FOUNDER OF SHEFIGHTS.MY
Faeznur, better known as Benny, was never destined for a desk job. Despite graduating with a degree in sports science, she still insisted on starting her career in a call centre. Her unhealthy lifestyle and her daily midnight shift led to her massive weight gain even though she was still working out. A wake-up call came when her good friend became a victim of snatch theft while walking to work one day. Her friend asked for help to get fit and defend herself, but Benny knew that getting fitter didn’t necessarily mean being safer.
So instead of just teaching women the importance of getting fit, Benny was determined to enforce the need for women to learn at least one form of self-defence. With five years worth of Muay Thai experience under her belt, she started looking for partners to start women-focused gyms with, to allow women everywhere a more comfortable gym experience. From there, she quickly progressed on to starting Shefights as a way to further spread the importance of self-defence. Shefights now has a permanent team of martial arts instructors, and runs at least five self-defence programmes with one of them being a free public programme that started this year. She hopes that this public programme can eventually become an annual programme.
Photography SOON LAU; Styling WEECHEE; Hair CODY CHUA; Makeup CAT YONG; Hoodie sweatshirt, BALLY; Coat, jacket & pants, COS; Watch, RADO DIAMASTER