My Malaysian Masters By Antonio Graceffo

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    My Malaysian Masters By Antonio Graceffo
    By Bob Hubbard - 04-19-2010 09:49 PM

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    <div>My Malaysian Masters
    Silat Kalam, Silat Tomi, and Kyokushin Karate
    By Antonio Graceffo


    The first time I trained in Malaysia was in August of 2009. At that time
    my Chinese-Malaysian friend, Sheung Di, arrange for me to train and film
    at several locations and in several arts in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. On
    that first trip, we hit: Boxx Warrior, Kru Jak Othman Muay Thai, Silat
    Guru Azlan Ghani, and Silat Kalam with Guru Mazlan Man. On my return trip,
    in March 2010 I revisited each of them and added several new ones.

    We began our Malaysian martial arts odyssey at Boxx Warrior, Ampang which
    is a pro Muay Thai gym. The owner, Kirsty, a bright, and educated Malay
    woman is a huge fan of Thai boxing. She brought four trainers from
    Thailand and runs her gym exactly like gyms in Thailand. The Gym opened at
    5:00 PM. I went in, warmed up and worked the heavy bags. Next, the
    trainers, who were all happy to talk to me in Thai, took me on the pads
    for three rounds of Muay Thai and two of boxing. What I really appreciated
    about the training was that the trainers made corrections. They watched my
    form and explained to me where I was off and what I need to improve on.

    Kirsty told me,

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