In this episode, we head to Thailand to talk to CANDICE MITCHELL, a Muay Thai Fighter who currently is raising funds over at MAKEACHAMP to cover travel and administrative costs associated with competing at the upcoming IFMA World Championships in May; taking place in Minsk, Belarus.
Candice’s story is special in that she took an unorthodox route to get where she is now, but in the process she is doing something that many people dream of doing…in that she made the decision to leave everything she knew behind, to go after her dream and see how far she could take it.
She started training in Muay Thai at age 31, and a few years later made the decision to go professional, and move to Phuket, Thailand to train with the Phuket Top Team, one of the premier gyms in the city. She has taken this opportunity to grow stronger and better, and her results have mimicked this development, with a strong fight record, numerous titles, and the synonymous nickname of “Candi Crush” which describes her in-ring abilities quite well.
We talked about her journey to get where she is now, the numerous physical and mental benefits to practicing a martial art, the mentality of a fighter in the ring, and how failure is the ultimate opportunity to learn and grow stronger.
You can find out more about Candice, donate to her crowdfunding campaign and keep track of her news and results by checking out the links below:
https://makeachamp.com/candicekmitch (MAKEACHAMP Page)
http://candicekmitchell.com (Official Website)
https://www.facebook.com/CandiceKMitchell (Facebook Page)