A Luton lady who turned the primary ever UK feminine to struggle Lethwi – also called Burmese boxing – needs to share her story to assist encourage different ladies.
Nicola Barke needs to make use of her success within the full-contact fight sport to point out ladies and women that they will do something they need in life.
The 27-year-old – who’s a World Taekwondo Champion, World Lethwei Quantity 2 and British Kickboxing Champion – needs to share her story of how she turned the primary UK feminine to struggle Lethwei to assist construct consciousness and encourage the youth, particularly females.
She stated: “From a feminine perspective, it is okay to not match the stereotype, I began in ballet however I used to be at all times that lady who could not dance.
“I used to be wanting on the different women, who had been smashing it, and I actually wasn’t.
“I wished to be good at one thing, I believed if I used to be dangerous at ballet, possibly I’ll be good at one thing else, so I picked probably the most reverse sport I may consider and landed in martial arts.”
Her martial arts journey began at secondary college.
Nicola, who’s also called the ‘Burmese Python’, quickly earned her stripes as a 2nd Dan Black Belt and gained a World Title with a fractured foot and cracked rib.
She stated: “I began Taekwondo after I was in school and it continued from there.