Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Muaythai on the Olympics road!

Wednesdays are usually wordless posts given over just to photographs, but this week is a little bit special. 

As you probably know from reading this blog, muaythai is the sport closest to my heart (and to my broken bones but that's another story!).  Along with the huge growth in professional muay thai around the world, there's been a slow but very steady journey towards Olympic recognition for amateur muaythai under IFMA (International Federationa of Muaythai Amateur) 

And yesterday, that journey took a MASSIVE step forward. The IOC (International Olympic Committee who run the Olympics) announced muaythai under IFMA and cheer as two sports given provisional recognition for the next three years. Happy days. 

Boxers under IFMA are already preparing for The World Games in 2017, and now there's another goal! 

You can read more on the IFMA website here.  

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Phone video - I watched these girls from Poland and the USA fight it out in the 12 to 13 age category at the IFMA Youths this summer - and who knows we could see them face off again at the 2024 Olympics?!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Get Real Girl dolls on Kickstarter

Dolls via GetRealGirl.net

Every now and then I google this blog to see who else is talking about it. Risky maybe but the last search brought up the Get Real Girl action figures.

Set up by Shona Gupta, she says: 'The dolls I played with during my childhood years didn’t look like me. Of course, they had roles - princess, flight attendant, rockstar - and they always dressed impeccably well.

'Looking back, I wish that there was a doll that would have sparked dreams of adventure and action, dreams that would help me see and feel like my real self. '

I think it's the knees got me - bendable flexible legs for kicking footballs and running. Nice. 

She's on Kickstarter with just over half the funding raised already, you can get involved on Kickstarter at Get real girl action figures  

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