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A One-Stop Hit Shop

For fans of UFC-style fighting, Hong Kong’s Warrior Academy is a way to get in shape without taking a punch to the face.
Warrior Academy co-founder Yap (right) spars in the gym’s ring

It’s after work one muggy evening in Hong Kong, and I’m on the mat at Warrior Academy, the city’s Ultimate Fighting Championship-inspired gym. I’ve signed up for a one-on-one class in muay thai, but my punches are weak, my kicks weaker. Jet-lagged, sweaty, discouraged, and gasping for air, I quickly realize I’m a runner, not a fighter.

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