Interview with Jackson’s/Winkeljohn’s Fighter Andrew Tenneson

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Posted by Mika Frankl

Coming off a first round win by heel hook against Sammy Silva at the Jackson’s MMA Series VIII we had a chance to talk with Jackson’s/Winkeljohn’s MMA amateur MMA fighter Andrew Tenneson, who has a record of (4-0). All four are by way of submission.

Question: How happy, excited are you to be coming off that early submission victory that you got?

Answer: It’s kind of weird. You have this weird high after you win and then you come back down an realize that the next fight just around the corner probably. So you got to get right back into training. Try to relax and have some fun. That’s what’s it’s all about is having fun.

Question: When are you thinking about getting back into it and having another fight?

Answer: I don’t know. I was thinking that I don’t know if I should do a grappling tournament or a kickboxing fight or get another Mixed Martial Arts fight. I might be coaching some people in Gallup. Not totally sure on what I want to do yet.

Question: How long have you been training in Mixed martial Arts for?

Answer: Probably about five years. Two years of Mixed Martial Arts and three more years grappling.

 Question: What kind of grappling back round did you have? How did you start grappling?

 Answer: I was at UNM (University of New Mexico) and these three older guys, one was a Judo &  BJJ guy, one had come from Jackson’s and the final had a Tae Kwon do back round. We basically started a grappling team called Duke City Romans, that’s still going on. We were out there learning from them. The Judo guy had lots of wrestling so we learned leg locks and that why I like to use them a lot. And yeah that was a lot of fun. It was a good time to get better and enjoyed it.

 Question: Some from that how did you end up at Jackson’s? How did you end up truly wanting to go forward with this?

 Answer: Well it was like always a goal and eventually when you learning in an amateur team you reach a peak where you need to move past cause the training partners aren’t as good as you. And there are some really good people with Duke City Romans good wrestlers and good grapplers. I needed some people who were really going to kick my but every single day. So I went to Fit NHB for like a month and it was ok. Then I went to Jackson’s and that stuck so I stuck with them.

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