Under the Ropes or Over?

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Rough Asia. In the West, both male and female fighters enter the ring over the top rope. In Thailand, however, only male fighters enter the ring over the top rope: female fighters…

Cutting Out Weight Cutting

“I have always thought that weight cutting takes away from the whole beauty of martial arts. It should be about showing off your skills to the best of you ability and enjoying performing in front of a crowd. It shouldn’t be about weight…

The Strange State of Injury

Edited by Joanna Bowen  I was moping about in a moon boot with a couple of ruptured ankle ligaments, acquired during a recent fight in Sydney. Before the fight, I’d already had 12 months without a fight - there didn’t seem to be any…