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, March 04, 2019

Dirty Moves... Monday, March 4

Ohhhh... Coach Marcelo has some dirty moves.  And no sooner does he use them on me during sparring but then he teaches them to me during padwork.  My only complaint is that I wish he'd flip that -- teach me them first and then have a go at them during sparring. 

The kidney shot.

It's a nasty punch, an illegal punch, nevertheless it's one that sometimes gets thrown in... like today.

The shoulder push.

Another borderline dirty move but not an illegal one.  When you're in the corner or against the ropes, nudge into your opponent with your shoulder to move them off of you and to escape the situation.  

The kidney shot and the shoulder push, thrown at me over and over during sparring and then broken down and practiced over and over during padwork and then on the heavy bag.  I like the kidney shot.  I definitely have to throw more body shots into my combos, to work the levels, and really get out of the expected norm of just throwing jabs, straights and hooks.  My thing is the overhand right though, I love that punch.  I need to be more consistent though with backing it up with a body shot or an upper cut.

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