Here at Safari MMA, we want to use our platform to empower and strengthen others, by providing a space filled with tools for women to build for ourselves. To equip you with knowledge, of self, so that you can better combat problems that arise. We aim to create a space for men and women to learn more, in every area of life, to become skilled in physical activity, mental agility, emotional intelligence, but also in practical tools to better help you on your journey with your career path of choice, and so much more. We are not just an MMA club, we wish for the best versions of our students to surface, as a result of our work.

With this in mind, we are providing Gymnastic *social distancing*  class for Women and girls on Sunday 12th July. This will be held in Milton Keynes. The teen girls session will be held at 10 AM, and the Women’s session at 11AM. The classes will be held by Kati Simpson, former elite Gymnast of 18 years, British Championship competitor, Commonwealth, Scottish Team Squad member and currently coaching Elite Gymnasts at an international level.  Look out for more amazing classes like this one, designed to boost confidence, increase your serotonin level, and motivate us through this gloomy monotonous no-gym time.

To Our Community,

We are nearing the ‘post Quarantine age’ globally, but more so here In the UK, as the lockdown loosens, and we find ourselves coming to terms with life outside, the body may find overexposure to all the stimulus, a bit of a shock to the system. It is so important to keep on working out keeping the mind positively busy so that the transition to life outside, will be one of ease, and what better way to transition then to try Muay Thai Kickboxing, even if it is for the first time. Keeping something consistent to focus on for two weeks, will allow you to feel empowered, focused, and disciplined.

Safari MMA is here, to alleviate that worry off of your shoulders, offering 12 women in any part of the UK the opportunity to train with us for 2 weeks FOR FREE. We want to give back, and what better way than to give you time with some of our most skilled trainers, to interact, seek advice, and learn from. No Gym membership required, no scam, no strings, just straight training. You decide thereafter, how you’re feeling, our guess, is that with how good it will feel, you will want to keep training with us. But we will leave that to you! We hope you enjoy this gift,  our community has built us up in so many ways, look out for more surprises we have planned over the next few months!

 

Team Safari x

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Nadiya Sultana, 26, a registered junior Doctor working in the emergency department at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough “the ups feel like you’ve conquered the highest peak; exhausted and breathless but with the clearest view whereas the downs are equally deep and obscure.

Three weeks in isolation, and a lot of us are struggling with burn out, Instagram lives, Tiktoks, Netflix, and overeating. The first few days, to a week, have felt like coming to grips with a loss, a type of grieving of sorts, trying to come to terms with the life we once knew we had, that can’t be lived anymore. David Kessler, world’s foremost expert on grief
working for a decade in a three-hospital system in LA, describes it to the Harvard Business Review, as a ‘collective anticipatory grieving’, something we have spent a few weeks coming to terms with. A global grieving of the life we once built up and had. Knowing it will never be the same. We have also seen interesting trends arise in the online space, where people from all walks of life have awoken to new hobbies, talents, and skills we didn’t know they possessed. It has been overwhelming, to say the least, we are collectively experiencing loss together, and processing it all in different ways. We have seen how when anything that isn’t man-made is left alone, it has remarkable abilities to heal. The earth is healing as our bodies fight this disease and build immunity, the smog is clearing up, the flowers and trees are
swaying and dancing, as the earth lets out a sigh of relief. It is mandatory, to wake up and journal about the things you are grateful for every day during this tough season of collective grieving and healing.

Now more than ever is a time to monitor and protect your mental health and ensure you are putting in the work when it comes to self-care of the mind, body, and spirit.  According to the Office for National Statistics, over a 12 month period, in the UK, three-quarters of registered deaths were suicide among men with over 6,507 suicides registered in the UK. Rates among under 25 s have increased in recent years, particularly 10 to 24-year-old females. With this in mind, we are committed to ensuring those who struggle with abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and any other difficulty, are given a safe, fun, healthy outlet to connect with others who are in the same boat. With our online classes for men, women, youth, and children every day, weekly, everyone is given the opportunity to train with our instructors, battle loneliness, keep up their fitness goals, ensure Serotonin (the happy hormone) is circulating around the body, whilst checking in with friends, all from the comfort of your living room. During this particularly difficult time, there are still those amongst us, waking up early, staying late, clocking in shifts in the hospitals, around the clock, putting their lives at risk every day to fight the Covid 19 pandemic.

