PRIDE MUAY THAI 

Passion. Respect. Integrity. Dedication. Excellence. 

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Kids Beginner Muay Thai Classes are almost FULL!

Posted by pridemuaythai2012 on September 20, 2017 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Our kids beginner muay thai classes are almost full!!  Classes start next Monday, September 25th. 


If you miss the chance to get registered for the first session, we have opened up a second set of beginner classes starting the week of October 16th.

Ages 5 - 9: Tuesday & Friday from 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Ages 10 - 15: Wednesday & Friday from 5:15pm - 6pm


The cost is only $168.00...plus a $50 registration fee. We are accepting registrations for October now!

Click the link below to reserve your spot!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=287778&stype=-103&sTG=34&sVT=43&sView=week&sLoc=0&date=09/20/17




Back to school means back to class!

Posted by pridemuaythai2012 on August 30, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

While your thinking about back to school, dont forget those extra cirricular activities too! Many organizations and clubs start up their programs as well and its no different for us!


Classes begin September 11th for our Intermediate - Level 1 students, Begiiner 2 students and grapplers.. Our Beginner 1 muay thai program begins monday, September 25th.


For more information on our Beginner Muay Thai program, please call the club at 204-505-4048 or click www.pridemuaythai.com/beginner-muay-thai



2014 TBA-SA Muay Thai Classic Tournament

Posted by pridemuaythai2012 on July 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I finally have a moment to sit down and write about our awesome experience at the Muay Thai Classic tournament in Iowa this past weekend.


If you kept an eye on our facebook page, most of you will know that our little club did extremely well. We couldnt be more proud of our fighters!


We had 10 fighters go out this year. Ranging from the age of 9 to 47!  Let me break this down for you, because the diversity in our team was amazing!  We had 2 nine year olds, 3 junior fighters, 5 male fighters and 5 female fighters, 8 novice fighters, an A class fighter, A novice fighter who stepped up to B class, and two seniors, one male and one female. Whom all were in a different weight brackets! 


The weekend went by so fast! We arrived in Des Moines on wednesday night between 9:30 - 10:00 pm after driving for 12 hours! Thursday was the weigh ins.. we all made weight with no poroblems.. Friday the elimination fights were to start.  After all 480 registered fighters checked in, we had 5 of our fighters automatically advance to the championships.


Cory and Brianne fought the first day.. they both fought very tough opponents and unfortunetly they did not get the win. But that didnt put a damper on our spirits because we still had 8 more fighters left to fight. Friday we had 3 fighters go to battle. Justyn, Kru wayne and our littlest guy Jearan. Justyn brought us the first W for the team! Unfortunately that was the only win for the day. Little Jearan fought a taller opponent who had won the tournament the last two years in a row and he came out quite aggressive which startled Jearan in the first round. Wayne got to do battle with his first pick. Wayne's opponent was a guy he had previously fought a few years ago in calgary, the fight didnt go to well for Wayne back then, so he was excited to have the re-match. But his opponent was much bigger and stronger. He read Kru Wayne like a book and dominated the whole fight! But is was an exciting fight to say the least.


Championship day - Sunday. 


Already promised to be a busy day with having 6 fighters, so we were expecting to be crazy.. But  it happened to work out very nice for us. I dont know if the tournament directors were thinking about us or not, but the fights seemed to be scheduled perfectly.  We started the day with Justyn.


Justyns championship fight was a battle to the bitter end. Wow, was it exciting. He fought a very talented young man from southside muay thai in toronto. Unfortunately after three fast paced rounds, the decision went to Justyns opponent.


Up next - Ashley and Dave

Ashley was our novice who stepped up to B class so she could fight. She was matched up against a girl who had fought 9 times already.. we really didnt have the cards in our favor. But we knew this going in and worked on a game plan.. Ashley stuck to the game plan and completely dominated the fight. Our first win for the day and our first Title for the team!


Daves fight was immediatley after Ashley. Even though we were all on a high after Ashley's win, we had another job to do. Win another fight! And David did just that! Although Dave had some background in boxing, it was the clinch that sealed the deal for him. Both Dave and his opponent were extremely exhausted after this first round, But David knew he had to finish up and take the belt! Our second win of the day and our second Title for the team!



After a short break it was Hudson and Drea's turn in the ring!



Hudson was our other little nine year old. He was fighting another young boy who had experience in the ring.. He had already won two boxing matches. So we had to come up with a game plan.  Once the fight started, Hudson stuck to it.. lots of kicks.  The first round was so close... at lease we all thought so. The second round, Hudson dominated in the clinch, we moved his opponent all over the ring. I think he may have won the second round. The third round was a little like the first, hudson kicked and his opponenet boxed.  But Hudson's opponent was a little more aggressive in that last round, so I am sure the judges gave it to him. The final decision went to Hudson's opponenet. It was so close in our eyes. I wasnt really impressed with the sportsmanship of Hudsons opponent during the fight... His behavor was more for a street fighter, I dont believe in antagonizing the other fighter.  But after the fight and decision was made, he did lift hudsons hand in respect.


Onward to Drea's fight. We were fortunate enought to watch Drea's opponent fight the day before, so we got a little idea of what to expect. Drea's is extremely strong in the clinch and she quite a height advantage on her oppoenent. Drea's moved her around the ring all three rounds. It went back and forth between the two, punching and kicking, and clinch. It was an awesome fight! And even more awesome when Drea's name was announced for the win. Another W and another title for the team!


