater achievements.
And he tried mixed martial arts once, but only once. There was WAY too much punching in that for him.
Then one day, Ray had a revelation: Why wasn’t there a fighting sport that was ALL kicking?
He couldn’t think of a good answer, and so he invented one–a sport with no punches, chops, holds, or anything involving the hands or arms. In fact, the main rule of his new sport was that the athletes had to keep their arms straight at their sides while engaged in combat.
He called it Riverdance fighting, and Ray became the sport’s Michael Flatley: Its original and biggest star. “The Lord of the Violent Kick-Induced Concussion”, to his fans.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY? If you set your mind to it, you can stand up to any obstacle and kick it in the face, sending it straight to the mat as blood pours from its nose.