Professional Mixed Martial Arts is a brand new, and increasingly popular, form of live entertainment in Saskatchewan. And no one is happier to fight in front of a home crowd than Kurt Southern. While most of us dabble in the odd playground scuffle while in grade school, or at least battle with a sibling, very few people can claim to be professional fighters. Kurt Southern is just that -- a lifelong athlete, coach and Canada’s number one ranked featherweight mixed martial arts fighter. Kurt taught me how to throw a punch, then tried to downplay how much time and effort he dedicates to being the best.
Big thanks to Kurt and the crew at the Modern Martial Arts Center in Saskatoon for for showing me the ropes.