Author Archives: Phillip Lai

Why Teens Are Choosing Kickboxing Over Karate

Those of us a certain age will remember how Ralph Macchio, under the careful tutelage of Pat Morita, learned the mystical skills of Karate through the performance of mundane daily chores, such as car-waxing and fence-painting It must have been more than just me who was inspired as a young teen to don a heavily […]

Is Your Child Super Shy? We Have The Answer.

One of the first lessons any student of the Martial Arts will learn is that looks can be deceptive. Perhaps surprisingly, the most accomplishment competitor on the mats or in the ring is not always the athletic, muscle-bound behemoth who can intimidate others with their mere presence. Frequently, the softly spoken, unassuming bookworm you barely […]

How Martial Arts Training Can Get Your Child Off The Screens

Entertainment has never been so all consuming.  While previous generations may have been content to amuse themselves for endless hours with little more than a stick and a piece of string, today’s young ones are unlikely to be impressed with such innocent pleasures. The truth is that computers, mobile phones, and tablets represent an astonishing […]

The Best Things About Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Winter

When you think Brazilian Jiu Jitsu images of Rio’s sun-kissed beaches may well come to mind.  Or, perhaps an image of the great Rickson Gracie working through movement drills as the sun sets over the summer sands, as seen in the documentary Choke. For an art developed in the tropical climate of Brazil, BJJ will […]

Martial Arts: The Best Activity for Your Kid in WInter

Winter rolls around each year calling an end to many of the outdoor activities that occupy our kids for much of the year. Gone are those carefree days and long summer evenings So, what to do? Our kids aren’t bears, so hibernation is out of the question. Luckily, the Martial Arts provide the perfect activity […]

Training Muay Thai for over 30’s

Are you over the age of 30 and know that you should be doing something to stay fit and active but don’t know what? You’ve been to a weights gym but find it boring and results are minimal. You want something a little more edgy and engaging that doesn’t feel like you are actually exercising. […]

A beginners guide to surviving your first month of Muay Thai training

You just started doing Muay Thai and a few sessions in and you feel like you’re getting the hang of things. You’re finally learning the basics but getting a bit overwhelmed with all the combinations, techniques and what to use when. Don’t stress because you are not alone! You have embarked on a lifelong journey […]