Sunday, 28 August 2016

Heart of a Champion, Liam McGeary, A fighter raising Autism Awareness and bringing the best out of people.

Todays blog tells a bit about Bellator Light Heavyweight Mixed Martial artist Liam McGeary.
Liam has numerous accolades in Mixed Martial Arts with a record of 11 wins and 1 loss, is the former Bellator Mixed Martial Arts Light Heavyweight Champion, who is on the comeback trail for his the coveted Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship.
Liam is accomplished in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with devastating knockout power in his hands and feet that has seen him rise to the elite on the Bellator Mixed Martial Arts roster, this gentleman from Kings Lynn in the UK and one time steel fixer, whose hard work and determination has seen him become a Champion, and will see him go on to capture the championship belt again.

Outside of the octagon, Liam is an absolute gentleman, inspiring in fact, always courteous and accommodating to Mixed Martial Arts fans, but he also is an avid advocate for raising Autism Awareness both in the United Kingdom and in The USA, over a year ago Liam became a Fighter Ambassador for Fighting For Autism , who are a worldwide non for profit organisation dedicated to raising Autism Awareness through Martial Arts and Boxing, his willingness to raise awareness and go the extra mile and raise a smile  for others has been amazing.

last  year, Liam was asked if he could go and visit our very good friends at Immortal 365 Martial Arts Academy in Peterborough in the United Kingdom, and on a Sunday afternoon Liam and his mum drove over and attended a visit for Fighting For Autism Junior Ambassador Hannah Roberts and Aaron Lister, Aaron is a youngster who is on the Autistic spectrum who was due to undertake his Black Belt grading in Tae Kwon Do, Hannah had been providing support as a study buddy assisting and guiding Aaron through the syllabus under the watchful eye of Steven Lloyd (owner and Tae Kwon Do instructor Immortal 365) and Pete Holmes (Owner and Instructor Immortal 365).
Liam attended, and made everyone feel like a champion in their own right, signing autographs and talking to everyone at the club, he then went on to watch Hannah and Aaron, perform one of the upcoming Kata's that could be requested. needless to say they nailed it, Liam then asked if he could take a selfie with them which was put on his personal Instagram page.

Liam and Fighting For Autism Junior Ambassador  and Immortal 365 Student Hannah Roberts

Liam and Immortal 365 Student Aaron Lister.

Needless to say, Aaron went on a few weeks later to gain his coveted Black Belt, all his hard work and that of everyone at Immortal 365 had come to fruition.
Peter Holmes from Immortal 365 Martial Arts Academy had this to say about Liam " He is  lovely person and always welcome at Immortal 365"

A few weeks after Liam was asked if he would put up a personal video of why he Fights For Autism, his video was from the heart and uplifting, as any parent, sibling, Liam's video clip explains Liam's teammate/friend over in the USA has a child on the spectrum, and he how  Liam  has forged a friendship this young gentleman whose name is Parker Biedenkapp is amazing to listen to, and cements Liam McGeary is an outstanding champion, but also highlights that Parker is a Champion in his own right too.
Parker and Liam in matching Fighting For Autism Caps

Parker has inspired the club where Liam trains to get involved, there is an annual seminar held in Parkers name #TeamParker where some of the finest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the world gather to learn new skills and meet up with old friends and make new ones too.
The amazing thing that Fighting For Autism has found with the Martial Arts and boxing communities is that clubs, coaches and students rally around each other, the sense of support and family is phenomenal.

Fighting For Autism has seen clubs from these communities on a global scale really push the boat out to raise autism awareness together with Fighting For Autism and  with some even going on to develop Autism Friendly classes of their very own, the input of each and every ambassador has been making a massive difference in the Autism community.

Parker has an amazing gift in his own right, this young champion in the making is also a budding  Football and Lacrosse player, with the support of his family and friends he will go on to accomplish great things, Fighting For Autism are proud to announce that Parker Biedenkapp is now a Fighting For Autism Junior Ambassador who joins a growing number champions in their own right from around the world, who are actively making a difference in raising Autism Awareness.

Junior Ambassador for Fighting For Autism- Parker Biedenkapp

Liam is due to compete in the main event at Bellator Mixed Martial Arts- Bellator 173 event in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the 24th of February, please give him as much support as possible.

On behalf of all of the Fighting For Autism Family, Liam McGeary "Thank You" and we will be cheering you on at Bellator 173.
All the very best!
Liam McGeary can be followed on Twitter.
And on Instagram
If you have a positive story about someone who makes a difference please get in touch

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