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Muay Thai Interclub – Black Widow (18.09.16)

Muay Thai Interclub

Sunday 18th September 2016

At the Black Widow Martial Arts Academy

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First Floor 858, Washwood Heath Road, Ward End, Birmingham B8 2NL.

If anyone is interested in fighting at our next Interclub, please contact Kru Leigh with your Age, Weight and Experience as soon as possible. So we can get you matched!!

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  • JUNIORS (Age 5-10) 10am-12pm
  • JUNIORS (Age 11-16) 12pm-2pm
  • ADULTS (Age 17+) 2pm-5pm

Refereeing by Shaun Bolland

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Luke Greenshields V Steve Johns

Last Man Standing 25th April 15th 2015

Luke Greenshields (Black Widow) V Steve Johns (Chao Phraya)

Steve said: “So as much as I’d like to say that after a hard fought bout yesterday I came away with a win, unfortunately this wasn’t to be the case. I was caught with heavy leg kicks in the first round taking it out of action and was unable to continue. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that wished me luck and especially those that traveled to support me.

With a hostile local crowd it meant the world to me. After seven weeks of hard training I’d also like to thank Kru Leigh Edlin, Kru Brian Pawsey, Fight Specifix and Max Skidmore for all their help in my training. Most importantly the never wavering support of my amazing wife Lisa… Much love to all”.

A few photo’s and video from the event:

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These fantastic images from the event are by Howarth Photography and can be purchased online here >> www.howarthphotography.com

How to score in Muay Thai

How to score in Muay Thai Workshop

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Sunday 29th March @7:30pm

With Kru Shaun Boland

This is a hands on course which will cover correct and effective scoring techniques in addition to teaching the rules & regulations governing Muay Thai scoring. This course will benefit fighters, coaches and anyone who wishes to receive a better understanding of scoring in Muay Thai.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Muay Thai scoring criteria
  • Scoring strategies (offensive & defensive)
  • Fouls
  • How to effectively score using:
    1. Kicks
    2. Knees
    3. Punches
    4. Elbows
    5. Clinch
    6. Off balancing
    7. Trips

Cost

Normal training session fee for Chao Phraya licensed students.

NOT TO BE MISSED!!

Smelly Gloves?

Smelly Gloves

Smelly Gloves

TOP TIPS

  1. Don’t leave in your bag
  2. Put in well-ventilated area
  3. Use an anti-bacterial spray
  4. Newspaper to absorb sweat
  5. Fabric softener sheet
  6. Smells nice again!!

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HERE’S HOW!!

1. Don’t leave in your bag

Your hot, dark, damp, sweaty training bag is the perfect breeding for bacteria. If you just leave your gloves in your bag after each training or sparring session, you’ll find your gloves smell more and more. If you do nothing else, take them out of your bag when you get home.

2. Put in well-ventilated area

This can be in a utility room, garage, shed or conservatory with decent air circulation. Mesh bags can be great for carrying your gear that can be used to hang your stuff to dry it out. The main thing is that the gloves need to be completely dried out so the bacteria has no moisture in which to breed.

3. Use an anti-bacterial spray

Before hanging your gloves to dry, you can help kill the bacteria by using an anti-bacterial Febreeze spray or something similar.

4. Newspaper to absorb sweat

Add a few sheets of screwed up newspaper into each glove, this will help take out all the sweat and moisture out of the gloves.

5. Fabric softener sheet

Best tip of all… buy some cheap fabric softener sheets! Put them in the gloves around the newspaper to start to get rid of the smells. Then when your going to use the gloves again, rub the sheets around the inside of the gloves for extra freshness.

6. Smells nice again!!

Your boxing gloves are one of those things that tend to start smelling really bad over time, especially if you work hard! They are a massive breeding ground for bacteria and over time it can get really bad, so bad that other students will avoid sparring with you!! So don’t be that Muay Thai Fighter… follow the above and everyone will still love you!!!

ParnPetch Rirom – Workshop (07.06.14)

ParnPetch Rirom

 

DATE: 7th June 2014

TIME: 1pm – 3pm

PARNPETCH RIROM: Arjarn Parnpetch Rirom has spent the last 16 years coaching in Bangkok and throughout the World. He was one of the head coaches at the World famous Sasripapa gym. With over 250 fights, both an amazing technician & awesome fighter and to his credit Arjarn Parnpetch was a former Ratchadamnoen champion. He was also awarded the most exciting fighter of the year at both Ratchadamnoen (twice) and Lumpinee.

