Tag Archives: Muay Thai

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

Fighter friendships – blood, sweat, tears and cake

      Friendships forged through fighting? The friendships you make training at a Muay Thai gym/camp are born from a common interest. One that transcends ethnicity, age, religion and political alignments. A common love of this ancient form of combat,…

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March 24, 2016

Hygiene, underwear and inappropriate attire for Muay Thai training – PART 1

*warning This post is going to talk about personal hygiene and bodily fluids and as such may have a slight “ick” factor. This doesn’t mean that you can’t avoid reading this if you train with us. But we will divide…

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July 19, 2015

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

Reflections on winning and losing

Winning and losing is a big part of the fight game.  In most cases, (except for the occasional draw) there can only be one winner.  And sometimes, for the loser, there’s tears, hurt pride, loss of confidence… In short, losing…

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November 4, 2014

I’m a girl and I fight. How people view female fighters

Let’s talk about female fighters by starting with the guys. This is the image that most people have of fighters. Machismo and kind of brutish, several tattoos and surrounded by ring girls. Now, on to female fighters. I have been practicing…

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September 25, 2014