Korean mixed martial arts fighter Song Ka Yeon (Sky) has moved to Singapore some 5 months ago to join the Evolve Mixed Martial Arts team, Asia’s top martial arts organization. Familiar to international fans for her appearance in the first season of South Korea’s popular reality show ‘Roommate’, Sky’s sudden move has surprised fans everywhere, and the drastic change intrigued many.
Now based in Singapore at Evolve MMA, she is currently training hard together with the help of the Evolve family. We had the chance to sit down and chat with her to find out more about what she has in mind as a MMA fighter!
Q: What do you think about Singapore so far?
Sky: I think Singapore is very unique in the way people of different cultures and races can live together in harmony!
Q: What are your thoughts about the MMA fighting scene in Singapore?
Sky: I was surprised to see how the people here are so passionate about the sport! Even though they aren’t professional fighters, they are still very committed to the sport.
Q: Why did you decide to pick up MMA?
Sky: I’ve always known that I wanted to practice martial arts since I was young. We learnt a lot of martial arts in high school, and I learnt that in MMA you have to be trained in all sorts of martial arts!
Q: Do you have any famous fighters you look up to?
Sky: My teammates are my idols! We all train very hard together and the team spirit really fuels our passion.
Q: How do you motivate yourself when you encounter obstacles?
Sky: I’ll look up motivational quotes and fighting videos online. Sometimes I can’t find motivation so I’m always searching for something to inspire myself.
Q: What is your main goal as a MMA fighter?
Sky: Every fighter aspires to be a champion, but for me, I want to be a real martial artist. I want to be able to express myself through martial arts, and be a good fighter and a good human being! I also want to keep improving as a martial artist.
We also had a speed-question round with Sky, so look out for updates to find out more about her! For now, Sky only has Jiu-jitsu competitions coming up and no MMA competitions yet, but you can be sure that she’ll be preparing with all her strength for every fight that comes her way. All the best, Sky!