Posts

We are looking for 14 Children and Youth in the Milton Keynes area to take part in a FREE 14 week Ninja Course, where they’ll even get to enter in for their first White Belt achievement in Muay Thai Kickboxing.

We are working to try and help both families and children to stay active and feel part of a group during these challenging times, and have teamed up with Leap to offer these sessions for free.

The sessions are a great way to keep children focused, to work on self-discipline, and keep both mentally and physically healthy whilst learning an exciting new sport.

These places will go fast, and we cannot hold spaces.
We also have 2 other groups available for boy’s youth and adolescent men, training in Muay Thai, which will also be free if you know anyone interested.  All details are below, with links to book.

Please book the place in your child’s name with their details, but be sure to include your details for the emergency contact.  (We are constantly opening new places up and just filled a girls youth group in case you’re wondering why this one is for boys only, the children’s group is for both girls and boys!)

This sessions takes place once a week.

Children aged 4-8
Mondays 1st March 5pm
To book click this link
VT Children Muay Thai Program 2

 

Boys Youth aged 9-14
Mondays from 1st March 6pm
To book click this link
VT Youth Muay Thai Program 2

 

Adolescent Men 15-19
Tuesday from 2nd March 6pm
To book click this link

VT Youth/Men Muay Thai Program 2

We are proud to announce that we are joining the Moving Minds campaign in Milton Keynes to try and keep people physically and mentally active and are giving away:

*16 FREE places for women in the Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire
Live Online Women’s Beginners Kickboxing sessions – 6 week course
*Must be based in Milton Keynes or Buckinghamshire and places will go to first 16 women to book.

2020 has been a tough year for many and finding a way to come out strong and positive during this testing time is hard for many to do alone, so we want to be here to give you some tools to help you, and yes, we’re doing it for free.

These places will go fast, so if you answer yes to at least 2 of the following questions then you are eligible for a FREE place;

  • Did you find 2020 hard, and are keen to make 2021 a positive year?
  • Did your health, physical or mental get effected in the past year?
  • Are you someone who worries about joining a new group, and would benefit from the support of like minded women?
  • Are  you keen to take care of your health but worried about taking the first steps?

If you answer yes to at least 2 of these questions then this is the perfect course for you, as you will be in a regular group of like minded women, all taking that first step to try something new to improve their over all health and well-being.  As this course is live and online, with a fantastic instructor, you can even have your camera switched off until you feel comfortable enough for others to see you.

And what more?  If you find that you really enjoy the course then the option to continue and train in person with your same group is there for you, and if you’re not ready for that step, sessions will continue online!

There are only 16 spaces available and these will go to those first to sign up

Course Booking Information

Course Starts: Sunday 31st January
Time: 11am
Duration: 6 weeks beginners course
Classes: Weekly for 40 minutes
Location: Live online training

To book you can either contact us for more information or you can book directly through the link here.

Safari MMA
07880 550011 Call/Text/WhatsApp
info@safarikickboxing.co.uk

As we are in throws of another 4 weeks of a National lockdown, it’s seems ever more appropriate to write a Safari MMA blogpost!

If we learnt anything from the UK’s first lockdown, it is that we have all had to learn a new way of life, nothing was as we knew it. At first this was incredibly hard for so many of us, as we were trying to juggle so much change with regards to work, home-schooling, leisure activities and seeing family and friends.  We made it our mission at Safari MMA to create a new way to provide our classes and we spent many late nights making it possible! We enjoyed every small victory win of making this happen, however it wasn’t without its testing times, these were invaluable to us as instructors, staff and a business as a whole as we grew stronger as a team.

We stand by our ethos to unite people from around the world through Martial Arts, regardless of background and culture. We know how important exercise is when it comes to physical and mental health, now living in uncertainty this can have an unwanted affect on all of us in one way or another. This is why we have worked so hard to make sure we can still give you access to all of our Safari MMA classes from your very own home gym via zoom! The UK’S lockdown gave us the opportunity to grow our timetable of classes to! Our weekly schedule now includes Fitnastics, Yoga, Pilates and Kickboxing on top of our Muay Thai classes. I have also used this lockdown to concentrate on my newly launched YouTube channel Khadijah Safari with plenty of Self defence and everyday life tutorials so make sure you check it out, You never know you might learn something new!

