...feeling okay Martin @martin2914

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I want to do some MMA fighting this year. Anyone done this with psoriasis? The thought of stepping in the cage with everyone watching is one thing, doing it with psoriasis dotted around everywhere is another.. Should I just go for it?


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6 responses

James @ferns

I suppose that depends on your personality more than anything. I really worried what others thought when I was younger but from my fifties onwards, I’m 62 now, I really don’t give a shit what other people think of me. I’m not thinking of MMA though, but I happily walked around with short sleeves when my arms were covered. Luckily for me I just completed a three month course of UV and I’m P free apart from a little behind my ear and my private area. I’m guessing someone who does MMA won’t be short of confidence anyways.

Martin @martin2914

I really want to get to that frame of mind, where it doesn't bother me. It just doesn't seem to go away. I relax with close friends and relatives, even previous partners haven't been phased by it. I would tell anyone to just do it, but for some reason I can't seem to take my own advice. I was half way through the process of joining the army, hoping to go into reme just to be rejected on the medical (p). I guess that rocked me a bit? I'm not going to let this thing stop me from achieving my goals. I need to give myself a confidence boost some how.

That's fantastic news for you! Have you had it most of your life too? I appreciate your response by the way, thank you.

Sid @sid

I think you just need to be able to prove that there won't be any danger of open skin or ways for the skin to affect your performance. I've seen a boxer with psoriasis, so it is possible to fight. As long as it doesn't bother you, then go for it...

Martin @martin2914

So far as I can tell I haven't had any issues in training. I've done a lot of grappling and it doesn't seem to have an effect. If other people are already doing it then I guess it should be ok. Thank you for the feedback, I appreciate it.

Daniel @daniel8

Hi Martin. I do jiu jitsu and at times I can be peeling all over the place on the gym matts

Martin @martin2914

I haven't noticed anything like that yet. I work in a fabrication facility so I end up having a good shower before going to training so I don't tend to flake. I do find that putting moisturiser on before going is a bit if a bad idea though. I do kickboxing straight after jj and I find that moisturiser traps the heat in making it feel like a personal greenhouse around me. I do the usual, wear long sleeve t shirt under the kimono and joggers. I'm absolutely boiling! I would train in shorts but I just lack in confidence. I think I find my confidence with p more of a battle than an opponent. It's a stupid mindset but I can't seem to shift it. How do you train?

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