fight fans get ready for one of the hardest hitting
female fighters I've seen for a long time, Writes Billy
Murray - her name is Akvile 'tarantula' Vitkauskaite
and she is from Lithuania -but the good news is she is living
in Dublin and fight fans will not have far to travel to
see her fight.
She popped into the ProKick gym for sparring and when finished
received a standing ovation from the fighters class as battling
babes Akvile Vitkauskaite and Lydia Braniff showed the men
how tough women really are.
Nicknamed the 'Tarantula' because of her non-stop kicking
and punching technique.
Disbelief: I couldn't believe it when I was told
that this was Akvile's first ever kickboxing spar but I
found later that her martial art curriculum vitae reads
with an impressive fight record under knockdown Kyokushinkai
karate - one of the toughest forms of full contact karate.
She is the current Lithuanian champion, Belgium champion
and all of Netherlands champion.
Akvile has a good partnership
with a Thai boxing specialist trainer Milan Vanik from Slovakia
and they hope to open a Thai boxing academy soon in Dublin
as they apply for membership to ProKick and the WKN.
You can see 'The Tarantula' every Saturday in the fighter's
class at the Prokick gym.
The sparring is that good that I could sell tickets and
pack the gym out.
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