FaMA Weekly #101

In this issue of FaMA Weekly we announce the return of the gi, a FaMA Kid gets a belt promotion, Kru Yo shows us how to counter after catching a Muay Thai kick, Coach Kirstie shares a great mobility flow and finally Kids BJJ Assistant Instructor Tim shares some advice on what it's like to be a beginner in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

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Bring your Gi to Class

Classic and always in style.

Though we're still not allowed to roll, we’re bringing back the gi starting Monday, 5 October so don’t forget to pack one as they'll be required for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.

BJJ Belt Promotion

Congratulations to FaMA BJJ Kid Jonio on being promoted to Grey/White Belt.

Kru Yo's Weekly Muay Thai Combo

This week Kru Yo shows us how to catch a kick and let it go to set up a counter.

1. jab

2. switch kick to inner thigh

3. switch kick to the body

4. lean back

5. switch kick

6. lead leg block/check

7. rear knee

8. catch kick and throw it across

9. rear leg kick

Click here to learn more about FaMA's Muay Thai program taught by our legendary instructor, Kru Yo Lamnammoon.

Muay Thai Outtakes

An outtake from this week’s Muay Thai Combo video.

It’s always a lot of fun to see Kru Yo and Zoro, two long time friends, share a laugh on the mats.

FaMA Fit Tip with Coach Kirstie

In this week’s FaMA Fit Tip, Coach Kirstie shows us an excellent mobility flow to add to your warm-up.

Sat, 10 October - Coach Kirstie

Sun, 11 October - Coach Zoro

FaMA Fit Live is is a fitness-focused class with a martial arts twist. The class consists of a range of bodyweight movement concepts and martial arts techniques. No equipment needed.

“When I Was A Beginner…” :

Fitness and Martial Arts Instructors Reminisce

An excerpt from our recent “When I was a beginner…” series where FaMA’s instructors share how they got started in martial arts. This week we’re featuring Kids BJJ Assistant Instructor Tim.

I did Taekwondo from 7-10 years old; I started out of being stereotyped. All the kids expected that as an Asian, I should know some type of martial art, and Taekwondo was the only accessible training at that time. Yet I never really found a connection to it. After that, I played field hockey and even captained the 1st XI in my final year of high school. I also surfed all through my youth to young adult days, and even took up scuba diving in 2005. When I moved to Singapore, I did Spartan races in 2014 and 2015. It was only in 2017, at the age of 40, that I discovered my infinite love for BJJ through FaMA.

The main reason for starting BJJ was to keep Krysta and Oscar motivated. However, it's now difficult to find a day where I don’t train to be better at it for myself.
To be honest, I felt awkward for almost the first year of training, so almost every day I trained was a laugh. The funniest moment that sticks out the most was a few months ago, sparring with Oli (fellow Blue Belt and occasional Assistant Instructor for the kids' classes). Professor Robyn was watching us, and just as I was starting to set up the move of the week, I could hear him getting so excited and coaching the move. I couldn’t help myself and had to tell him to stop telegraphing the move to Oli. We all burst into laughter, almost unable to finish our sparring round.

I would tell any newbie to the martial art that it is ok to feel self-conscious, embarrassed, or awkward starting out. Everyone started somewhere, and we all probably felt silly one point or another. It’s through a lot of effort, mat time, and perseverance that martial artists get where they are today.”

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FaMA - Fitness and Martial Arts

Established in 2016, FaMA is a world-class martial arts academy located in the heart of the Central Business District in Singapore. Walking distance from Clarke Quay and Fort Canning MRT stations, FaMA’s main goal is to help people improve their lives through martial arts regardless of age or athletic capability. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kids Martial Arts and Fitness programs are led by experts in their respective fields. So, whether it is weight loss, a fun workout, camaraderie, competition training, or just to break a sweat, FaMA has something for the whole family.


3A River Valley Road,

#02-03, Clarke Quay


(entrance on level 1)

(Open on Google Maps)

 Closest MRT

Clarke Quay (NE Line)

Fort Canning (DT Line)


Clarke Quay​


Monday to Friday

06:30 - 22:00


Saturday and Sunday

9:00 - 17:00


+65 6352 0992



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