Korean MMA fighter

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    Chad Moechnig

    Post subject: Korean MMA fighter PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:03 pm

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    The following is courtesy http://www.fightergirls.com

    Female Fighter Sees Beauty In Her Trade

    NOVEMBER 16, 2005 08:23
    by Won-Hong Lee (bluesky@donga.com)

    At the moment when two bodies collide, muscles stretch and harden,
    and the body creates power.

    Is fighting a thing of beauty? Lee Su-yeon thinks so.

    Lee believes there is beauty to the dynamics and harmony of fighting
    in a hand-to-hand contest. She is a mixed martial art fighter
    trained in professional wrestling, Brazilian Jujitsu and other
    martial arts skills. She has fought seven matches in total over the
    course of her career, with three wins and four losses. One of her
    wins was in May this year, where she took the championship belt at
    Korea Max Girl, the first-ever women’s mixed martial arts

    She also auditioned and got hired to work as a round girl at a
    recent K-1 match held in Seoul. “As a member of the martial arts
    community, I want to try many different things that have to do with
    martial arts.”

    “Fighting is a way to express beauty with one’s movement and poise”-

    Lee will be participating in Spirit MC Amateurs Competition on
    November 20. Because there are only about 20 female fighters in
    Korea, women’s competitions are rare.

    Lee participates in amateur competitions as often as she can, in
    order not to lose her competitive edge. She trains at Giant Gym in
    Hwaseong City, Gyeonggi Province. Her height is 173cm, she weighs
    52kg, and she sometimes beats male gym mates who are 20kg heavier
    than her. “Why would a girl compete in fighting matches? That’s like
    asking a woman in love why she loves that man,” says Lee.

    She elaborates when asked for more practical benefits of
    fighting: “You get to use every muscle in your body, and build your
    stamina. It’s hard when people around me see me as a woman rather
    than a fighter.” She says there is no law that says fighting is only
    for men; as long as the match is one-on-one, and the opponent is in
    the same weight class, a woman may beat any man.

    As a pioneer for women in the world of mixed martial arts, she might
    be fighting society’s prejudices as well.


    Post subject: PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:35 pm

    Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:48 pm
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    Location: Netherlands
    Interesting point of view!
    It’s pity that we didn’t see any websites or info yet from Korean MMA.

    There are few koreans in Pride by the way.


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