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Dealing With Failure

Last weekend we lost 3 out of 3 fights.

This was the first time in almost 5 years of Paul coaching and cornering fighters, that we’ve walked away from a fight show without winning at least 1 fight. It sucked, but not as much as I thought it would.

We wanted to write this post in the hope that it helps someone.

It’s ok to lose. It’s ok to fail. It forces you to work harder, learn more, readjust and refocus.

Too many times we see gyms post about their fighters in the lead up to fights, the weigh in, warming up, then nothing? … because they lost. Almost ashamed that their fighter lost a fight? I can’t ever imagine not celebrating our fighters for having the courage to jump in the ring and fight.

The sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears it took to get there should be congratulated, even when the decision didn’t go your way. It’s no wonder there’s so many fighters who struggle with mental health. The pressure of disappointment almost seems too much.

The truth is, the majority of fighters won’t turn pro and make a career out of Muay Thai. So why shouldn’t it be the best experience.

Think “I’m here for a good time not a long time”.

Everyone’s courage, determination, commitment should be celebrated. You should have fun and enjoy the beautiful sport of Muay Thai. Because at the end of the day it’s a sport. Not life and death.

We want to again congratulate our Pretty fighters for getting in there, putting their body on the line and thank them for a great weekend. Memories made, relationships strengthened and baked bean cans ruined.

11th March we go again with 6 Pretty fighters matched on Rumble At The Ridge

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