In this issue of FaMA News we are proud to welcome Kru Bryan to the team, a few new BJJ Black Belts join the ranks and we add a new reciprocal academy in Bangkok.
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NEW KRU IN THE HOUSE
Get to know FaMA's newest instructor, Kru Bryan, and his martial arts journey in this Q&A.
1. How did you find Muay Thai?
I first picked up Muay Thai at the age of 12 because I was picked on for being a tiny guy when I was younger. I chose Muay Thai because it is the art of eight limbs, and learned to be a complete fighter by using your hands, legs, elbows and knees. My passion for it grew and I fell in love with it and my journey began.
2. Tell us about your experiences training in Thailand.
Training in Thailand was tough. I had to endure the heat, the intensity, the cultural differences and especially the language barrier. After a few visits I started to live in Thailand to train and compete full-time.
3. Tell us about your experiences competing in Thailand.
Competing in Thailand was even tougher. The standards are much higher compared to competing in Singapore. I felt constant pressure to win every competition mentally and physically.
4. What is your philosophy or style for teaching Muay Thai?
Self-control, respect for others and a positive perspective to strive for the best in life.
5. How does Muay Thai help students who are not interested in fighting?
Muay Thai is excellent for stress relief, and lower stress levels means you’ll be able to concentrate better outside the gym. It's also helps to build mental toughness. Being pushed beyond your limits.
6. What is your approach to teaching kids Muay Thai?
Kids have very short attention spans but if you can engage them and keep them interested they will like you and like the sport. So my approach is to make the kids like me and connect with them through interactive Muay Thai skills.
7. What has been your experience with the FaMA community?
FaMA is a plalce that treats everyone equally and makes me feel like this is not just a gym, it's a FAMILY!
8. What do you hope to achieve while teaching at FaMA?
My hope is to help develeop the community in our Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, FaMA Fit and Kids Martial Arts programs as well as assisting FaMA to continue growing.
ARETE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
We are proud to welcome Arete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Bangkok, Thailand to our Reciprocal Academy program.
ARETE BJJ IS BANGKOK’S LARGEST DEDICATED BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU ACADEMY AND OFFERS THE MOST CLASSES OF ANY GYM IN BANGKOK. ESTABLISHED BY PROFESSORS MITSUHIRO AND ANDREW IN 2014, BOTH INSTRUCTORS ARE FROM NOVA UNIAO JIU-JITSU (JAPAN AND CANADA) ONE OF THE BEST BJJ TEAMS IN THE WORLD. “ARETE” MEANS “EXCELLENCE OF ANY KIND” OR “MORAL VIRTUE” IN ITS EARLIEST APPEARANCE IN GREEK.
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Thank you to SG Pools for paying us a visit for a fun filled hour of Muay Thai led by our very own Kru Yo.
Thank you to the tactical trainers who came down to the academy for a BJJ seminar with Professor Thiago. We hope the techniques you learned will help you stay safe while you keep us safe.
FaMALY DAY TRAINING
Check out some photos from our recent Christmas Eve and New Years Eve FaMAly Day Training where we invited our FaMA parents to join their kids on the mats for a fun martial arts lesson to enjoy together.
BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU COMPETITION
Congratulations to our FaMA BJJ students for traveling all over the world and putting it all on the line to compete and medal in the sport they love.
WORLD MASTER IBJJF JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP
Numbers don’t lie.
Fastest submissions at 10 and 31 sec
Placed 4th overall
Well done to the FaMA Kids/Juveniles and Professor Robyn on this incredible achievement.
Your BJJ class of 2022!
Congratulations to these incredible members, martial artists and dear friends on their BJJ belt promotions last month. It’s an amazing sight to see our BJJ community continue to grow bigger and stronger every year.
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