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Training Thai boxing With Cerebral Palsy

Training Thai boxing, or Muay Thai, can offer several benefits for individuals with cerebral palsy:

1. Improved coordination and balance: Muay Thai Boxing training involves various movements and techniques that can help enhance coordination and balance, which are often areas of challenge for individuals with cerebral palsy.

2. Increased strength and flexibility: Engaging in Muay Thai Boxing can help build strength in muscles throughout the body and improve flexibility, which can be beneficial for managing the symptoms of cerebral palsy.

3. Boosted confidence and self-esteem: Learning and mastering new skills in Muay Thai Boxing can boost confidence and self-esteem, providing a sense of accomplishment and empowerment.

4. Social interaction and inclusion: Participating in Muay Thai Boxing classes can provide opportunities for social interaction and inclusion, fostering a sense of belonging within a supportive community.

5. Stress relief and mental well-being: Like any form of physical activity, Muay Thai Boxing training can help reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance overall mental well-being.

6. Self-defense skills: Learning self-defense techniques in Muay Thai Boxing can provide individuals with cerebral palsy with valuable tools for personal safety and empowerment.

Overall, training Muay Thai Boxing with cerebral palsy can offer physical, emotional, and social benefits, while also providing a fun and engaging way to stay active and healthy.

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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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Maximum Power Muay Thai Boxing Interclub

Maximum Power Muay Thai B­oxing is holding an interclub on Sunday 20th November 2020

Doors open at 9:30 am the first fight at 10:30 am.

All fighters receive a medal, hot&cold food available, a licensed bar available,£7 entry to both spectators and fighters.

Please send names before the 7th November so match-up can begin.

Once the list is done we will be sticking to the list and NO Changing fight orders, Juniors first adults after.   

14 Wright Street Oldham OL1 3TF

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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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Returning To The Gym

phoenix muay thai news letter
Returning to the gym

We are so excited to start our plans for a safe return to the gym. There is so much to tell you all and so many new things going on, so please have a read through this months newsletter. We can’t wait to welcome you all back.

Children’s Classes – 12th April 2021
The children’s classes will be restarting on the 12th April 2021 – please continue to follow the same covid-safe processes that we put in place at the beginning:

1. Book your class:
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

2. A fresh registration needs to be filled in:

3. Please watch the following YouTube videos on arriving, going to the toilet and leaving.
Going to the toilet

Private lessons for adults and children can commence too on 12th April 2021 – please speak to Kru to arrange these.
Adults Classes –  17th May 2021
The adult’s classes will be starting on the 17th of May again, please continue to follow the same covid-safe processes that we put in place at the beginning:
1. Book your class:
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

2. A fresh registration needs to be filled in:

3. Please watch the following YouTube videos on arriving, going to the toilet and leaving.
Going to the toilet

Glow Kicks – 21st May 2021
Our loooooong awaited glow kick class will commence on 21st May 2021.
The intention was to start this in the winter when we had darkness earlier, however, we have had so much excitement and interest that we are pushing on with this as we think it’s imperative for people and their mental wellness to get those endorphin rushes from moving and having FUN.

We are gonna start with the class from 8 pm-9 pm but we may need to adjust the timings depending on the darkness. Make sure you are registered so you get all the up-to-date notifications:

Bank holiday Monday – 31st May 2021
On bank holiday Monday, there will be a joint class from 7 pm to 8 pm. All ages (min. age 5 years old) and abilities are welcome to join in on this class.

Happy Birthday – 5th June 2021
20th anniversary of Phoenix Muay Thai.

Pad Work – 21st June 2021
We will be back to doing pad work, we will also be reintroducing member to member insurance, this hasn’t been necessary during covid due to us only utilising the bags for individual work. When we revert to pad work, this insurance will be mandatory again.
We don’t ask students to join until after 4 weeks of training. After this period students will be required to join.
Insurance: £30 per year.

Celebrations – 26th June 2021
We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Phoenix Muay Thai and being out of lockdown CALLING ALL STUDENTS PAST AND PRESENT
I don’t know what we are going to be doing, but trust me, it’s going to be epic.
I am thinking of clearing the walkway and turning it into a club, get DJs on lights the lot. Everyone bring their own beer – drink responsibly, but party like lunatics 🙂
Sparring – 4th July 2021
The return of the sparring class. all students must have their own appropriate equipment, including gum shields, shin pads, appropriate boxing gloves for their size and weight.

New Bags
We have introduced some new branded Phoenix Muay Thai bags up in the training room on a clever pulley system, which I can’t wait for you to see. It means now we can now increase our classes to 18 people all with their own bag station with social distancing in place.

Saturday 12.15 Class
This class used to be the adult only class but we have turned it into an adults and family class. If you are training as a family, all children must be accompanied by and an adult (max 2 children per adult). If your child has trained in the children’s class that day, they can’t train in the adults class too. It is the parents/guardians responsibility to ensure that the children they are supervising are respectful in the training room and do not disturb the other students.


In loving memory
We are saddened to announce that during this last lockdown, we have lost 2 beloved Phoenix Phamily members. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of Rachel West and Michelle Murphy. They will always hold their place in our Phamily.
Rest in peace ladies



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Theo gets his Muay Thai Uniform

The children were presented with their uniform in the Saturday class.
Their 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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Sergio Student Of The Week

Well done to Sergio for training so good in his lesson today

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Our uniform is our identity.

Dear Members,

Our next stock of uniform is on its way and will be sold on a first come first served basis. Our uniform is sold on a ‘pay upfront’ basis and we will not reserve any uniform without payment.

Dare we say the ‘C’ word?? Christmas is only round the corner, and if you were thinking of buying the uniform as part of a Christmas present, now is the time to order to ensure you have it in plenty of time. Get organised now to avoid the Christmas panic. We can’t guarantee that we will have the next order before Christmas as everything we order is bespoke to Phoenix Muay Thai and has to be printed/embroidered with our logos.

When you train at Phoenix Muay Thai, you are part of our club and you should represent our club in uniform, just like Manchester United or Manchester City have kits, so do we. You wouldn’t turn up to training at Manchester City with a Manchester United kit on and vice versa. We expect the same. We have Champion level trainers at the gym, we have high standards and we provide you with a Champion standard of training.

Boxing gloves should be purchased from us as part of the uniform. If you own your own gloves, they must be red or blue. “Yeah I know this but the black ones were cheaper” isn’t an excuse and you will have to use the communal gym gloves until you have the right coloured gloves. We can ensure the quality of our Phoenix Muay Thai gloves and our team will be able to advise on the right size gloves (6oz, 8oz, 10oz, 12oz etc.) for you.

If you have any questions or need any more information about uniform, please speak with Clare directly.

Click on the ‘Order Now’ button below and order directly from the website or alternatively click ‘Download Order Form’ and give the completed form to Clare.

Many Thanks
Kru Rick Lewis.

Order Now

Download Order Form


T-shirt (Kids/Adult) £10.50/£12.50

Hoodie (Kids/Adults) £20.50 /£30.50

Shorts (Kids/Adults) £27.00

Gloves – Synthetic/Leather £35.00/£50.00

Shin Pads – Foam/Leather £11.00/£50.00

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What’s your New Years resolution?

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.