Chloë Sorda fights for Kidney Research UK
Chloë Sorda, Director of Crestbridge Family Office Services, will be climbing into the ring on Friday the 8th of April to raise funds for Kidney Research UK. In her latest article, Chloë discusses her fighting technique, as well as what the experience has taught her so far.
Tell us about the impact of your training.
Firstly, my appetite. I’ve always enjoyed my food, but the amount I’m burning through at the moment is unbelievable. I’ve also noticed that the mood I bring to training and sparring is absolutely key to my performance. If I’m not 100% focused, or my confidence is a little lower, the effect is amplified in the ring. Proof, if it were needed, of the mind’s control over the body, and something I’ll need to be on top of on the night when that bell goes.
What has this experience taught you?
The importance of resilience and tenacity. I’ve always considered myself to be fairly resilient, but a punch in the face before I’ve even had my breakfast has put that to the test. It’s pretty unnatural to walk towards danger, and your instinct instead is to say “ouch” and hope it will stop. But in the ring that won’t happen. The punches just keep coming unless you respond, and you can’t afford to stop and inspect the damage.
What advice would you give someone thinking of doing a tough physical challenge for charity?
Easy. Just do it! You’re much more likely to regret not doing it than if you just jump in with both feet.
Describe your fighting technique in one line
This is tricky as in the ring I’m still very much a work in progress. Assuming everything goes to plan though, I am aiming to be agile and make good use of my reach. I am hoping my long arms will be a big bonus, and I can punch from outside my opponent’s range.
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