Tania Swindley From Australia

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Name:Tania Swindley Age: 36 Weight: 59-63kg. Prefer 60kg Gym: Boonchu Fight Record: Won 5 Lost 3. 1 tko

1. How long have you been training Muay Thai and what made you want to become a fighter? Five years. I didn’t plan to be a fighter but after training in Muay Thai for a while I was encouraged to get in the ring.

2. What has been your biggest challenge as a fighter? My age. I started very late and am now 36. That also means juggling training with looking after 3 children and having other obligations. Training through tiredness and not letting it get you down is a challenge for me.

10337752_885631624787568_6811155274672562661_n3. How do your Family and Friends feel about you fighting? They like me doing it, but get a bit nervous just before fights. They can appreciate it as a sport, not just fighting.

4. What has been the Highlight of your Fighting so far? I’ve enjoyed all my fights. My highlight would probably be fighting Minnie Anderson for a Qld title. Although I lost it was an excellent fight against a quality opponent.

5. If you could pull of any technique in a fight you haven’t yet pulled off what would it be? Roundhouse headkick, it would look great but I never seem to get the opportunity. Spinning backheel also.

6. How would you describe your self as a fighter? I feel like a technical fighter but I am still inexperienced in the ring and tend to be aggressive and rush into a full on battle.

7. Do you have any special things you have to do on fight day? I don’t have any LAST_B_1_442_F8special rituals on fight day but I do like homemade pizza the night before.

8. What is your favorite thing about being a fighter? I enjoy the fitness, the camaraderie of my Boonchu team and I also like to force myself out of my comfort zone.

9. If you could fight on any promotion what would it be and why? Any Boonchu promotion of course!

10443649_888902684460462_3764504336050394849_n10. Any advise for anyone wanting to become a fighter? Join a good gym and don’t be disheartened if it seems difficult. Good things take time and practice. You also never stop learning new things.

Anyone you would like to Thank?  I would thank my trainers Angie and Wayne Parr and Adrian Ormrod.

Interview By Natasha Sky, Sept 2014, Photos from Facebook

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