After a much-deserved water break, our session with Arab resumes. You can read Part I here. To cater to the varying needs of his clients, he draws up training plans that would benefit them the most. “I do an assessment according to the objective or goal. It can be for functional fitness or for a […]

Combat sports is, one of the most demanding of any contact sport disciplines. For this special breed of athletes, Strength and Conditioning (S&C) is a crucial component of their training programme. We recently spoke to a man who knows more than just a thing a two about the demands of the sport and for a […]

Boxing is a brutal sport. The agony, the broken nose, bruised ribs and crushed egos – the list is endless. And that’s before you even step into the ring for an actual bout.   “As much as I love boxing, I hate it. And as much as I hate it, I love it.” – Budd […]

June 10th is a date in history not to be forgotten. Fight sport fans were treated to an amazing night of fights, thanks once again, to the folks at Singapore Fighting Championships. One of the most anticipated fights of the night was undeniably the bout featuring Muhd Ridwhan, whose third professional fight (and first on […]

“You should change your moniker to ​The Social Media​,” I said, which got his attention. He looked up from his phone and we both laughed. Being in fight sport, moments like these are always welcomed. Laughter, after all, goes a long way in soothing frayed nerves, easing tensions and erasing disappointments. For Syafiq Abdul Samad, […]

A true fighter is defined by the strength of his heart. Landon has had to face many obstacles in his life but with an iron-will and grit determination, he has managed to overcome them, one at a time. In this concluding part of our interview, he carries off from where he left off. That must have […]

For the gladiators and combatants, it has given them more than their fair shares of broken ribs, torn ligaments, bruised egos and of course, unparalleled glory. For those at ringside and at home, many nerve wrecking and heart stopping moments; vicariously (albeit via proxy) lived experiences have been felt. MMA has given us, both participants […]

‘Occasionally two great fighters collide, each bringing with them some grist for the mill’ - ‘Facing Ali’ , Stephen Brunt

The time on the wall clock read 5:05 a.m. reminding me that I’ve been pretty much awake since they laid me in bed hours earlier. I was in for a concussion suffered in the ring. ‘Occasionally two great fighters collide, each bringing with them some grist for the mill’ – ‘Facing Ali’ , Stephen Brunt […]

Trust and Tested

We cannot erase events that have taken place in our lives. A little self-belief and trust can help. What has it got to do with Fight Sport? Everything. The exhilaration of triumphs, indifference of the mundane and the tears of defeats – for if we could that would render living, pointless. As athletes of the sport, […]