Phoenix Muay Thai Kru Rick Lewis Sun, 12 May 2019 16:34:32 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Phoenix Muay Thai 32 32 Bank Holiday Monday Training Sun, 12 May 2019 16:34:20 +0000 On bank holiday Monday 27th May 2019 there will be a joint class for all ages from 7pm till 8pm. That means the adult class and the junior class will both be at 7pm. Thanks


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Open Easter as normal Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:48:13 +0000 Children 11am till 12 noon

Adults 12.15pm till 1.15pm

G Camp interclub Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:25:21 +0000 NOW TAKEN NAMES🥊🥊🥊


FREE FOOD! FREE FOOD!!! We our holding a THAI BOXING INTERCLUB at ST JOHNS CENTRE, OLD TRAFFORD, M16 7GX on SUNDAY 14th April 2019. 35 fights MAX. Doors open 12pm first fight is at 1pm, last fight around 5pm. ALSO ON THE DAY ITS FREE UNLIMITED FOOD AND DRINK. HALAL is on the Menu as well👍🏿 THAI CHICKEN CURRY & KEEMA. Please get back to me if you can support? Many thanks. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE FIGHTING ON THE DAY!!!!

Sam And Liam’s fight Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:16:54 +0000 May 4th

Longfeield suit

First fight 5.30

Liam’s title fight Sun, 10 Mar 2019 15:16:20 +0000 Saturday 13th April


Club 147

260 manchester road




Doors open 1

First fight 2

Weigh in 11:00

Tommy 27kg 10 vs Liam 27kg 9

What’s your New Years resolution? Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:13:10 +0000 What’s your New Years resolution?

Is it to get fit?

Lose a few pounds?

Perhaps make some new friends?

Thai boxing may be the answer.

Phoenix Muay Thai is a traditional but friendly Thai boxing club run by Rick Lewis (a Thai Boxing champion who trained under Master Phil Nurse and Grand Master Sken).

What you can expect;

1. Friendly people

2. Children’s classes (from 5 upwards)

3. Expert tuition in Thai boxing

4. To become much more able to defend yourself.

5. You will lose weight and be much fitter (the classes will give you the kind of workout that leaves you sweaty and smiling).

What you won’t get

1. You won’t be forced to do anything you can’t do.

2. You won’t be made to feel uncomfortable.

There are NO joining fees and no monthly payments. It’s just a nice easy £6 per lesson.

Death of young Muay Thai Fighter brings focus on dangers Sun, 02 Dec 2018 23:19:47 +0000 By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BANGKOK — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers at each other is considered good, clean sport in Thailand.

However, the death earlier this month of a 13-year-old Muay Thai contender may push forward changes to protect other youngsters in Thai kickboxing.

Anucha Tasako died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10, his 174th match in a career that began at age 8.

His death was a fluke, said some of the sport’s boosters. They said that the referee did not stop the fight soon enough, and that no doctor was available.

But even those boys who can carry on fighting are almost guaranteed serious long-term health damage, according to a new report by a Thai doctor.

Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. They say the sport is part of Thai culture and gives poor families the opportunity to raise a champion that will lift their economic circumstances.

Anucha was born in the poor northeastern province of Kalasin and raised by his grandparents since his parents split up when he was 3. Anucha was already becoming his family’s breadwinner when his uncle, a physical education teacher and boxing trainer, brought him to the Bangkok suburb of Samut Prakarn around a year ago to pursue a big-time boxing career.

Anucha’s days started at 4:30 a.m. with a run and light training at the boxing gym. He attended school from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. before heading back to the gym for more training until 8 p.m. Bedtime was 10 p.m.

Tapakorn Takimnok, 15, a fellow boxer and a friend of Anucha, said he woke up the younger boy every day and never once heard him complain.

“He’d spring right out of bed every time I woke him up,” said Tapakorn. “He always trained hard and kept any emotions to himself.”

Anucha could occasionally earn as much as 10,000 to 40,000 baht ($300 to $1,200) for each fight he won, which he would give to his grandparents, siblings and uncles, Tapakorn said, adding that Anucha earned more than other young fighters because he fought often and was considered a gifted boxer. Young amateur boxers typically earn around 500 to 1,000 baht ($15 to 30) a fight.

