There are a lot of ways to get fit. You can run a mile everyday... do yoga with the girls... go swimming with dolphins, chop some firewood... work as a photographer at Ensogo... yeah there are a lot things to keep yourself fit but there's one fitness regimen that totally kicks ass.. literally. I welcome you to the sought after, fat burning exercise in the country today - Martial Arts! No matter what discipline it may be, it would definitely knock out the fat stuff out of you. What a better way to do it with the most experienced fighters in the country. Have your training at Safehouse MMA and Fitness Gym over at Quezon City. I assure you, when i saw the way they train, you'l loose those love handles in no time!
If you follow my blog religiously which I highly doubt it... coz i think nobody gives a f*ck... i made a post about Submission Sports Philippines and I met the amazing Erwin Tagle, sir Chino Yulo, sir Mickey Ablan, fierce fighter Eugene Toquero and the huge Robbie Couture! Man that shoot was crazy.. Anyways, they are affiliated with Safehouse MMA along with Muay Thai Association of the Philippines and Wrestling Association of the Philippines! These guys really do know how to take down anybody. It actually shows in this photo with PXC warrior Dean Bermudez who just won his match at PXC43. Also from the photos above is the 2 time Sea Games Gold medalist - Coach Jimmy Angana, hailed as one of the best pinoy wrestlers ever! Im just so damn lucky to take photos of them training.
I also met this guy at the gym which im so sorry dude i didnt got your name and man this guy has high kicks bro! I asked him to unleash hell out of that bag and I placed my rapid fire fingers on to that camera and started firing away!
heres another shot and i think i got him exhausted...but what the heck.. its not everyday you meet a crazy photographer and have your photo right? So he just ripped all those kicks and man im just happy I got all the shots that I need. :)
Whats nice at Safehouse is that all their coaches are professional boxers and former WBC youth champions. They will teach you the right techniques, the correct fight form and the ways to level up your game. I was amazed on how these guys train and they are all serious in what they do. No pain no gain! One more push. You tired? Have some more till you drop... stuff like that.
I would be really honored to train with one of the best! Here, one of the gym's clients is being trained with one of PXC's sought after fighters - Dean Bermudez. I saw them train and man.. it was intense! I could just imagine myself on those gloves and have those quick jabs, high kicks and face melting take downs. Its hell crazy.
I also made this shot showing the really rad Safehouse Gym. See the sign above? Yeah you should definitely leave your kicks out or it will end in yo face! im just kiddin! So i was working with my low socks yeah :) I love this photo.
Also, the thing with this gym is that its not only for guys but also for our girlaloos out there who wish to learn the beauty of Boxing, Muay Thai and other disciplines. Coach Dean shows Ella the right ways on how to punch a guy in the nose...
and high kicks you in the face or right there in the balls just in case someone messes with her... be afraid guys. be very afraid... Thanks to Ella for that impromptu, sapilitang pag momodel favor. Thanks for being a sport! I know those shorts are denims but you knocked the hell out of it without any effort. Good job! Thank you so much!
Ms. Jo, one of our senior Marketing Consultants at our office whose with me at the shoot asked Sir RJ, one of the founders of the Gym, to show his moves in front of the camera. He happily obliged and man he's good! I actually suggested some moves and he killed it with flying colors!
this is one of RJ's favorite moves! If that foot hits you in the face, better have your medicard ready bro coz its really punishing!
His jumping 45s are just insane... and so high! I dunno if RJ can dunk when he plays ball coz he can seriously jump high.
Asked for another angle and bammmmm he nailed it! Im glad I nailed the photo as well (buhat bangko amp)! haha. Im just happy i did kasi medyo nakakahiya pag hindi diba.. baka ako masipa pag pina-take 2 :)
I really love taking photos of fighters in action. Well, sports in general. It's actually unusual for me since im more of a food photographer than a sports photographer. So every time i'm on these kind of assignments, i get really excited! I do hope there are more of these! :) If ever, i should get a faster camera then.... a Nikon D4S - sponsored by Ensogo... hahaha how i wish! :D O sige D800 na lang. hahaha. Di talaga tumigil. :)
Kidding aside, I really had fun! It's really nice to meet new people specially fighters whom i have huge respect about them. These people eat punches and high kicks for breakfast and its their daily grind. Huge respect! Again, thank you so much for this opportunity.
I will leave you with this last photo...i saw one of the coaches wrapping this guy's hand and they are about to undergo a serious one on one spar. I kinda like these kind of shots coz it kinda means something to me.... in life, you can achieve almost anything if you work hard and sweat for it and most specially if the right people helps you reach it. You'l knock any hindrances who gets in your way....even with these cute pair of Pink wraps! Haha!
Safehouse MMA and Fitness Gym is located at 3rd flr, Lamco building behind max's restaurant. Quezon Avenue
in Quezon City. For more info, give them a call at (02) 975-4872 or at GLOBE: 0917-827-6713 /SUN: 0932-375-3361. Follow their facebook page at facebook.com/safehousemanila
I had fun guys! Thank you Thank you! RJ! thanks for the shirt bro! :)
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