Member of the Month


Congratulations to:

Zed Cheong

 East Side’s “Member of the Month” for August!


Zed moved to Virginia Beach from Guam in 2004. He currently works in CHKD’s IS department as an applications specialist. Zed has been training with Coach Jose since his day’s at Olympus. He initially started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when he was introduced to Muay Thai. He loved it so much that he quit BJJ to focus solely on Muay Thai.

Why he likes Muay Thai:
“I’m not sure why I enjoy it so much. It’s a combination of little things that seem to fit perfectly with me.”

What he loves about East Side:
“Every great gym fosters a camaraderie and sense of family and East Side does that. There is also a very distinct lack of ego which makes training very easy and extremely comfortable. As students, we are there to learn so having that lack of ego helps a lot and it keeps things more open. The instructors have always been respectful and honest in their assessment of me and I’ve only gotten better because of it.”