The container of Martial Arts and Fighting brings out some of our strongest most interesting human qualities; The Fighting Spirit that drives us all forward is on full display in this realm and the lessons learned here can be applied throughout all areas of life. I began The Visual Knockout as a space to document the journey of the Fighter. Through my own path as a Martial Artist and Fighter, I have learned what I can overcome and what I am capable of, and through my work, I aim to reveal the power that lies within all of us.
My name is Nawal (NAH-well). I am the founder and lead photographer of The Visual Knockout, but I am also a Fighter. The picture taking came first. I picked up a camera when I was twelve and have used photography as a way to explore and connect with the world around me ever since. I picked up fighting later in life, and it became a powerful tool for introspection and personal growth.
When we do the things we are passionate about and share our experience with the world, we give others the permission to do the same. Life is too short to not do what you love!
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