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.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Corner Coach Pack... Friday, August 9

I was as busy as fudge today, daaaaaang!!!  I only had 2 fighters to coach but about a billion and one things to do in between coaching those two.  Technically it was 3 but then one had to cancel last minute.  

Tomorrow is the big fight night for the black tie charity event so I had my corner coach gear to prep.

Contents of my corner coach pack:
  • extra hand wraps
  • a couple of rolls of gauze
  • a couple of rolls of surgical tape
  • water bottle
  • white towel
  • ice pack holder
  • medical scissors
  • extra mouthgaurd
  • Q-tips
  • bandaids
  • turtle shells
  • latex gloves
  • chocolate
  • metal press
  • Vaseline
  • electrolyte tablets
  • endurance tablets
  • Muscle care ointment
  • smelling salts
  • target mitts
All important things needed just in case my fighter forgets something like their hand wraps; needs something, like a sugar rush pre-fight; or runs into a medical problem during the fight, like a cut on the forehead. Trust me, things like this happen and it's the corner coach's responsibility to make sure they can tend to whatever their fighter needs. Throw in the fact that I haven't heard whether or not there's even a medic and ya, my so-called "overpacking" might not be enough. 

Ten fights, twenty fighters, my corner coach pack can't handle them all.

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