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, 66kg Legal Name: Horacio Gutierrez Villanueva Fight Name: Punisher (Castigador) Date Of Birth: 15 September 1990 Please tell us about your fight sport history. I began training Muay Thai at the age of 14 years old. I also train boxing. I started training MMA in 2012. Where are you currently … [Read more...]
Read interviews with Mexican muay thai fighters, read Mexico travel stories and learn about living the expat life in Tulum.
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 Thai history. I started training Muay Thai about 5 years ago. I just got to some MMA gym because a friend told me just to go to exercise ourselves. I trained very irregularly in that gym. Then I started listening to comments of one particular Muay Thai professor Carlos Navarro. Good comments and also comments about … [Read more...]
I met Bronwyn within a year of moving to Toronto over a decade ago. At the time she had recently returned from living in Korea. As long as I've known Bronwyn, she's remained untamed which qualifies her as a perfect candidate for an MBSB interview. What made you choose the expat life? I'm not sure I chose this life or it chose me yet. I do know that life "back home" did not fit with my philosophy of how I wanted to live. Why Tulum, Mexico? I was planning a cross country move when I made a brief yet life changing visit to the Mayan riviera. I sat there looking at the sea and it dawned on me that although Vancouver had water and a natural … [Read more...]
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 Name: Carlos Arturo Navarro Macías Fight Name: Singto Sitmonchai Date Of Birth: 26. 04. 78 Please tell us about your Muay Thai history. My first contact with Muay Thai was in the year 1998 in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Before my initial encounter I used to practice other martial arts such as Hap Ki … [Read more...]
The following is a guest post by Carlos Navarro of Baan Singto Muay Thai gym in Guadalajara, Mexico. Note: I met Carlos while training at Sitmonchai Gym in 2011. I noticed Carlos upon my arrival to Sitmonchai amongst the other Foreign nak muays but what perhaps marks the moment that he truly stood out to me was the following: Carlos was sitting one the edge of one of the two rings at Sitmonchai watching a Foreigner shadow box. He stood up and showed the boxer how to follow through on a left hook. That was it. That was the initial defining moment for me. It was in that moment that I realized I could see myself train under … [Read more...]