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Adults Training with ADHD

Benefits of Thai Boxing for Adults with ADHD


Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging, affecting various aspects of life, from focus and impulsivity to overall well-being. While medication and therapy are common treatments, engaging in physical activities can also offer significant benefits. One such activity that has shown remarkable potential is Thai Boxing, also known as Muay Thai. In this blog, we’ll explore how Thai Boxing can positively impact adults with ADHD and provide a unique avenue for managing their symptoms.

1. Enhanced Focus and Concentration:

Adults with ADHD often struggle with maintaining focus and concentration. Thai Boxing involves structured routines, techniques, and strategies that require participants to be fully engaged and present. Learning the various moves, combinations, and defensive tactics cultivates a sense of mindfulness, helping individuals with ADHD improve their ability to concentrate on the task at hand.

2. Channeling Excess Energy:

Hyperactivity is a hallmark of ADHD, and physical activities can provide an effective outlet for excess energy. Thai Boxing involves intense workouts, including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and agility drills. Engaging in these physically demanding sessions allows individuals to release pent-up energy in a controlled and constructive manner, potentially reducing restlessness and impulsive behaviors.

3. Improved Self-Discipline:

Thai Boxing requires commitment and regular practice to master techniques and progress in skill level. This structured approach cultivates self-discipline and patience, two qualities that can greatly benefit adults with ADHD. By consistently attending classes, following training regimens, and tracking their progress, individuals can develop valuable skills for managing impulsivity and impulsiveness in other areas of life.

4. Boosted Self-Esteem and Confidence:

Struggling with ADHD-related challenges can sometimes lead to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Engaging in Thai Boxing and achieving mastery of new skills can have a profound impact on an individual’s self-confidence. As participants learn and progress, they gain a sense of accomplishment and pride, helping to counterbalance negative self-perceptions.

5. Stress Relief and Emotional Regulation:

Many adults with ADHD also experience heightened levels of stress and difficulty regulating emotions. Physical exercise, such as Thai Boxing, triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals. This can lead to reduced stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms. Additionally, the mental focus required during training can help individuals develop better emotional regulation and coping strategies.

6. Social Interaction and Support:

Engaging in Thai Boxing offers a built-in social component. Participating in group classes provides opportunities for interaction, camaraderie, and shared experiences. Socializing with fellow participants who may share similar challenges can lead to a sense of belonging and decreased feelings of isolation.


While Thai Boxing might not be a one-size-fits-all solution for managing ADHD symptoms, its physical, mental, and social benefits make it a valuable tool for many adults with ADHD. From improved focus and self-discipline to enhanced self-esteem and emotional regulation, engaging in Thai Boxing can be an empowering way to navigate the challenges associated with ADHD. As always, it’s important for individuals to consult their healthcare professionals before starting any new physical activity, ensuring that it aligns with their specific needs and medical considerations.

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Bank Holiday Monday Training Monday 29th August 2022

Muay Thai Boxing Training
On the bank holiday Monday 29th August 2022, there will be a joint class for all ages from 7 pm till 8 pm.
That means the adult class and the junior class will both be at 7pm.
Junior’s book in via the app for 6 pm and come at 7 pm
Adults book in via the app for 7.15 pm and come at 7 pm
P.s please retweet, Facebook, email, text or just plainly phone who you know that comes to the gym.
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The Return of the sparring class again, AGAIN!

The Return of the sparring class again, AGAIN!
Friday 29th July 2022
7 pm till 8 pm, children and adults.

– [ ] Students must be competent in Muay Thai which means no new starter.
– [ ] Students must have member-to-member insurance.
– [ ] Students must have the correct equipment, the right size and suitable gloves, shin pads and gum shield.
– [ ] Students must still wear the correct uniform.

How To Spar

when it comes to sparring, it is light no one is going to learn anything from hitting each other hard. so take it light and try remember what you have learned from the classes. 


– [ ] Elbows.
– [ ] Knee stomps.
– [ ] Head contact for the juniors.
– [ ] Try anything you are incapable of pull off, stick to your skill limits.
– [ ] Things you have seen on youtube.
– [ ] Don’t spar to win.


– [ ] Diversify Your Strikes.
– [ ] Throw Combinations.
– [ ] Counter a lot.
– [ ] Relax and Breathe.
– [ ] Have Fun.

