The small changes to the timetable are as follows and can be found below.
The Ladies class has now been removed for the cooler months and will return later in the year. So it’s back to the normal mixed 6pm class and the 7pm class will stay open to everyone who is looking to take the step up to the fighter style of session.
Due to winter sports programs (footy, netball, etc.) the kid’s classes for this term will now only be running once a week on Wednesday’s from 5pm-6pm. This will be re-evaluated at the end of the term.
XMAS is fast approaching, please see opening hours below to avoid any confusion.
“The NSW Government is reviewing the Combat Sports Act 2008 and is interested in receiving comments on the proposed reforms from people working in or having an interest in combat sports in NSW.”
This is a fantastic opportunity for those involved in the sport both here in NSW interstate to have their say in the proposed changes to the act. I encourage anyone who has the time and is interested in having a say to firstly read the discussion paper thoroughly first, then complete the survey.
Appropriate stakeholders weren’t given the opportunity to have their say when the act was changed to include Muaythai as a sport, so here is your chance.
Regardless of your gym affiliation, sanctioning body preference, or even combat sports preference, I encourage you to submit your views/opinions on the proposed amendments in the survey put forward by the CSA.
Submissions due September 11.
Details can be found here:
Tickets $10 which includes entry and sausage sizzle (not drinks)
Schedule is as follows:
12:00pm – Registration and Weigh In’s
We would like to invite fighters of all levels to get involved. This is a great way to test your skills in a controlled environment. Whether it’s to test out your new found skills or in training for your next fight, we will aim to match you up based on weights and experience levels.
The requirements for boxers is mouth guard, 16oz gloves, shin and groin guards.
Bouts will be 3 x 1.5 min rounds, and will be judged on Muaythai style and techniques (not on power).
For the move experienced boxers, we would also like to introduce elbows into the sparring. Elbow pads will be provided, but those wishing to use elbows will be required to wear headgear.
Trainers will be expected to show due diligence in instructing their fighters on keeping the power levels to a level playing field. These days are for the benefit of the sport and to give people a chance to test their skills, NOT for people to maim and injure!
Please contact me via email or mobile to register interest, as we would like to be able to gage numbers for food and to provide small prizes for those who participate in bouts and competitions.
U13 / 33 College St,
Andy : 0433 713 833
WOW, what a Saturday for PTJ Muaythai Gym! In what can only be described as Muaythai Madness, PTJ had a busy Saturday of Muaythai, playing host to Thai’s Saiyok and Kampan in a cracking seminar in the morning, then 3 our of up and comers fighting on the Unleashed promotion in Campsie, Sydney.
Saiyok and Kampan Seminar
It was an absolute pleasure to once again be given the opportunity to host to great ambassadors for the sport of Muaythai, Saiyok Pumpanmuang and Kampan Santaweesook. We had a great turn out from a variety of gyms from Sydney and afar, and it was great to see everyone training and learning together under the one roof. The experience levels were vast, from beginners to 20+ fight veterans, but judging from the smiles on everyone’s faces, everyone got their own little piece of technique to take away from the day.
The day started with a group warm up and shadow boxing, then the seminar was broken up into 2 groups. One group working with Kampan on his favored elbow techniques, while the other group was working with Saiyok on some of his favored kick and counter techniques. Once everyone had completed both sessions, the seminar was then pulled back into the one group for some clinch techniques and a final clinch session together. We were then treated to a round on the pads with Kampan watching his amazing kicks. To complete the day, we had some question time with the boys, and some great questions being asked by the guys who wanted to get an insight into the history of Saiyok and Kampan, and what motivates them to continue to do what they do best.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the day, and to SRG Gym, Bulldog Canberra, Bulldog Balmain and most importantly our friend Phillip Bennett, one of the true gentlemen in our sport.
Before I move into the fight wrap, I’d just like to say how proud I was last night in the way all 3 nakmuay fought and conducted themselves, REGARDLESS of the results. Our guys are fighting with some great style and composure, and are an absolute pleasure to corner and watch grow as a trainer. If you stick to what you are doing, you will triumph down the track as experience grows. There is no scrapiness, no bad sportsmanship, just a whole lot of heart and style which is something I’ve set out to achieve since day one.
First up was Tomo, affectionately known as “The Brick” to everyone at the gym. Tom fought a brawling boy from Taipan Gym, who come out swinging wildly in Rounds 1 and 2. Tomo managed to weather the storm and land some nice knees and left kicks in the opening of the 3rd which began to send his opponent onto the back foot. The 4th and final was do or die, with Tom’s opponent swinging wildly again and unfortunately catching Tom giving him a standing 8 count. Tom tried to push into his tiring opponent, but was still a little slow after the knock down and wasn’t able to regather the much needed points.
Second up was Steph “SKS” in her second bout in as many weeks! Steph was matched against a very strong tall girl from Kropkrua Gym in Woolongong and you are always in for a tough one against the Kropkrua guys. The bout started of nicely with both girls trading and countering well. As the second round came, Steph started to find her range and was landing some nicely timed left kicks. Come 3rd round, Steph had found form and was landing constant left kicks to the body of her tough opponent. Steph ended up taking the decision, breaking 2 records for our young gym, fighting twice in 2 weeks, and taking 3 straight wins. CONGRATS STEPH!