Chao Phraya Lincoln are proud to present a clinch (Prumb) and fight strategy seminar/workshop. Arjarn Parnpetch is one of Kru Leigh Edlin’s & Kru Shaun Boland’s original teachers and coaches in the UK and Bangkok.

This seminar is open to all camps, clubs and styles – Including: Muay Thai, MMA, Kickboxing and K1 etc …who have a thirst for knowledge & experience!!

WORKSHOP DETAILS: TBC

WHAT TO BRING: TBC

PRICE: £20

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE >> CLICK

LOCATION BELOW: Fight Specifix Unit 3A – Exchange Road, Doddington Road, Lincoln LN6 3JY

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SAENCHAI v PAKORN: ParnPetch Rirom was Saenchai’s chosen corner man and coach for the SuperShowdown 10, in Glasgow on the 10th November 2012.

PARNPETCH RIROM – IN ACTION:


KIATPHONTIP SHOW

KIATPHONTIP SHOW

KIATPHONTIP SHOW

Sunday, 24 November 2013
12noon – 17:00pm

Kiatphontip promotions are proud to announce an afternoon of championship muay thai boxing at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds. Doors open 12pm first fight at 1pm.

Tickets available at £27 each from: James Bowen at james@wanderlustfilms.co.uk

LINE UP SO FAR…

MAIN EVENT

1. Brad Stanton (Kiatphontip Gym) v Josh Palmer (Urban Kings) 67KG FTR
2. Sebastian Fraczyk (Beastmasters) v Pindi Madahar (TMA) 71KG
3. Tim Nutter (Kiatphontip) v Adrian Crookendale (Singdyat) 60KG FTR

BRITISH TITLE FIGHT

4. Kieron Jessop (Golden Team) v Harry Burton (Stoke) 64KG
5. Helen Wilson (Headhunters) v Jacqui Boggart (Northern Spirit) 56KG
6. Adam Holdsworth (Kiatphontip) v Jacob Smith (Thai Fist) 58KG
7. Gary Laws (Northern Kings) V Brad Exley (Tobins) 60KG
8. Patrick Simpson (Kiatphontip) v Jack Maguire (Chaiyo) 63KG
9. Hayley Fox (Hanuman) v Laura Baugh (Mersey Thai) 55KG

Junior Northern Area Title

10. Shane Farquharson (Kiatphontip) v Dalton Little (Bradford Pro) 57KG
11. Lucy Horrobin (Hard knocks) v Jo Clemens (Ko Kickboxing)
12. Ruairi Crossan (Northern Kings) v Michael Dziuda (Bradford Pro) 78KG
13. Penny Bel (Kiatphontip) v Debbie Thwaite (MFKB) 53KG
14.Tristan Dickson (Big Kat) v James Bowen (Chao Phraya) 71KG
15. Chloe Moore (Kiatphontip) v Claire Clements (The Factory) 70kg
16. Kyron Miller (Hanuman) v Harry Collier (Mersey Thai) 60KG


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Tear up at the tower 3

TEAR UP AT THE TOWER 3

Could this be the biggest K-Star show of the year? ‘Tear Up At The Tower 3’ on 1st December is looking awesome, here some of the first few fights to be announced.

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ADRIAN MAGUIRE K-Star v REECE ‘TITAN’ THOMPSON Mungkorn Dam
Reece who had an outstanding junior career, has just taken former World Champion Dan McGowan the distance. After the fight Dan said that Reece ‘is by far the toughest lad I’ve ever fought and took it to me up until the final bell’. Which is an amazing statement from a former World champion who has been competing regularly in the stadiums in Thailand!

Reece himself is just back from an extended stay in Thailand where he also had a couple of fights, this really will be a tough challenge for Adrian. Adrian who has been plagued by pullouts over the years had a good start to the second half of the year with 2 wins in a row, but was once again left without an opponent for Tear Up 2 when his planned opponent Gurpreet Swali had to pull out due to injury, hopefully this will be 3 wins in a row on 1st December at the Tower Ballroom in Birmingham.

Nathan Epps K-Star v Michal Kosik from Slovakia
Nathan Takes on strong Slovakian fighter Michal Kosik under K1 rules. Local star Nathan’s exciting all action style has made him a big favourite of the fans, but this will be another big International challenge for him.

FROM: Tear Up At The Tower 2 – Nathan Epps v Adam Laassel

Mike Long Master Chana v Jersey Pinto Tsnamai gym
Another amazing A class bout lined up is Mike Long vs Jersey Pinto.
Mike who is trained by Master Chana hasn’t had the experience his opponent has but makes up for it in talent. He’s a young up and coming fighter with a style that gets the purists mouth’s watering and finger’s pointing. Tsunamai’s Jersey Pinto won the ISKA British title last year in a torrid battle against Rafal Gorka. He’s strong and durable and hits hard. The two styles should make this one a thriller.