One thing we know is that we are all in this together and although there is currently no clear end in sight of these unprecedented and difficult times, we can remain positive that we are all stronger, more aware and resilient than ever before. Lets set ourselves some goals over the next few weeks and come out of this second lockdown with a sense of achievement! What’s you goal going to be?

We’ve got you! Lets do this! 👊

Khadijah Safari

Thai boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. A lot of us, by now, are familiar with the sport, due to its popularity, it has popped up across the social media landscape, over the span of the last decade with mainstream athletes, and fighters training publicly. But the Martial Art we see today, wasn’t always what it appears to be. Muay Thai, was developed over several hundred years ago, the close combat nature of it, utilized the entire body as a weapon in war, hence why it is called the ‘the art of eight limbs’ due to the direct contact between each body part. Several scholars say the true nature of Muay Thai’s history was lost when the Burmese ransacked Ayudhaya, Siam’s capital city in Thailand, during the 14th century.

The way the body is used in Muay Thai, explains the ritualistic nature, you will see trailing into fights that occur in present-day clubs.

To scan the entire body, the hand becomes the ‘sword and dagger’, the shin and forearms are conditioned till they are hard, to act as armour. The elbows to be used on opponents like a heavy hammer if pivoted correctly, the legs and knees, likened to an axe and staff.

The relationship between each body part in combat is so closely interwoven and at one, that the fighter uses each, any, and every part as a way into any opening to defeat the opponent. It is both poetic and deadly.

The great history of Muay Thai dates back to the first army in which employed the combat, the 1238 Sukhothai Era, (the Buddhist years). This is where the first Thai army was formed in order to protect the capital within the city and its surrounding villages, against neighbouring kingdoms and tribes. Soldiers were taught how to use weapons, but also, how to use their bodies as weapons as they used every limb to fight, this was where Muay Thai was born alongside Krabi Krabong. As a result, Muay Thai became heavily interwoven into the fabric of the culture for the early Siamese people, because of being under constant threat of war. The first Muay Thai camps were formed as training centres, where men would train to fight, but also use it as a means to focus, gain discipline, and ongoing exercise. Soon, monks were instructed to teach the combative training, and the wisdom tied to it in Buddhist Temples, so that every generation would be equipped with the power of this knowledge.

This was never an elitist sport, because, anyone could use their body as a weapon if trained correctly. As more of the poor had access to Muay Thai, it then became a requirement for the elite, high class, and royalty to be well trained in the combat, as they believed this would lead to powerful future leaders, with the philosophy that a great who would be able to protect their country if it came to it.

Several generations later, this deeply poetic, philosophy and combative practice, has become a national sport, and form of self-defence for many across the world.  In the early days of Thai training in Thailand, fighters didn’t always have boxing bags and resources readily available, therefore they had to get creative, using banana and coconut trees, rivers, streams, and manual labour as skills to get better at the sport.

A well- known training method was kicking and kneeing Banana trees, because of their soft porous nature.

There was something deliciously poetic, and meaningful about the roots of this addictive sport. There is a timelessness to the beauty of not needing anything, or anyone but yourself in combat, equipment, or weapons. Although we don’t endorse violence, we do encourage our students to use their body, as a powerful tool, to sharpen, and discipline the mind. Knowing that when it comes to fight or flight, when you are in the throes of fear, when we have been faced with a global problem that has forced us all indoors, feeling immobile, that all you need is yourself to get you out. We train you, so that you may learn how to use the tools you already have to battle your own wars. Knowledge is power.

Looking for 10 men in Milton Keynes who want to relieve stress whilst getting super fit, super fast!
START THIS WEEK!
Learn how to combine speed, power, endurance and skill through the explosive art of Muay Thai Kickboxing. 
8 week beginners course.   
When: Tuesday 15th September   

Time: 8pm

Duration: 8 weeks

Where: Broughton Sports Pavilion, Milton Keynes

Price: Buy 1 get 1 half price (for full 8 weeks)

So £60 for 1 person, or £90 for 2.
Text to book your place 07412 993535