About Me

Natasha Sky

Australian Pro Muay Thai Fighter 

Awakening female fighters Journo of the year 2013 – Voted by the people

Nominated for Australian Muay Thai Awards Ambassador  of the year 2015 /Inspirational fighter of the year 2015/2016

**First I would just like to make it clear that my blog is about MY experiences as a IMG_3626739448790fighter, the things that have happened to me and the way i have seen things, the good the bad and the ugly things that i have experienced. IT IS NOT about other fighters that i have fought yes there names will be mentioned but the blog is from my side of the fight, my lead up my feelings in the fights, my health, injuries, adventures good and bad, they may differ from what other people may think but im not writing as other people im writing as me. In none of my blogs do i bag out any of my opponents or say anything bad about them. I just tell the story how it happened from my side even the details that most people wouldn’t tell. They are not excuses for losing or winning its just the way the story goes. I’m not going to miss out details because it sounds bad or good im just telling it how it happened. I will write that i get bashed and i will write if i win. I have not had very much luck in Muay Thai and i know that some of the stories would be hard to believe. Even i look at them and think how could someone have so much bad luck but with health, injuries, anxiety and the rest.  I know that some of my opponents may get pissed about things i write but they need to realise its nothing to do with them its my experience and if i was sick or injured before a fight im going to write it in my blog because it was the

experience that happened to me. Im not taking anything away from the people who beat me or trying to make people i have beaten feel bad. This blog is just for people to read and maybe learn from my mistakes as a fighter learn some things they might not  have known or even just have a good laugh because the same things have happened to themYou will to deal with my crappy writing and punctuation too sorry haha im a fighter not a writer but i know you will understand it so that’s all that matters :)****

My Name is Natasha Sky, I’m 33 years old and im a Female Muay Thai fighter from Australia. I DSC_4741have been training and fighting Muay Thai since 2008. I have trained and fought in Australia and spent 3 years living and fighting in Thailand. I had my first Muay Thai fight in Australia in April 2008 after only 3 months of training and i won. That fight was so hard, it made me want to better my self, it gave me a huge challenge in life that i had been searching for. I met my husband Dane in 2008 at a fight show, he is a fighter as well and it was love at first bashing (i saw him get stopped in his fight). Then i moved to Queensland from South Australia where i trained under Leon Spain at Spain’s Muay Thai Gym In Toowoomba. Since then i have gone on to fight the best girls in Australia regardless of experience and out of my weight class. I fought my first world champ when i only had 7 fights, I lost but i still went on to fight a few more world champions after that with still only around 10-15 fights. I won my first title in may 2009, it was the 51.7kg WKBF Queensland Title, then i went on to win the 54.5kg WKBF Queensland title in Nov 2009. I had a good year in 2009 only losing one fight and that was against a world champ with more than double my fight experience. In 2010 I fought in the first ever 55kg 8 women eliminator in Australia and the next day fought in a totally different state on the Master Toddys Tuff girls show. I didn’t have a very good year in 2010 because i stepped up to the top level girls when i wasn’t quite ready and not very experienced. I got sick at the end of 2010 and at the start of 2011 had to have an operation. Four days after my operation i came to Thailand with my husband to train and fight for a year. I had 4 fights 3 wins and one loss and i fought girls with over 100 fights and i fought the 11179_10200640168591761_235791948_nsouth Thailand champion. Due to injuries i couldn’t fight as much as i would have liked 😦 i had a lot of bad luck. After our money run out we went back to Australia. Dane and i started our own gym where we thought we would be able to train our selves but it was too hard trying to be a trainer, a fighter as well as work full time jobs. We stayed there for 1 year and had a young fighter who had a few fights but we needed more. We saved up, packed up and headed back to Thailand for a year. After a 14 month break from training and fighting it was hard! spent a year training back out of SINBI Muay Thai Phuket. I fought some tough fights one against  the Thai WMC world champ losing by points and a win against a girl from China for the local Stadium title belt. I fought a world Champion from Germany for the first ever WWBA world title 3 weight classes up but lost on points. Once again we run out of money to stay in Thailand so had to head back to Australia to work for 1 year to save the money go back. Spent 14 months in Thailand at Sinbi, had an 8 fight winning streak, had better luck this time. In Feb 2015 i was the first Australian to fight on the famous Muay Thai Angles show in Bangkok, wining my fight on points and coming away with the best technique of the night award. I was also the main event fight on the Phuket Queens Birthday fights which was a huge honor 🙂 In 2016 My husband and i opened up our own Thai Boxing gym in Murray Bridge South Australia called Team Sky Thai Boxing.DSC_5026

After over a year break from fighting and spending 8 months setting up our gym i had 2 fights at the end of 2016 in Australia.

