Safari MMA has partnered up with LEAP and Sport England to bring you a free training programme for the disengaged youth of Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire, and of course this isn’t fair if you’re not in this area, so we are committed to matching if with 4 weeks free for any youth in the UK.

Lockdown has felt like an extended period of uncertainty, for a lot of teens, a time in which the vortex or ‘sunken place’ that is social media, can really take grasp of the mind. Being home, with not much to do, gives space and rise to a lot of unnecessary negative thinking, it can exacerbate depression and anxiety, or just give space to waste time. Social media, now more than ever, is a cause for social anxiety, due to the restricting conditions of quarantine.

This is a fantastic time to put the phone down and benefit by utilising the fantastic resources out there. Safari MMA is dedicated to creating a space to empower and support our students, to become the best versions of themselves, increasing confidence by learning new skills, creating a sense of discipline, and a place to expand your networks, and meet peers who are like-minded.

With this in mind, we bring to you our Youth Action programme that will offer free online training for 50 teens ages 12- 16 years in Buckinghamshire for 4 weeks.  You will have the opportunity to train with Master Karim and go up a few belts, while learning insane Muay Thai moves, all from your bedroom. The first month will be FREE and then a token payment of £8 per month for the last two months. There is also an option for some to take the class on scholarship, do message us for more details. With this programme, students will receive a monthly training worth £60, white belt grading, certificate, and an updated licence worth £30. Classes will start on Tuesday the 28th April 2020, and will be held twice a week on Tuesday and Thursdays at 5pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to band together, and help young people to find their way through already difficult times. Places will be on a first come first serve basis, so do contact us as soon as possible to secure a place. Be the first to help us support our local community, in a number of creative ways.

For more information, direct message us on Instagram @safari_mma, Facebook Safari MMA, WhatsApp 07880550011 or send us an email at info@safarikickboxing.co.uk

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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.

If you’ve got a young child in your life, one thing you’ll know is how much amazing energy they seem to store, especially when it’s time for bed!  Our Children’s online class is a fantastic way to help them burn excess energy at the same time as helping them to develop skills with coordination, listening, balance and focus.  The class is fun and parents are welcome to assist their little ones.

It’s perfect for children aged 3-8 and there are youth classes available for the older children too.

Check out our timetable for a list of full class times and let us keep your little ones entertained so that you can sit down and hopefully finish a full cup of tea whilst it’s still warm.

Thursdays: 16:00
Saturdays: 10:00
Sundays: 14:30

Contact us now for more information

 

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.


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
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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: MK Gymnastics Centre, KIngston.
Starts: Wednesday 7th March
Time: 9.30am
Age: 1.5 – 3
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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Children and youth kickboxing classes in Milton Keynes
NEW LOCATION – FENNY STRATFORD
If you have children who could benefit from improving focus, concentration and burning excess energy, whilst learning the best self defence, then why not save them a place on the new Safari MMA MK, Martial Arts course at Energie Fitness Fenny!    
Benefits include:

▪️Strength and toning 

▪️️Excellent self defence 

▪️Increased flexibility

▪️Discipline & respect 

▪️Confidence building

▪️Acknowledged for hard work with grading and certificates

Taught by highly experience, insured and qualified instructor, with over 20 years experience.
Location: Energie Fitness, Fenny Stratford, MK2 2BH

Date: Thursday’s 

Price: 

Age 4-8 4pm £20 a month 

Age 9-15 5pm £25 a month

(sibling discount available)
Max 16 places so must pre-book. Text with child’s name and age to reserve your place to 07412 993535

We are pleased to announce that we have now expanded and are offering classes, courses and personal training in Milton Keynes.  New beginners courses launch from the 10th of March, and with places already going fast we are planning more locations.

We launched a Facebook voucher for £20 off, which is still running.  Just share the below image on your page, tag 5 friends and tag Khadijah Safari in the comments and we will send you your £20 voucher, there really is no catch!

Muay Thai MK

WOMEN & GIRLS ONLY BALLET no music.
The best way to improve all over core strength, balance, coordination, used by many famous boxers, rugby players & other athletes. This is the only syllabus which will allow you to learn and be examined without the use of music. Suitable for all ages. Maximum 12 places, MUST PRE-BOOK.
Date: Sat 21st
Time: 12pm
Place: safari Fulham, SW6
Price:  8 week course £60
Safari Members £30
Drop in session £10
+ £12 for ballet shoes which must be worn, or you can bring your own.
TEXT NOW TO BOOK
07880 550011