As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I was wrong. I stayed, launched my first company, Flipside Fitness, and then opened Korea's largest boxing club, Hulk's Boxing (now called Hulk's Club).

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again.

Now I live in the Philippines where I am the CEO and head coach of Empowered Clubhouse, the Philippines' first and only boxing clubhouse exclusively just for women. I also am the founder of the Lil' Sistas Project, CEO and designer of Slay Gear and Baa Baa Black Sheep .Ph.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Liberation... Thursday, May 24

I'm at a lost for words with how happy I am in this picture. It had come after months of waiting and anticipating, numerous texts and countless frustrating moments. But it has finally happened.

It took four solid months to make this happen.

Today I received legal permission from the Korean boxing commission to change my Korean boxing license to that of a Philippines license. My updated yearly Korean license arrived with it but it'll be my last from Korea. The next time I step in the ring I'll be stepping in as a fighter from the Philippines. The Philippines is my new home country, the country that I have fallen in love with and the country that has so graciously and openly accepted me, so I'm so very proud and overly happy to announce this end with Korea.

This letter, it's like the equivalency of a divorce from Korea to me... it's amazing, it's liberating.

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