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
No matter how many precautions you take or protests you make, sometimes, things are beyond your control. Sometimes, a virus, a parasite take
When Do I Finish Learning?
Learning, and progressing in this martial arts journey is an exponentially decreasing experience. Remember when your first class? You've
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.
You Are Probably Addicted to MMA
Remember that time, long ago, where you were head over heels over that pretty girl? You went after her like a horse chasing a carrot, and your whole life in existance revolved around her beautiful eyes and mesmerising smile. When the time was ripe, you dropped the question on her, and then, the next thing you know, you got inducted into the friendzone. Fast forward; you got your heart brokened, and now you found a new love: MMA. It made you rediscover yourself, gained confide
Boxing, for the wrong reasons
Beyond the somewhat glamourous front at the Nutriman Finals last month, I think it is fair to say that everyone has a story. Before you click away and say that it's going to be one of those "how I lost 30 lbs and became awesome" story, it's not. I want to tell my story, on how I got beaten up and got taught a lesson during boxing. My pose at Nutriman Finals 2015, photo courtesy of Zan & 6Productions I didn't become lean after I did boxing at Onyx. I was already lean, but I be
How Long Till I Get My BJJ Black Belt?
There are several ways to get a BJJ Black Belt. Various ways have proved to have varying levels of success. The fastest, is of course, to mimic what Jay Queiroz did and fake himself as a Black Belt under IBJJF. Disclaimer: you might get exposed and shamed on the internet. Seriously, don't do this shit. Don't even fake the lower belts, the distinction and differentiation is as clear as sub-50 PSI air. Admittedly, there are several new avenues of practicing BJJ in this day of d
Journey to the West - Overcoming Distance for Training
I travel to the west daily. Mondays to Saturdays, and sometimes on Sunday. I live in the quiet town of Pasir Ris. It will take me 34 mins to drive, 1hr 50 mins by public transport, and 6hrs 8 mins if I walk from home to Onyx. I do it almost daily, without fail. Many of my family and friends don't understand why. It has been 18 months, since I did a crazy decision - settle for a gym in the west of Singapore. I used to train in a muay thai gym in the central, and I used to work