self defense training

Self Defense Training

หากคุณต้องการเรียนรู้วิธีการปรับความสมดุลของจิตใจและร่างกายของคุณด้วยเทคนิคใหม่ ๆ คุณควรศึกษาแนวทางการป้องกันตัวเอง นอกเหนือจากการสอนคนวิธีการป้องกันตัวเองเทคนิคที่ใช้ในศิลปะการต่อสู้ยังดีสำหรับการนำความสามัคคีไปสู่ร่างกายและจิตใจ มีหลายรูปแบบของการเรียนการป้องกันตัวเองมีอยู่ในปัจจุบัน

คุณอาจเป็นคนที่อาศัยอยู่ในเมืองที่มีความผิดทางอาญาสูงและต้องการความมั่นใจว่าจะสามารถดูแลตัวเองได้หากจำเป็นต้องเกิดขึ้น หากเป็นกรณีนี้คุณจะได้รับประโยชน์จากการฝึกอบรมในการป้องกันตัวเองที่นำเสนอผ่านทางองค์กรชุมชนจำนวนมาก คุณสามารถหาชั้นเรียนเหล่านี้ได้โดยผ่านทาง Y และผ่านทางแผนกตำรวจท้องที่ของคุณ โดยทั่วไปชุมชนจัดชั้นเรียนให้บริการฟรีแก่สาธารณชน แต่อาจมีข้อ จำกัด ด้านความพร้อมใช้งาน

หากคุณเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของครอบครัวหรือกลุ่มใกล้เคียงที่สนใจในการเรียนรู้การฝึกอบรมการป้องกันตัวเองคุณอาจต้องการถือชั้นเรียนที่บ้าน หากต้องการฝึกการป้องกันตัวเองที่บ้านคุณสามารถจ้างครูที่ผ่านการรับรองหรือคุณสามารถรับโปรแกรมวิดีโอที่สอนวิธีการต่างๆได้ คุณต้องมีอุปกรณ์ที่เหมาะสมเช่นกัน ฝึกซ้อมในห้องใต้ดินไม่เป็นไร แต่คุณต้องระบายอากาศให้ดี. พัดลมไอเย็น ยี่ห้อไหนด? หนึ่งที่เหมาะกับความต้องการและห้องของคุณแน่นอน คุณสามารถหาวิดีโอการสอนสำหรับ Tae Kwon Do, Karate และอีกหลายโปรแกรมศิลปะการต่อสู้อื่น ๆ ที่ออกแบบมาเพื่อการป้องกันตัวเอง

หากคุณไม่แน่ใจเกี่ยวกับประเภทของโปรแกรมที่คุณต้องการเรียนรู้คุณสามารถตรวจสอบวิดีโอที่มีอยู่ในห้องสมุดสาธารณะในท้องถิ่นของคุณได้ ห้องสมุดประชาชนดำเนินการสอนวิดีโอเกี่ยวกับการออกกำลังกายการทำสมาธิและการป้องกันตัวเองทุกรูปแบบ นี่เป็นวิธีที่ดีในการสำรวจการปฏิบัติต่างๆโดยไม่ต้องจ่ายเงินล่วงหน้าสำหรับสิ่งที่คุณอาจไม่ต้องการติดตาม

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Footwork

Footwork

Once upon a time, about a month ago (I forget which post) there was a discussion re: footwork in Muay Thai. It was actually a tangent thread in another post, I forget the details.

Anyway, my point is that we were discussing the fact that Thai boxers often dont employ a whole heck of a lot of footwork. I explained why, but also pointed out that I teach my students to use footwork. I actually drill them on footwork/circling their opponent on a regular basis.

For those of you who are not aware, I teach Muay Thai at Lloyd Irvins Martial Arts Academy in Camp Springs, MD. The school teaches BJJ/Sambo/Judo, as well as Aerobics, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. Many of my students cross train in the other classes.

In tonites class, Bret, one of my regular students (though a beginner) related his experience in one of our Vale Tudo classes.

Though he is neither an experienced Thai boxer nor an experienced grappler (well, hes a more experienced grappler than I am), he was really taking advantage of his fellow grapplers during Vale Tudo training due to the footwork drills that I teach in class.

He was able to continually circle his opponent, taking advantage of the openings being given to him. EXAMPLE: He would circle, occassionally switching direction. When his opponent would adjust his stance, he was able to step in with a punching combo while their feet were together. The Vale Tudo guys were apparantly not switching their stances smoothly, and I pound into my students heads the correct way to switch directions without leaving yourself vunerable by having your feet planted or too close together. Bret would just watch for their footwork mistakes and capitalize on them.

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Travel Titbits

Travel Titbits

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched online campaign Discover the Other You, giving away seven-day packages to winners.

The ‘Discover the Other You’ campaign encourages visitors to learn more about Thailand.

The aim is to promote Thailand among visitors via traditional Thai arts including muay Thai, Thai cuisine and traditional Thai message. The winners will receive hands-on experiences plus tours and seven-day hotel packages in Thailand.

The contest is open to anyone to register through www.discovertheotheryou.com. Choose one of the three classes and wait for the results of the lucky draw.

