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Being the DINK of the class this morning I ended up with one of the coaches as a great technical sparring partner for leg work! Here's a snippet of round 3... I then got to do 3 rounds of normal boxing with another trainer which was great fun and included me sucking up a few body shots! Totally being treated like a VIP here, very well looked after! I finished off my day doing the MMA technique class with UFC veteran Roger Huerta and UFC fighter Brian Ebersole! Great Coaches :0D
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I am really honoured and pleased to announce that Tiger Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts, Phuket, Thailand have sponsored myself 'Pink Machine' as a Female Fighter. They have very kindly provided me with full time training support at their camp until 27th January as a VIP.
Tiger remembered me from my two month stay last year, they are really pleased to have me back at the camp training and were impressed with the Chessboxing challenge achieved last September. After my promotion to the Advanced Muay Thai and in light of my new pink mission Tiger have very kindly offered to help me acquire the skills and techniques required for the UK Team trials for Amateur MMA. with Battle Arena.
I have really enjoyed training with Tiger, the Coaches have always been excellent as well as fun! Even though I am not a Pro-fighter they are really willing to help me learn the skills and techniques that I now require for when I return home at the end of January.
A huge THANK YOU to Tiger Muay Thai for supporting me I am so grateful to all of your coaches and staff!
You should see more updates about this over the next few weeks and dont worry I will still be adding Chess to my daily training routine!
Discussions are also taking place to make a link with the London Chessboxing events held in the Future, and as the Hybrid sport is becoming increasingly popular across the globe there is the possibility of Tiger and London Chessboxing holding Training Camps and Team Events here in Thailand.
What a perfect Holiday for all of those Chessboxing fanatics!
Femme Fighters have been asked to help find two female fighters (between 52kg and 57kg) to join up with Fighters Source and MMA Battle Arena as they are looking to take amateur fighters to fight on the world stage.
The next leg of the world championships are in Seoul, Korea the last week in April and then the August event in Las Vegas.
The trials for this amazing opportunity for the women are being held on the 23rd January, but...due to the fact I am currently in Thailand and will not be returning until 28th January I would miss this opportunity! However, after being recommended by both Pro MMA fighters Kate Jackson and Cherie Buck, (for which I am really flattered and deeply grateful) Battle Arena have now given me the opportunity to trial shortly after my return to the UK!
Battle arena are one of Europes top amatuer promotions. They have been going for 3 years and its going quite well. The Medina brothers put together fighters source to give amateur fighters a world championship to fight on. This event is backed by major promotions and governing bodies and has recently just got the backing of the UFC!
You can check out Battle Arena on facebook www.facebook.com/battle.arena and their website http://www.mmabattlearena.co.uk
They recently fought in the first leg in Sweden where they spanked the danish!
With this NEW! Pink Mission my training plans in Thailand have now changed! The Schedule of classes at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA completley compliment what I am trying to achieve and the coaches here are fantasic, extremely skilled and experienced, as well as willing to help me learn and progress! After training at Tiger Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts last year for approx 2 months, I was well remebered but many of the staff and coaches which is fantastic as they have made it feel very much like a 2nd home for me! Having kept up with my fitness and drills that were in the classes from last year I was able to come in and keep up with the high level fighters in terms of my cardio so I can very much concentrate on technique now. At home in the last year I have made sure that I have carried on with at least 100 push ups and 200 situps per day as well as 200 kicks on a bag and punching drills .... My theory was that if i could do double this is 35 degrees of heat twice a day after classes then there should be no excuse to keep up and maintain at home. This has certainly paid off.... you can visit Tiger on their website for more information www.tigermuaythai.com
I will be blogging with further updates over the next 20 days or so to keep you posted with this current Pink Mission and training here at Tiger. I will be giving as always 100% with my training and try my absolute best to get through the trials and on the UK Team to represent Project Mayhem MMA and my sponsors.
Please also feel free to visit www.femmefighters.co.uk
2.5hr Muay Thai session this morning at 8am... was absolutely shattered and suffering quite badly with DOMS.
Did some great technique work with a Muay Thaii fighter Fedorico, great sparring with some ladies followed by knee/clinch sparring with Fedorico again. The session finished with 300 kicks on the bags and 30 pull ups (I had to do overhand grip which was hard so only managed 28... 10,8,5 and 5. The standard warm down of 200 push-ups and 300 sit-ups.
Stuck to just the one session today and took and afternoon of rest, rehydration, Thai Massage and recovery.
Had an interesting meeting..... Exciting details to be revealed very soon.
Ruthie Wright also known as the 'Pink Machine' for historical blog updates see www.pinktrainingmachine.blogspot.co.uk