A number of Students have asked my advice on training in Thailand.
My friend and old Training Partner Owen Ogbourne, from the Bob Breen Academy visits this beautiful Country every year. Owen not only trains, but Fights in Thailand. So i sought his opinion.
I have had mixed reviews from Students whom have trained in various Gyms over there and some great compliments on our Muay Thai curriculumn at The Academy (Our Lineage comes from Master Toddy via Terry Barnett and The Thai Boxing Association of the USA) and how it compairs.
Happily the Gym i can recomend is The Fairtex Training Club in Pattaya.
Great facilities and Tuition at affordable Prices.
Fairtex now offer Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Classes as well!....
For further details and booking see the Fairtex Website:
My Friend and training partner of old, Steve Wright will be teaching a Kettle Bell Seminar at Bob Breens Academy in 16 Hoxton Sq, London N1 6NT on Saturday July 12th - 2pm-5pm.
Cost is £25
Training with Kettle Bells adds great variety to your workout. They offer intense training (cardio also), working the muscle groups core to Grapplers and MMA Students.
Contact me for further details.
Steve is an:
Associate Instructor, JKD/Kali International under Bob Breen
Instructor, Integrated Arts under Terry Barnett
Associate Instructor, Jun Fan gung-fu and Filipino Kali under Dan Inosanto
Associate Instructor, Jun Fan/JKD Grappling Association under Larry Hartsell
Instructor, Minnesota Kali Group International, under Rick Faye
White Glove, Savate-Boxe Francais (GB Savate Federation)
RKC-certified Russian kettlebell instructor
Guro Tel, with Integrated Arts Instructors Gaz and Dave.
Great to train BJJ for a few hours with the wonderful Terry Barnett yesterday!
If you ever in Hertfordshire, do not pass up the opportunity to train with Guro Tel!
Tel's Teaching credentials are exemplary...a Full Instructor in Jun Fan and The Fillipino Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto, Muay Thai lineage from Master Toddy and a Coach under the Legendary Erik Paulson!
A wonderful human being, whom never fails to inspire and motivate those who train with/under him...im happy and honoured to be his Student and friend!
See Tel's Website for more details (worth checking for his monthly "Tels Tips" alone!):
Great to see Joe Kerr on Channel 4 on Sunday's "The Sunday Night Project" Joe was interviewd by Alan Carr, then put a question to Music Producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs etc)
Heres joe trying to kill Dave lol!!
Hummmh whos that in the background???
Congratulations to all the Guys whom were promoted Saturday at the bi-annual Marc Walder Seminar! Ricky Cole received his Blue Belt (Dartford MMA has now produced 9 Blue Belts in 3 years) Gaz (2 stripes), Leigh and Steve (1 stripe) had stripes added to theirs. Meg now has 4 Stripes to her White belt (after her gold at Seni) Juniors, Charlie, Rach and Brandon were all promoted with Junior Belts! And to all the others who had Stripes added to their white belts! Many thanx to Marc for a superb 4hr Seminar as always! Pix to follow....
The online article has been reproduced in this Thursdays edition of Local Paper The News Shopper!
Last year was a cracker!...Playing the best Jamaican Spins from the 6T's to the early 7T's, with Jamaican food served all day!
So if you like it hot..still got time to dig out your Jaytex button down and get your hand made suit dry cleaned before a weekend of Rocksteady joy!
Just a reminder...Mark Walder BJJ Seminar this Sat (14th June).
Location: The Academy
Be there or get left behind in our pursuit of BJJ Excellence. Learn from one of the best
Martial Arts Instructors out there!
Academy Student Russ on a World Tour!
He is currently in Singapore, soon to be moving on to Malaysia.
Russ Trained Muay Thai in Thailand, but prefered the structure at our Academy!!
If its possible with his schedule Russ may join the Team in the Philipines for the World Stick Fighting Championships!
For those of you who wish to contact Russ, he has created a website of his travels!
After the success of being chosen for the British Team, local paper "News Shopper" has featured the Stick Quartet on this weeks online edition!:
All four Squad Members are on their way to the Phillipines!! After 15 rounds of Sparring on Sunday's Squad training!: John Vallas (Dartford MMA Team Captain) - Mens Welterweight Danny Suman - Mens Light Heavyweight Brandon Peyto - Cadets Terry Peyto - Ladies Have been chosen to represent Great Britian in Full Contact Stick Fighting on July 22-25 Venue: SM City Mall, Downtown Cebu City