Our Heroes, in the NHS have always been on the front lines nurturing, healing, and building our nation back up. Nadiya Sultana, 26, a registered junior Doctor working in the emergency department at Wexham Park hospital, Slough said,
“the ups feel like you’ve conquered the highest peak; exhausted and breathless but with the clearest view whereas the downs are equally deep and obscure. With the pandemic the waits become longer, the staff shortage worrying, decision making cumbersome, who do we send home? Who do we admit? Who Is for full escalation? Who do we think won’t survive this? I couldn’t have foreseen the magnitude of this when it started. The helplessness caused severe anxiety”.

Heba Mimouni, 25 a Midwife at Northwick Park Hospital told us,
“Some days I cope well, and I feel ok, other days I feel stressed and anxious as the number of cases increase. It has been a wake-up call to humanity, it has brought people together Maternity care has seen changes; women are now only allowed 1 birthing partner, now that Covid 19 cases have increased, women are unable to have
anyone with them during birth, often women feel scared, anxious, and ambivalent about their pregnancies. This puts on more pressure as we have to fill the void of their loved ones, as they transition into motherhood. We don’t even know if pregnant women are more at risk from this disease, we do know that for a percentage of women, pregnancy can alter how your body handles severe viral infections. Despite the shortage of staff, we will continue to make women feel and know their inner strength, and provide the levels of care and support to each and every one of them.
There has also been new guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect us and the patients, this puts me at ease. So I know I am protecting myself and my family with these precautions.”

With all this, we felt it was time for us to give back, Safari MMA is offering 50% off on all online classes for NHS workers to gain a little bit of normalcy back to their day, and maintain strong immunity and mental wellbeing. Fatima Omrani, 25, a registered pharmacist at Guys and St Thomas in London said,

“Working in the NHS can be intense and tiring, but I always try to fit in some me-time. Especially now, with the pandemic, morale is low, and stress is high with the work load, exercise has always been essential as it keeps my mind clear and body feeling good. Even if it is one HIIT class before a nightshift, these days with the madness, I can take the time out to have a moment to improve my mental and physical health. I always share great online classes I find with my colleagues to boost morale and to do something fun together, to burn off snacks and stress”.

Heba Mimouni mentioned, “Due to the nature of my work, I have always tried to fit in fitness, I would go on weekly 5-6k runs, and make sure I keep up at the gym. Now more than ever exercising has been keeping me sane.” Nadiya Sultana too echoed, “The helplessness made me block off the news, I used this time for rehabilitation I used to go on 5k runs every week to help me escape from stress and discover new potentials within myself, now I use online classes, I turned to Yoga for grounding, in times of uncertainty a constant, to ground you so you are not blown away with uncertainty, is so important. The constant need to be productive, paired with an indefinite amount of time really works against us. Online classes are survival for us”.

From all of us at Safari to everyone at the NHS: we applaud, deeply respect, and thank you for using your hands, and risking your lives, to heal us.

THAI TUM BOOTY BLAST!

LETS BE REALISTIC: Having a hard time loving yourself and your body? Desperate to do something about your weight? Want to change the appearance of your butt?

LOOKING FOR 14 WOMEN IN MILTON KEYNES TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR SPRING LAUNCH BOOTCAMP!

This amazing fun fitness class will incorporate easy Muay Thai techniques to spice up your session!

The course is designed to focus especially on your Glutes (buttocks) and Abs (stomach) as well as making sure you:

 

•Burn calories (up to 500+)

•Increase strength

•Increase flexibility

•Feel great

 

This course is suitable for all ages and abilities, for those who are looking to tone up,get fit and have a blast doing it!

