Rew Mitchell

President and founder of Awakening. Rew does whatever possible to support female martial artists in gaining recognition. An avid fan of Martial Arts, with a training history that began at an early age in Judo. Practicing this art was fairly short lived and only lasted two years due to family financial difficulties. It wasn't until age fifteen when training restarted with Kickboxing, and shortly after Kung-Fu. Rew finally settled on Wu Shu Kwan (Chinese Boxing), and for a couple of years trained between four and eight hours a day and took part in several displays, but only competed in a couple of exhibition fights. If time ever becomes available again, Rew wants to start training in Muay Thai.

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Monthly Most Viewed June 2016

Denise Kielholtz

Here is a look at the Monthly Most Viewed June 2016. June’s top 20 Awakening profiles list sees female fighters from from fourteen different countries. 1. Denise Kielholtz. Multi-disciplinarian / Flevoland, Netherlands. 469 Unique Page Views in June. 534 Total Page Views in June. 7 Facebook Likes. +13 Thumbs Up.

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Monthly Most Viewed May 2016

Fredia Gibbs

Here is a look at the Monthly Most Viewed May 2016. May’s top 20 awakening profiles list sees female fighters from from ten different countries. 1. Fredia Gibbs. Multi-disciplinarian / California, USA. 296 Unique Page Views in April. 573 Total Page Views in April. 228 Facebook Likes. +15 Thumbs Up.

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Kerry Hughes interview, ahead of her March 12th world title fight against Marie Lang

Kerry Hughes

Kerry Hughes, aka “Rocksteady” is British fighter who fights out of BKK Fighters in Colchester. She’s had a total of 9 fights to date in MMA, K1 and Muay Thai. We’ve met her a few times and one thing that can be said about Kerry, something that we found apparent, is that she’s hungry to fight and push forward to new tougher challenges. We grabbed some time with her to ask about her upcoming title fight on March 12th, and her previous busy months.

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A review of, a martial arts themed travel website

We were recently contacted by to see if we would be interested in swapping articles to help each other get word out. After checking out their website, within five minutes it was clear to us that what they were doing would be of interest with you guys. No money has changed hands between us, this is just our review of their company in return for their review of Awakening Fighters

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Amber Brown Interview, Fan Favourite Atomweight of the Year

Amber Brown Interview

Amber Brown is an MMA fighter from New Mexico, USA. Her current record is 6-1-0 and she’s been on a winning streak since 2013. She’s a lady that really needs no introduction because you the community voted her the ‘Fan Favourite Atomweight of the Year’ in the Awakening WMMA Awards! We caught up with Amber to find out her thoughts on your vote and took the opportunity to ask her a few more questions.

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