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Connor’s Fight

We have tickets in for Connor’s fight

Price: Adults £30, Children (15 Under) £15

Can be bought in receptions.

Please don’t ask to reserve a ticket.

Venue: Army barracks, Castle Armoury, Cooper St, Bury BL9 0LB

Date: 7th May 2022

Time: Doors open at, first fight at 6pm

No, I don’t know what time Connor will be fighting. 


As per Promoter Refund only if show is cancelled

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Bank Holiday Training

Muay Thai Boxing Training

On bank holiday Monday 18th April 2022, there will be a joint class for all ages from 7 pm till 8 pm.

That means the adult class and the junior class will both be at 7 pm.



P.s please retweet, Facebook, email, text or just plainly phone who you know that comes to the gym.

Junior’s book in via the app for 6 pm and come at 7 pm

Adults book in via the app for 7.15 pm and come at 7 pm 

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Bank Holiday Muay Thai Boxing Training

Muay Thai Boxing Training

On bank holiday Monday 3rd January  2022, there will be a joint class for all ages from 7 pm till 8 pm. That means the adult class and the junior class will both be at 7pm. Thanks


P.s please retweet, Facebook, emails , text or just plainly phone who you know that comes to gym.

Junior’s book in via the app for 6 pm and come at 7 pm

Adults book in via the app for 7.15 pm and come at 7 pm 

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Students that want to fight

Sacha Lewis

If you want to fight you must let Kru Rick know that you want to start competing. This will enable him to change your training and help to get you ready!

If you want to fight:

  1. Students must train regularly between inter-clubs and not just during the week before the inter- club
  2. Students must come to at least 3 classes per week during the weeks leading up to a fight i.e. sparring class and the classes before your inter-club or fight; unless Kru Rick states that you do not have to attend
  3. Once you have agreed to fight a student must fight unless they have a valid reason. Many phone calls and emails are made to arrange your fight as well as the other fighter who will have been training hard.
  4. All students who wish to fight must have their own gloves, licence, protective gear and full uniform
  5. Students who cannot drive must pre-arrange transport for their fights i.e. ask a family member or arrange a lift with someone from the gym. Do not turn up on the day and expect a lift.
  6. If for any reason you are unable to fight you must give as much notice as possible by speaking to Kru Rick (not texting or emailing). You must also inform anyone who may be giving you a lift as well.
  7. What happens on the day of the fight? Each interclub / fight can be organised slightly differently but there are some basics things that are the same at most events:

a. You’ll be given a time to either meet at the gym or the venue. Don’t be late for the meeting time, as it will link to the time you need to weigh-in. If you are running late let Kru Rick know.

b. Kit – Make sure you have all you uniform and kit for the day in your bag. If possible make sure you arrive in a club hoodie or t-shirt.

c. Food and Drink – Some venues have food and drinks available but just in case make sure you pack your own. It is not a good idea to eat too close to your fight (at least 1hr-2hrs beforehand depending on what you’re eating) but you’ll certainly want something to eat afterwards.

d. Weigh-In – For most fights, you will have to weigh in when you arrive in the morning. This is a case of getting weighed to check that you’re evenly matched with your opponent.

e. Before your fight – There will be a number of fights on during the same day so there will be some waiting around. Enjoy the fights and support your club mates but keep an eye on the fights so you know when your turn is coming up!

f. Warm-up –Make sure your aware of what number your fight is and that you need to warm up beforehand. Don’t worry too much though as there will instructors and other seniors to help you get ready!

g. Fight Time – Relax and enjoy your fight. Remember to listen to Kru Rick and your corner. You’ve trained hard to do this so enjoy it!

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4 Muscle Groups That Muay Thai Strengthens

There is no mistaking it, a Muay Thai class is the ultimate total body workout. Ask anyone who has trained in the “Art of Eight Limbs” and they will tell you it’s one of the most intense workouts you can ever experience. It’s fast-paced, deliberate, and explosive movements strengthen different parts of your body.

A Muay Thai class is truly a unique experience. That’s why many people are drawn to the martial art to get themselves in supreme shape. For weight loss and muscle toning, Muay Thai has no parallel.

