Cast Your Vote for Awakening 2013 Female Fighter Awards

  Voting Ends January 1st 2014 – Lots of Categories Just some of the nominations from a few categories below (oh my God, I’m on there!): My vote for...

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Voting Ends January 1st 2014 – Lots of Categories

Female Muay Thai - Vote Here

Just some of the nominations from a few categories below (oh my God, I’m on there!):

Awakening Female Fighter of the Year

Awakening Female Fight of the Year

Awakenings Inspirational Fighter of the Year

My vote for female Fighter of the Year goes to Phetjee Jaa.

This list of nominees was collected through public submissions, so one was free to nominate anybody who is inspiring.  The head of Awakening, named Rew, sifted through and excluded any names he couldn’t find any information on, but many selections were included.  I think this is really wonderful because it allows us to “discover” more female fighters and figures in Muay Thai that we might not otherwise have awareness of.  It’s a brilliant way to grow visibility and recognition in female Muay Thai, globally.  Of course, this form and the website are currently directed at English-speaking audiences exclusively, so the nominations lean toward figures and fighters that are more well-known in the west.  But that’s a good start!  Hopefully next year, through the help of what Awakening is aiming to do in building and promoting female Muay Thai (and other martial arts), these lists will be more diverse, longer, and more categories will be included.

 

 

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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