Need a break from Manila? Go surf Sabang Beach! Here’s a simple guide on how to take the bus from Cubao and recommendations on where to stay in Baler.
I've spent a relaxing day at home, enjoying the Sydney sun as it shines through the windows. The howling wind outside is nothing to me but a soundtrack--and a no-frills way to speed up the laundry drying process. I've got the rest of the clothes that need to go in my bag out on the… Continue reading When It’s Time to Travel
Recently, in my journey of exploring mixed-martial arts, I've switched from doing a bit of everything to going back to where I started and focusing on boxing. I've done so for a few reasons. For one, because I'm still jet-setting and haven't yet put down roots anywhere, I don't want to buy gear that won't… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 18: Why I Box
An interview with Mario Yokoyama of myBJJ in Camperdown
And we're rolling! I've been back in Sydney for a few weeks now and earlier this month I took a trial class at myBJJ, an international Brazilian jiu-jitsu school founded by Mario Yokoyama and headquartered in Camperdown. I had been referred here by Petros Menelaou, a fellow patron of Darkside Gym and an instructor in… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 17: A Trial Class at myBJJ
With a little over two weeks remaining in Sydney, I've decided that I'd like to pick the brains of a couple of interesting locals for the inside scoop of everything from live music and the martial arts scene to permaculture and proactivism before I leave. For one, I've gathered lots of interesting snippets about pro and amateur… Continue reading Sydney through its Locals
No martial arts gym I've been to has given me a full of as valuable an experience as Darkside Gym in Sydney.
Summer is slipping away here in Sydney and I realized that I’d been here since December and had yet to have an Aussie surf.
The MMA training was great. Right off the bat, we jumped into sparring drills with mouth guard and shin pads.
You won't even find the word "and" in the title because, from a minimalist point of view, it's entirely unnecessary. How mindful of you to notice, in any case. I have a few things on the agenda for this post. First of all, I'm following up on my 24-day yoga challenge, which ends today. Other… Continue reading 2018: Mindfulness, Minimalism