Oscar the Grouch
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
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 b
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 mea
My First Pro Fight
The Onyx Mother Audrey writes about her experience and gives an insight on fighting pro Muay Thai for the first time.
Having the Stomach for Muay Thai
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
The Reality of Training with your Significant Other
Natasha, a boxer of the Onyx Fight Team writes about her experience in training alongside her significant other.
I've started Muay Thai around 4 years ago and I've had my fair share of trainers from various gyms. While I've not been entirely sure I was going to compete nor fight when I first started out, I am now. Apart from Onyx, I've been to 3 other gyms. Some have closed down; because the trainer left, or perhaps an issue of motivation, or perhaps progression. But I was training recreationally, so things were always with the flow of events, the dynamics of the personalities didn't ma
The Final Hours
Fighting; as a sport, as a passion comes with its own unique price tags. There are hours and hours training to go through. Then for the gluttony in me, there's also the clean eating that's always a struggle. But the worst of them all, to me at least, the weight cut. You know, it may be abit logical to be writing about the experience, the sights and sounds of the event, or the sexy bits from the fight. But truthfully, the biggest obstacle, and the most memorable of all, for me
Beating the Fear
In the line of mixed martial arts, there are probably hundreds if not thousands of new budding fighters, all with different styles and attitudes. But one thing that all new fighters will feel regardless of creed or diction, is fear. This fear when mismanaged, can stunt the growth and potential of the fighter; conversely, it can make the fighter stronger than ever before. To me, when I first fought sometime ago, fear was the crippling feeling of dread that wraps its long slend
Nobody likes losing. But the nature of these sports dictate that there will be either a winner, a loser or worse, a draw. Of course, winning is always very shiok, and nice, but everyone loses. My trainer, Jack (@soonkueh) always tells me, "Some day, some how, a fighter has to lose". Onyx doesn't like losing. But we've had our fair share of losing as well. Sometimes, we lose on points, sometimes, by referee stoppage/KOs. We don't like losing, so we train hard, and we work the