Some of the people from my morning class doing a bit of sparring in the ring. Slowly but surely I am getting better at this and maximizing the lighting when composing my shots. Makes it much easier to edit files after the fact. (That said, it does help when they are moving at half-speed lol. And while it may look like he is beating up on her in some of the photos... hopefully the smiles at the end will let you know it was all in good fun.)
Megan Kanai: Beauty Queen of the Team Octopus Ring
Megan is one of the people that I think I have known the longest since I started doing boxing. She was a member at my former gym, and she was one of the various other people that migrated to Team Octopus after they closed. And it is truly amazing to see how much she has improved as a fighter in that period.
A Juxtaposition in Femininity and Boxing Acuity
A new friend from my morning boxing class. As I told her when I sent her these photos: I find the visceral contrast between the intensity and power that she projects as a fighter and the radiant feminine beauty that encapsulates her natural form to be a rather striking and attractive juxtaposition. (Which is my overly verbose and longwinded way of saying that I greatly respect, appreciate, and admire a woman that knows how to throw a punch.)