Category Archives: Sportacular Features

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Want To Try A New Sport? Go Fishing

Friday, 10 June 2016 | Written by
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When you think about sports, it’s almost always about the ball game, whether it’s shooting hoops or whacking a tennis ball back and forth across an open field. Sure—some people run, some people bowl, and some people swim. But how often will someone tell you that he ties up some galunggong onto a hook, throws it into the water, and…Read More »

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Train like a fighter with cage fitness

Monday, 30 May 2016 | Written by
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by Karlo Sevilla Brawlers’ Lab fitness gym at Valenzuela City is booming. It has recently occupied a bigger space on the third floor of the building along MacArthur Highway, while retaining its original location on the second floor. And, of all its fitness programs, the burgeoning attendance in its group sessions of Cage Fitness is its biggest proof. On evenings…Read More »

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Trying Muay Thai for the first time

Friday, 20 May 2016 | Written by
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Jessica Frias isn’t new to physical exercise and combat sports, she a long-time practitioner of submission wrestling and current fitness trainer for Gold’s Gym (Greenhills branch). But, right before sweating it out in the martial art of Muay Thai — for the first time — at SPRAWL-MMA gym in Cubao, the 22-year-old iron lady admits that she got in an…Read More »

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Benefits of ballet as exercise

Friday, 26 February 2016 | Written by
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These days, exercises come in many forms and discipline. Before, the idea of a full body workout means going to the gym, running on the treadmill and lifting weights. But now, there are many leisure activities that can also be a form of exercise. The art of dance, for instance, produces as much benefit as jogging or running, making it…Read More »

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What’s So Ultimate About Ultimate Frisbee?

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Written by
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If you’ve always thought that ball sports were too mainstream, then trading that ball for a flying disc might just be the perfect thing for you. Move over, basketball. Ultimate Frisbee is steadily growing more and more popular in the country today—because isn’t badminton or bowling too last season? Where it all began Who would have thought that when American…Read More »

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A Silver Lining: The FIBA Asia 2015 Aftermath

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 | Written by
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The Gilas Pilipinas team went to Changsha, China with high hopes but plenty of doubters. Their opening day upset loss to newcomers Palestine did not help silence critics. However, after a series of dominating wins, they reclaimed their tag as favorites, and were three wins away from claiming the lone spot for the 2016 Rio Olympics. A win against Iran…Read More »

So you want to be a Volleyball player?

Friday, 2 October 2015 | Written by

Philippine volleyball is undeniably booming like the powerful spikes the sport is known for. The clearest proof from recent memory has to be last year’s University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 76 winner-take-all title match won by the Ateneo Lady Eagles against their archrivals De La Salle Lady Spikers, which saw an all-time record attendance of 21,314 spectators…Read More »

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FIBA Asia 2015: Conquering the Group Stages

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 | Written by
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The Philippines’ road to Rio is getting clearer, but it’s not getting any easier. After two rounds of the FIBA Asia tournament, the Philippines are now in the quarterfinals of the tournament, and are three wins away from booking their ticket to the 2016 Olympics. Here’s a look at the path the Gilas team has travelled so far: The First…Read More »

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The future of grappling arts for Pinoys

Thursday, 24 September 2015 | Written by
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  READ: Afonso Cego brings Luta Livre to PHL Popular Luta Livre fighters After Mestre Tatu, other popular Luta Livre fighters who rose to fame are Euclides “The Blond Devil” Pereira, who defeated Carlson Gracie via decision in 1968 and retired undefeated; Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 7 tournament champion Marco Ruas and his co-UFC alumni Eugenio Tadeau, Hugo Duarte, Renato…Read More »

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Afonso Cego brings Brazilian Luta Livre to the Philippines

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | Written by
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Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Luta Livre (BLL) black belt Afonso Celso dos Santos Silva Jr., more popularly known as Mestre (Master) Afonso Cego, shared his martial art skills in a series of training sessions held in Manila last September 2 to 13. With participants mostly from local MMA team SPRAWL, the 35-year-old Rio de Janeiro-based Mestre Afonso…Read More »

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