Mark Timms K-Star v Phil Burke Leeds
Mark Timms from K-star will be having his first A class bout against Phil from Leeds. Burke is a very experienced fighter that has fought in many different weight divisions and also took on the talented K-star fighter Dan Edwards when not many others would. His skills acquired through entering the ring numerous times should be a massive challenge for Mark Timms. Mark last fought in October pulling off a draw with Juan Cervantes at Tear up at the Tower 2. It was a tough match that went five solid rounds and one the crowd overly enjoyed.

FROM: Tear Up At The Tower 2 – Mark Timms v Juan Cervantez

Steve Kent v Kobda Mia
Good novice match up.

Jon Bell v Simon Delaney

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Jon Bell from Choa Phraya will be making his pro debut against Simon Delaney from Evolution gym. Delaney is coming off a loss and will be looking to even out his record with his second pro fight. A good Midlands match up.

Corey Phillips K-Star v Danny Hendle
Corey Phillips from K-star and Danny Hendle will go head to head once again in Birmingham almost one year to the day. The last time they fought it was a close fight with Hendle getting the nod. Both lads put in such a good performance people were talking about a rematch before the fight had even ended. Hendle is a dangerous and experienced boxer, having fought and trained in Thailand on several occasions. He’s strong fast and knows his way around the ring. Since they met Corey has been racking up some good wins, stopping George Jarvis in the final of the Super League to pick up the title and also taking Ben Campbell’s British Celtic title in fantastic fashion. Two young, hungry lads and stars of the future!

Tickets available for Jon Bell or Shaun Bolland at (£30 each) – They have already sold 50% so it will be first come first served.

Kru Leigh’s – Thailand Trip (01.11.13)

Kru Leigh Edlin, Paul Kirk & Luke Brooks – Thailand Trip

Story to follow…

Stepping out for Chao Phraya Muay Thai on Monday 11th November, Leigh Edlin will be fighting against a Thai opponent in Chiang Mai Thailand.

11th November 2013
Leigh Edlin (Lanna Muay Thai) v Cheulong (Chaiyang)
At the Liokroh Boxing Stadium (Chiang Mai)

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Pictures so far!

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From Kru Shaun Boland

For my Nak Rian, Nak Muay and friend…

Stepping out for Chao Phraya Muay Thai on Monday 11th November, Leigh Edlin will be fighting against a Thai opponent in Chiang Mai Thailand.

Leigh’s current record stands at 15 fights with a total of 13 wins (10 by KO) 1 loss 1 draw. He holds WMTO Midlands area, IKF English, IKF British, ISKA British, ISKA Commonwealth & ISKA European title belts and has fought Thai nationals twice before in Thailand winning both by KO.

Leigh has been my student, Fighter, senior instructor (For Chao Phraya & Chao Phraya Lincoln) and friend for over 11 years now and we have journeyed together through our training and passion, not just for Muay Thai , but in Thai History, culture and Buddhism.

As his teacher I am honoured and proud to have him as a student and as his friend I am equally honoured. I personally wish him Chok Dee (Good luck) for this fight (it is only the second time out of 15 that I have not been by his side for a fight).

I have written this and put up the photographs of our journey together so far, may we be blessed and continue our journey for many more years – With respect and heart felt love.

How to score in Muay Thai

How to score in Muay Thai

Workshop – 14th Sept 2013

Kru Shaun is very pleased to be able to offer the following workshop
To be held in St. Ives Cambridgeshire on Saturday September 14th 2013.

How to score in Muay Thai

‘How to score in Muay Thai’

Kru Shaun will be joined by Venit Kaewmala (Prathet) to run this 4 hour workshop. This will be an intensive course on correct and effective scoring techniques for Muay Thai competition benefiting both fighters and trainers and anyone who wishes to receive a better understanding of our sport. This will be a hands on workshop in addition to rules and regulations for Muay Thai scoring.

We will be covering the following:

1. Introduction

  • Muay Thai scoring criteria

2. How to effectively score using

  • Kicks
  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • Punches
  • Clinch
  • Off balancing
  • Trips

3. Scoring strategies (aggressive & defensive)

4. Fouls

Course details:

COURSE: How to score in Muay Thai
COST: £30.00
DATE: Saturday 14th September 2013
TIMES: 12pm-4pm (approximate finish time)
VENUE: St. Ives Boxing Club.

