WHYIFIGHT: KIRBY KOO
WHYIFIGHT KIRBY – What’s your name, where are you from, and what do you do?
Hi, I’m Kirby (yes that’s my real, legal English name). I was born in San Francisco, California and raise between Hong Kong and San Francisco. I am a yoga instructor, martial artist in training, wellness content creator & technology marketing professional (from 9-5).
What makes you a fighter?
I’m a fighter because life is war. We must all fight in order to thrive and survive so that we can help others. Life is not without challenges but it’s not about what happens to you – it’s how you decide to react to it.
“Life is not without challenges but it’s not about what happens to you – it’s how you decide to react to it.”
What do you fight for?
I fight for peace. Peace is the most powerful weapon on the planet.
What inspires you to take the hits and keep on fighting?
In Shaolin Kung Fu, we say that one must sharpen their blade every day. In other words, I keep on fighting to live my best life and be the best, most honest and respectful version of myself.
If you could fight side-by-side with one person, past or present, who would it be?
Fighting does not just mean physically. One can fight with their intelligence – using their philosophies and teachings to fight against the injustices of the world. With this definition, I would fight with Confucius.
What is your Fight Fuel?
I grew up on Chinese soups made with bones and ginger! It’s my ultimate comfort food and favorite thing to fuel on. Also, avocado toast with Himalayan sea salt, chilli flakes, cumin & extra virgin olive oil – because I’m basic.
“the most important thing one can do to fight it forward is to fight to be the best version of themselves”
What is your Fight Song?
Run the World (Girls) – Beyoncé!!
What’s your favorite EverybodyFights class?
BAGS and FLOW classes!
WHYIFIGHT KIRBY – Who is your favorite EverybodyFights Trainer, and why?
Nina Marchione!! She’s the HBIC!
How do you Fight It Forward?
Besides being involved in philanthropy and the community, the most important thing one can do to fight it forward is to fight to be the best version of themselves. Be someone others inspire to be, want to be around and can learn from. Help yourself and respect yourself- then you can help the world… but it all begins with YOU.