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Muay Thai Federation uncovers visa racketeering ring

The Muay Thai Federation of Nigeria (MFN) has uncovered a visa racketeering pragmatic claiming to be muaythai athletes, in an attempt to get Egyptian visas.

Taken from National Online ng 

NMF president Paul Egonu speaking with the media, said about 30 individuals stormed the Egyptian Embassy in Nigeria claiming to be representatives of MFN going training camp.

They allegedly submitted applications for visa by forging the MFN letter head and seal.

Egonu said the federation has already written to the Egyptian embassy to notify them of the fraud, adding that none of the names listed for visa application is a member of the federation.

“Muaythai in Nigeria operate under the name know as Muaythai Federation of Nigeria (MFN), not Nigeria Muaythai Federation as claimed by this individuals. MFN is a member international Federation of Muaythai Association IFMA, member World Muaythai Council WMC.

“It is so unfortunate.  We are going to get to the bottom of it. Somebody needs to be arrested for giving us a bad image abroad. We have a bunch of fraudulent human beings whose job is to impersonate people, do visa racketeering and spoil the names of Nigeria in the world,” Egonu said.

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Covid 19 Update

Gym Closed 

Sports and physical activity

Indoor gyms and sports facilities will close. Outdoor sports courts, outdoor gyms, golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, archery/driving/shooting ranges, riding centres and playgrounds can remain open for individual exercise, and for people to use with others within your household, support bubble, or with one person from another household. Organised outdoor sport for under 18s and disabled people will be allowed.

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How dangerous is Muay Thai?

 Is Muay Thai Dangerous?

an original article from Muay Thai citizen


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So, you’re thinking about taking up Muay Thai. Maybe you want to get fit, learn some self-defence, or just pick it up as a new hobby. But after watching some Muay Thai fight videos on YouTube, you get a little apprehensive. “Is Muay Thai dangerous? Am I going to get all pummeled, bloodied and knocked out like those fellas in the videos?”

Is Muay Thai dangerous?

Yes, Muay Thai is dangerous. As with all competitive contact sports, there are definitely health risks involved but the keyword here being “competitive”.

Muay Thai fights in the ring can be brutal -and bloody- with flying knees, sharp elbow strikes, hard kicks to the guts, and swinging punches.

BUT! Training Muay Thai is a different thing and not as dangerous as it is made out to be. A majority of modern Muay Thai practitioners are actually non-competitive, and many do it purely for fitness and health purposes. 

If you are in it because you actually want to fight in the ring, and yet worried about the dangers, then you might want to consider something like fencing where you are less likely to go out on a stretcher.

On the other hand, if you just want to pick it up for fitness, losing weight, or self-defence, we say “Welcome!” as you have most certainly arrived at the right arena!

A Brief Introduction to Muay Thai training
You have ever seen that video of a Muay Thai fighter kicking down a banana? No worries, that’s not a norm in your typical Muay Thai class. Whew.

After adequate stretching, running and skipping as part of the warm-up routine, you will be asked to perform a myriad of things.

You will learn to execute basic techniques involving punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes, and various blocks.

These can be in the form of shadow boxing, bag work, and pad work. There will also be various strengthening exercises involved such as push-ups, sit-ups, squats and any physical routine that your instructors are able to conjure.

You do need to be prepared though, that Muay Thai practice is going to hurt to a certain extent. Bruises and slight injuries are fairly common but usually nothing to worry about.

You are more likely to be experiencing muscle soreness from time to time, even if you have been training for a while. It is a physically challenging sport but you will only get fitter and stronger as long as you continue to train.

As you progress along the path of Muay Thai -after months of hitting pads, heavy bags and the air-, you may be invited into the world of clinching and sparring. This is the natural progression of learning and this is where it freaks many people out. It begets the next question:

How dangerous is Muay Thai sparring?

If the prospects of getting hurt or injured during sparring worries you, you really don’t have to spar at all.

Sparring is a personal choice in most gyms and most definitely not included as part of a beginner’s curriculum. It is also certainly NOT compulsory.

You don’t have to be peer-pressured into sparring and you most likely won’t enjoy the experience if it is something you are not comfortable with.

That said, the level of intensity during typical sparring classes is actually quite light and the mood is usually fun. With the right sparring partners.

