I can’t believe how quickly the first three months of 2014 have gone by. The last few weeks have been crazy, and I’m heading out to Copenhagen on Friday. I was there for a weekend at the beginning of February, and loved it, so it’s going to be great to spend a little longer there.
Next weekend is Cage Warriors 66. I’m looking forward to commentating for Emma Delaney vs Lina Akhtar Lansberg, which has the makings of a great fight. Emma is a commonwealth judo silver medalist with a ton of international experience. Lina comes from a Muay Thai background, with some solid takedown defence. Following on from Laura Howarth vs Amanda Kelly in London last month, and with Polish prospect Agnieszka Niedzwiedz taking on Gemma Hewitt in Swansea on April 12th, the Cage Warriors women’s bantamweight division is really starting to take shape.
Then I’ll be staying to do some training, and dusting the cobwebs off my jiu-jitsu gi in time for the BJJ spring bonanza the following weekend. It’s a women’s BJJ camp organised by European champions Shanti Abelha and Ida Hansson, and there’s going to be a whole lot of female grappling talent around.
It’s fantastic to see how far women’s MMA and BJJ have developed over the last few years in Europe, and even better to be a part of that.
Although it was only a short visit last time, I managed a walk around Frederiksborg Castle in the snow, which was beautiful. I’m hoping that this time I’ll get a chance to see a bit more of the place and do some exploring!