The Surgeon Without a License

In the art of Muay Thai you meet many people. People with different talents and goals. A few years ago I met a young man that was known as “The Surgeon”. At that time I heard of him, but never had the opportunity to see him fight. Then it happened. Chip Moraza-Pollard entered the ringContinue reading “The Surgeon Without a License”

Athletes

Take a moment and check out my site. I added some of the fighters I have had the honor of photographing throughout the years. Simply click on the link: Igdalia LLC athletes to view the athletes. All photographs are copyrighted and owned by Igdalia LLC.

There Is No Secret About Who He Is

We all start somewhere in life. Some have dreams and others have opportunities. Camron Lochinov has been training MMA for ten years. It all started with a broken mirror. Superstitious people say that if you break a mirror you have 7 years of bad luck. However, for Camron it would be the start of hisContinue reading “There Is No Secret About Who He Is”

The Nightmare Within The Cage: David vs. Goliath

Life is always full of surprises. Just when you think things are coming together you are presented with a test. A test to see if you have learned what you needed to learn. We all know the story of David. He was a young shepherd boy and musician. He had a huge purpose in lifeContinue reading “The Nightmare Within The Cage: David vs. Goliath”

The Style Of A Fighter

As many of you know the return of Kin Moy was November 3, 2018 at Cage Titans.  He has been training MMA since he was 17 years old. Due to a series of unfortunate circumstances he was kept out of the cage for two years. Once a fighter is known for their true talent andContinue reading “The Style Of A Fighter”

Combating Epilepsy Within The Cage

Who is Miguel Cuevas? At a fight I attended for Premier FC, I noticed something different about a fighter, Miguel Cuevas. I observed that after he was done walking out and hugging his teammates he walked over to this man. He leaned into him, removed his necklace and this man blessed him. That touched myContinue reading “Combating Epilepsy Within The Cage”

The Unbreakable Bond

Did you know that there is something that brings people together? They say that blood calls, that it yearns to be with family. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, something will bring you together. Did you know that when you start a sport or an art you connect with other people. ThatContinue reading “The Unbreakable Bond”

El Salvaje

We all have a story. We all come from a place in our lives that motivates us to do better. What motivates you? What inspires you? I asked another fighter Jose “El Salvaje” Lugo what inspires him. I believe that getting to know the fighters is very important. Why did Jose Lugo decide to trainContinue reading “El Salvaje”

T-Storm

Let me introduce you to Taylor Thompson aka T-Storm/mi leyenda. That trains at BST out if Mendon, MA. I want people to start seeing fighters for who they are. Not what people create. When I met Taylor I instantly knew she would be an amazing fighter. In or out of the cage I knew sheContinue reading “T-Storm”

Game Plan

Everyone has a game plan. Everyone has this idea of how they want things to go. In the area of MMA two people have a game plan but only one of them will be successful. Once you enter the ring/cage, anything can happen. You can finish in the first few seconds or last all threeContinue reading “Game Plan”

Thank you

As I look back to the start of my sports/action photography I can’t get over all the love and support I have received. I love what I do and I love to give my best. Sometimes it’s not easy to produce what I want but it’s worth it. It’s worth seeing the results and seeingContinue reading “Thank you”

Energy

Everyday that goes by you learn what is important in life. It’s not the material it’s the person that is by your side during the best and worst days. During the times that you can’t even deal with yourself. The energy you put in is the energy you get. Treat every moment as the firstContinue reading “Energy”

Martial Arts

Life is a paradigm, it is all in the way you see it and the way you present it to other. There are many individuals that think marital arts is a way to hurt someone and the prove how much stronger they are. However, thinking that way takes away from the art of it. MartialContinue reading “Martial Arts”

Do You Have Heart

Have you ever had a dream? Have ever wanted to do something so bad that you had to do it? Have you ever had the pressure of walking in someone else’s footsteps? Feeling that you can do it and it’s what you want to do but everyone else’s opinion is stressing you out? I don’tContinue reading “Do You Have Heart”

What Motivates You?

To take a fight is not as simple as saying yes. What motivates you to train? What motivates you to get in a ring or cage? What is your true purpose? I’ve heard some fighters do it for the money. Some do it in memory of a loved one. Others do it because they wantContinue reading “What Motivates You?”