“I told him to stop boxing,” said Anucha’s 75-year-old grandmother, Subin Tasako. “He told me: Grandma, what else can I do? I’m young and I can’t work. If I stop boxing, how would I earn money to pay for school or support you? That’s what he said.” Subin said she didn’t know how to respond.

Footage of Anucha’s fatal fight, posted online by Thai media outlets, show him briefly stumbling to the floor after taking a knee to his leg from his opponent. He picks himself back up, and the referee promptly allows the fight to resume, but Anucha appears to have had the fight knocked out of him.

Moments later, he is staggering and defenseless against the ropes, as his opponent lands at least four hard punches to Anucha’s head, leaving him dazed, and perhaps even unconscious before he hits the floor and bangs his head hard on the mat.

Dr. Witaya Sungkarat, a doctor from Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok, spent five years conducting a study published last month that compared brain development between young boxers and children not involved with the sport.

The study’s results clearly show that boxing causes irreparable damage to a young child’s developing brain, he said, adding that the longer each participant had boxed, the worse their condition became.

“If we keep letting children box and injure their brains without implementing measures to protect them, their futures are predictable,” Witaya said.

Witaya understands part of the sport’s appeal. “People like to watch children box because they don’t lose on purpose and they genuinely fight each other,” he said, referring to the common perception that many professional boxing matches are fixed to accommodate bookies.

But Anucha’s case, he said, shows how inadequate oversight in the Thai boxing industry had led young boxers to be overworked.

“It’s the system that abused him. The system allowed him to fight this much and this often at such a young age,” Witaya said. “There’s a loophole in the system that allowed him to become a professional fighter without any preventive measures.”

Witaya referenced a provision allowing children to be paid “rewards” rather than being paid compensation for work. And while professional Muay Thai titles are only open to competitors age 15 or older and two major Bangkok stadiums have weight minimums, children can fight in unofficial matches outside the World Muay Thai Council supervision with a guardian’s permission.

Sukrit Parekrithawet, a lawyer who represents several boxing camps, said the recently proposed legislation to regulate the sport was conceived by outsiders who do not understand it.

He cited the success of former Thai boxing Olympic gold medalists such as Somluck Kamsing, who began his boxing career at the tender age of 7. Like many top-tier Muay Thai boxers, he made a transition to more lucrative conventional boxing, and became the first Thai athlete to win an Olympic gold medal, in the featherweight boxing competition in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

“If these guys did not start fighting at a young age would they be world champions today?” Sukrit said, adding his opinion that allowing children to box is not dangerous because the blows are not as forceful.

At the Jitmuangnon Gym in Bangkok, 10-year-old Chaichana Saengngern rises every day at around 4 a.m. to train before going to school, then returning to work out some more. He has 20 bouts under his belt since first stepping into the ring at the age of 8.

“He needs to fight in real matches to be a good fighter,” said Chaichana’s uncle, Suthep Saengngern, speaking days after Anucha’s death. “He can’t just dance around in the gym.”

Suthep said he doesn’t support banning children from boxing because it would rob many poor Thai families of the chance for their offspring to become professional athletes.

“Every family’s economic background is different. People with money send their kids to play golf, tennis, swimming or shooting. But poor people can’t do that. We can only do boxing. This is our option,” Suthep said.

Congratulations Sam & Liam Sun, 02 Dec 2018 22:04:38 +0000 Sam & Liam had two fantastic wins on Saturday. 

Christmas And New year Times Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:59:06 +0000 Christmas And New year  

Monday 24th Closed

Under 16s come Thursday

Wednesday 26th Closed

Thursday 27th Open

Joint class 7pm till 8pm

Adults and children 

Saturday 29th Open 

Joint Class 12pm (noon)

Adults and children 

Monday 31st Closed

Under 16s come Wednesday

2 Technicals next team show raw & ready Sun, 18 Nov 2018 22:00:11 +0000 Fighting on this show Liam, Sam, Michael and Zee. 1st December 2018 – Parrs Wood Sports Centre

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