Blog Archives

MUAY THAI

Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. The art is similar to others in Southeast Asia such as: pradal serey in Cambodia, lethwei in Myanmar, tomoi in Malaysia, and Lao boxing in Laos. Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country’s national sport. Traditional Muay Thai practiced today varies significantly from the ancient art muay boran and uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing. Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of the Eight Limbs“, as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai (“nak muay“) thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western...

Read more


Loading ... Loading ...

How to Keep

Your Abs When You’re Out of Commission ? High-intensity exercise and clean eating are the answer to abs, right? Right. But what happens if you’re injured or sick and completely out of commission? See ya later, six-pack....

Read more


Loading ... Loading ...

Saigon’s boxer

Cyril Terrones is well-known in Saigon, not just for his fighting-style gym, Cyril and You, in District 2, but for his vivacious personality and his well-attended, morning conditioning classes by the river. But few know that this French-born trainer and boxer was once the welterweight champion of France. The year that Cyril achieved his all-conquering prowess was 1998, a year that saw him rise to the top of his profession. But with 39 professional fights including 27 wins and one draw under his muscular belt, he decided that punching and getting punched for a living was no longer for him.“I was an educator at a French school during my first year in Vietnam,” he recalls. “[Then] I was a manager at Nutrifort. Eventually I opened my business and met my wife. After that my life changed. ”Rather than getting members to pay a monthly or...

Read more


Loading ... Loading ...