Mixed Martial Arts Athlete Adam Legas
Adam Legas grew up in a family where fitness was at the centre of his world. His father was a hand-to-hand combat instructor for the US Air Force as well as being a top-class javelin thrower. He passed on his love of sports and fitness to his son, training him in a number of different combat sports from an early age, as well as setting age-group world records in the decathlon.
As an adult, Adam ran a real estate company, but the financial crash of 2008 saw that business fold and left Adam at a low ebb. He turned to his Mixed Martial Arts at this difficult moment, and as he explained to Forbes, it was this which helped him rebuild his confidence and his livelihood.
Mixed Martial Arts have enjoyed something of a renaissance in the US, and around the world, in recent years thanks to the success of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) which has really put the sport on the map.
But for Adam, who has been involved in Mixed Martial Arts since long before the UFC gained a foothold, it is something which offers far more than drama and entertainment.
“No entrepreneur who is in the midst of starting up a new company can afford to ignore the cardinal virtues espoused by martial arts,” he said. “My Mixed Martial Arts training helped me get back on my feet and start this new venture.”