Feud's Five For Fighters: Shannon Gardiner
Shannon Gardiner has been involved in Muay Thai since she was just 6 years old. She's the newly crowned WMC World Champion and trains out of Kao Sok in Western Australia.
Can you tell us about your background and how you got started in Muay Thai?
I was a annoying little 6 year old who followed my mum everywhere. My mum was training at the time and I would always go to the gym with her and watch her train. One day mum put me into a kids Muay Thai class and from that day I fell in love with Muay Thai and haven’t stopped training since. I have now been training for 15 years (21 now), and have fighting since I was 12 and still just as in love with the sport as I was at the start!
What’s your go to coffee order?
Long black extra shot with a dash of almond ☕️🤌🏽
Who would you think would be a great opponent for you in the near future? Who is on your radar?
I’m happy to fight any girl in the 59- 61kg division. To be the best you must fight the best. Have a few international names I’d love to take on but I’ll keep those secret for now 😉
What’s your favourite technique/strike?
Can’t go past a good leg kick!
What are the top 3 things you want to have achieved before you hang up your gloves?
I don’t necessarily have certain things I want to achieve before hanging up the gloves. Every day, every session I strive to be the best version of myself possible and in doing this I set out to achieve as much as I can in the time I have. I don’t like setting end goals as I don’t want it too dictate when I hang up the gloves because I’ve achieved certain things. I will keep going and continue to work my way to the top while fighting all the girls in my division and hopefully hang up the gloves with some huge achievements.
Follow Shannon's gym @kaosokmuaythai