You’ll get the occasional spaz and tensed-up beginner who have no idea how hard they are hitting. Plus a handful of people who like to go hard during sparring.

The true objective of sparring is to practise techniques, hone your reflexes and sharpen your instincts. The objective is NOT to win or to knock out your sparring partner. The objective is also NOT to lose your cool and level up the spar into a brawl.

Sparring is not simply a step down from fighting. Sparring is a practice for improvement. It is important to have your instructor around to supervise any sparring. They should be there to correct your techniques and most of all, make sure that tempers are kept in check.

You will get hit quite a bit in sparring, and this is why sparring should only be performed with the proper protective gear. Standard protective gear includes shin guards, mouth guard, groin guards (guys seem to need these more) and in some gyms, headgear for extra protection.

These gear will protect both yourself and your sparring partner and minimize any injuries. So always remember to bring your sparring gear.

On that note, there is one thing that you shouldn’t bring into sparring and that is your ego. Best to leave it at home, or in the locker.

Keep Calm and Muay Thai

Bottom line is, you can get injured in ANY sports that you do, even a “lazy” sport like golf, and that’s a fact.

With common sense, knowledgeable instructors, the right training partners, and the right mindset, Muay Thai is a fulfilling, empowering and enriching experience. From what we’ve observed, there seems to be a higher amount of dislocation, fracture and sprain cases going on in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) gym next door.

I have had my fair share of injuries from training and sparring. Sometimes out from training for a month due to overly-enthusiastic sparring partners. But more from just general strains and sprains although the rate of sustaining them is decreasing from better fitness, form and experience.

I’m in my 40s now and never athletic my whole life. If I can do it, so can anyone else.

Hopefully, this article has put your mind at a bit more ease. Your local fight gym -if of decent quality- should most likely offer a free trial class. You can get some tips on finding the right gym Read more about finding the right gym in this article: “How to find Muay Thai gyms near you“.

So pick the phone, or drop-in at the gym, and make an appointment for a trial. Never underestimate what you and your body are capable of. If you don’t try, you just won’t realize your full potential or reap the benefits of Muay Thai.

Have fun and Chok dee!

NOTE: If you have a medical condition, you might want to get yourself medically approved or certified by your specialist before getting enrolled for Muay Thai classes. This might include -but not limited to- metabolic bone conditions, muscular disorders, respiratory or any chronic conditions. Train hard, stay safe.

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Jaiven Get His Uniform


Jaiven was presented with their uniform in the Wednesday class.

Parents purchased their uniform as they have watched their progression and recognised their commitment to Phoenix Muay Thai over the past 4-8 weeks.

Kru presented the children with their uniform and explained the importance of the uniform and how it represents our club and how they should act respectfully at all times, especially when they are wearing the club uniform.

Welcome to the Phoenix Phamily.

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Phoenix News

Phoenix News
Gym opening 2nd December
The gym will be opening on the 2nd of December. the same rule applies. 

Booking classes 

Join us at Phoenix Muay Thai on the Wix app to easily stay updated and get in touch with me on the go.

Join with this link: Got the app? Use the invite code: 01S1DW

A fresh registration needs to be filled in 

Please watch youtube videos on arriving, going to the toilet and leaving. 


Going to the toilet


Gym Being Cleaned

Price Increase 
Due to increasing pressure from the landlord, we have no option but to increase the cost of classes by 50 pence. All classes will now £6.50, this will take effect from the 2nd of January 2021.  Which means Phoenix Muay Thai can continue to trade and deliver top quality training in a top-quality venue. 
New Classes

Glow Kick And 5 by 5

What is Glow Kick?

Thai Boxing classes taught in a darkened room with disco lights, glow sticks, smoke machines and lasers set to a soundtrack of old rave, the ’90s, garage, trance, Ibiza classics and new club hits. A fusion of dance, toning and combat moves with high/low impact options. 
The classes are more based around having fun, de-stressing and getting a sweat on, than learning a martial art. 

