Al Azar

Saw a guy throwing knees in the gym and asked him if he fought Muay Thai. Yes indeed he replied. So I asked him if he wanted to spar, we laced up, and went at it for 3 rounds. After we fought we shook hands and parted ways, without ever asking each other’s names. Nothing like sparring with random dudes at the gym. On a side note, my jaw hurts. 


Degen Hill

About: Degen Hill is a travel junkie, gym enthusiast, and avid writer who currently resides in Beijing. He is a 28-year-old graduate of Eastern Washington University where he studied Spanish & Communications and quickly learned that life's too short to not travel. Degen is aggressively realistic, open-minded, sarcastic, curious, and results-driven.

Currently: Degen graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master's of Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in Beijing. He is now a reporter and editor for the political magazine China Today (今日中国). His Chinese language ability is a work in progress and enjoys the challenge. He is currently living in Andingmen (Right above the Forbidden City).