HOUSTON – Do you know that one of many world’s most expert skilled blended martial arts fighters calls Houston dwelling?

Her title is Bi Nguyen and she or he’s a real fighter each on the cage and in life.

She was born in Vietnam, and through Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month we need to showcase her expertise and her resilience.

“In 2012 I obtained out of an abusive relationship. If you realize something about abuse, you realize that you simply get very remoted, so all of the sudden I used to be on my own. I didn’t know who I used to be, I felt like a shadow lurking about, so to talk. So, I went a took a self-defense class and it occurred to be a Muay Thai class. I’ve by no means felt as empowering as I did that day. And I assume I confirmed some promise or some expertise as a result of the coach, he requested, ‘would you ever practice to struggle,”’ mentioned Nguyen, who had her first struggle 4 months after that and instantly fell in love with the game.

“I strive my greatest to assist ladies empower themselves. I do quite a lot of public talking, I do quite a lot of volunteering right here on the ladies’s shelter. And truthfully, the work I do to advocate for girls feeds my soul,” mentioned Nguyen, who needs to vary individuals’s misconceptions about MMA.

“What I would love individuals to learn about MMA is that its simply quite a lot of self-discipline, it’s a sport like every other. It’s much more contact however I’m a lady, I like to decorate up, I prefer to look good, I like to hold myself a sure manner. MMA is simply what I do as a sport,” mentioned Nguyen who defined her objective to struggle.

“To start with it was for me, as a result of I didn’t have a voice, I felt a little bit powerless. Halfway via my profession, I type of had a second act, a unique objective. Now I’m rather a lot older and now that I’ve seen the affect that I could make on the planet, and the ladies round me, now I struggle for different ladies, for different ladies who may had felt what I felt,” she mentioned.

To see Nguyen’s full interview, watch the video above.

And to see a few of Nguyen’s expertise on the cage, watch the video under.

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