As a martial art for self-defence, Muay Thai is extremely effective. It can help you diffuse any physical altercation quickly and effectively. It will equip you with the combat skills necessary to protect yourself and those around you at all times, which is why many men, women, and even children study this discipline.

Moreover, Muay Thai helps you achieve the physique and athleticism of a well-conditioned athlete.

Have you ever seen the physique of a Muay Thai fighter? It’s lean, flexible, but most importantly, strong. That’s because the compound movements performed within Muay Thai’s techniques strengthen all sorts of muscles that you may not even be aware of.

Let’s take a quick look at the different muscles Muay Thai training directly engages. Today, Evolve Daily shares, four muscle groups, Muay Thai strengthens.

1. Arm And Shoulder Muscles

Muay Thai deals with the science of punching much like the sport of boxing does. Although the stance is quite different because of the existence of kicks and knees, the fundamentals are pretty much the same.

Power is transferred from the base, through to the core, and to the end of the fist. It’s a smooth, quick, and explosive motion. But people may not realise that power is usually transferred to the fist via the shoulders. The shoulders act like pistons, delivering punches with speed and velocity.

The major difference between Muay Thai and boxing, however, is the existence of elbows. In Muay Thai, fighters can use elbow strikes. Many of Muay Thai’s boxing combinations include the use of elbows.

This, of course, stimulates different parts of the arm and shoulder muscles, particularly the triceps and biceps. It also explains why Muay Thai fighters have very cut and defined shoulders.

Karate World Champion Hiroki Akimoto training Muay Thai at Evolve MMA in Singapore.
Karate World Champion Hiroki Akimoto training Muay Thai at Evolve MMA in Singapore. (PHOTO: Evolve MMA)

2. Hip And Leg Muscles

A major part of Muay Thai’s offensive maneuvres involves the use of kicks and knees. There are a plethora of different techniques from roundhouse kicks, push kicks, switch kicks, question mark kicks, and the like.

Taking things a step further, Muay Thai also features leg sweeps, dumps, and even the occasional flying knee.

That being said, there’s a lot of compound movements involving the muscles surrounding the legs and hips, such as the gluteal muscles and the quadriceps. Each muscle serves a different purpose in the execution of Muay Thai’s many kicking techniques.

During training, you’ll be kicking a lot. It’s one of those things where the more you do it, the better you get. Repetition plays a massive role in Muay Thai training, and the more time you put in the gym, the faster you see improvements.

Strengthening these muscles separately, therefore, also improve kicking technique and power in Muay Thai.

3. Core Muscles

Much like in any sport, the core muscle group plays a massive role in the function of all connected body parts. Think of it as the engine that makes your body run. The stronger your core, the more explosive your movements, and in turn, the more powerful your strikes.

The core muscles include the internal and external obliques, upper and lower abdomen, diaphragm, and the like.

Everything from kicks, punches, elbows, and knees, and all techniques in between, draw power from your core. Which means this area of your body is trained constantly on a daily basis. Every technique performed in some way shape or form engages the core. That’s probably why Muay Thai fighters are absolutely ripped.

Muay Thai also has you dealing with body shots. A lot of fighters like to dig to the body with roundhouse kicks, or even punches. So you’re always clenching your abdomen to deal with the impact. This, of course, fortifies your midsection and makes you more resistant to body shots.

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao training at Evolve MMA (Far East Square) in Singapore.
Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao training at Evolve MMA (Far East Square) in Singapore. (PHOTO: Evolve MMA)

4. Back Muscles

Last but not least, Muay Thai training strengthens your back muscles.

Typically, the muscles attached to the back of the spine help humans stand, as well as lift heavy objects. Just as you engage the core muscles during training, you equally engage the back muscles to complement and stabilise your movements, especially when executing kicks and knees.

The back muscles also help in allowing you better shock absorption, which in turn gives you better balance. And of course, balance is very important in any stand-up martial art.

Having a strong back enables you to deliver your techniques with good balance, and helps you stay upright with a good centre of gravity. Having a solid base is essential in Muay Thai.

Another aspect of Muay Thai that engages back muscles is the clinch. When fighting for position and pulling your opponent off balance, strong back muscles will come in handy.

This article, “4 Muscle Groups That Muay Thai Strengthens”, originally appeared on Evolve MMA, Asia’s No. 1 martial arts organisation.

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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.