Alexis Rufus (Pt.1) “I lacked self-belief”

Alexis Rufus Muay Thai World Champion

Alexis Rufus is an experienced Muay Thai fighter from London, England – fighting out of Stars Gym. She is also two times European Champion, and five times World Champion. As 2014 begins, it makes her ninth year as a female fighter with a record of 28-6-0 – and we are delighted to bring you this interview.

by Rew Mitchell

Christi Brereton “I love to fight!”

Christi Brereton, Muay Thai Champion

Christi Brereton is a female Muay Thai fighter from Exeter, UK. She fights out of Gym Chaos in Okehampton, UK and at 21 years old she is already a WPMF World Champion, a title that she impressively won at the age of 14! Christi now has a professional record of 10-3-1 and is actively looking at raising her profile and making more of an impression on the world stage.

by Rew Mitchell

Thank you from Awakening

Awakening Fighters Article

Wow what a month! We wanted to share with you some of the progress our website made last month, and largely due to you, our supporters. Last year we worked hard to bring you the first Awakening site, but we were disappointed with the number visitors we were getting. We know that the Awakening mission is a worthy one, so we decided to largely rethink how we do things.

by Rew Mitchell

Caley Reece “We will put on a great show”

Caley Reece Interview

Caley Reece is well respected and extremely experienced female fighter from Western Australia. Although known for an impressive Muay Thai career (48-5-0), Caley dabbles in Grappling and holds a Brown Belt in Freestyle Karate. A lot has been going on with Caley recently, so we jumped on her to grab this interview for you.

by Rew Mitchell

Website Update 2.1

Awakening Fighters Article

On Christmas Day we launched the new website – “2.0” as we called it. We strive to constantly update the website for you, so periodically we will be improving features and tweaking the workings of the site.  Today is the first of those updates.  Below is a list of changes, now making the website version 2.1.  Some of the changes are minor, and some are fairly big…

by Rew Mitchell

FusBoxe Baby Face

Maureen Riordon by Awakening

We decided to pay Maureen Riordon a visit whilst passing through Denver, Colorado last year. We caught up with her at FusBoxe MMA and Fitness, and pestered her to allow us to capture her training regime. She was being put through her paces by partner and coach Michael Sullivan. They were very welcoming and we’d recommend FusBoxe to anyone in the area wanting to keep fit.

by Rew Mitchell

Monthly Most Viewed – January 2014

Photo Credit: Rew Mitchell for Awakening

Have you ever wondered who the most viewed athletes on our website are? Well we certainly did, we looked into it and were very surprised! The results got us thinking, and we have decided to do an article each month showing the top ten most viewed female fighter profiles on the Awakening register. So, enough talk? Here’s January’s top ten list of the most viewed Awakening profiles.

by Rew Mitchell

Lucy Payne “This will be my first defence”

Lucy Payne - Awakening

Hi everyone, I’m Ashley Mann from Awakening, I’m here with Awakening World Champion Lucy Payne. Hi Lucy, thanks for taking the time to chat to us today. “You’re welcome”. I know a lot of people saw you fight last in August at Lion Fight, could you tell us a bit about how your fight was against Tiffany Van Soest?

by Rew Mitchell

Sheree Halliday – Autumn Red

Sheree Halliday - Autumn Red

Back in November, we asked our beloved photographer Kelly Smith if she would go out into the field with Sheree Halliday and shoot some natural, non Muay Thai photographs for us. Kelly took it literally and took Sheree to… wait for it… a field!

by Rew Mitchell

Female Fighters Unite Outcome

Female Fighters Unite - Total

During the last half of 2013, female fighters around the world united to help raise money to fight breast cancer. Awakening worked closely with MZ & Emmers to organize the global Female Fighters Unite campaign. We’re so pleased to now be able to announce the outcome.

by Rew Mitchell

Natasha Sky “I can’t even spell!”

Natasha Sky - Sinbi Muay Thai

Natasha Sky is a Muay Thai fighter from Australia, and over the last twelve months has been spending more and more of her free time working on her blog, Muay Tash, in which she predominantly interviews female Muay Thai fighters from around the world. It is for this blog that Natasha was voted Journalist of the Year in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards

by Rew Mitchell

WMMA 2013 Awards

Awakening WMMA Awards 2013

We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the nomination and voting process for the first annual Awakening WMMA Awards. The response was incredible, many more people than we imagined got involved and we believe that all of the sharing that went on did wonders for spreading the word about WMMA. Congratulations to all of the winners, as nominated and voted by the community.

by Rew Mitchell

Rosy Hayward “Credibility to my obsession”

Rosy Hayward

For those that don’t know the name, Rosy is an ex-fighter who is essentially a female fight fan with a mission. She runs the very successful global Female Muay Thai on Facebook Group, for which was voted Media Resource of the Year in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards. The community is made up of fighters, coaches, fans and promoters from around the world

by Rew Mitchell

Lauren Huxley “I am very grateful”

Huxley vs Cunvin

Hi Lauren, and congratulations on winning the public vote for Newcomer of the Year in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards! “Hi guys, thank you.. I’m honoured!” We know that as a newcomer it’s sometimes hard to find your place or get seen amongst the hundreds of fighters that start their careers each year.

by Rew Mitchell

Tiffany Van Soest “Steel sharpens steel”

Tiffany van Soest

Hi Tiff, congratulations on your result in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards! Thanks for taking the time out to answer a few questions for our growing community and indeed the entire female fight community. We know for a fact that you are universally loved, especially within the US. You certainly carry a wonderful persona, and that leads us to our first question…

by Rew Mitchell

Iman Barlow “I couldn’t stop kicking”

Barlow vs Peloumpi

Hi Iman, first of all let us congratulate you on an extremely successful result in the Awakening Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards! If any readers aren’t aware of what you won I’ll recap now: Fighter of the Year, Inspirational Fighter of the Year and Fight of the Year. We’ll go through each of the awards and get your thoughts in a moment.

by Rew Mitchell

Female Muay Thai 2013 Awards

Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards 2013

We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the nomination and voting process for the first annual Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards. The response was incredible, many more people than we imagined got involved and we believe that all of the sharing that went on did wonders for spreading the word about female Muay Thai – more about that later.

by Rew Mitchell

Add Yourself to our Athlete Register

Awakening Fighters Article

We’re proud to boast that the Awakening female athlete register is the largest and most comprehensive in the world, for this reason alone you really should be on it. The “Add Yourself” feature on our old website was clunky and we found that most users struggled to input their data.

by Rew Mitchell
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