A newly published book packs a veritable punch
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
Last month we pitched three martial arts fighters from Saigon against three rivals from Hanoi. Here’s how you voted
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.
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
BP Compound, 720K Thao Dien, Q2, Tel: 0903 918149
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