Last but not least - Coach Char


Since its me writing this... its hard to talk about myself. I was exhausted and I wanted to puke... I need to work on my cardio.. lol.   I WON! I got the title for my team!   Cant say more than that!   :)


So out of 10 fighters, we are taking home 4 belts, 4 titles!  Thats pretty good for a small club. We could'nt be more happier or prouder for our team and our club! We are so proud of each and every member of the team. We all went out there and fought with heart and passion. We couldnt ask for more.




Gym Hoppers and the Importance of Loyality

Posted by pridemuaythai2012 on March 9, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We read a really good article yesterday regarding gym hopping and the importance of loyalty.


Loyalty in the Muay Thai community is what makes Muay Thai unique. And anyone that trains at our club knows the importance of what loyalty means to us. We are family. And we strive for that atmosphere at the gym. That is what "PRIDE" means. Especially to us.


Ever wonder why we called our gym "Pride"? I will tell you.


The word PRIDE and every letter of the word means something to us. When we decided to open our own gym, we thought alot about how we wanted to be perceived. We knew we didn't want our students or members to feel like a number. We wanted them to feel like they were a part of a group, a family, a PRIDE. I (Charleen), have an obsession with tigers and lions. I always have, since I was little girl. Having this love for the felines, I also knew that a group of lions were a family called a pride. This was the starting point. We also felt we were strong. Confident. Fighters. When we started looking up the definition of pride, it escalated to the acronym and what we strive for our club and what we believe.


Here is the definition of the word "pride" that we believe in.

 

PRIDE 

noun

1. a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.

2. the state or feeling of being proud.

3. a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one's position or character; self-respect; self-esteem.

4. pleasure or satisfaction taken in something done by or belonging to oneself or believed to reflect credit upon oneself: civic pride.

5. something that causes a person or persons to be proud: His art collection was the pride of the family.

6. the best of a group, class, society, etc.: This bull is the pride of the herd.

7. the most flourishing state or period: in the pride of adulthood.

14.  pride and joy, someone or something cherished, valued, or enjoyed above all others

Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pride?s=t


Like I said above, looking into why we wanted to name us "pride" escalated into the acronym you see and know. So here are the definitions of each the letters of the word PRIDE.


PASSION

noun

1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. 

6. a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything 

7. the object of such a fondness or desire

8. an outburst of strong emotion or feeling

 

RESPECT

3. esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability

4. deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have certain rights or privileges; proper acceptance or courtesy; acknowledgment: respect for a suspect's right to counsel; to show respect for the flag; respect for the elderly.

5. the condition of being esteemed or honored: to be held in respect.

6. respects, a formal expression or gesture of greeting, esteem, or friendship

7. favor or partiality.

verb

9. to hold in esteem or honor

10. to show regard or consideration for

Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/respect?s=t


INTEGRITY

noun

1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.

Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/integrity?s=t

 

DEDICATION

noun

1. the act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated 

3. complete and wholehearted devotion, esp to a career, ideal, etc

4. a ceremony in which something, such as a church, is dedicated

Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/DEDICATION?s=t


 

EXCELLENCE

noun 

1. the state or quality of excelling or being exceptionally good; extreme merit; superiority

2. an action, characteristic, feature, etc, in which a person excels

Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/excellence?s=t


Now that you know the definitions, you can clearly see why the loyalty of staying with your original gym is so important to us. That is what pride is about. That is who we are. I hope you enjoy the article as much as we do. And we hope you feel the same way. We take pride in us, who we are, who are club is and how we teach you. With out you, there is no us. And that is what family is about. So, thank you for being a part of us.

 

Here is the link to that article.

http://undertheropes.com/2013/09/08/gym-hoppers-and-the-importance-of-loyalty-in-muay-thai/

 

Congratulations Rachelle

Posted by pridemuaythai2012 on January 31, 2013 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Rachelle for passing her fighter test and earning her orange prajioud! It takes alot of hard work and dedication from someone to acheive this complishment. And although Rachelle started her training approximately a year ago with another gym.. We are proud to have her join our team! Way to go Rachelle!

 

 

 

Muay Thai Anthem

Posted by pridemuaythai2012 on October 31, 2012 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I came across the official Muay Thai Anthem today and wanted to share it... I found it really powerful yet peaceful.

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We are Muaythai

The science of eight

Standing alone on the battlefield

The promise of peace

The promise of how to defend the weak

Making a vow

To the power of will

Showing our skill

Following through

A fighter who’s true never knows defeat

We are the art of heart and body – Muaythai

Pride and honour we embody – Muaythai

From a father to a son – Muaythai

A spirit stronger than a gun – We are Muay Thai

Through wars and tears

Unarmed but with love we train

Showing no fear

Knowing the years of joy and pain

A hand in a glove

Teaching our children to dare

For one and for all

Standing tall

The art of eight limbs free and fair

We are the art of heart and body – Muaythai

Pride and honour we embody – Muaythai

From a father to a son – Muaythai

A spirit stronger than a gun – We are Muaythai

Challenger - FATE International Muay Thai Gala

Posted by pridemuaythai2012 on October 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Dont know what or have a lot to say... we are extremely happy with our win last night at the Mike Miles event - Challenger 6 - FATE International Muay Thai Gala.

We brought home the belt and the title of being the Western Canadian Light Middle Weight Champion.

Here are a few of our pics from this weekend.

Weigh in pics

The win - second round TKO

To see more photos.. visit our facebook fan page photo album.