In this issue of FaMA Weekly we announce a few new Muay Thai classes, see who Earned Their Stripes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and read a feature on FaMA Teaching Assistant and youth competitor extraordinaire, Kinaree Adkins.
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Whether you're looking to start learning Muay Thai or take it to a whole new level, check out the latest additions to our Muay Thai curriculum.
Muay Thai Fundamentals
This class is perfect for those looking to start learning the art of Muay Thai but are absolute beginners with no previous experience in striking based martial arts. You will learn fundamental techniques such as stance, movement, footwork, defense, blocks, punches, kicks, elbows, knees as well as how to wrap your hands. After learning the fundamentals from our world-class instructors you will then be able to smoothly transition to our Muay Thai Basic class.
Tuesday/Thursday - 8:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday - 2:45 pm
Muay Thai Advanced
In the advanced class, students will take their Muay Thai training to the next level by utilizing all the techniques, tactics and strategies they have learned and apply them to live clinching and sparring sessions mediated by our instructors. This class is perfect for those interested in developing cardio and conditioning for competition as well as those looking to continue improving their striking and self-defence skills. We ask all attendees of this class to please bring along their own protective equipment.
Wednesday - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 1:45 pm
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Earned Their Stripes
Congratulations to our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students who earned new stripes on their belts this past week.
Not Your Average Teenage Girl:
Kinaree Adkins' Dreams are Larger Than Life
What does the life of a typical teenage girl look like?
We can think of some usual activities: School, social media, movies, music, socials, sleepovers, and so on.
This is the 'norm,' but at FaMA - Fitness and Martial Arts, we also have the privilege of encountering an exceptional case that breaks the stereotype of what 16-year-old girls are like: Kinaree Adkins.
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Kuala Lumpur International Open 2020 - 23 February, Kuala Lumpur
Singapore National Ju-Jitsu Championship 2020 - 29 February, Singapore
Singapore BJJ Open - 7 (Gi), 8 (No-Gi/Kids) March, Singapore
If you're interested in competing, please speak to Professor Robyn.
Please note that during competitions we do not cancel our BJJ classes and they will still be taught by one of our Black Belt Professors.
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.
Muay Thai, or The Art of Eight Limbs, is a martial art developed in Thailand thousands of years ago to help the Kingdom protect itself against invaders. Using the human body as a weapon, Muay Thai practitioners are well-versed in punching, elbowing, kicking, kneeing, and clinching with their opponents. What was once only used for self-defence and protection of the Kingdom, Muay Thai has grown to become one of the most popular sports not only in Thailand but in the world. Muay Thai is known to provide a complete total-body workout that will help build lean muscle, core strength, and help with weight loss. At FaMA, Muay Thai classes are taught daily by World Champion and Lumpinee Champion Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee also known as Kru Yo.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ as it is commonly known around the world, is a self-defence martial art that enables a smaller, weaker person to protect themselves against a much larger attacker using leverage and pressure. Formed from Kodokan Judo in Japan, Jiu Jitsu found its way to Brazil in the 1910s through Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese judoka and no-holds-barred prize fighter. During his time in Brazil, Maeda accepted a young Carlos Gracie as his student. Carlos would later pass on his knowledge to his brothers, most notably Helio Gracie - the father of modern Brazilian Jiujitsu. The Gracie family would go on to spread BJJ through The Gracie Challenge and eventually the creation of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Today, BJJ has grown to be more than just an effective unarmed fighting system. It helps young children deal with bullies and adults live a healthy lifestyle. BJJ classes are offered daily at FaMA under the tutelage of Black Belts Zoro Moreira, Robyn Goudy and Thiago Gaspary.
An all-in-one fitness class suitable for everyone, FaMA Fit incorporates moves from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing and Kickboxing together with functional training to help develop flexibility, mobility, strength, balance, and stamina. For beginners who are just starting out, the FaMA Fit Fundamentals class is an entry-level program that will work the entire body. FaMA Fit and FaMA Fit Fundamentals classes are run by professional athlete Coach Kirstie Gannaway.
Kids Martial Arts
Our Kids Martial Arts classes offer a choice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and/or Muay Thai programmes which have been specially designed for children of all skills levels. Several studies have suggested that children who participate in a sport experience positive development in their self-esteem and confidence, which supports our belief that the skills children learn through our Martial Arts programmes here in Singapore will benefit them beyond their time in the academy.