Thong Weng Hon
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
IKFF Level I CKT
Thong Weng Hon is a full time Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya with his own legal practice. He is also a firm advocate of the maxim “Sit mens sana in corpore sano” (a healthy mind in a healthy body) since his youth where he began bodybuilding at age 17. An keen sportsman and body-builder, his continual quest for better fitness and overall functional strength, endurance, stamina, agility, balance and flexibility brought him to KDT Academy in 2004 where he discovered Vince Choo (IKFF Asian Director) and switched from body-building to training under Vince’s unique brand of core strength conditioning and circuit training. He continues to train there till today.
His belief and conviction in KDT Academy’s proven fitness conditioning and training methods led him to take up and be certified as Fizfit Pro Coach (level 1) by Vince. Kettlebells were later introduced and he saw how his fitness further improved with the immense benefits from this incredible workout equipment. When the opportunity presented itself, he took it and was subsequently certified as IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainer by Steve Cotter. His passion for kettlebell training led him to start the Kettlebells Malaysia group on Facebook to promote, and share the wonders of kettlebell training in Malaysia.
Thong also believes in the eastern philosophy of yin-yang, and that hard physical training (external training) should be balanced with soft (internal training) like qi gong to rejuvenate and strengthen the body internally after expanding energy on hard physical training. He balances his external training with the soft internal arts of the xisuigong school of qi gong under the teaching and guidance of world renowned Grand Master Kao San-Lun. An avid practitioner of this genre of qi gong, Thong enjoys the best of both worlds with this mind-body-soul synthesis and balance which enables him to face and deal with the stresses and demands of modern legal practice and living while enjoying good health, free from modern day lifestyle sickness and diseases, which is fast becoming commonplace in today’s sedentary lifestyles.
In between working out in the gym, Thong indulges in some adventure racing, runs, rock-climbing and hobbyist boxing under Rodney King’s Crazy Monkey Defense programme