Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Emi Fujino Blog

I'm worried about an important friend of mine who feels guilty when they eat, it reminds me of my eating disorder.

So I thought I'd out myself as an example for those troubled people.

This is when I was refusing food

From when I was a kid, I loved to eat and I ate a lot, so up till around junior high school I ate well and had a good physique.

But, once I got to high school I developed a complex about my body, so I started dieting.
Since I didn't have a lot of knowledge, I just restricted how much I ate.

Before that I had been a person who ate a lot so when I all of a sudden stopped eating I lost a lot of weight.

More than being hungry, I was happy about losing weight, so I didn't stop.

Even thought I was living in a dorm, I started dieting with my younger sister since we went to and from school together, we were the sisters who were only skin and bone.

Eventually my parents were summoned to the school, because of my radical diet.
During those days, to me now it is unbelievable, I weighed around 38kg (84lbs).
My grip strength in my left hand was less than 7kg (15lbs).

After that I went through a cycle of overeating.

Especially once I entered college, when I was living by myself, and the chance to go out drinking increased, I began binge eating.

I would drink, have dinner, then I wouldn't have a break, I'd go to 3 beef bowl shops, then I'd buy even more at the convenience store.
At the first shop, I'd get the extra large portions too.

I would throw up so I could eat, it was like bait.

I didn't want to feel guilty about eating until I was full, so I'd throw up so I could eat.

Because of this and that then I would rebound. But when I'd rebound since I didn't like myself, the complex would cause me to stress, and that stress would lead me to overeating, it was a vicious circle.

From that place, I had my chance to break the circle, my dad saw how fat I had gotten and introduced me to a trainer, and I started receiving personal training.

Because I knew I would keep going through my dietary cycle, I didn't have a choice but to work out.

In the beginning, I hated working out, but my personal sessions started to become more enjoyable, so I started going to the gym twice a week. Also, since I had to make appointments, when I didn't want to go I still had this driving force making me go.

Since I started exercising my body, it became a habit, oddly enough my overeating also started to die down. When I would work out, I didn't think about an excessive amount of things, it was like a reset for my mind, during a moderate workout I also got my autonomic nerves in order.

Eventually I got the chance from my personal trainer to start doing martial arts.

Now my complex about being fat is underfoot, and I don't think about it at all (lol)

People can say whatever they want about my body or my weight.

Of course there were issues of overeating, but now I don't have the feelings of guilt, I know how to reset from overeating now.

Best of all, eating is fun so I'm happy.

That's the best.

Eating is important.

Now if I want to lose weight, I have the knowledge on how to do it properly.

I can also give a little advice.

Not to ramble, before I start to feel guilty, lets work out together.

I'll be waiting at the gym.

Deep Jewels 7 Participants

The fighters have been announced. As I expected several fighters will be going down to 105 for the first time in their careers. Absent from the grand prix are fighters like Saori Ishioka, Naho Sugiyama, and Ayaka Hamasaki. However, there are some young fighters mixed in like Ayaka Miura and Satomi Takano, so it should be interesting.

The fighters in the 105 grand prix, on 2/21 will be;

V.V. Mei Yamaguchi (12-8)

Emi Tomimatsu (8-9)

Tomo Maesawa (4-4)

Ayaka Miura (1-1)

Satomi Takano (4-5)

Mina Kurobe (4-0)

Yukiko Seki (13-24)

Masako Yoshida (18-20)

In addition, there will be a reserve match between;

Miyoko Kusaka (5-8)
Miki Araki

Monday, January 12, 2015

2014 WMMA Press Awards, Atomweight of the Year

Atomweight of the Year

The Finalist
  • Herica Tiburcio (1-0, won the Invicta title)
  • Jodie Esquibel (2-0)
  • Seo Hee Ham (3-0 at atomweight)
  • Ayaka Hamasaki (2-0)

Photo Courtesy of Lady Go!
The 2014 WMMA Press Atomweight of the Year is Ayaka Hamasaki. Having spent the majority of her career to this point fighting at Strawweight, the Japanese fighter underwent knee surgery in 2013 that left her out of action for more than a year. When Hamasaki returned it was not at Strawweight but at Atomweight. In her first fight at 105, Hamasaki defeated former Jewels Champion and Invicta challenger, Naho Sugiyama by TKO in the first round. 

Afterwards, Hamasaki faced off against veteran and former Valkyrie Champion "V.V" Mei Yamaguchi. The fight took place on Deep's NYE show at Saitama Super Arena. Hamasaki looked strong throughout the fight and won a Unanimous Decision.

I had the opportunity to talk to Ayaka about winning the award;

It is a great honor to be chosen!
Thank you very much!
I'm going to do my best this year as well!

[On her fight with Naho]
 It was my first fight in over a year because of my knee surgery, it was also my first fight at 105, so I was a little nervous. From the beginning of the fight I was looking for either the TKO or the Sub, so its great that I got one.

[On her fight with Mei]
She was a very strong and tough opponent.
It makes me happy being able to fight a strong opponent like that.
I think it was a really good experience for me.

I think it would be really great to fight abroad in 2015.
If I get the chance to do that, I think I'd like to challenge for the title.

I'd like to  really thank all those who not only supported me this time, but who always support me.
I want to repay your support with victories.

The WMMA Press Award is the longest running award for the female divisions of MMA. This will be the 6th year. Six websites from across the planet are part of the committee this year which is a cross section of women's MMA experts.

The Committee
Gina Begley: Pro WMMA Now / Bluegrass MMA
Pedro Henrique: Da Made Ferro MMA
Charlie Jewett: CJ's Report
Yael Grauer: Sherdog
MarQ Piocos:
Elias Stefanescu: Ground and Pound
Kristin Ursy: Women's MMA Round-up

Thursday, January 1, 2015

"V.V" Mei Blog: Happy New Year

Please continue to support me through 2015.

It looks like I'll be busy with various things this year again.

More Jiu-Jitsu.

More MMA.

And more Karate.

I'll be busy.

It's the best.

I'm gonna have a good year.

Emi Fujino Blog: After the fight

I feel like I've gotten weaker or something.

I got obsessed with winning, I didn't take any risk because all I wanted was to win.

That wasn't the Kamikaze Angel.

That wasn't the situation to fight a defensive fight.

I should have gone in there with nothing to lose, when you fight not to lose, you fight with a boring pride which turns into a boring fight.

I've never done that before.

I want to have fight interesting fights.
I want to have fights that people want to see again.

What I got the most, was that in a fight where I fought to win without taking any risks, this is the most furious I've been.

I will return to the beginning.
I want to go forward tougher/braver.

If it turns out I can't do that, I'll retire.

If I can't fight my a fight where there is a sense of me, I'll end it.

The pictures were taken by Nagao.
Thank you for always taking wonderful pictures!
I love the pictures Nagao takes the best.