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IN People ON 25 Nov, 2015
One look at most of the ads and you see females don’t even sweat while going through rigorous exercises. One looks at our lives and we know that’s far from the reality. However, this article is not about the ads. It is about the real-life fight club – The All-Female Fight Club. The club which is bound by no rules. It just portrays the strong will power and physical ability of women of all shapes and sizes. Let us take you to a tour inside this exciting world.
Photographer Katarzyna Mazur, through her lens, captured the tenacious world of women fighters' inside an all-female fighting club in East Berlin.
Without the boundaries of any rules, women of all shape and size compete against each other. The fighters go topless like their male counterparts and fight furiously. The competitors are allowed to use any style they want. However, this fight is not a paid one, it is more of a practice of hobby for the fighters.
Their fighting is fueled by the excitement of the challenge of the combat. It is also their way of defying the preconceived notions that women cannot compete equally as male. They are showing the world that physical power and strong willpower don't depend on one's gender.
The outfits chosen by the fighters are varied. Fighters choose to go topless, leather bikinis, and much more. They enjoy the power and the control while fighting. That what keeps them motivated to go on.
The fighters are bruised, suffers cuts and gets their hair pulled. However, like the unwritten rule no one hits the opponent so much that it becomes life threatening despite the fact that there are no judges in the game. They enjoy each moment of the fight and stops when the other don't want to fight anymore.
Each woman loves herself and worships her body. They keep themselves nourished and fit. Photographer Katarzyna Mazur was stunned to see the vigorous display of power by women and thrilled by this unique showcase of strength.
The women may compete against each other in the pit, but they hold great respect for each other. The amalgamating of femininity and strength wrapped in the zeal of determination is the beauty of the all-female fight club.