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Conquering the fear of sparring and fighting

Many combat athletes admit to being afraid. Like all of us, they too experience self-doubt and negative thoughts. Don’t think that there is something wrong with you because you feel afraid to fight. Sparring can be dangerous; hence feelings of fear are completely valid. It is what you do with the fear that you feel, […]

Muay Thai: Empowering Women In Sport

Physically, Muay Thai builds strength and fitness. Mentally, Muay Thai trains the mind by teaching discipline and commitment. Muay Thai can have such a positive impact on the community by breaking down barriers, building character and uniting all people regardless of race, sex or age. Women In Muay Thai Traditionally, the gender based roles assigned to […]

Guide To Shin Conditioning

Many martial arts use the instep of the foot for making contact with a kick. In Muay Thai, the shin is used as the impact point for executing a round kick, and also used to block (also known as check) an opponents kick. Given that we are kicking and blocking with our shins, we need […]

Introduction To Plyometrics Training

Plyometric exercises are made up off fast movements, over a short period of time. Such movements include power jumping, repetitive bounding and quick force production. When muscles eccentrically contract or shorten, then immediately stretch and lengthen, they produce maximum power. This is called the stretch-shortening cycle. Plyometric training decreases the time between your eccentric and concentric […]

Why Martial Arts is Crucial for Your Teen’s Wellbeing

With childhood obesity on the rise, it is important for young people to stay active. Whilst there are many ways stay active, the activity chosen should provide a broad range of benefits. Martial arts stands as one of the best activities for young people to undertake, given its positive outcomes. Teaching life long skills, Muay […]

How A Change In Mindset Can Overcome Bullying (Part 1)

Welcome to part 1 of our special blog post regarding overcoming bullying through a change in mindset. Changing the bullying culture  Unfortunately, everyone has a story when it comes to bullying. As a parent and martial arts instructor, I continually here about bullying incidents. As adults, we have an opportunity to change the culture of […]

Fight Night Promotions – Perth, Western Australia

On Saturday 16th of June we headed across the nullabor, with Rachael Kavanagh up against Kaelee Mallard for the 53.5kg ISKA Australian Muay Thai title Rachael had a stomach virus in the lead up to the contest, but still put on a great performance. Rachael stuck to the game plan, and cruised her way through the […]

Knees of Fury 70 – Adelaide – May 2018

Southside Muay Thai and Fitness Another full pack action of Muay Thai Saturday night at Knees of Fury 70s. Great to see a full card of 🏆Muay Thai bouts🏆 Thank you Ethan Shepp and his crew Sheppster Promotion putting on another full house MT show for South Australian MT community. We really appreciate you and […]

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