EVERYONE AT PHOENIX IS TRAINED TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT
95% OF PEOPLE NEVER COMPETE BUT EVERYONE AT PHOENIX IS TRAINED IN A PROFESSIONAL FIGHTER ENVIRONMENT TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE.
ADULTS: The grading system is the syllabus and everyone follows that path. If you set a goal to compete you have to work through to Level 2 (Novice Intermediate), then there is two requirements. Pass the Fight Team Test and meet the training schedule. As a fighter, you have additional responsibilities and expectations. A minimum of 5 training sessions per week, which will increase as you progress and closer to a fight. You are responsible for additional extra training, which will include conditioning such as sprints, mountain running and strength work. Often training 2 times per day.
JUNIORS: Same as Adults except min standard is Warriors Level 6 or Invite. Competition for juniors is very irregular, interstate and infrequent. It is a demanding, time consuming, full power sport that is unregulated. Very few juniors have the aptitude to compete and are put through a rigorous selection requirement by invitation only. In general if you want to compete, play a sport, like rugby with regular competition and compete when you are 16+. Any parent or child with goals to compete must discuss this with the Head Coach.
We have the results to prove we are one of the premier Muay Thai clubs in Australia with numerous Muay Thai & kickboxing junior and senior champions and title holders. We bring out the warrior within if you are someone that is looking for training that works and will develop you to be a competitor. You can train at Phoenix and go anywhere and you will be a level above and ready to go.
We are a nontraditional club and do not incorporate cultural or spiritual aspects of Muay Thai into the training. I am not Thai, my trainer wasn’t Thai and although I have extensive experience in Thailand, at Thai camps and with Thai trainers, we focus on the effective striking and martial side of Muay Thai.
Our Competition Team is Muay Thai and Kickboxing. Competition Team Coaching is led by Anthony Manning, who has been developing fighters for over 25 years and was a professional fighter for 15 years with Kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA experience. A former multiple National Champion who also has operational military experience he can get you to achieve more than you ever thought possible. He has been a Muay Thai Australia National Team Coach and Manager, for both junior and seniors, World Championships and knows what it takes to get in the ring and be a champion.
You have Previous Experience: If you come to Phoenix with previous experience, talk to Anthony to join in and set some goals.