in my country

in my country

John - 1000 Londoners

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John is Polish and has not lived in London for long, however he is enjoying life here and has thrown himself into one of London's more underground sports -- mixed martial arts cage fighting. His first ever competitive fight took place at the Troxy in Limehouse with the promoter WCMMA. He has recently become a father to his baby daughter, born in December 2013. 1000 LONDONERS This film is part of 1000 Londoners, a five-year digital project which aims to create a digital portrait of a city through 1000 of the people who identify themselves with it. The profile contains a 3 minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well as their personal photos of London and some answers to crucial questions about their views on London life. Over the course of the project we aim to reveal as many facets of the capital as possible, seeing city life from 1000 points of view. www.1000londoners.com www.youtube.com/1000londoners www.facebook.com/1000londoners Twitter @1000_londoners 1000 Londoners is produced by South London based film production company and social enterprise, Chocolate Films. The filmmakers from Chocolate Films will be both producing the films and providing opportunities to young people and community groups to make their own short documentaries, which will contribute to the 1000 films. Visit www.chocolatefilms.com Transcript: This is my first fight and I'm a little stressed out. I've got a chance to fight in the WCMMA. I hope I can win. I feel excited, motivated, strong. I think I can do it. Polish Strength! This next fight is the hardest fight of his life. John Jasinski is going against the guy so hard. Mr. Collins. John! To be honest, I've always been a fighter. I just wanted to do it in a ring, properly and make money from it. There is a huge problem in our country with finding well paid jobs and so I came here. I came here after my injury and worked on building site for a while and I was expecting to find a good well paid job of course I thought it would be nicer and cleaner here because that's what it's like in my country. I live in London with my girlfriend. We just had a baby actually, two weeks ago. I hope that my child will grow up healthy and happy and I hope to work hard and support my family. That's all really. That's my hopes for the future. That's all I hope for. You learn more from a battle, you leaner more from a battle than just even fight. Where is the shower? There is no shower here. This is shower here. This is shower, where you shower? I am going to train even harder and next time I'll do even better.