Amanda is a boxing champion, bodybuilder and trainer who is passionate about animals. She has won the Chicago Golden Gloves title four times, and has a North America bodybuilding title. She has rescued dogs and brings her passion for animals to her gym training, where she enthusiastically endorses the vegan diet which has served her so well.
As one of the leading instructors internationally in karate, GVA were pleased to feature Mirko. Sensei Buchwald has won and retained the British karate title and now resides in America as leading teaching assistant to the world cheif instructor in Goju Rya Karate. His family have been vegetarian for many years and Mirko is a life long vegetarian who believes in avoiding harm to animals.
James is an instructor, British Champion and former World bronze medallist in Savate, a French kick-punch ring sport. He is the 2011 British champion and a leading instructor in the french martial art. James is also a lifelong vegetarian and turned vegan as a teenager. He teaches in a South London dojo and continues to compete internationally.
Winner of the 1997 Thai Boxing title at 60kg. He beat the US champion in the semi and the Thai champion in the final. Harri Nieminem had turned vegan three years previously after previously reducing animal products consumption. He continues to train and enter ultramarathons while remaining positive about veganism.