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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
Thailand

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

Paul Cooper – losing 40kg and keeping it off

Name: Paul Cooper Occupation: Software Tester Family: Wife and 4 year old son Achievement: Losing 40kg and over 20cms around his waist The beginning: When I first started Muay Thai, I lost six kilos in six weeks and I won…

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February 12, 2015

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

Student of the month – Joe Windsor – cancer survivor

  Joseph Windsor, 33 Cancer survivor, now in remission for three years First started training Feb 2013 When I was 10 years old, I had both my kidneys removed and one donor kidney transplanted. Having one kidney causes me to…

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January 6, 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

Siam No.1 Muay Thai Competition

Buy your Siam No.1 ticket online HERE and receive your tickets instantly via e-mail. Our first show, featuring JAI’s newest trainer Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells, NZ champion from SMAC gym Auckland is set to be an exciting display of…

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September 7, 2014

Child fighters – the dark and bright sides

Recently, we came across an article on Huffington Post on child fighters entitled:  The Darker Side Of Thailand’s Grueling National Sport, Muay ThaiThis article makes some interesting points about child fighters. But while it highlights over the negative aspects of…

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July 1, 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