“I am Hawaiian and that’s what our people are, fighters. It’s the only thing that’s ever made sense and came naturally to me. I will live and die a fighter.”
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HERE’S SOME THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT RAQUEL PA’ALUHI
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY OF TRAINING LIKE?
On my odd days I do strength and conditioning at 7 AM, pro team practices at 10 AM and in the evening I do BJJ and/or some running. On my even days I have sparring or striking at noon and I do BJJ and/or running at night. Typically I do 2-3 sessions a day depending on the day.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU AS A FIGHTER?
I’m very self motivated. A lot of what I do is strictly because I want to be better. I don’t want to die without making my mark in this world. I wanna be able to leave behind a legacy I’m proud of. But with that said, a lot of my motivation comes from my community back in Hawai’i. I want to put us on the map and give them something to be proud of. I want them to see me and know they can do whatever they want to. The more I do, the more they believe in me and that makes me believe in myself.