Mixed Martial Artist
Debi Purcell Is a professional Female Mixed Martial Artist, she has been training in fitness and martial arts for over 20 years,. And has trained and competed in Vale tudo, submission grappling, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, Tae kwon do, gymnastics.
Some of her titles and accomplishments include: First woman to ever compete and win in King of the Cage. Ultimate Wrestling World Title Belt Holder, Hook-N-Shoot Revolution Winner, 2002. Headline the first ever all women's NHB card in US history . Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota Winner, Smack girl veteran. TKD BB Champion. Debi Holds Black Belts in both Ruas Vale Tudo and Tae Kwon Do.
She is the owner- founder of www.Fightergirls.com, Founder of WMAA ( Women's Martial Arts Association.) Founder of Cardiostrike. She is also currently the president of Dc's mechanical inc. www.dcsair.com a commercial based refrigeration, heating and Air condition company. Owner of www.alphafemalefightwear.com Co-owner of PurPar a design company www.hollywoodaprons.com and in her spare time teaches other women health, fitness and Martial arts.
Debi Is committed and determined to breaking the barriers of women competing and fighting in Martial arts, and determined to let the world know that women can be as effective and complete as their male counterparts.
A side note from Debi Purcell :
Vale Tudo means NO rules. Which translates that we have no limit’s to bind our body or our knowledge in learning. The message is clear, and that is to pass on what we learn to others. Not only in the fighting martial art sense, but in taking pride in oneself, being humble, loyal, strong, respecting yourself, but mostly respecting others. Having no limits. Has allowed me great freedoms in my martial arts and in my spirituality, and has helped me realize that we are only bound but what we allow ourselves to be bound by.
In a world where it is hard for women to flourish in Martial Arts , I have had trainers and friends not discriminate against me but have always thought it was great that I and other women want to compete and fight. I have been encouraged to seek out different kinds of training and different training partners to further along my progress. And I thank you all who have participated in helping me be the person and fighter I am today.