July Muay Thai testing results

These are the results from the recent round of Muay Thai tests held on July 16 and July 23. If you’re moving up to a new class, please make sure that you have the proper equipment needed to participate. Congrats to everyone on your hard work! GREEN Peter Mol Deanna Mol Parham Taher Shan Niazi Allan Nguyen Justin Bettencourt Ben …

Lazy Sunday Link Dump: Strong, Gentle and Beautiful edition

Sensei Keiko Fukuda receiving her 10th degree judo black belt at the age of 98 is my hands-down favourite story of the week. Fukuda is the first woman to reach 10th dan and the last living student of judo founder Jigoro Kano. Read her story at the San Francisco Chronicle and watch a clip from her upcoming documentary above. More …

Proper equipment required if you passed Muay Thai testing

The recent Muay Thai testing results are posted on the white board at the gym (and will be re-posted here in the coming days). For any Kombat Muay Thai students going to the Advanced class, please take note that you’re going to need a mouthpiece and shin pads in order to participate. For those going to the Fighters class, you …

Kombat Arts Back to School Special!

*EDIT: The Back to School membership deal is now available until September 15! The Kombat Arts Training Academy is offering a Back to School membership deal, available for the entire month of August! At Kombat Arts you will: Lose Weight While Having Fun Learn Self-Defence Tone & Build Your Muscles Improve Your Energy Levels Increase Your Self-Confidence Visit our testimonials …

Video: Setting Goals and Reaching New Heights part II

A couple of months ago we talked about Sifu Joey’s goal of being able to deadlift 405 pounds before his birthday on August 1. Not only did he reach his goal, he surpassed it, lifting a crazy 415 pounds. It just goes to show what you can accomplish when you stay focused and push yourself to reach new heights. Check …

Lazy Sunday Link Dump: “It’s the Speed That Kills” edition

Gotta love this video of 46-year-old light heavyweight boxing champ Bernard Hopkins giving some pointers to Rashad Evans (check the references to both Bruce Lee and James Toney). With the way Evans teed off on Tito Ortiz, I’d say he was listening closely. More stuff worth a click: What’s the battle like inside a fighter’s mind before he/she even enters …

Kombat goes 3-0 at HUF boxing event, covers Mississauga News

Kombat Arts boxer Rick Staggs held down the front page of The Mississauga News on Friday, showcasing a mean left hook in a bout he won by split decision. Fellow Kombat teammates Medhi Abidibi and Lexton Bates were also victorious on the card, hosted by HUF Gym on Thursday as part of the closing ceremonies for HUF’s annual free summer …

Video: MMA Conditioning drills with Kru Joey and Strong-Athlete.com

Kru Joey De Los Reyes, Kombat’s fearless leader, has been bringing some great content to the pages of Strong-Athlete.com. In this video, Kru Joey demonstrates three simple and practical conditioning drills for MMA. Head over to Strong-Athlete to read the full article. They also profiled Kru Joey in a previous installment that is well worth the read. We linked it …

How I lost over 70 pounds at Kombat Arts Training Academy

This is a guest post from one of our students, David Gilbert, about how training Muay Thai at Kombat Arts has helped him overhaul his life. It’s a great story, check it out and pass it on. Thanks David, keep up the awesome work! My Kombat Experience and Journey to a Better Me I have been dealing with obesity since …

Lazy Link Dump: “They left her no choice” edition

Will my girl Gina Carano rake it in at the box office? Will I ever get these Sunday link dumps back on schedule? Stay tuned. Until then, more links. Glorious links. Packed with protein and “good” fats, salmon is one awesome foodstuff. Unfortunately, because of polluted waters and the state of the farming industry, what you get at the store …