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 […]
The end of a sparring round and your coach yells ‘change partners’ and there is always that one guy left out… again. So why does no-one want to partner up with “that guy”? It’s probably because people have caught wind of his reputation of treating each sparring round like a world title fight. Sparring in […]
Christmas is upon us and as the festivities and drinks are flowing, our training usually takes a back seat. Gyms start to get quieter as peoples social calendars begin to fill up with work Christmas events, family parties, and end of year drinks. Here are some sure fire ways to keep you motivated over the […]
The old way of doing things in combat sports especially the striking arts of boxing and Muay Thai has been to skip, hit bags, hit pads, hit people, and do a few hundred push ups and sit-ups. They’ve done it for centuries so it must be best practice? Not necessarily. Too much open ended training […]
It’s been another freezing cold day and you just got home from a hard day at work. Your mind starts to wonder what you are going to have for dinner and how good its going to be to lie down in your cozy bed. Oh wait… you still have to go training. The inner dialogue […]
It took a while to get up and running but here is the short film on head Muay Thai coach at Australian Combat Sports Academy Phillip Lai. This documentary gives a snippet into my life as a Muay Thai coach and co owner of ACSA.
You’ve seen it on the Internet and you have a few friends who have also started training, you might even know a friend of a friend who is a Muay Thai champion. You’ve always wanted to try it out so you decide to make some calls and look for a Muay Thai school. You find […]
I began teaching jiu jitsu full time eight years ago and I’ve been experimenting with various methods of running classes ever since. Tweaking the formats to see what works best. I have trained at a lot of different BJJ academies across the world and I have tried to implement the best ideas I’ve come across […]
In the BJJ Beginners and Intermediate Classes at Team Nemesis MMA we focused on Takedowns to Mount. We then worked on submissions from modified mount such as the ArmLock and some Oma Plata variations with the Advanced students.