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
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
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
Ever since I started Muaythai I’ve had to balance work and other commitments. I think that’s the same for most people who are a part of this sport. I started Muaythai when I was at University, and in my final year I developed a knack for balancing class, two jobs, assignments and training.
Continue reading Balancing training, work, family and sanity
The Fighter Diaries are 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 myself and my trainer have been named.
It’s a day like any other day in Hamilton, or ‘The Tron’ as it’s fondly known as by the locals. I’m sitting at my work desk. It’s about 9am on a Monday and my brain has yet to recoil from the weekend.
Continue reading The Fighter Diaries: Part 1 – Taking the fight