Displaying toned muscles, a flat stomach, beautiful body and exuding exceptional health, Ernestine Shepherd is the poster woman for the bright future that awaits female body builders who stay true to their regime.

The reason she is so remarkable is because she is over 70 years old.

Is this in Xena’s future?

Hopefully so. No one deserves it more.

I’ve always enjoyed watching Xena compete primarily at London Wrestling Studios which as of this writing no longer exists. Fortunately it appears that Xena will continue to march into her wrestling future anyway.

XENA ON RIGHT

fciwomenswrestling.com article, LWS photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, LWS photo

She’s what we would describe as a respected journey level fighter. Her sound resume includes competing against well-known industry names like Ella, Zsuzsa, Mara, Viktoria, Pippa, Thunder, Kimbra, Bella, Marilyn, Sable and a host of others.

Her wrestling style is favorable to the ground wars. This is where Xena can utilize her muscle strength, especially when she tightly caresses her prey at their upper torso while she attempts a crunching body scissors. She’s also comfortable using her legs to maneuver and entrap as well.

In watching her perform against Sable, Thunder, Bella and Marilyn, her demeanor is very casual. No raging soccer mom here. She likes to laugh, joke and banter during engagement and as a fan if you like that approach then she is tailor made for you.

I would also like to give her credit for being willing to travel outside of the pond and wrestle in choppy waters as she did when she traveled to Germany and took on the tough Hungarian contingent which included matches against Mara, Ella and Kimbra.

The signature match for me was when she faced DWW trained Kimbra who has since moved on from the DWW Tribe but clearly has not forgotten her Vienna Zen training.

The casual style is great until you meet a formidable opponent who takes her wrestling very seriously as Kimbra seems to. She wasn’t always that way, but she certainly is now. Even though Xena out-weighed her, Kimbra was very adept at keeping everything within her control.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Xena Facebook photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Xena Facebook photo

In terms of Xena’s weight training, it is not only her strength but her exceptional beauty as well. She has sensuous calves and loves to model them on her Social Media. The photos are incredibly sexy, muscular yet still feminine.

Our London Princess is from all over. According to research she was born in New York City. Her journey eventually led her to LWS in 2009. In terms of her sporting background she is experienced in Taekwondo, BJJ, kickboxing and grappling. She joined the sporting world through her participation in fitness and has never looked back. This evolvement has led Xena to coaching others in the art of Body Combat and Kickboxing.

Her reviews are always favorable. London Wrestling Studios admires how “Xena is used to using her amazingly powerful legs to crush the fight out of her opponents.”

Her friend and fellow wrestler Luna had this to say about Xena at wrestlerluna.moonfruit.com, “I’ve made many wrestler friends in the world of wrestling and one of my favorite and one of the most skilled I know is Xena who has previously trained as a gymnast, fitness competitor and body builder.

This Polish powerhouse has the build and strength of a field athlete but the speed and flexibility of a gymnast. What a combination! Xena is a medal winning fitness competitor and a professional physical trainer who brings great skills and a warm personality to our mats. Xena’s powerful legs have fans all over the world – she is able to squat 120kg – and her calf muscles might just be the best you have ever seen! A session with the gorgeous Xena is guaranteed to be memorable.”

Luna describes her as a Polish Powerhouse, perhaps speaking to her ancestry. Female Competition International loves to take you all over the world to relax, enjoy and learn. We’ve featured articles on many countries in Europe including England, Scotland, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Austria, France and Belgium to name a few but you know what?

So far, never Poland.

Shall we travel there now?

Wait, before we do, what other cities do you know anything about in Poland besides Warsaw?

WARSAW, POLAND

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia photo

First let’s start with the foundation that our friend Wikipedia is so well suited for. “Poland, officially the Republic of Poland is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.

With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the 34th most populous country in the world, the sixth most populous member of the European Union, and the most populous post-communist member of the European Union. Poland is a unitary state divided into 16 administrative subdivisions.”

Let’s now get an American perspective by eaves dropping on the CIA. At CIA.gov they share, “Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union “Solidarity” that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close “

Okay, now for the five largest cities in Poland. Ready? The great information site geonames.org will be our tutor.

1 Warsaw  , Masovian Voivodeship 1,702,139 52.23 / 21.012
2 Łódź  , Łódź Voivodeship 768,755 51.75 / 19.467
3 Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship 755,050 50.061 / 19.937
4 Wrocław  , Lower Silesian Voivodeship 634,893 51.1 / 17.033
5 Poznań  , Greater Poland Voivodeship 570,352 52.407 / 16.93

How many of those did you get right?

Poland is a great country with scenic yet very cold winters, fantastic Baltic beaches, superb food and friendly people. This was the seeds of the earth coverage but the next time we visit Poland, we visit for fun.

BEAUTIFUL BALTIC SEA

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia photo

No wonder Xena is so friendly on the mats. No doubt she has been influenced by the village that seems to be a part of her heritage.

We hope Xena continues to wrestle. As I watch her matches at femwrestle.com in Germany, she clearly is improving and can be a force. She has a lot of encouragement to stay with it.

Just like Ms. Shepherd who we first met, Xena can still be flashing those sexy calves, even over seventy.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling.com, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, https://femcompetitor.com, cia.gov, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/pl.html

http://www.geonames.org/PL/largest-cities-in-poland.html