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STARRING


Prairie Rugilo

Jamie Phillips

DeAna Mendez

Hazelle Dongui-is

Michelle Schneider

Danielle Vail-Kuhlwein

Rich Brattole

Joan DiMeo

Eric Colon

Darren Maciunski

Kate Allen

Nicole Richiusa

Molly Barg

Juliana Silva

Yanelisa Reyes

Colleen Downing

Antje Shoeman

Tiffany Cass


SPECIAL THANKS


Checkmate Boxing Center

Dead Serious

Friday Night Fights

Ground Swipers Rod & Gun Club

Lion’s Roar Promotions

New Jersey State Athletic Control Board

New York Black Belt Center

Nick Catone MMA & Fitness

Paleo Treats

Pop’s Boxing Gym

Progressive Martial Arts

Stephen Koepfer

Strikezone Promotions

Tong Dragon MMA

Warrior’s Cup

Weapons 9 Muay Thai

World Kickboxing Association


Prairie’s custom mouthguard was provided by Damage Control Mouthguards


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Matthew Kaplowitz

Ken Maldonado

Stephen Koepfer

Kenneth Chan

Andrea Levine

Cherrie Shepherd

Alexis Devaney

Erick Roman

John Scandalios

Lauren Crocker

Michael “Stets” Steczkowski

Hiroko Yamamura

Laura Raimondo

Justin Klein

Prairie Rugilo is the head coach and owner of  “The Girl Fight Gym,” an all-female Muay Thai academy on the Jersey Shore that empowers women through the martial arts. She opened the gym in 2009, initially running classes out of the Brick PAL building. In 2011, Prairie opened her own location in Toms River, offering Muay Thai, self-defense, Yoga,and fitness classes to women of all ages in a safe environment.


A former WKA NY State Featherweight Champion, Prairie was a fighter in the first ever Muay Thai bout at Madison Square Garden in New York City, as well as the first Muay Thai fighter to ever be awarded a title belt inside the famous arena. In 2012, she was inducted into the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Jaime Philips is an assistant coach at the gym, as well as 2-0 in amateur kickboxing. Jaime was one of the very first students that Prairie had at the original school, has always been in Prairie’s corner during fights, and attributes their strong working relationship at the gym to styles that complement each other’s personalities. Full time, she is a detective-sergeant with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.

 

DeAna Mendez began training at “The Girl Fight Gym” in March, 2012. A police officer in North Jersey, she balances her full time job with being a single mother raising her three-year old son. Over a year after she started coming to the gym, DeAna finds herself preparing for her amateur Muay Thai debut, and must overcome her fears and doubt to step into the ring and make an impact.


 

Matthew Kaplowitz is the Executive Producer and Director of GIRL FIGHT: A MUAY THAI STORY, as well as lead shooter and editor of the film. A lifelong practitioner and fan of martial arts, he began working for combat sports websites and magazines starting in 2006.


In 2009, he started TheFightNerd.com, a news website dedicated to the sport with a focus on video production, which has become a reliable source for information & entertainment.


In 2012, Matthew became a Production Assistant with Original Media, where he worked on the weekly live sports talk show, “MMA Uncensored Live”, for Spike TV. After the show ended a year later, he became an Associate Producer at Matador Content, and worked on over a dozen shows for Spike TV, including the “Frank Shamrock: Bound by Blood” documentary, several documentaries in the “Unrivaled” series, pay-per-view specials and the “Rampage 4 Real” reality series.