What is 5 by 5
5 by 5 is an old school fighter conditioning class
5 rounds of skipping and exercise, 5 rounds of bag work.
How much are these sessions?
Sessions are £6.50 per person, per session
Grading Date Feb 
We will let you know the date for grading in the new year when the Covid-19 regulations are clearer and we know what level we can operate on.
Christmas Opening Times
Monday 21st December Open.
Wednesday 23rd December Open.
Thursday 24th December Closed.
Saturday 26th December Closed.Monday 28th December 2020 Open.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 Open.
Thursday 31st December 2020 Closed.
Monday 4th January 2021 Open.



We know that some of you are still awaiting a refund. We were under the impression that WIX would automatically refund the payment back to the account it was taken from and we know that this has happened in some instances. If you believe you are still due a refund and it has been more than 3 weeks, please follow these steps:
1. check you cancelled 24 hours before the class you booked
2. check the account you paid with for the 3 weeks after the cancellation date to ensure you haven’t had an automatic refund
3. if no refund, bring your cancellation confirmation e-mails with you to the gym and leave them with reception
4. we will check the cancellations and refund where applicable

Please bear with us to get this sorted, we will work through it systematically and refund you ASAP

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Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 record still best EVER as little-known Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin finally LOSES 55th fight

FLOYD MAYWEATHER would have breathed a sigh of relief when Wanheng Menayothin’s 54-fight winning streak was ended.

Credit to Joe Miles (sun) 

The Thai boxer, 35, surpassed the American’s incredible 50-0 professional record in 2018.

This led to claims that Menayothin was ‘the best ever’ – which infuriated Mayweather.

The Thai star – who weights just 105lbs – announced his plans to retire at 54-0.

But he reversed that decision to face Thai rival Panya Pradabsri – and then he lost.

Judges scored the title fight 115-113, 115-113, 115-113 in favour of Pradabsri.

Now that he has a record of 54-1, Mayweather is back where he belongs at the top.

The American – who last fought when he beat Conor McGregor in 2017 – hit out at claims that Menayothin was the GOAT.

During an interview with Club Shay Shay, Mayweather fumed: “I’m 50-0 for a reason.

“Right now they got a fighter that’s over in Asia that’s 54-0 and they say, ‘This is the new TBE’, because he’s about to retire.

“I said, ‘Y’all telling me about this fighter that fought one world champion?’

“He’s 54-0 and only beat one world champion?

“This is who you’re trying to call TBE? Okay, y’all are some comedians.”

Mayweather has revealed he will be coming out of retirement for ‘sparring’ matches which will earn him ‘some heavy cash’.

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Glow Kick

Glow Kick

Glow Kick

What Is Glow Kick?

Thai Boxing classes taught in a darkened room with disco lights, glow sticks, smoke machines and lasers set to a soundtrack of old rave, the ’90s, garage, trance, Ibiza classics and new club hits. A fusion of dance, toning and combat moves with high/low impact options. 
The classes are more based around having fun, de-stressing and getting a sweat on, than learning a martial art. 

What are the benefits of Glow Kick?

You get to workout to your favourite tracks without a hangover the next day.
Working out in the dark with disco lights and lasers means you can really let go.
Get a workout with your friends or partner like you are clubbing it.
You’ll burn around 1200 calories in an hour.
You’ll tone your muscles.
You’ll de-stress hitting something and enjoy an endorphin buzz.

What should I wear/bring?

The is no set uniform, Neon is optional but please make an effort to wear it lol!
If not, Sportswear/fitness clothing is fine. Glow Sticks will be provided but feel free to bring and glow-in-the-dark gear with you.

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5 by 5

Muay Thai Bag Class

Five Rounds


What is five Rounds

Five rounds is the maximum work to the number of rounds in Muay Thai 

Here’s what you can expect

  • 5 x 3 minutes Rounds of skipping 
  • Press, sit-ups, squats, etc in-between each round
    (each exercise based on your fitness level)
  • Stretching 
  • 5 x 3 minutes Bag work Simulating a fight 
  • The trainer shows you how to do each exercise based on your fitness level
  • Every three minute two minutes rest as in a  fight.

What You’ll Accomplish in this class

  • Burn massive amounts of calories during your workout
  • Burn calories for hours after your workout is complete
  • Release toxins as you sweat
  • Strengthen and tighten every muscle
  • Boost your stamina and endurance
  • Relieve stress
  • Strengthen your heart
  • Release feel-good endorphins
  • Increase energy, improve sleep, and much more