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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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6 weeks to fight – inside a female fighter’s mind (part 2)

Inside a fighter’s mind 6 WEEKS OUT – Running on needles continued from Part 1 Monday: I hadn’t built up to running fast so I’ve injured myself. It’s not just my hip flexor affected, my mind is also messed up.…

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March 26, 2016

12 weeks to fight – inside a female fighter’s mind – part 1

Want a peak inside a fighter’s mind? JAI fighter Selena Small kept a diary of her thoughts leading up to her second amateur fight on March 26 (this Saturday).  Here’s the first part. 12 WEEKS OUT – the mind game Monday :…

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March 21, 2016

What makes a good gym?

What makes a good martial arts gym? Good facilities, clean toilets, a central location, coffee machine and easy parking? Sure, those are lovely luxuries… and great if you are doing a solo workout. But when you’re training a contact sport, with…

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January 7, 2015

Stressed? Try hitting something

  “You! Today you die,” my trainer barks as I pull on my gloves and climb into the ring, giving him a glare which I hope matches his bite. I dodge a high kick and block one to my shins,…

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November 30, 2014

Buakaw – hero of the common people

Thai hero and K-1 Champion Buakaw does a stint as a taxi driver. Before you have a panic attack… Buakaw is NOT giving up his day job!  It’s actually a clever promotion with a Thai bank promoting their loans, which…

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July 25, 2014

Some guy wanted to beat up our trainer

Originally posted November 12, 2012 After our recent party ended, our trainer Wimbledon was approached by a stranger – a large muscular man who demanded he handed over his glasses. When Wimbledon replied that he couldn’t, as they didn’t belong…

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May 7, 2014

We are often asked: “Who is JAI? What does JAI mean?” JAI is not a name of a person, place or object, but a word, representing “heart” in Thai. When combined with other Thai words, you come up with some very emotive phrases. Please…