I'm honestly just so in love with Muaythai. Any sport that I've played or competed in I become so obsessed and i want to be the best at it. I started Muaythai 3 years ago. At the end of my first lesson I knew that it was something I wanted to do, I wanted to fight! I want to immerse myself with knowledge, and the culture of Muaythai.
After training for two years I had gotten very fond of the female Muaythai super star "Caley Reece" and I was lucky enough to have a one-on-one with her for my 15th birthday (it was so awesome!). After going to Riddlers I knew this is where it was at. If I want to take Muaythai seriously, this is where I needed to be. I remember walking around the gym and seeing all the belts on display and all the articles about fighters from Riddlers gym on the walls. And that's what I want to become.
When I train I'm at my happiest, I'm surrounded by people who are trying to better themselves, people with purpose and that is so inspiring to me. At the end of the session when everyone has pushed themselves to their limits, we all high five and pat each other on the back for a job well done. Riddlers Gym is like a big family and I think that's why I love it here the most.
Sometimes school and training can be hard. As soon as I finish school, I'm straight home to grab my training gear (and food) and straight on to the train. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the gym. But its so worth it! I get my run in and I'll do my strength, then it's Muaythai from there. My favourite part of the night is when I get to walk back to the station knowing I have given it everything I could have. I get very strange looks because of my "weird pants" but Im too tired to care😂 When I get home, its shower, dinner and bed. Then get to do it all over again the next day. There's nothing I would rather do.
Now 6 fights in at age 16, I just cannot wait to turn 18 and fight up in the big league and also travel to Thailand😍.
AND HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT COURTS!
If you were the parent of this young girl, you would walk with your head held high, knowing you had done a bloody good job raising her. Its not often you meet young girls these days that know exactly what they want to do and the exact path they need to follow to get there. Meet Courtney, 16 years old. She falls into this category. Wakes up, gets her training stuff and food ready, goes to school all day, goes home, collects her things, jumps on a train, travels 45mins to training, trains for 2.5hours a night, jumps back on the train, travels 45mins back home, eats, showers and goes to bed. And repeats. She does all of her study and homework on Thursday nights and the weekend so she can keep this regime up, so she can fight.
We love having Courtney as part of the team. Her focus, discipline, dedication and passion will set her up, not only for a great sporting career, but a great career in anything she decides to do. I think we can all take a little bit of inspo from this young lady!