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May 18, 2018

They had no explanation on why I am feeling like this, nor do they know for sure what's wrong with me. But the professional decision was to rest for the night, and if nothing goes wrong, I'm to be discharged the next day. I was discharged the next day, doctor s...

April 28, 2018

Kevin's words struck me hard. In our journey for the penultimate enlightenment of Muay Thai, I forgot that Sylvie and Kevin were both also on their own journey. Because of Sylvie's prestige in Thailand, it is easy to forget that once upon a time, both of them l...

March 26, 2018

One of the many things that most of you do not get to see, is that actually, we have a lot of meetings that goes on during the day time. They usually starts off with pleasantries, which I would quickly dictate to be skipped, and we get into the thick of things that I h...

March 23, 2018

It was so tempting to find people from headlines and billboards. But sometimes, it is better to take a chance on people who have been doing good and quiet work. Because you can't go wrong with experience, with the hard-earned and hands-on knowledge of time. Because...

April 3, 2017

Once you step through that office door, it is like entering Narnia; but more like Narnia on steroids. Within the HQ, it is survival of the fittest every day, every moment, every second; it's like taking part in an Bear Grylls episode.

March 30, 2017

Taunting, trash talking, rivalries are but a few tools to hype up fights, either to sell tickets, pay-per-views or just gain followership. Then there are those that somehow decide that the greater act would be to perform whilst fighting in the ring/cage, taunting and l...

March 21, 2017

Where it comes to selling the actual idea of skipping, I am in tension. For starters, I was once like you, frustrated and annoyed at the notion of skipping. I am always in envy of those who could skip naturally, albeit not flowery like how Iskandar does it, but these b...

I recalled: it was February 2015, more than a year ago, I was at work, and without warning, a sharp pain in my chest. My colleagues sat me down, my heart rate was racing at 210 bpm. I thought that was it.

I was tipping the scales at 100kg before my life at Onyx. I wasn'...

We are one the of the first few people to meet our members when they step into Onyx. Every evening, the members amble up the road with a smile, a nod, a nervous grin, or a exhausted shake of the head, greeting us and everyone else without fail. They reach the gym dress...

April 12, 2016



"Turn your hips more!"


"Kick faster!"


The instructions came thick and fast, atypical of the Onyx trainers, but my mind was just a hazy blur. I tried my best to make my body obey, fighting through the fog of fatigue and throwing out punches and kicks as comm...

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