Name the Fighters Competition

We had been working so hard behind the scenes over the last eight months to bring you website 2.0, that we decided we needed to have a break from all the seriousness and have a little Christmas fun with you – hence this ‘Name the Fighters Competition.’ If you are reading this before the 1st of January then you’re not too late to enter, so keep reading!

by Rew Mitchell

Knapp talks Cyborg’s Lion Fight

Awakening Fighters Article

Following Cristiane Justino’s impressive win at Lion Fight Promotions 11 Invicta FC President, Shannon Knapp talked about the lady known as “Cyborg”, combat sports crossover fights, and the growth of Muay Thai in America. “This (LFP 11) was more about Cris than any benefits for Invicta FC,”

by Rew Mitchell

Payne vs Van Soest

Lion Fight 10

We were fortunate enough to be ringside for this epic occasion on 26th July 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event of course was Lion Fight 10, featuring five amateur and six professional bouts. There were two female fights on the card, an amateur bout at 110lbs between Miranda Cayabyab (Milpitas, California) and Angela Hill (New York, USA)

by Rew Mitchell

Spotlight: Tecia Torres

Tecia Torres Awakening Spotlight

Our 6th Awakening Spotlight brings you a fighter that certainly lives up to her name. Tecia ‘Tiny Tornado’ Torres is a fiery strawweight, competing in MMA, Kickboxing and Muay Thai. This humble athlete fights out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and almost certainly doesn’t realize how inspirational she is.

by Rew Mitchell

Awakening Website 2.0 is coming!

Awakening Fighters Article

We want to apologize for what must appear as an overall lack of activity on our website over the last three months. There is however a very good reason, behind the scenes we are building a highly improved website. When we initially launched the first website (what we are now lovingly calling Awakening Website 1.0) we took an interest in watching how our supporters used the website.

by Rew Mitchell

The Hatchet II

Lauren Huxley - The Hatchet

We recently travelled to Swansea, Wales to do a fun photo shoot with the young 16 year old up-and-coming Muay Thai fighter Lauren ‘The Hatchet’ Huxley. An exciting fighter that we lovingly named ‘The Hatchet’ (see earlier article), Lauren and her family happily took the name and ran with it.

by Rew Mitchell

Anderson vs Church

Vicky Church

We had worked with both Grace Anderson and Vicky Church before so we were extremely excited for this one.  It was to be a last minute K1 fight at CSFC Challengers 2, in which Vicky standing in and not at her usual fully trained level.  Having an in-depth knowledge of each fighter’s style, and indeed being friends with both really spices things up.

by Rew Mitchell

Barlow vs Peloumpi

Barlow vs Peloumpi

At long last we got to go and watch Iman “Pretty Killer” Barlow fight.  The fight was in her home town of Melton Mowbray, UK at an event hosted her fathers Assassins Gym. There were approximately twelve fights on the card but we were sucked right into the main event and it’s build up.

by Rew Mitchell

Huxley vs Cunvin

Huxley vs Cunvin

19 May 2013. We travelled to Barry, Wales to a fight night hosted by Eagles Gym. The reason for travelling was to watch the Lauren “The Hatchet” Huxley fight. Her opponent, Natasha Cunvin was unknown to us at the time, but we’d seen Lauren fight before and were so impressed that we wanted to see her fight again. Lauren is a youngster, but shows a lot of promise and focus…

by Rew Mitchell

Female Fighters Unite

MZ & Emmers Sports Bra Auction

Awakening is mobilizing an army from the female fight scene in a global campaign against breast cancer!  This campaign is called “Female Fighters Unite.”  Read on to find out how you can easily get involved in this collaborative effort! The Female Fighters Unite initiative is the effort of both Awakening and MZ & Emmers Sports Bra Auction.

by Rew Mitchell

Anderson vs Walkey

Anderson vs Walkey

6th April 2013. Grace Anderson faced Claire Walkey in Guildford, UK at CSMMA’s Ultimate Conflict 4 in a last minute K1 bout. Grace’s greatest assets are her power and dedication, whereas Claire has a youthful fearlessness about her and Touchgloves Gym showing her the way.

by Rew Mitchell

Merrett vs Payne

The two inaugural Awakening World Muay Thai Titles took place this past Sunday at Fast & Furious 2 in Penzance, Cornwall, UK. The event marked an emotional and historical notch in the Awakening timeline. Not only were there the two first ever Awakening titles up for grabs, it was actually our first co-sanctioned event.

by Rew Mitchell

Spotlight: Emma Bayer

Spotlight: Emma Bayer

Our 5th Awakening Spotlight is a very special one indeed. We’d like to introduce you to Emma Bayer of MZ & Emmers Sports Bra Auction for Breast Cancer. This is a unique spotlight because she’s NOT a martial artist, but yet has an incredibly inspiring story that Awakening has now become involved in. Did we mention that this little American girl is just six years old!

by Rew Mitchell

Rousey vs Carmouche

Rousey vs Carmouche

Last night saw a pivotal moment in WMMA, as global eyes watched UFC 157 with bated breath to see how Dana White would showcase the organisations first ever women’s bout. Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche was placed as the main event, and was for the Women’s Bantamweight World Champion title. In the co-main event spot was Lyota Machida vs Dan Henderson.

by Rew Mitchell

The Hatchet

Lauren Huxley - The Hatchet

It wouldn’t be unusual for you to say you haven’t yet heard the name Lauren Huxley. She is a young up and coming Muay Thai fighter from Swansea, Wales. This sixteen year old models herself on the great Julie Kitchen, the Queen of Muay Thai. We had seen her fight a few times before at small shows and had been impressed at her raw talent.

by Rew Mitchell
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