Lisa Edinger looks like a sweet young lady until you meet her in the center of the ring and she is blasting you with kicks, punches and sharp elbows. Edinger is the first and currently the only female professional muay-thai champion in the state of Pennsylvania and she had some really exciting news to share with MyMMANews.
“Derek Kenney and I are opening up a martial arts school. It will be called Burning Spirits Muay-Thai and we will be located in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. I have had a teaching certificate for 10 years and it’s always been something I loved to do and now I can combine it with muay-thai. We will be hosting an open house on November 1st and the next day, Burning Spirits will be open for classes.”
Lisa also tells us that she will be heading to Mexico with Kru Eric Karner to get back in the ring herself on December 5th. Karner has become a mainstay in the mixed martial arts community and his lineage continues to grow as “Senor Perfecto” Bill Algeo recently signed with the UFC and Joe Stripling with Lion Fights. Both of these men as well as Lisa, give great credit to their mentor. Lisa also says…
“I want to give thanks to Rami Ibrahim for this opportunity. He is the one who set this fight up for me. Rami is a big part of the community and is always trying to help everybody. I’m excited to get back in there and bring home another victory and do what I love.”
You can view our entire interview on the link above.
While going through her fight camp, Edinger will be busy with getting Burning Spirits Muay-Thai open for business. You can visit them on Facebook, Instagram or in person at 2011 Amber Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Lisa and Derek hope to bring empowerment and confidence to men, women, and children.
MyMMANews wishes Lisa, Derek and her staff all the best in continuing to grow the sport and building something they love.
Commentator for Art of War Cagefighting. More than 10 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews. Television/media/event production.
The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.