Okay, so I’ve been asked by a friend to write a post about how this whole fight stuff works.
It didn’t occur to me that not everyone who reads my blog is a fighter or is involved with this sport, so I can appreciate where my friend is coming from and will definitely do my best to explain things.
Continue reading How the fight game works: An explanation of fighting and Muaythai
To outsiders, fighting will either seem like a kick-arse, glamorous occupation or a very violent slug fest.
Continue reading The truth about being a fighter
You’re ready to step into the ring. You’ve trained hard for a number of weeks. You’ve done everything right, prepared well and it’s fight time. You’re finally facing your opponent in the ring, the bell goes and you’re off. You fight hard, emptying the tank in every round. When the fight ends, they announce the winner but it’s not your name that’s called out – it’s your opponent.
Continue reading Learning how to lose
The Fighter Diaries is a ten part, personal account of the fighting experience from the moment of accepting a fight, through training camp, right up until the fight itself. No other individuals apart from my trainer and I have been named.
It’s been several weeks since I accepted the fight and I’m now halfway through training camp. Things are going steady.
Continue reading The Fighter Diaries: Part 2 – Midway point
There’s been a lot of debate about whether fighters should or shouldn’t cut weight.
Continue reading Cutting weight vs not cutting weight
I always thought that training at 100% all the time meant better results, but that’s not always the case. Having always been a ‘go hard or go home’ individual, slowing down and resting was never something I liked to do.
Continue reading The importance of rest and recovery
Okay, so this is a slightly sensitive topic to cover but I feel it’s important.
The number one question I get asked from other upcoming female fighters is: “What do you do when you get your…you know”. The “you know” is an obvious reference to one’s period.
Continue reading Managing your female cycle for training and fighting