Last up was Andrew Ong against a strong and excited young fighter from Phoenix Gym in Canberra. At the stare down Ongy looked to be in for a very tough bout, but Ongy managed to remain calm and move well to score some nicely timed knees in round 1. Round 2 was much the same, with Ongy landing constant knee’s in the clinch, however he was taken down towards the end of the round with an illegal throw. Third round was much the same, with Ongy constantly scoring in the clinch and evading his opponent’s kicks with some nice replies. To the amazement of everyone involved, the decision went to his opponent. Regardless, Ongy fought a beautiful fight and should be proud for the way he approached this fight (and the decision).
We’re excited to announce the return of current Thailand Lumpinee champion and Thai Fight superstar, Saiyok Pumpanmuang with special guest Kampan Santaweesook to PTJ Muaythai Gym for another seminar.
This is such an amazing opportunity to have a current Bangkok stadium champion and skilled trainer to be joining us for a seminar . Saiyok’s list of accomplishments are massive, he is an extremely exciting fighter to watch, having fought around the world and beaten the likes of Jordan Watson, The Preacher, Kulebin, Villaume, Petrosyan, Durica and Samranchai.
Alongside him will be Kampan Santaweesook, ex-Bangkok stadium boxer who has fought all over the world. He was recently seen on FOX Sports against Beniah Doumah in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast against Phillip “Flip” Street. Kampan’s tricks are not to be missed and he is known for his aggressive style and elbow techniques.
Seminars are usually conducted for only 2 hours in halls of 50+ people, but we are hoping to make this a more intimate experience with strictly limited numbers in a smaller gym setting.
Please get in fast to avoid disappointment for this amazing opportunity to get a taste of Bangkok right here in Sydney!
If you haven’t seen Saiyok before, here are a couple of youtube clips to give you a taste of what’s to come:
SAIYOK BAG TRAINING
What a weekend! After getting stuck in the Friday afternoon grind on the way down out to Orange, and a little pit stop and chat with the local boys in blue, Scott and Junior weighed in on the money at a country pub in Lucknow. Saturday was spent down at the local pools enjoying the 5 and 10m towers, and watching some of the locals doing their daily “mainies” through the streets of Orange… the boys were relaxed and ready to rumble.
With the line up to get into the venue gathering steam well before the 6:30pm kick off, the Conquest show was destined to be a big night out in town for not only the locals, but the PTJ crew that came down to support our boys. It was a great mix of local, Sydney, interstate and international talent on display at the Orange Function Centre, and with the help of an “interesting” MC, the show was underway.
SCOTT WILSON vs LIAM GALAYINI
Right from the opening bell, Scott was set on letting his Central Coast opponent know here was in for a long night. Scott show’s some beautiful Muaythai techniques in the early rounds, and maintained his composure and continued to lift the pace of the fight as it went on into the later rounds. Liam’s rib cage was starting to show damage going into the 3rd, and Scott continued to counter Liam’s attacked with numerous thumping right kicks and knees to the body. Rounds 4 and 5 was much the same, with Scott moving into the clinch to try and expose the rib cage and continue to work on Liams ribs with some nicely executed knees.
Result: Scott Wilson, unanimous points decision winner and new Middleweight NSW Amateur Muaythai Champion.
JUNIOR ZAKARIJA vs JASON MCKEOWN
The unassuming Jason was quick to stamp his authority in the opening rounds on Junior, landing some clean punches, and moving in not allowing Junior to use his trademark kicks. Second round was much of the same, however Junior was starting to lift and scored some beautiful take downs. The 3rd saw Jason trying to pick it up even more, however Junior continued to off balance Jason with some clean take downs from catching kicks, and from inside the clinch. In rounds 4 and 5, Junior’s sheer determination to bring home the title showed, and he continued to apply pressure, and started to find his range with cleaner punches and some nice kicks to the body. By this stage the crowd was going nuts, and at times it felt like the whole of Ryde City was in our corner by the noise coming out of the supporters who came down for the show.
Result: Junior Zakarija, split points decision and new Super Middle Weight NSW Amateur Muaythai Champion
For a first time show from one of Muaythai’s nicest guys, Phillip Bennett, it will surely go down as one for the history books, with a good crowd, great line up of fights, and even one of the biggest upsets in Australian Muaythai, NSW boy Joe Concha knocking out QLD hot shot Dane “Daddy Cool” with a perfectly timed elbow.
Special thanks must go out to everyone who came down to show their support, Nathan in his behind the scenes work with the boys, and Muaythai’s nice guy, promoter Phil Bennett. Thanks must also go out to the Westcott’s who hosted an after party to remember on their amazing property out the outskirts of town, and helped send the boys back with some fond memories of Orange.
CONGRATULATIONS BOYS! The hard work’s paying off, and thankfully both boys came away fresh and injury free. Now, time to prepare for the next show in a couple of weeks, REVOLUTION AT THE ROXY, MARCH 10. Tickets now on sale at the gym.
From all the team at PTJ Muaythai Gym we would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas period.
May the new year bring you all health, wealth and happiness and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year to work off those couple of extra kg’s you may have earned in your time off.