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An Interview with Jorina Baars – part 2

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An Interview with Jorina Baars – part 2

An Interview with Jorina Baars – part 2

Jorina Baars Weight Vest

Jorina Baars training in a weight vest

If you missed it, click here for An interview with Jorina Baars (Part 1) where we spoke to Jorina about her experience with Lion Fight, and her upcoming fight against Anke Van Gestel.

Rew Mitchell

Can you give us a prediction of how you think the fight will play out?

 

Jorina Baars

“Win for me of course!! If you step in the ring or cage and think “I can maybe win”. Please go home! You step in the ring for the win!”

 

Rew Mitchell

We should have expected you to say that really!

Jorina Baars Beach

Rew Mitchell

Now, you've had some MMA experience, Do you intend to pursue this sport further or are you solely focused on Muay Thai now? (now that you can get fights)

Jorina Baars

“I loved MMA as well, but I can't train and fight MMA anymore. So I focus now total on Muay Thai”

Rew Mitchell

Muay Thai fans will be happy! How, when and why did you first start martial arts?... And at what stage did you realize you wanted to fight?

Jorina Baars

“I start training when I was 7 and my coach asked me why will you start training. My answer was "I want be Dutch youth champion!" When I was 12 I fought my first fights and I won the Dutch youth title. After that, at 15 I had to fight the adults. Normally that is when you are 16 but I had no opponents anymore in youth class. So my coach asked me what's next? "I will be Dutch adult champion"

And I did it!”

Jorina Baars Journey

Jorina Baars at age 12, 15 and 23

Jorina Baars

“Later when I was 16-17 years old I won European and world championship. I always say if you will be the best you need to beat the best!”

Rew Mitchell

When you were growing up, were there any fighters that inspired you?

Jorina Baars

“Yes Lucia Rijker, Peter Aerts and Ernesto Hoost are my favorites. But when I see full Muay Thai, Ramon Dekkers and Rob Kaman are also my favorites! Very powerful fighters!!! I learned a lot from watching their fights.”

Jorina Baars

Rew Mitchell

The Netherlands is known for its Muay Thai fighters, what is it about training and fighting in your country that is different to the rest of the world?

Jorina Baars

“I think in Holland we have all round fighters. So if I stand against a good boxer I do more kicking and when I stand against a Thai, like the fight with Nong Thoom I do more boxing.”

Jorina Baars vs Katrin Dirheimer 2012 by Fighter Legion

Jorina Baars vs Katrin Dirheimer 2012

Rew Mitchell

Last question! You work as the head of security at a nightclub in Amsterdam, do you have any funny or embarrassing stories you'd care to share?

Jorina Baars

“After my Cyborg fight, there was a Brazilian man who wants a picture with me but he was shy to ask me. So he goes to my colleague and asked him for a picture with me.. Hihi”

Rew Mitchell

Awww that’s cute

Jorina Baars

“And I see a lot of stupid things! Some people who are too drunk are idiots for sure! One of them had a poo next to the door!!!! Ok to much information now Hihi”

Rew Mitchell

Oh dear, that is funny!

Jorina Baars PPS Security

Rew Mitchell

Thank you so much for joining us Jorina, we are extremely honoured that you gave us this time! We love watching you fight and can't wait to see you defend your title on September 5th at Lion Fight. Do you have any thank you's or shout outs you would like to make to close the interview?

Jorina Baars

“Thank you for this interview!!!! I will thank my gym SportsArt Den Helder and my coaches!!
And I will thank my sponsors…

ProSupps
Sherton
PPS-security
Essimo fightgear

And I’m always looking for new sponsors ;)”

Jorina Baars

Jorina Baars Facebook Athlete Page

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