WORLD-CLASS MUAYTHAI FIGHTER AGAINST ALL ODDS
I am a Muaythai trainer and athlete out of PTJ Muaythai Gym in Sydney, Australia. I am a member of the Australian Athlete Commission and the Vice President of the Athlete Commission of the International Federation of Muaythai Associations.
Yet, I never planned to fight. I am a dancer and always will be. Overall, I danced professionally for 13 years, had become a national champion, and had participated in World Championships. I had started kickboxing to improve my fitness and support my dance studies. At that time, I did not know was Muaythai was.
Then, a shoulder injury forced me to look for a standup martial arts discipline.
My first weigh-in for an amateur fight was one year after I had started at the Muaythai gym.
I didn’t have a lot of time to achieve greatness in Muaythai
Initially, I thought I was too old for this sport. Actually, for any sport. But once I had decided I want to fight, I dedicated myself fully to that goal. I trained hard and worked hard, and never looked back.
A fight record is only valid when you have faced challenging opponents. Mine is not victories only, but it is one I am proud of: 46 fights, 35 wins, 10 losses, 1 draw, and 17 T/KOs.
Never put a limit to your potential
There is no secret to achieving success. It is a combination of your hard work, choices, dedication, accountability, a great support network, and opportunities that create success.
Also, you need to remember that sometimes things don’t go as planned. That doesn’t mean that the outcome is or will be negative. It simply means you’re being redirected to something better.
I have experienced abuse first-hand in my family. Back then, I decided I will never be in a situation like that where I can’t defend myself. There are too many people who are too afraid to stand up for themselves. This is why I want to be that encouragement that stands by their side as they rise up.