 

“GET FIT FOR THE SUMMER”

 

Starts: Tuesday 24 April

Time: 8-9pm

Where: Kingston, MK gymnastics centre.

Price: £27 for 4 weeks

How to book: Text Amira on 07880550011

Only 14 spaces available so MUST pre-book.

Follow on courses available for those who wish to continue.

Thai tots Combines kickboxing with fun interactive play!

Parent & Child participation class. It is £4.50 a session. Ages 18 months- 3 years.

Thai boxing techniques to build:

-listening skills 

– gross motor skills 

-confidence 

-focus 

-balance & co ordination 

-mixing with new children 

 

Text 07880550011 to book!

Amira. Safari Kickboxing

07880 550011.

SAFARI WOMENS FIGHT NIGHT!

Looking for an exciting event?  Something out of the ordinary?  This is a women’s only event, where first time fighters will be stepping in the ring to compete in K-1 kickboxing.

We will be supporting the Children of Adam charity, providing food and necessities to the homeless in London.

Date: Saturday 12th May
Time: 3pm – 8pm
Price: Early bird tickets £8 (from 12th April will be £12)
Location: Storm Gym Luton (21 mins from St Pancras, London)

Share with friends and family, an event not to be missed!

**clubs and instructors get in touch directly if you have fighters interested to compete.


ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT!!!

Looking for an activity to do with your toddler in Milton Keynes?

Thai Tots is an exciting fun packed session, that uses basic martial arts style activities, using Thai Boxing techniques, to help your toddler develop their:

– listening
– balance
– coordination
– strength
– focus

Only 10 places available so MUST pre-book

Where: Safari MK, Kiln Farm.
Starts: Monday 9th April
Time: 10:00am
Age: 18m-3yrs
Price: £4.50

MAX 10 places available, will go fast so must pre-book
Text to book: 07880 550011
Email: Safarikickboxing@gmail.com
facebook: SafariMMA
Insta: Safari_MMA

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BOX & GLOW
Has launched in Milton Keynes!

The only women’s UV Glow in the dark MMA Boxing party worldwide!

The best workout party of the year, the fitness junkies dream!

INCLUDES: UV Facepaints, Thai Boxing workout, Duff drum beats, Glow in the dark accessories and a FREE UV event T-Shirt to be worn at the party.

Women’s event, tickets will go fast so must pre-book

Date: Saturday 28th April
Time: 15:30 – 17:00
Location: Bradwell Common, Milton Keynes
Price: £25
Booking: Text 07880 550011

SAFARI FIGHTERS EXTREME????
Now launched in London as a one off, so book ASAP!
Come and Join black belt Khadijah Safari for a one off 3 hour Fighters Extreme session in Fulham SW6, suitable for all levels.
Includes:
– techniques on maximising power
– effective endurance training
– achieving speed
– strategy and team challenges
– learn knock out moves
– fantastic sparring techniques
– burn 1000+ calories (if you fully participate)
VERY LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.
MUST pre-book, text 07880 550011
Price: £25
Date: Sunday 25th March 2018
Time: 11:00-14:00
Location: Fulham, SW6 7EU

Looking for 16 WOMEN in LONDON who want to have the best workout; get fit; lose weight and to have fun while doing it!!!

 

Safari kickboxing ladies ONLY beginners course in Nadi Park Royal NW10 & Fulham SW6

 

Our classes include cardio, circuit training and self defence. We focus on Muay Thai kickboxing as this is what we specialise in!

 

•4 week beginners course

 

Location: Nadi Park Royal NW10

Starts: Tuesday 10th April 2018

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Price: £35

 

Location: Fulham SW6

Starts: Sunday 8th April 2018

Time: 4:30-5:30

Price: £35

 

 

Booking: Text 07880 550011 with your full name and your chosen location.

 

Be ready to pay as your space isn’t reserved until it has been made!

 

Please pass to family and friends.