Sunday, 05 March 2017 16:42

Martial Arts in Vietnam

A newly published book packs a veritable punch

Published in Briefings
Friday, 12 December 2014 14:31

Saigon Luta-Livre

Harry Hodge headed to District 3 to check out Ho Chi Minh City’s first gym devoted to Brazilian Luta-Livre grappling. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

Published in Briefings
Sunday, 04 May 2014 03:09

The Voting

Last month we pitched three martial arts fighters from Saigon against three rivals from Hanoi. Here’s how you voted

Published in Briefings
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 18:02

The Best Fighter in Vietnam

The contenders

Vietnam has a growing quorum of professional fighters. From specialists in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (BJJ) to former Mixed Martial Arts world champions and a former French welterweight boxing champion.

Published in Leisure
Monday, 07 April 2014 22:51

Rumble in the Jungle

The original rumble in the jungle poster

Ladies and gentlemen… LET’S GET READY TO RUUUMBLE! Hai Vu and Nick Ross pitch together three martial arts specialists from Hanoi with three erstwhile contenders from the not-so-dark streets of Saigon, to see who will come out victorious. Photos by Hai Vu and Kyle Phanroy 

Published in Leisure
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:34

Tae Kwon Do

BP Compound, 720K Thao Dien, Q2, Tel: 0903 918149


Published in Kids Classes & Sports
Monday, 05 August 2013 10:02

Nutrifort (NTFQ2)


34 Nguyen Dang Giai, Q2, Tel: (08) 3744 6672

A well-appointed gym also offering fitness classes and personal training with excellent facilities. Group classes include power yoga, pilates, circuit training, martial arts and spinning. Also has a restaurant serving calorie–calibrated meals

Published in Fitness
Friday, 12 July 2013 05:05

Vovinam: Power with Purpose

Vovinam: Power with Purpose

Tess Somerville checks out the moves of Vietnam’s proprietary martial art, and the inner strength that fuels them. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

Published in Leisure

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