FaMA Weekly #98

In this issue of FaMA Weekly Kru Yo is in the news, a few Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) belt promotions, a new Muay Thai combination, Coach Kirstie share a few tips on core stability and finally Coach Nevash gives some advice on what it's like to be a BJJ beginner.

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Kru Yo In the News

Luckily for him, he’s got 4 world championship belts to go with that suit.

Congratulations to our very own Kru Yo for making the cover and being featured in Thailand’s top sports newspaper where he details his life and illustrious Muay Thai career.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt Promotions

Congratulations to FaMA BJJ Kids Katherine and Isabella on being promoted to Grey/White Belt.

Kru Yo's Weekly Muay Thai Combo

This week it’s all about kicks and how to block, evade, catch and counter them.

1. jab

2. rear push kick

3. rear kick

4. rear leg block/check

5. lean back

6. rear kick

7. step back and catch kick

8. drop the leg

9. rear leg kick x2

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

FaMA Fit Tip with Coach Kirstie

In this week’s FaMA Fit Tip, Coach Kirstie gets everyone’s cores fired up and Auntie Alice makes an appearance.

Don't forget to join us for FaMA Fit Live next weekend with Coaches Kirstie and Zoro from 10:30 to 11:30 am. These online classes are FREE and open to the public. Just click on date below to reserve your spot.

Sat, 19 September - Coach Kirstie

Sun, 20 September - 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 BJJ Assistant Instructor Nevash.

I started training Taekwondo at the age of 8 because my parents wanted me to learn how to defend myself. My older brother was also heavily invested in Taekwondo (winning competitions and State Championships), and I wanted to follow his footsteps. However, I quit after a few years as it was too rigid. Instead, I focused on football from the age of 12 till my university days.
The discovery into martial arts began in 2012 when I wanted to do something exciting that did not involve weights or football. I came across mixed martial arts, which looked fun. 6 months in, I switched my focus to BJJ and have been training in the Gi ever since.

One thing I will always remember is the fact that I got triangle choked in less than 30 seconds in my very first competition as a white belt. Back then in Malaysia, it was common for white and blue belts to compete against each other. I was matched up against a very good blue belt and he got me in the submission just as I shot a bad double leg takedown. This person (who is a friend now) received his black belt around the same time I received my purple belt. :)

A big obstacle in my training would be suffering injuries in my years as a white belt. It didn't help, too, that the first academy I'd been in did not have a consistent instructor. I also used to believe the hearsay that strength and conditioning is not necessary, and technique conquers all. In reality, strength and conditioning is extremely important for longevity, joint health, and overall injury prevention!

The best advice I'd heard was from Chris Haueter, a veteran black belt. In regards to living the martial arts lifestyle, he said: "It is not about who's good, but who's left."He explained that there were champions who trained alongside him that were burnt out and they've completely abandoned BJJ because of all the pressure they've put on themselves. The biggest takeaway I got from him was to enjoy the journey without adding any pressure, and that has been with me ever since.
As such, I would tell many fresh (and not so fresh) practitioners to not compare their journey to others. Everyone has a different reason why they started martial arts. Focus on your own journey, and be at peace with it.

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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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