Jose Palacios On The Fight Game And His Upcoming Bout Vs Nick Chasteen


    When I’m focused…I’m there. I’m just there. Move, breathe. There it is. -Jose Palacios   In-fighting styles make fights, and with the upcoming bout between Jose Palacios and Nick Chasteen at Lion Fight 18, fans will be getting exactly that. The younger, less experienced Chasteen, coming off a bullying loss to Pedro Gonzalez […]

The Boxer’s Soliloquy – An Interview With Author Matt Lucas


    Matt has hit the nail squarely on the head with his depictions of the life of a foreign fighter in Thailand, writing with an authenticity that could only come from someone that has experienced it first hand. It makes for a very engaging and entertaining read! -Rob Cox, Muay Thai Focus   American […]

Two Men. Two Bikes. Two Continents – The Motorcycle Ride To Help Street Kids In Mongolia

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  By the time you’re reading this, Australian pilots Nick Harbison and Dominic Prezwanski will be somewhere along their 18,757km (approx. 11,655mi) plus motorcycle ride from Vladivostok, one of the Easternmost ports of Russia to London, England. Travelling on two BMW F650GS Dakars, Nick and Dom’s transcontinental motorcycle ride is estimated to take approximately four […]

Muay Thai Mexico: Interview With Horacio Gutiérrez, Baan Singto, Guadalajara

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  Horacio Gutierrez is a Mexican mixed martial artist who has competed in muay thai, boxing and MMA.  In Mexico he fights out of Baan Singto in Guadalajara and in the US out of Chicago Fight Team in Chicago.   Horacio Gutiérrez’s stats:   Record: Muay Thai 14-2; Boxing 4-0; MMA 4-0 Fight Weight: 145lbs, […]

Muay Thai Mexico: Interview With Mariana de Lira, Baan Singto, Guadalajara

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  Mariana de Lira is a Mexican muay thai fighter training under Carlos Singto Navarro at Baan Singto muay thai gym in Guadalajara.   Mariana de Lira’s stats:   Record: 11-1 Fight Weight: 55 KG Legal Name: MARIANA DE LIRA ROSALES Fight Name: FURIA Date Of Birth: 24/01/1986   Please tell us about your muay […]

Muay Thai Mexico: An Interview With Carlos Singto Navarro

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  Carlos Singto Navarro is a muay thai fighter, teacher and owner of Baan Singto in Guadalajara, Mexico.   You can read his guest post on MBSB discussing muay thai, rebellion, self realization and the art of life here.   Carlos Singto Navarro’s stats:   Record: 15-3 Fight Weight: 61.200 kg / 135 lbs, lightweight Legal […]

Doing Toronto With Mr. Everywhere Mark Strong


This year’s Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) Toronto is up at the end of the month and the city’s Mr. Everywhere Mark Strong was kind enough to answer a few questions about traveling to Toronto. Some info on Mark:   Mark Strong is the co-host of G98.7 FM‘s morning show Mark And Jem In The Morning, […]

Author Shawn Micallef Discusses Engaging With The City Of Toronto For Travelers

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In anticipation of the 1,000+ attendees of this year’s Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) to be held in Toronto at the end of the month, I thought I’d touch base with the remarkable Shawn Micallef in search of advice for those traveling to the city. Some background on Shawn:   Shawn Micallef is a senior editor […]

Gender And Power In Thailand’s Muay Thai Gyms


Anne Lieberman was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to study the role of women in muay thai in Thailand in 2010. That same year, Anne interviewed me as a participant while I was based in Bangkok. I thought I’d catch up with her to discuss her findings.     Please explain the awarded Fulbright Fellowship. […]

Innovation: Jen Nardone on Barefoot Ballet / Pilates


  Hi Jen. Please explain the concept of your Barefoot Ballet/Pilates class.   This class includes classical Pilates mat exercises with a flare of ballet technique, as well as some basic ballet conditioning movements. It is a class designed for all; both dancers and non-dancers will benefit. It is an opportunity for everyone to experience […]