The last date for registration is May 31 and the winners for the three classes will be announced on the website on June 5.

According to the TAT, the value of the prize for each winner is about US$10,000 (310,000 baht), covering a seven-day package for two, six-night accommodation, workshop fees, sightseeing tours, meals, transportation, return air tickets for two and US$2,000 (62,000 baht) in cash.

The winners must claim their prize before the end of October.

In addition, the TAT has also joined hands with several parties to offer special discounts for accommodation and packages for six classes of Thai kick boxing, Thai cooking, Thai massage, rice farming, craft and weaving, and Thai performing arts.

The TAT expects the campaign will lure more tourists to Thailand and attract them to learn more about locals and their culture.

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Po to face Suquite

Po to face Suquite

Mixed martial arts fighter Gino “The Projectile” Po of the Projectile’s Pit Muay Thai Club in Talamban will face Junrey Suquite of the Durex Dragons Lapu-Lapu in the main event of the Muay Thai Challenge 2012 on May 20 at the J Center Mall in Mandaue City.

Po and Suquite will battle in the 140lb division.

Po is coming from an impressive victory last February in the Fight Ground III championships against Ronny Calunsag.

“Even though this is just an exhibition fight, I will do my best to win because I know that Suquite is tough and skillful inside the ring,” said Po during yesterday’s official launching of the event at the J Center Mall activity area. “I’ve been preparing for this fight for a while so I am not afraid to fight him.”

Also present in the launching was Michael Arquillano, director of the Muay Thai Association of the Philippines-Cebu chapter.

“We want to promote the art of Muay Thai to the Cebuanos because we also wanted them to engage in this sport,” said Arquillano.

Arquillano is planning to hold a tournament on a monthly basis. This is a prepare for the upcoming Muay Thai Asian Games set to happen later this year.

Aside from Po and Suquite’s fight, Neil Bacatan will also face Kerk Florida of the ATC Kick Boxing club in the 122lbs division.

Leo Rodrigo of Bullet Muay Thai will go up against John Edu Torbiso of the Durex Dragons in the junior featherweight division. Moses Nadalo also from Bullet Muay Thai will clash Edcel Julom of ATC Kick Boxing in the 140lbs division.

There will also be several other bouts featured during the event, which will be free to the public. Fights start at 6 p.m.

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Down and Dirty Day

Down and Dirty Day

Most people know them as wrestlers on the Prescott High School team. Twins Saxon and Talon Vaughan, 15, both qualified for State this year. But Saturday, theyll be participating in a different kind of match Muay Thai.

The highlight of the IKF Muay Thai tournment is the Super Middle Weight World Title bout between Cecil Tudor and Sergio Ortiz (Costa Rica) which will take place this Saturday in Camp Verde at the Steve Coury Automotive Family dealership.

What is Muay Thai? Tudor explains it to be, All punches, kicks, elbows and knees to the body and head. Tudor currently holds the US title in his weight class (165-172) but hes going for the World Title against Sergio Ortiz who is flying in from Costa Rica.

But, before you get to the World Title bouts, you have to work your way up. Saxon, in the 115 weight class, explains that he likes the competition in the ring, Its a fun sport to just mix it up.

Any injuries? Nothing serious, nothing broken Saxon says with a shrug.

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Super Fight League

Super Fight League

Having recently made her MMA debut on the On Top 4 card, where she won by first round TKO, Joanne Calderwood has already started to show that she will be a force to be reckoned with inside the cage. Not that that should come as a surprise given that shes already a world class Muay Thai fighter with a string of titles to her name and a well developed ground game from her coaches at Glasgows Griphouse gym its only a matter of time before she finds herself at the top of the MMA game. The next step on that journey being a trip to India for The Super Fight Leagues third card and a meeting with Ukrainian prospect Lena Ovchynnikova. We caught up with Joanne to see how her preperations were coming along.

Hiya Joanne and congratulations on getting such a high profile fight for your second MMA bout, looking forward to it?

Yeah im looking forward to it, I love fighting. The fact that im getting to travel and see India a bit is a nice bonus also.

Fighting in India will be somewhat different to Glasgow where you made your debut, do you think thatll be a factor?

It wont be a factor at all, Ive traveled and fought in the past as well as spent a lot of time in Thailand fighting on some big events like the Queens Birthday Show. The crowd when I made my debut in Glasgow was incredible, and from what Ive seen of the first two Super Fight League shows the crowd and the show will be excellent.

Despite being only 1-0 in MMA youre a world class Kickboxer and a European champion in that discipline, how much has that experience helped you in MMA, both technique wise and dealing with pressure?

Technique wise my style of Muay Thai suits MMA, i like to be aggressive and look to finish fights and its been very successful up until now. In terms of pressure ive been competiting at the highest level of Muay Thai for a while now on big shows often having to travel. With fights the only pressure i feel is the pressure i put on myself to perform which brings out the best in me.

