Anastasia Yankova dreamed of protecting the weak from a young age. Now it is quite unlikely that anyone will try to get in her way of doing just this. She knows how to hold her own and is a formidable opponent in the ring. The Russian Thai boxing champ ensures this by having only male sparring partners. She fears neither pain nor injury while still managing to maintain both her beauty and femininity. At the International Slavic Institute where Yankova studies, few would guess that the hard-working student and classmate is one of the leaders in Russian Thai boxing. She has already appeared on the covers of glossy magazines and photo shoots now take up a lot of the champion’s time. Anastasia Yankova opened up to RTG TV’s Natalya Krylova about the principles she lives by, her philosophy on Thai boxing and hobbies.