December 17, 2019

It was an eye-opening experience. To witness the unflappable manner in which Thais approached fights is to also see how ingrained the martial art is in their daily lives. There was no excess, no hint of remarkableness, because Muay Thai has always been a constant in their lives...

September 27, 2019

You know the grumpy middle-aged auntie/uncle who will whip around with an accusing glare and ‘tsk’ you when you laugh aloud on the bus? This turned out to be oddly specific, but yes, that’s me during afternoon S&C sessions and between 8pm to 10pm on most weekday evening trainings. No joy...

September 18, 2019

The cauldron is boiling and has been given a good stir. All this should amount to a thrilling show on 21 September 2019, Saturday. It will be the inaugural Onyx Ascension event! The bouts will begin at 6pm, and the barbeque from 8pm onwards. For the first time ever, there will be a 4-man...

September 1, 2019

My first friends at Onyx, I haven’t seen them for a while, maybe a few years even. It is a sad thing, a little bit, but it is inevitable.

August 27, 2019

Fighting whether professionally or not, is not a game. So, even if it deals a blow to the ego, when your trainer tells you not yet, they mean you well. There is no shame in not being ready yet, or taking a longer time to compete. The glory is in the journey; the honour is in the struggle...

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