Month: February 2016

Making Weight for Competitions

Making Weight for Competitions

We’ve all seen it. Heavily muscled men who step on the scales only for the number called out to be far less than some of our pudgier counterparts whilst thinking to ourselves “How does he weigh that little with all that muscle?” In most fight sports weight classes are the […]

My journey as a female fighter in Muay Thai

My journey as a female fighter in Muay Thai

I started out training in Muay Thai (MT) in 2012, at Vanda, initially for fitness and as a hobby. I didn’t think I’d stick with it for long, however, as time passed I ended up participating in tournaments whilst growing both inwardly and outwardly. I began sharing my experience in […]

Mental Fortitude

Mental Fortitude

“Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training” This quote has been cited and reinterpreted many times but the key point has always been the same. You will not heroically draw upon some hidden strength; there will be no sudden surge of […]

Coach AJ win at SABA Nationals 2016

Coach AJ win at SABA Nationals 2016

Coach AJ takes the win at the Singapore Amateur Boxing Association(SABA) Nationals 2016! Congratulations to everyone on Team Vanda. Already looking forward to the next competition. ‪#‎vandaboxing‬ Singapore Amateur Boxing Association (SABA), founded in 1930, is the national controlling body for the sport of amateur boxing in Singapore and is responsible […]

Pre-competition stress

Pre-competition stress

What is stress? It is the body’s response to a threat or demand that can be both physical and mental. It arises as a combination of natural instinct, previous experience and our external environment, which can threaten our sense of well-being. When feeling emotional, it engages both our skeletal muscles […]