Ashley Mann


Awakening Team Member, writer, interviewer, researcher. Ashley practices Karate (Goju-Ryu) in her home country of Canada. While studying to be a veterinarian in Ireland, she also trains in Karate (Shotokan) and BJJ. Click to view the Ashely Mann Awakening Fighter Profile

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WMMA Legend Megumi Fujii earns an AOCA

Megumi Fujii

WMMA Legend Megumi Fujii earns an AOCA Megumi Fujii earns an Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award Yesterday marked the one year anniversary since the final fight by one of WMMA’s biggest stars – Megumi Fujii. This incredible athlete’s accomplishments, both inside and out of MMA, have inspired women in her home country of Japan and around …

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Invicta FC 9 and Invicta FC 10 dates announced for 2014

Photo Credit: Esther Lin for Invicta FC

Invicta FC 9 and Invicta FC 10 dates announced for 2014 Invicta FC has announced the dates for it’s next two Women’s MMA events, with Invicta 9 and 10 finishing off the promotions successful return in 2014. Barb Honchak by Esther Lin Invicta 9 is scheduled for November 1st in Davenport, Iowa and will be …

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Spotlight: Ranini Cundasawmy

Ranini Cundasawmy

Women’s martial arts is truly a global sport on the rise, and its growth is roused by athletes like Ranini Cundasawmy, a prominent multi-disciplined fighter from Mauritius. Ranini has been pivotal within the island nation’s martial arts community as a Muay Thai and Savate champion, coach, and icon.

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Spotlight: Maureen Riordon

Maureen Riordon

Our last spotlight of the year brings you an athlete that you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for in 2014! Maureen Riordon is a true multi-disciplinary martial artist, having competed in five different combat sports to date! Even more impressive than her diverse skill set is her fierce drive to inspire others to pursue their own goals, and to never give up fighting to make them happen.

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Spotlight: Tecia Torres

Tecia Torres Awakening Spotlight

Our 6th Awakening Spotlight brings you a fighter that certainly lives up to her name. Tecia ‘Tiny Tornado’ Torres is a fiery strawweight, competing in MMA, Kickboxing and Muay Thai. This humble athlete fights out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and almost certainly doesn’t realize how inspirational she is.

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