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Guide To Shin Conditioning

July 16, 2018

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 […] Read More

Introduction To Plyometrics Training

June 26, 2018

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 […] Read More

Why Martial Arts is Crucial for Your Teen’s Wellbeing

June 22, 2018

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 […] Read More

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

June 20, 2018

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 […] Read More

Fight Night Promotions – Perth, Western Australia

June 19, 2018

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 […] Read More

Knees of Fury 70 – Adelaide – May 2018

June 4, 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 […] Read More

Strength Training For Martial Arts – Which Is Best?

May 25, 2018

Strength training is essential for anyone that wishes to gain an edge in their Muay Thai or martial arts training. Given the popularity of strength training, an age old debate exists among supporters regarding which method is best. We have a look at two routines to see which one comes out on top. Weight Training  […] Read More

Honesty, Respect & Integrity: Defining Values Through Muay Thai

May 23, 2018

One of the major benefits to be gained from Muay Thai, is the opportunity to define your own values. More often than not, honesty, respect and integrity are identified as the key values that are engaged and developed through Muay Thai training. As a coach, we have a special relationship with our fighters. Training 3-4 […] Read More

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