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An interesting article at the Telegraph Newspaper, we put one of their journalists through his paces with World Champion Amanda Kelly and Kru Richmond Annan in East London.
'Don’t leave the gym without telling me, or I’ll think you’re being sick somewhere.” With these words, Rich Annan, our 28-year-old Thai boxing instructor, formally declares the class open.
We begin with some stretches. This is the beginners’ class at the KO Gym in Bethnal Green, east London, and we are a motley crew. There is a small and very serious woman; a cheery Swiss student; an overweight young man with a cold; a stressed-out-looking lawyer; and me, a less-fit-than-he-thought Telegraph writer.
This lack of fitness soon becomes apparent. After the stretches, we move on to strength building: press-ups, squats, and lunges. These are standard exercises but they are given a new meaning by the boxing gloves and pads piled in the corner, the punchbags along the wall, and the boxing ring on the other side of the room.
You can read the full article here.