You are never too old!!!!!

“Growing up I have always been into sports; always played a sport. I’ve always been naturally competitive. I discovered Muay Thai late when I was 19 and I had to catch a train to work in a not-so-nice area of Sydney, Australia and I felt I needed some self-defence lessons. I had never heard of Muay Thai before. I trained at a gym in a guy’s backyard and walking into the gym full of angry men kicking loudly on pads was intimidating yet I fell in love with the challenge. Years later I was ready for my first fight, I was also ready for my first love and marriage distracted me from my goal and dream of experiencing a fight in the ring. When things went pear-shaped, I returned to the only true thing that made me happy- Muay Thai. I have fought my own mind and other people constantly telling me I’m too old to fight, I’m too fat to fight, it’s too late now, why are you putting yourself through this? Well, guess what, I have unfinished business and I have been lucky to find a gym and a team supportive of me and my old dreams and we are fighting to make it happen. I am still fighting to make it happen. I am a single mother with 2 sons, I work full time and I train hard. The moral of the story is you’re never too old, too far, too stupid, too handicap to make your dreams come true. If you want it bad enough, you have to go for it. Just go for it.”

(Nicole Lautier)

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