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Queen’s Birthday weekend happenings

This weekend… it’s ON Staying in town this Queen’s Birthday weekend?  We are open all weekend, so take this chance to come down, kick and punch. If you’re going to be in Auckland, why not use this opportunity to try…

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May 31, 2017

10 ways to get good at Muay Thai fast (aka lessons we learned from Bruce Lee)

This post has totally been endorsed by Bruce Lee. OK, that’s not entirely accurate (don’t sue us please!).  But a lot of what we learned has been echoed by him, and learned the hard way – through blood, sweat and…

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April 17, 2017

Siam no.1 Fight Night 25 March 2017

                      10 JAI fighters will be getting into the ring for Siam no.1. Here are some of them Tommo “Khunseuk” Ward Tommo Khunseuk Ward 6-2-0 fighting Tyson Patrick (Kun Muay…

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March 10, 2017
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Fickle fans – the Ronda Rousey syndrome

Fickle fans vs True fans By now, everyone should have watched or be aware of Ronda Rousey’s TKO loss 48 seconds into the first round on New Year’s eve. And unless you’re on an island without Wi-Fi or mobile data (which…

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January 3, 2017
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Beating the post-Christmas blues

Two days have passed and people feeling the post- Christmas Blues. One-by-one, we watch them wearily trudge in for training. It almost looks like the end of a 60-hour long week, rather than 60-hour fun festive break. “I’m exhausted”, sighs one. He’s…

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December 28, 2016

Clinching in Muay Thai

Is clinching cool? Clinching isn’t the first thing which springs to mind when you think about Muay Thai. More likely it’s: Tony Jaa in Ong Bak Spinning back fists Buakaw kicking down coconut trees JCVD in any one of the…

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December 10, 2016
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RIP Thai King – why we love our teacher and father figure

RIP to the Thai King – His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away peacefully last night at the age of 88 after ruling for 70 years. The people of Thailand mourn the loss of their beloved Thai King. If…

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October 14, 2016
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Diary of a Wimby Kid – a 6 year old Muay Thai fighter

Before he became Muay Thai champion. Long before he became Wimbledon Jai. Six-year old Wimby tells his story about how he started Muay Thai. Life before Muay Thai When I was six years old we grew coconuts and mangos on my…

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September 19, 2016

Loving life and his new body – Riccardo

Riccardo Guglietti, 23 – from one minute runs to Muay Thai fights. How he lost 50kg and is loving life. Being young, wild and free is what most people dream about. So on the surface, Riccardo was living the dream. Fresh…

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June 30, 2016
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Fighting Thai Champions in Thailand

The first time I traveled to Thailand back in 2007, I didn’t like it. Lying on the beautiful Phuket beach sounds like bliss. But being surrounded by underage prostitutes, (obviously sold by their penniless parents) and old men hobbling around…

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May 11, 2016