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Lucy Tui: First Lady of Australian Kickboxing

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , on February 18, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Lucy Tui and I commentating for 'Eruption' in 2010

International Kickboxer Magazine Vol.18, No.6

For Lucy Sassen Tui, fighting was in her blood; her father had been the New Zealand heavyweight amateur boxing champion in 1954. She was one of nine children, closest in age to her brother, so she found herself joining in with the boys at playtime. “I was very sporty,” she remembers. “I did a lot of athletics while I was at school, and I held the record for the 100-yard dash as a teenager.” This was an excellent base for her martial arts training, which began like so many other kickboxers – in Kyokushin karate.

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