Home | DEBIPURCELL.COM | SHOP.FIGHTERGIRLS.COM Sign Up | Login | Cart | Contact
 
 
RSS FeedRSS FeedRecent News
07/05/2014
Swim shorts for women
07/05/2014
New boxing gloves for women on sale
07/05/2014
Best body combat shorts for women
06/16/2014
FROM THE FIGHTLAND BLOG: DEBI PURCELL ON CREATING COMMUNITY FOR FEMALE FIGHTERS
05/22/2014
Body combat shorts for women on sale
05/22/2014
CrossFit shorts for women on sale
05/22/2014
Worlds first MMA site for women under construction
03/03/2014
Body combat shorts for women
03/03/2014
MMA t-shirts for women
01/11/2014
Local Girls Capture Sport Karate World Titles
News Search
News Archive
 
 
Tiffany VanSoest’s Wave of Fury
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Article By MarQ Piocos - News Editor

Competition has always been in US Muay Thai California Featherweight champion Tiffany VanSoest’s blood. She started karate at age eight, and after getting her black belt and competing in tournaments, she decided she needed a new challenge, and started Muay Thai kickboxing.

On “Sportsgeeks”, VanSoest talked about her future goals and her trip this week to China to compete. She says training with guys is a huge advantage when she transitions to the ring.

“I spare the guys the same way I would spare a girl; if not harder,” VanSoest explained. “You got to try harder. You have to take a punch better. They definitely bring out the best in me. Training with them consistently when I face another woman, it just gives me more of an advantage I think.”

One of her hobbies does help her in training for fights. VanSoest is a surfer and admits it helps with her balance. She has surfed all over the world including Australia.

“I am a Southern California sunshine girl,” VanSoest stated proudly.

VanSoest says that MMA is in her near future. She has been training in grappling, and is hoping to get an amateur fight under her belt this year, hopefully for the Tuff-N-Uff organization in Vegas.

“I am probably going to do one amateur fight to see where I am at, and then base it off of that. See if I am ready, what I need to work on, patch up any holes in my game, and work with my trainers and coaches to see where it goes.”

VanSoest’s won her California featherweight crown this past November and jumped at an opportunity to compete in China. She says that her opponent is a great match for her.

“She has a karate style, somewhat similar to mine. I like what I see. It’s going to be a good fight.”
Bookmark and Share
 
Member Login
Email Address
Password
Register
Lost Password?
Not a member? Click THIS LINK to become a member and list your school or gym online!
Share:   Bookmark to : Facebook   Bookmark to : MySpace   Bookmark to : Twitter   Bookmark to : Newsvine   Bookmark to : Google
Copyright � 2014 Fightergirls Inc., All rights reserved. | Privacy Statement | Contact Us | Media Kit
Website developed by Xillent.com