As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sparring Day... Monday, June 18

Sparring Day for me.  Haven't sparred in about 2-3 weeks so I was excited for today but I knew Coach Adamson would go perhaps a little harder on me because he has upped my training and now I'm somewhat comfortable with the intensity.  I didn't think I'd ever get comfortable training in this heat though but I am.  I quite prefer it too actually.

The plan was to only go four rounds but in the first round I told him to hold off a bit.  He was hitting a little bit too hard and it's almost as if I felt my brain jiggle.  He's got the upper hand on me with his height and with added height comes an added reach.  I'm convinced his arms are the same length of my legs so it's hard to get in a punch without taking one or really being more so focused on my defense.  My focus was to get in.  Whether that be to get in via charging him with bunches of punches or slipping under his jab to get in, I didn't know but that was my game plan.  

My game plan was good but fighting most of the four rounds as an infighter meant there was an excess of head butting.  My head to his chin about a dozen times, or so it felt.  I didn't have to wait till tomorrow to feel that.  I definitely felt it on my walk home from training and even at training actually.

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