Thank you to all the people who have helped me along the way and my sponsors past and present.

PUNCH, Siam Tattoo, Dominatress Apparel, For the Fighter Ipswitch, Sinbi Muay Thai

 I will be posting all sorts of blogs on this site about my good, bad and ugly experiences in Muay Thai and also Female fighter interviews. If there is anything you would like to know or me to blog about feel free to let me know 🙂

Check out my Fight page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/NatashaSkyFightPage?ref=hl

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33 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thanks Natasha , and thanks for following..aww my first follower 🙂 Gotta start somewhere I suppose..in more ways than one! My biggest question is how do you fit it round your work and home life? I know what it must take to become the best so how do you get there without compromising your work or relationships!?…not an easy one I know!
    Thanks,
    Steph 🙂

    • Hey I will share your blog around too 🙂 Well at first it was hard because i had a BF that didnt want me to train all the time and we fought about it alot. I decided to get rid of him he tried to make me choose and it was the best thing i ever did because then i met my husband who is also a fighter. Its alot easier to Date another fighter thats for sure cause they get it like other people just dont. Was hard at first with work and always being so tired from training but u just get used to it. I used to work a very physical job aswell which made it hard. But when you love something enough you just dig deep. I was lucky i only worked a normal weekday job so i had weekends off and i knew what time i would start and finish everyday. My normal daily routine was wake up 5am sometimes run about 4km if it wasnt to cold or raining. Go to work untill about 4pm then get home and go for a 7km run. then to training at 5pm train untill about 8pm. Get home shower make food for lunch for work and for dinner do some washing and house work and normally get to bed around 10-11ish. we had wed off so thats the day i would try to catch up on anything like shopping or paying bills. we also had the weekends off but i would use those days to do Sprints and some sparring. Its hard and its alot to juggle and i would get in trouble for taking days off to fight from work. But in the end you just have to make it work and stick with it. If you want to become a good fighter Muay Thai has to be number one! you have to find a job that works around training and BF that will support you all the way and put up with your grumpy moods and diets and not being able to go out partying and stuff. Your life becomes Muay thai. We lived in a crappy house for 2 years we had to milk crates and a bit off wood for a coffe table, a old mattress and a lounge and a mattress on the floor for our bed. All beacuse we put everything we had into Muay Thai training and fighting and eatting healthy and suplements that we had to sacrafice alot of things. Anyway its hard but if you love it and get addicted to it as i did you will make it work and you just have to let it come first over anything 100% or not at all. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the advice! Luckily I also have a very understanding husband who actually wants me to put my all in and an office job with weekends off so I know what time I’ll be finishing each day etc! Yeah I guess I’m not a fan of early morning running but I’d be willing to do it to get not only fit, but to save time doing it in the times I could be spending with my husband/family!
    Are you still fighting now?!!
    Thanks.
    Steph 🙂

    • Yeah you will burn more fat and feel better running in the mornings but its really hard to get up thats for sure! I found in the summer running in the arvo after work was hard beacuse it was so hot at around 4pm and it would kill me. I would split my run in to parts i would run 4-5km at home as soon as i get home from work then i would go to training and run another 4km when i got there. As long as your doing 7 or 8km a most days it dont matter if you break it up.

      Yeah im still fighting flat out Im living in Thailand at the moment been here for 7 months but going back to aussie in june. Ive had 25 fights now but im fighting next friday and hope to get another 3 fights in b4 i go home 🙂

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  4. Hi Natasha. I was wondering, do you have flat feet? I have flat feet, and I used to have severe shin splints and knee problems from running too until I started running barefoot around a track, and poof, no more problems. I’ve purchased minimalist shoes like Vibrams and NB Minimus for roadwork and so far so good.

    Just dropping this here just in case it helps you.

    Anyway, nice write ups! I’m going to Thailand for the first time on Wednesday and will be going to Sinbi. Can’t wait!

