Rika Ishige might be something of a beauty but she wants you to be a beast. The Thai-Japanese stunner has shared some Monday morning inspiration with her 245,000 Instagram followers.

She appears to be in the gym although it appears that Rika’s workout is more focused on fitness than martial arts. But the 34 year old’s Monday message is,

Monday sets the tone for the week. Be a beast today.


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Big performances

Rika has been filming some footage with Tik Tok star Dart Siriraks recently. She folded the social media sensation with some punches to the body.

She first came to prominence as a mixed martial artist. Rika is a veteran of eight ONE Championship fights and has put in some big performances at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.

But these days Rika is best known as a social media influencer. She turned 34 earlier this year and is an inspiration to women all over Thailand everywhere who are determined to stay in shape despite being the wrong side of 30.


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Healthy lifestyle

Rika hasn’t fought since 2020 and doesn’t appear to have any plans to make a comeback this year. But she doesn’t need to have a bout booked in order to get back in the gym.

The 34 year old leads a very healthy lifestyle and regularly shares photos and videos of herself training and teaching martial arts. Rika has done a serious of MMA seminars at the upmarket Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok recently and having made her name as a fighter she is clearly in demand as a trainer.

She also secured a deal with Adidas and is leading the way for Thai fighters who want to secure mainstream sponsorship or endorsements. Rika is a perfect example of how savvy mixed martial artists can find a way to earn income without needing to actually compete.