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.

With the feeling of uncertainty in the air,  the summer months pass by in full swing,  and the lockdown laws have easened a little, we are still looking to other remedies to stay safe, protected, and healthy during this time as the scent of a pandemic is still in the air.

One of our favourite medicines is Black Seed Oil, a largely talked about but slept on remedy when taking on a number of health issues. There are a number of different types, here are a few to learn about:

Ajenuz, Aranuel, Baraka, Black Cumin, Black Caraway, Charnuska, Cheveux de Vénus, Cumin Noir, Fennel Flower, Fitch, Graine de Nigelle, Graine Noire, Kalajaji, Kalajira, Kalonji, La Grainer Noire, Love in a Mist, Mugrela, Nielle, Nigella sativa, Nigelle de Crête, Nigelle Cultivée, Nutmeg Flower, Poivrette, Roman-Coriander, Schwarzkummel, Small Fennel, Toute Épice, Upakuncika.

Black seed is actually planted and was discovered over 2000 years ago in the tomb of King Tut. There is scientific evidence to suggest, Black Seed can be used to reduce high blood pressure, boost the immune system, fight cancer, and lessen allergic reactions. It has been historically used for nasal congestion, toothache, headache, intestinal issues, parasites, and infection. Today it is used to combat a number of health issues such as treating digestive tract conditions, as well as respiratory conditions. Asthma, cough, bronchitis, flu, swine flu, treating cancer and combatting the immune system.

Black seed is  also used in combination with cysteine, vitamin E, Saffron, to ease the side effects of a chemotherapy drug called cisplatin this highlights the power it carries in calming quite strong side effects of man made drugs. Others apply it directly to the skin for joint pain, headache, and skin conditions. The best part, they are fully available in local grocery stores too.

Look out for more on Black seed, when we drop cool recipes to make, from masks to meals!


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

After almost 11 weeks in Lockdown, the mind, and body are still going through the motions, it is definitely still an adjustment period for many of us, one that is ever-evolving. There is no shame in still feeling trapped or a little suffocated by the routine, or even still holding on to remnants of our former lives.  Having to swap work clothes for sweats, back to back Zoom call meetings, staying indoors, and feeling like we have missed out on the millions of Instagram Yoga lives, and Zoom boxing classes. It is overwhelming, and contradictory to actually serve our wellbeing, and allowing it free flow and thrive, at a time like this. Our depth for mobility is limited, and our minds over-saturated. Now more than ever, a little extra push is needed to get the blood flowing around the body, to ensure, the mind, body, and spirit, are taken care of.

With this in mind, Safari MMA has launched our biggest project to date, from 1st – 7th June 2020, we will be hosting a Global Workout Summit comprising of the most elite instructors of their fields. In bringing YOU multiple classes in one place, over a period of 7 days. We will be joined by women specialising in Ballet, Yoga, Muay Thai, Jui Jitsu, Pilates, Gymnastics, and Wellbeing, to coach you through this difficult time, without the heavy price tag. With many, many classes to choose from, your week of wellbeing workouts will be covered.

Here are some of the amazing instructors you will get to meet:

  • Joanna Ziobronowicz, BJJ Black belt, World, European, and Grand Slam champion and full-time Brazilian Jitsu professor.

  • Becky Miller, qualified in 8+ styles of Yoga, and 800+ hours of teacher training, she teaches a wide variety of styles including, Vinyasa, dynamic flow, freedom flow, Yin restorative.

  • Lauren Gregory fitness coach, Ultramarathon runner, endurance athlete, Lucozade Movers list.

  • Lara Fawzy UAE Muay Thai champion in January 2020, HIIT instructor and certified PT.

  • Alexis Rufus, Cross fit World and regionals Competitor, 5 times World Champion Thai boxing.

  • Dr Huda Thakur, wellness specialist, Founder and CEO of centre for Neuro Excellence, life and leadership coach.

  • Hayley Carter BJJ instructor, Double Gold British Champion, European Master champion, and certified PT.

  • Emily Hughes, is a Vinyasa Yoga instructor and professional Ballerina.

  • Kati Simpson, International elite Gymnast coach, Commonwealth Scottish team squad member, British Championship Competitor.

  • Nabila Martinez, a BJJ and Judo coach, Silver medallist, runner up Olympic freestyle Wrestling team.

  • Aimee Falconer, artistic gymnast of 7 years, squad coach and qualified judge.

  • Lynn Northcott, marathon runner, owner of Jogon sportswear brand.

All you have to do is sign up, and WE will do the rest.

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