Okay. So today is @_lisamaree88 30th Birthday and I just wanted to take the time to not only share some awesome photos we have collected throughout the years but also to just let you all know how awesome she is. In 2013 we were both selected to fight at the Chinese Championships in Nanjing and to prepare for such an event we had a weekend of training planned in Griffith. Lisa (then) lived out there and opened up her house to myself to stay during the few days we were there for training.
The night before our first training session, which was in extreme heat and incredible stress, we stayed up (quite late) sitting on her loungeroom floor gazing up at the tv which was playing footage of past tournament fights.
And all we did was watch, talk a bit, and watch some more.
It was at that moment I realised I had just meet someone who was just as obsessed and excited about Karate as me! But I had found someone who would also play a huge part in my own training and journey.
Fast forward to now, years gone, countires travelled, injuries suffered and dreams achieved we are only a few days out of Lisa attemping a monumental challenge. 50 man kumite.
The 50 man kumite is gruelling with 50 rounds of kumite with 50 blackbelts. 1.5 minutes per round.
So this post is to send out all the love in the world to you Lis for your upcoming battle! Please send her out some love not only for ageing successfully (30... YAY) but also some love for the weekend ahead!
Osu and smash em ! 💖👊💪
Lots of love Ysobel and Rob!!! Xxxx