My doctor, the Sensei (Urquidez)

Sensei Benny (Urquidez) talked, 12 months ago, about treating me with his brand of therapy for my old injuries on his return to Australia.  He interviewed me, last night, to find out if I was mentally prepared for the treatment which he described as something which is going to be very painful to whilch I agreed.  Sensei Benny has not been just a fighter but a healer for many years and is often consulted and referred to by the medical profession.

Before being laid on the ground, at Master Fari’s house, he asked me a series of questions to see if I was going to be up to it.  The treatment involves a lot of pain but Sensei Benny places you in a state of full relaxation, giving him full trust to take control over your being.  I have never seen or even imagined the so many varied stretches, positions and movements he put me through.  The whole process went for almost 1.5 hours but it was not until the last 5 minutes I was in extreme pain and yelling for mercy but he encouraged me to keep going with it.  I felt like I was hanging onto my last breath in a Kickboxing match and he was standing in my corner as my coach.  I almost passed out a few times but Sensei Benny could sense it before it may have happened.  The treatment can be described as a combination of medicine, hypnotherapy, physiotherapy, deep tissue manipulation and acupressure like nothing on this earth you could imagine.  He is very serious and spiritual about it and you need to have faith in him.  It was very nice of him to do it considering his very busy schedule.

I'll do what it takes to get better (health wise) and I'll do what it takes to get better in the martial arts.  At another one of Sensei Benny's seminar last night, the first thing he said to me, 'looks like you're back for more punishment'; I take that as a compliment.  He made an interesting point in that he trains to be mentally and physically ready to jump back in the ring, but that does not mean he has to, but it is his way of how he should train.