Lauren Mull began her Muay Thai career a little different than most would expect. “I was really big into Taebo!” Mull said, “people often ask me what my fighting background is and it makes me chuckle every time. This led me to bag classes and I found myself wanting to learn more and more. The first time I sparred was for fun with my trainer and I absolutely knew this is what I wanted to do.” Lauren had recently moved into the Pennsylvania area and was looking for a new place to train when she stumbled across a Groupon for 10 sessions of Muay Thai. After meeting Master Charles for the first time and seeing his establishment, she knew Next Level Martial Arts was the place for her.
Lauren competed for her second title this past October in Hamburg, PA. She was fighting up a weight class, and knew this was going to be her toughest fight to date. “My IKF Title in Orlando last July I fought 10lbs under then this one, “stated Lauren, “so I knew I had to be smart since I was to be the smaller fighter. To win this title against a bigger opponent in front of my friends and family was absolutely AMAZING! Losing to me is never an option, ever, so I knew I would be bringing that belt back to Next Level and be the new Bantamweight Muay Thai Champion.”
Lauren trained 5-6 times a week sparring, hitting mitts working drills and spent 4-5 days a week keeping her cardio on the same level. She trained with Mike Moyer and also did 1 on 1 trainings with Master Charles from Next Level Martial Arts.
Working full time and having two small children this training was a major sacrifice for Lauren but one that paid off. She absolutely loves the hard work and discipline that plays hand in hand with Martial Arts. She said, “I love the challenge of getting better and learning new combinations, punches and kicks. Always challenging myself to take my ability as a fighter to “The Next Level” being the best that I can possibly be.”
To learn more about Lauren or Next Level Martial Arts, visit nextleveltkd.com
About Next Level Martial Arts
Next Level Martial Arts is one of the leading martial arts schools serving the Greater Reading area and the Pottstown area. With many years of experience, Next Level Martial Arts dedicates its time to ensure all of their students succeed in their fitness goals. Their mission is to actively demonstrate how martial arts can benefit any person, from any walk of life, regardless of physical ability.