In 2015, a friend of mine told me he has training with a new Muay Thai instructor called Asa. According to my boy, Asa was the real deal, a martial artist who stressed technique and tradition, a proven fighter who was destroying the competition. I was skeptical when I heard this because I knew that authentic Muay Thai Boxing was and still is hard to find in Florida.
Nevertheless, Asa Ten Pow kept popping up in my social media peripheral vision. It didn’t take long before I double clicked on one of his links and got caught up in his dynamic highlight reel. The footage was incredible! The technique and swagger were on point.
A few months later my friend invited me to Asa’s gym called FKA (Florida Kickboxing Academy).
Asa and I literally kicked it off the moment I stepped onto his mats. After training with him and witnessing his come-up, I felt compelled to expose this Muay Thai phenom not only for his own accomplishments, but also for the success of the other fighters that he is currently developing and training.
This past January I had the privilege to have a sit down with the boss and pick his brain.
Below is a clip of Asa and I talking about training, leadership, visualization and much more.
Asa will be stepping back into the ring on the Triumphant Combat card, which will take place on February 25th at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland California.