Friday, September 30, 2016

Watch: Brix and the Bitch

The Artemis Film festival is dedicated to action films starring and about women - so of course I love that ...

This short "Brix and the Bitch" won Best Short Director at the 2016 festival just passed.  The trailer for director Nico Raineau's film says: "Trapped in a seedy and illegal fight club, one woman's only chance for escape is to win a gruesome brawl against the one person she refuses to harm."

The fighting in the trailer is pretty realistic down to the sounds effects - you have been warned!

Brix and the Bitch - Official Trailer from Nico Raineau on Vimeo.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Muaythai nomad; Luna Tobin Peru and elsewhere ...

Luna Tobin fights for a WMC South America 57kgs title this weekend. She spoke to me about training, her links with Ireland and Muaythai life in Peru.

Our paths first crossed at the World Championships in Sweden in May, and then again at the Youth World Championships in Bangkok a few weeks ago. But she had a few more stops in her Muaythai summer. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Boxing, training and being filmed: Bianca Elmir

Australian champion boxer Bianca 'Bam Bam' Elmir, who spoke to me on this blog, took the brave decision to allow a film-crew follow her path towards the World Championships in Astana earlier this year.

This is the latest trailer for that documentary - boxing, being a woman in boxing, being a Muslim woman in boxing ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Coaches and mothers looking after their fighters

Wordless Wednesday  (some pics I've taken at boxing shows -  women not just in the ring!)

Amateur Muay thai IFMA Russia coach boxer


Monday, September 19, 2016

The Kyokushin Karate champion who just couldn't give up ...

Aneta Meskauskiene karate women in sport

GUEST POST!! Arlette Maotie Bomahou is a martial arts fan and blogger in Dublin - she spoke to Karate champion Aneta Meskauskiene about her addiction to Kyokushin Karate. Aneta is Currently 17th in the Kyokushin World Rankings table 2015 and holder of a 2nd Dan Black belt.:

Meet the amazing 30 year old Lithuanian and now Ireland resident World Champion in Kyokushin Karate, Aneta Meskauskiene, mother of two and wife with a full time job at Accenture.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Irish juniors taking on Muaythai and shining!

Irish Muay thai Bray Juniors kids
PICs via Dublin Junior Muaythai Open FB and (girl) via Sandee Irish Distrubuter FB

Girls have even more to gain from martial arts than boys says the organiser of one of Ireland’s largest junior Muaythai events.

The Dublin Junior Open is in its second year with a date already set for 2017. Along with the Irish Junior Championships in Waterford, it’s one of the few tournaments targeting young boxers.