As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply do a year, then leave. Years later and I’m still here. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea with Flipside Fitness on my brain, Hulk's in my heart, boxing in my bag, and my four-legged friend Balboa Button by my side.

Life is an adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Solid Sparring with Solid Combos... Wednesday, July 5

"Dead Aim" is my boxing nickname.
"Bully Bere" is what a certain someone here calls me outside of the club.
And now "Dirty AIMy" is a name one of my gal pals here has started to call me.  She started today.

...too funny.

I, Dead Aim, headed out to Elorde Boxing Club for sparring today.  I haven't been there in 43 days because I moved out of Eastwood, traveled to Canada to pack up my life and say hi, and then I returned to the Philippines only to move into my new home here in Makati.  I lot has happened in 43 days but none of it has included training at my original Filipino boxing club.  I miss training there -- the coaches, the members, the club.

It took me an hour and ten minutes in an Uber to get to Elorde... and then of course I had to travel back.

It was so great to be back at Elorde, the first club I've been a member at here in the Philippines.  I got to see many of the coaches, the staff and a lot of my boxing buddies.  

Coach Arman wasn't able to come in for sparring today so Coach Garry arranged to have Coach Rocky step into the ring with me.  No pressure, he's only a former Filipino male champion boxer... nice.  He's a shorter guy who fights lower than my weight but don't kid yourself, he seems so much bigger in the ring in terms of his skills and strength.  I'm proud to note I got in some good combos and solid punches.  We went six rounds and in second round I got him with a solid upper cut, hook combo the left him needing to step back and give his head a bit of a shake.

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