A One-Armed Muay Thai Champion

Baxter Humby is a Muay Thai Champion. However, what really sets him apart from just about any other fighter on the planet, is that he only has one arm. When he was born his right arm became entangled with the umbilical cord and had to be amputated just below the elbow.

Such a disability would have been enough to put most people off ever attempting to learn a martial art, but not Humby. Here he is winning a fight in Las Vegas with a spectacular knock out:

Humby’s website contains a quote, saying "the only limits you have are the ones you put on yourself." Conventional wisdom dictates that someone who is born without a limb will never go on to become a successful athlete, let alone a champion. Yet Humby was determined to defy expectations and did so in spectacular style.

It is always easy to find an excuse not to try and achieve your goals in life, particularly when it comes to things like fitness and martial arts. You might think you are too overweight to get into shape, too old to learn a new martial art or too lacking in confidence or ability to enter a competitive event.

If you fall into any of these categories, you should take a moment to reflect on Humby’s words and remember that the greatest limitations really are the imaginary ones which you impose on yourself. Whether it is to lose weight, to learn a new martial art or even to become a professional fighter, Evolve MMA is here to help you achieve your goals. Baxter Humby never gave up and neither should you.

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® is Asia's premier brand of MMA academies. With World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, and No Gi Grappling, Evolve MMA is the top martial arts training organization in Asia. It ranks among the best martial arts academies in the world.