๐“ ๐“ผ๐“น๐“ฎ๐“ฌ๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ต ๐“ฝ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ซ๐“พ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ต๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฎ ๐“๐“ต๐“ช๐“ท ‘๐“’๐“ฑ๐“ธ๐“น๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ช๐“ป’ ๐“Ÿ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ญI first met Alan Pond in 2017 in #BMAEX#ISKA Championship in #Labuan. After interviewing him, I really felt inspired by this wily old man ( actually he’s only 2 years older than me ), but Alan will always say he is 27!

The challenges he goes through to win his โžŠ๐Ÿ…ข๐Ÿ…ฃ ๐Ÿ…‘๐Ÿ…œ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…”๐Ÿ…ง-๐Ÿ…˜๐Ÿ…ข๐Ÿ…š๐Ÿ… belt,… hospitalized for food poisoning day before his weigh-in, anxiety from his loss of luggage from the flight and mental stress from his pending court case for his marital issues,… but Alan fought through it all & won his belt beating a much younger opponent.Again in 2018, he was back in Labuan & took home another ISKA Cสœแด€แดแด˜ษชแดษดsสœษชแด˜ belt. Ever the entertainer and gives out positive vibes. he made sure he put on a good show for the fans.Back home in Australia, he builds up the local communities by imparting good martial arts values & his knowledge of techniques to local kids. He is also very supportive of other promotions & travels around to help in events to ensure the combat sports industry grows.Although I knew him only a short few years, but his spirit gave me a lasting impression. It’s so heart – breaking to know that he has pass on.

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๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’‘๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’‡๐’–๐’๐’๐’š ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’๐’–๐’…๐’”,๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š’๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ. ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐‘พ๐‘ฐ๐‘ต, ๐‘บ๐‘ฐ๐‘ต๐‘ฎ & ๐‘ท๐‘จ๐‘น๐‘ป๐’€,… ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’†

May his legacy lives on in my story:
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