𝓐 𝓼𝓹𝓮𝓬𝓲𝓪𝓵 𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓫𝓾𝓽𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓵𝓪𝓽𝓮 𝓐𝓵𝓪𝓷 ‘𝓒𝓱𝓸𝓹𝓼𝓽𝓪𝓻’ 𝓟𝓸𝓷𝓭I 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 ➊🅢🅣 🅑🅜🅐🅔🅧-🅘🅢🅚🅐 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 Cʜᴀᴍᴘɪᴏɴsʜɪᴘ 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.
𝑴𝒂𝒚 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒖𝒑 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒖𝒅𝒔,𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚’𝙨 𝙣𝙤 𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙣. 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒖𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝑾𝑰𝑵, 𝑺𝑰𝑵𝑮 & 𝑷𝑨𝑹𝑻𝒀,… 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒆