Tag Archives: training

BAG WORK

Bag work for Muay Thai – what you should be doing

Are you one of those who does anything to avoid doing their bag work? Yes, working on the bag MAY seem boring and unproductive, but only if you choose to make it that way. The heavy bag can be a…

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September 13, 2017

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

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
shopping

Shopping dillemas – new shoes or gloves?

Shopping for a good cause. Also known as the importance of a pair of good boxing gloves. When it comes to a good pair of running shoes, how many of you would be willing to shell out over $100 for a…

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May 8, 2014

Thai Boxing shorts – the good, the bad, the leopard print

Thai Boxing shorts have a bad rep. They’re bright, attention-seeking, not always flattering and frankly, look out of place at the beach. But any PRO Thai fighter would feel uncomfortable training in anything BUT Muay Thai shorts. Now we’ve listed…

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February 19, 2014

Fit and photo-ready

Gosh you guys are a fit AND photogenic bunch. We’ve just finished our first photo-book of 2014, this one is just a mini-one. Thanks to everyone who sent in their photos. We’ll be compiling photos for our next book, so…

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February 12, 2014