    • hey no I have high arches and over pronation. I have shoes and Aurthoticsts help with it. It helps a bit but lately I have changed my running technique and I think itsreally helped me I havnt had shin splints in a while now fingers crossed! well see you at Sinbi 🙂

  5. Hey. Just came upon your blog. I found it interesting how you wrote to all of your readers, concerned that they would have something negative to say. I think that anyone who decides to get in the ring and fight is plain courageous and badass.
    I was supposed to have my first and only fight last night, but had to cancel it 3 weeks ago because I messed up my shoulder. It is now getting better, and I hope to fight in the next month or two.

    I just wanted to know if there was any advice you might give me. I don’t feel scared to fight anymore, but I just want to win. I plan to win.
    Take care
    Joanna

    • hey,
      I wrote that because i have already had people take things the wrong way. as you get more involved in the sport you will find a lot of politics and oppinions that are not very good.
      To bad about about your fight getting cancelled im sure you will get another chance when your shoulder is better.
      The best advise i can give you for your first fight is make sure you are fit! even if you think your fit you need to be fitter. It will make things a lot easier nothing worse than not being fit enough and people often think they are fit untill they fight and then realise that they are not.

      Good luck 🙂

  6. I love your blog and have just read some of the interviews you’ve done. I find it really inspiring and awesome 🙂
    I’ve been doing kickboxing for a while now, my biggest issue is sparring and getting hit in the face. I copped a big hit recently and my confidence seems to have dropped big time. I’m aware you’re gonna get hit every now and then, and I did drop my hands. My question is,how do you deal with getting hit and overcoming the fear?

  7. Hello to Natasha Sky (O’Neil) 27F 14W 12L 1D 3 KO’s:

    i was watching this other girl and i think you should get to know her she is doing MUAY thai and fighting in thailand now..
    watch her utubes ..

    this is her contact and its up to you ,,
    https://www.facebook.com/sylviemuaythai.

    I am pressed for time so this will be short.

    i never us my true name ..
    byeeee !

  8. Wow! You sound like an amazing person and fighter, with so many accomplishments. I have recently just started Muay Thai, but have been doing kickboxing, boxing and karate since I was a 12. I train at a gym with the majority of guys there and spar with the guys, even tho I have a long way to go, I am ready for the long journey ahead, cause I love Muay Thai. Do you have any tips for someone starting this sport? And how do you know when your ready to fight? And can you do this sport all your life, or do you have to stop at a certain age?

    I would love to great some top tips from you, I have been following your blog for a while, and you seem like an amazing role model. I hope I can live up to half of your potential, your an amazing and gifted fighter.

    • Hi, Thanks for your message 🙂 Im glad you enjoy my blog and you have discoverd a love for Muay Thai as nothing but great experiences with come from it. To answer some of your questions-

      1. When you first start out make sure you listen to your trainer, you are never as fit as you think you might be especially if you want to fight. Muay Thai is a sport where you never stop learning so try to take in as much as you can but also dont get to frustrated if you cant do things straight away, eventually you will get it and it will come easy. Also learn from the more experienced people or fighters they have been there and they can help you a lot along the way. Be prepared for bad days and good days and dont let the bad days get on top of you. Most of all train hard, make sure you run most days, give everything when you are in the gym and have fun!

      2. I think you will know when you are ready to fight, you will feel it. If your trainer thinks you are ready and you have been putting in the work and you feel ready then have a go. If your not ready dont let anyone pressure you into it because thats when you might get hurt. You have to be there 100% in the mind and really want to do it because its one of the hardest things you will ever do and nothing anyone can say can prepare you for the feeling you will get in that ring. In saying that too sometimes you might not be 100% but you still want to give it a go and see if you like it, thats when you should ust do a demo or a fully padded fight so you can get a taste of what its like. I knew i wanted to fight before i even had my first training session, i was 100% from the word go and i had my first fight only after a few months but i know other fighters that trained for years,some 10 years before they had a fight, everyone is different.

      3. I think the length of time you have got to fight or train Muay Thai is all up to how you look after your body along the way. A lot of Thai fighters retire in their early 20s beacuse they are burnt out but its beacuse they started when they were only 4 or 5 year old and run their bodies in to the ground. You get a lot of older people women especially fighting into their late 30’s and 40s now because they started later in life and they train smart and look after their body. I have a blog about that here

      I hope these answers helped with what you wanted to know 🙂
      good luck with training
      Tash

  9. Wow! Thank you for this, I wish I had seen this along with all the comments when I was training for my first fight.
    I couldn’t believe how little info is out there about women Muay Thai fighters.
    Thanks again , the grind is what it’s all about.

