In this issue of FaMA Weekly we share Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) competition results from Kuala Lampur, we get a surprise world champion visitor, see who got a belt promotion, see Earned Their Stripes, and finally an article on which FaMA Muay Thai class is right for you.
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Kuala Lampur International Open 2020
Congratulations to FaMA youth, Lucas Sheridan, on stepping up to compete in the adult division and winning Gold at Kuala Lampur International Open 2020 last weekend. After winning his first match by submission, he went on to take the Gold by winning 14-2. It's already shaping up to be an excellent competition year for this incredible young competitor.
BJJ World Champion Visitor
We recently had a surprise visitor, BJJ World Champion DJ Jackson, drop by for a few of our legendary morning porrada sessions. He is in town cornering one of his fighters and we wish him the best of luck.
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BJJ Belt Promotion
Congratulations to FaMA BJJ Kid, Sara, on being promoted to Grey/White belt this past week.
Earned Their Stripes
Congratulations to our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students who earned new stripes on their belts this past week.
Which Muay Thai Class Should You Take at FaMA?
Starting your one-week trial at FaMA soon, and wondering which class is suitable for you?
Our Muay Thai classes are for everyone, but not every level is. Depending on your skill and ability, allow us to direct you to the right level that will give you the best training experience!
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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.