IBMTO Certificates of attendance will be presented upon completion.
(Please note this is not a Judging course)

DIRECTIONS TO COURSE VENUE:
Head for ‘The Dolphin Hotel’ London Road,St Ives,Cambs PE27 5EP
Leave the A14 at junction 26 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, taking the A1096 towards St Ives. At the first roundabout, turn left then immediately right into London Road. Continue for about half a mile and The Dolphin Hotel is on the left by the old river bridge. Please note that vehicles are not permitted to cross the old river bridge. You can park at the hotel and it is £1 for all day (pay as you leave).

Proceed to walk over the bridge (enjoy the view)and turn immediately right following the river front. Take the first left, which is opposite the boat ramp, and continue along the alley. After appx 50mtrs you will see a taxi rank on the right (A&B taxis) the boxing club is immediately to your left in line with the Taxi rank, proceed up the stairs to the gym.

Bring your own pens and note pads and any refreshments you may need. There are shops, café’s and restaurants in the town if required. Toilets are available on site.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.

To book, please email Shaun on the address below:

SHAUN
IBMTO Director
shaun.muaythai@gmail.com

Kwai – Muay Thai Interclub

Kwai – Muay Thai Interclub

10th August 2013

Kwai - Muay Thai Interclub

Weigh in: 11am  First fight starts at: 12pm  Finishes: 5pm  Fighters: 60

All interclubs are regulated and there are no decisions on the fights. This enables the fighter to practice his technique and gain experience in the ring. There is a referee and timekeeper present throughout the fights.

  • Each fighter will receive a certificate and trophy.
  • Everyone is welcome to support on the day.
  • Instructors; please forward fighters details 1 week before the event and bring your own protective equipment.
  • Admission £TBC for fighters and spectators.
  • Refreshments available.

We look forward to seeing on the day…

Chao Phraya Academy – Competing Fighters

  • Jack Choi
  • Trevor Gibbs
  • Darren Sullivan
  • Paul Stafford
  • Sam Hyde
  • Sam Tweed

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Photo’s on the day, will be taken by www.wanderlustfilms.co.uk

TRAVEL: Meeting at the Chao Phraya Academy at 09:00am on the day.
ADDRESS: Broad Leas Centre, Broad Leas, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5QB


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Khrob Kru & Grading Ceremonies

Khrob Kru Ceremony

STEVEN JOHNS – 8th Khan

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Just returned from Chao Phraya Lincoln after attending the Khrob Kru (teacherr) ceremony for Steven Johns. Since our humble beginnings 13 years ago Chao Phraya has only previously awarded 3 Kru grades: Kru Leigh Edlin, Kru James Khan & Kru Samir Hidalgo. The grade is not given away and has to be earned through many years of dedication, loyalty and hard work. So it was a great honour for me to watch the first person who I graded as Kru Leigh Edlin, to be giving his first Kru grading to his student. This is a very personal and significant ceremony between Kru (teacher) and Nak Rian (student). Congratulations Kru Steven Johns you are now a part of Chao Phraya Muay Thai’s heritage.

Kru Shaun Boland

Kru Steven JohnsPictured: Kru Leigh Edlin, Kru Steven Johns & Senior Kru Shaun Boland

Assistant Instructor Ceremony

BRIAN PAWSEY – 7th Khan

Brian Pawsey
Pictured: Kru Leigh Edlin, Asst. Kru Brian Pawsey & Senior Kru Shaun Boland

Gradings

KARL KENNEDY – 5th Khan
DAZ SULLIVAN – 2nd Khan
PAUL STAFFORD – 2nd Khan
SEAN O’MEARA – 2nd Khan
TREVOR GIBBS – 2nd Khan
JAMES COHEN – 2nd Khan
SAM HYDE – 1st Khan

Photography by www.trevorgibbs.co.uk

ISKA European Title – Bring it on, like Donkey Kong!

ISKA European Title
Bring it on, like Donkey Kong!

Saturday 13th April 2013

ISKA European Champion

WHO >>
Only one day to go, as Leigh Edlin prepares for his ISKA European Title Fight V Michele Botezatu (Italy). With the weight in today.

Leigh Edlin

WHERE >>
At The New Bingley Hall, Hockley, Birmingham B18 5BE.

WHEN >>
Doors Open at 4.00PM / First Fight at 4.30PM

ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT >>
Call 07757 984266 to get your tickets now or inbox me for advance purchases, only a handful of tickets remain and maybe sold out before doors open!!

CHOK DEE >>
Everybody at The Chao Phraya Muay Thai Academy would like to wish our Kru Leigh Edlin, the very best of luck for tomorrow night! It will go off like Donkey Kong!!