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Mud Bog Races

Mud Bog Races

How long has he been involved in this sport? Since I was five, Saxon said. I started competing in USA boxing when I was eight, but didn’t start too long ago in Muay Thai. Saxons twin brother, Talon, who was wearing a large belt explains, This is my IKF Muay Thai belt. I won this in Sacramento last year in November. It was a three-round fight, and it was a good fight, and really fun, he said with a grin. And I won this belt.

He’s hoping to attend another fight in Florida, where he’ll aim to earn yet another belt. They fight each other in practice, but not in competitions, since Talon weighs about 20 lbs more. Who wins? Its back and forth, Saxon says.

This weekend Talon will be boxing at 135 lbs, Saxon at 115. And, of course, theres a World Title match. Talon Vaughan wearing the belt he won in Sacramento last fall.

But wait! Theres more. Before the excitement of the Muay Thai fights, theres Mud Bog races with monster trucks. Im helping to organize the Mud Bog, said Don Bailey.And get that event off the ground. I have a partner, Jeff Donaldson, he couldnt be here today, but I want to give him some of the credit. Im just looking for a place to get the trucks going. Theres no place over here that we can run the trucks since they closed the fairgrounds down in Prescott Valley. Hopefully we can get this going, people like it, we put on a pretty good show with a lot of horsepower and vehicles and everything. We hope to get a lot of attendance.

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Hard time with Brazilian Jiujitsu

Hard time with Brazilian Jiujitsu

I’ve been training Wrestling, Brazilian JiuJitsu, and MMA under great coaches for a few years now while I was still fighting Thai knowing that MMA was going to be a natural transition for me eventually. I received my blue belt in BJJ from Ricardo Dela Riva Black Belt Doug McMaster over a year ago and I’ve been very active and successful in submission grappling competitions across the UK which has giving me confidence in my grappling abilities. I’m looking to take my reverse triangle worldwide

My team at the Dinky Ninjas wouldn’t let me compete if I wasn’t well rounded so I’m happy and capable of fighting on the feet or on the ground.

Your debut MMA fight caused a lot of controversy in Scotland with one of the members of parliament making some ill-informed comments about women’s MMA, do you think that publicity has helped you in the long term?

The media attention definitely raised my profile in UKMMA, you know what they say about there being no such thing as bad press and all that.

I believe the MSP in question, Sandra White, actually visited the Griphouse gym where you train, how did that go?

The day Mrs. White came to our gym I was busy training but she sat down with some of my coaches and definitely left with a better idea of what MMA is about and the type of people involved in it. I think her twitter account has been a lot quieter since then, it will be interesting to see if she voices an opinion when I fight again in Glasgow in June, hopefully, she might even support the sport.

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Training for the fight

Training for the fight

took this fight on shorter notice than I would have liked but its part of the fight game. Im always in the gym training and the Super Fight League and opponent was too big an opportunity to turn down. A lot of my team mates were in fight camps for a show the week before so it was easy to get in the sessions I needed and ill go into this fight in good shape and ready for it.

Your opponent is a very experienced MMA fighter at 8-1 but is coming off a loss that shell be keen to avenge, what do you know about her?

She looks very accomplished striking wise and she obviously is very dangerous with the arm bar. I expect her coming in off a loss to be more dangerous than ever and Im looking forward to that challenge.

Best of luck with your fight, being from Glasgow myself, me and the Fullmount team will be incredibly biased on this one! If youd like to mention any of your sponsors or anyone else go right ahead.

Thanks for the interview FullMount team. Thanks to my partner James Doolan and my Griphouse gym brothers. Thanks to my sponsors for getting me ready for this fight The Griphouse gym, STARK partnership and Devils Own clothing for designing my walkout hoodie and tee.

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How A Diplomat Gets His Kicks

How A Diplomat Gets His Kicks

This Australian bureaucrat may turn up at meetings with a black eye, but hes no bar-room brawler. He loves muay Thai. Im a bit embarrassed actually, says Glen Connell, a seemingly ordinary man in a suit sitting in a cafe drinking espresso. Hes not shy about his day job, which takes place just next door at the Australian embassy, but about the extra-curricular activity that has earned him a spot in Brunch.

As Australias First Secretary for Trade and Economics to Thailand, Mr Connells love of muay Thai, or Thai boxing, has largely been a well-kept secret. But he sees the quirky intrigue it might hold for others.

The idea of a diplomat with a black eye is, I know, a strange juxtaposition, he concedes.

Now in his second year of a three-year posting at the embassy in Bangkok, his affiliation with muay Thai began out of a natural attraction long before coming to the country revered as its heartland.

Originally from Mackay in Queensland, Mr Connell first discovered the sport as a youngster, training and participating heavily from when he was 14 until he was 16. Still harbouring a fascination which sprouted through active engagement in Australia, the now 33-year-old is philosophical about how it seemed appropriate that he seek out muay Thai again in Thailand.

Watching TV one day in his apartment he saw his former trainer in Australia on a commercial, at first barely recognising the man who had taught him everything. The German muay Thai guru Stephen Fox had since become one of the most famous practitioners of the sport. A former world title holder and champion, both in Thailand and abroad, he is now serving as the vice-president and international coordinator for the World Muay Thai Council, helping to further establish and promote the sport around the world.

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