  10. Hi i just subscribed to your blog. Enjoyed reading it very much. Am very curious if you can please answer a question for me? My husband has been training in Muay Thai for a few months now. He is training full contact ( with padding) against women, meaning men and women get paired up to train on each other. Sometimes he hurts them quite badly and says it’s part of the sport. Please excuse my ignorance but my question is basically is this a normal component of training? I understand if it is. I respect this. I realize it is a very tough sport/art form. My husband complies with his trainer. It is me who feels uncomfortable. Please enlighten me so i can understand and support him better. Is this always done? Are the women fighters paired up with men when first starting out? Thank you for any valued insight. By the way i know some women have hurt him too!

    • Hi, This is normal that men and women are paired together. I myself get quite mad when the men take it to easy on me because im a women as i train just as hard as them. If these women are training for a fight they are better off getting roughed up in the gym than going into a fight not prepared because the guys took it to easy on them. Im sure if he was going to hard they would say so. These ladies choose to be there they are not getting made to so dont feel bad for them 🙂

  11. Hi Tash,

    First of all, I love your blog and think you’re awesome! You should be so incredibly proud of everything that you’ve achieved! I’m 28 and have been tossing the idea around for a while now to just drop everything and come to Thailand for a year and train, train, train. I was so scared that I’d left it too late, I don’t have any fighting background at all or experience with martial arts. I’d love to be able to get some fights in, however the thing that scares me is going up against someone who has been training for 10 years or something! I suppose on the one hand it’s good that my body isn’t burnt out from anything but at the same time – it’s such an intimidating prospect! Do us girls that are new to the sport really have a chance of succeeding in it, when we’re in our late 20’s/early 30’s if we’ve never done anything like this before?

    Also, in terms of visas do you get a year’s stay and then come back to Oz for a while?

    Many thanks,
    Jess

    • Hey thanks for your msg. If you want to do then just do it! I didnt start untill my mid/late 20s and i had never done anything like it before either. There is a lady at my gym in Thailand that came and started in her 40s and she is 47 now and has a world title. There are fighters at every level in Thailand too so you wont be thrown in the deep end if you find a good gym that will match you with even matches you will be fine. There are beginners everywhere here, i actually think its a lot better to come here as a complete beginner and learn proper muay thai from the start. Living in thailand you will improve and learn easy double the speed of anywhere else. My advise would be if you want to do it then do it and if you dont like it you can always go home. Its hard and i will test you to your limits but its so rewarding in so many ways. The visa we have is a 1 year multi entry education visa so you will need to do thai language school a few hours a week to get that and still have to leave the country to do a boarder crossing and back every 90 days. your better talking to the Thai embassy about that as things change all the time. 🙂

  12. Hi Tash,

    Your blog is really inspiring! I started Muay Thai about a year ago now and am looking to come over to Thailand for a year in about 8-9 months. I’m 34 and so really just looking at coming over and learning from the best as well as hopefully winning some fights!

    My niece however, has been doing MT for 3 years now, she’s finishing school next year and it seems that she’s planning on world domination. I’ve told her that I will let her come to Thailand with me on the condition that she studies hard for her HSC! We were both wondering (mainly her), how many different belts/titles there are in Thailand and then what the most prestigious ones are around the world? Also, my Dad was English, so we all have British citizenship – would she have more chance of getting to the top if she was living in the UK rather than Australia?

    Sorry for inundating you with questions, but the internet searches that I’ve done don’t make it very clear!

    Many thanks,
    Belle.

    • hey glad you enjoy my blog 🙂

      In Thailand the belts are pretty much only World titles and they are WPMF, WMC, WBC,WWBA are the main ones in Thailand that can be won. WMC is prob the best known world wide. To fight for one of those you have to really prov yourself and have a lot of fights. I think you can get to the top in Australia fairly easy as there is not that many girls a lot of different sanction bodies so belts are won easy and they give them out to anyone. Its easy to think that you want to be the best but its so much hard work more than what anyone thinks and getting the fights racked up to be able to fight for titles takes a long time. Ive been training and fighting since 2008 and ive only just got 30 fights and ive only had one chance to fight for a world title and i dont have any titles now. Its taken years to get this far, its a very long journey. 🙂

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