Tag Archives: fighting

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

Yin Yoga for Fighters & Athletes

Guest post by certified Yin Yoga trainer Jacqie. Yoga Alliance-certified Yin Yoga teacher Jacq will be holding at JAI in Wellington on Saturday March 7, 2015 specifically focusing on techniques Muay Thai practitioners can use to improve their training. Click here to…

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February 9, 2015

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

From 87kg GAMER to 60kg FIGHTER in one year

From gamer to fighter. Nicky shed the kilos and gained the fitness and confidence to step into the ring.   Name: Nicky van Hulst Age: 19 (his birthday was last weekend!) Joined JAI : March 2013 Current fight weight: 60kg…

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February 2, 2014