Muay Thai / Kickboxing In Dubai ??

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Muay Thai / Kickboxing in Dubai ?? Nov 19, 2007
Hello,

I am 28yr old male, new(ish) to Dubai and am wondering if there are any Muay Thai or Kickboxing classes that a COMPLETE BEGINNER could attend?

I am interested in mainly keeping fit / conditioning as since I arrived here I have done NO exercise at all! Bad eh!

Can you help please?

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Nov 19, 2007
Hi Jace.

There are three places in Dubai which you should check out: The Colosseum Gym; Dubai Fight Academy and Top Sports.

The Colosseum Gym is located in the Montana building, Karama. The muay thai lessons are taken by a guy called Edi. Nice, and very massive, Iranian chap. The Colosseum Gym puts on amateur thai-boxing contests every so often. Website: http://www.colosseumuae.com/profile.asp

Dubai Fight Academy is located in Al Shabab Club, all the way over by Al Mallah Plaza (actually just past it). The club is run by a bunch of Russian guys. They actually have a stable of professional muay thai fighters - all from Russia and Dagestan. They recently put on two professional muay thai competitions in Dubai. Their website: http://www2.fightacademy.ae/

Lastly, a Samoan guy called Zak is teaching muay-thai at Top Sports in Al Quoz, just a stone's throw away from MOE. They don't have a website yet but their telephone number is 04 3407688.

All three places are very, very legit.
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Ah thanks for the info!

Are they 'beginner friendly'?

And do you know of any that are closer to Dubai Marina?

Thanks
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Jace1979 wrote:Ah thanks for the info!

Are they 'beginner friendly'?

And do you know of any that are closer to Dubai Marina?

Thanks



Ah, Dubai Marina...

In that case, Top Sports would be the best option. I mean, you can definitely forget about the other two because they are way far from you...

However, you might also want to check out a guy called George Micouris:

Venue: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
Tel: 04 399 3333

Classes: Sat from 6:30pm & Mon from 8pm.
Entry Fees: Dhs 30 (non-members). Dhs 20 (members)

http://www.minaseyahi.lemeridien.com

George is a professional thai-boxer..
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Of course, if you were interested in something a little different, you could always try our very own group of Filipino Martial Arts here in Dubai:

http://www.dubaiforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=22500

Got any questions, just contact DaWarrior!

:D
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Thanks for the useful information.

How comes you know so much about this stuff?

Thanks again,
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Jace1979 wrote:Thanks for the useful information.

How comes you know so much about this stuff?

Thanks again,


I box and thai-box, and I have trained at all three clubs.
As I said, they're all good. But Zak @ TopSports is really good.

Without a doubt, he will give you the best cardio workout in Dubai...
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Which in your opinion would be better for a beginner like myself? Top Sports with Zac or Le Meridan with George?

Cheers mate
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Jace1979 wrote:Which in your opinion would be better for a beginner like myself? Top Sports with Zac or Le Meridan with George?

Cheers mate


Honestly bro - go with Zak.
I understand your concern about being a beginner, but a good teacher is not going to push you until you puke. Having said that, there is no point going to some half-hearted class where you hardly break a sweat either..

Zak is phenomenal. He's trained the Ghanaian national team and some of his fighters have entered K1. He is now the head coach for the Dubai White Collar Boxing Event - the last one held on Friday actually...

The cardio is extremely intense, I am not going to lie. But as a beginner, he won't kill you. Instead, he'll just get you to reach the very best of your limits each time...

He is a seriously good guy too. Trust me, there's none of this shouting at studdents rubbish. This is boxing/thai-boxing. 'Informal' atmosphere but very rewarding too. I mean, we have a terrific laugh too..

Do you get me?

:lol:
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I gets you!

Sounds exactly the kind of place i am looking for!

I will pop down there tomorrow and have a look around.

Top man
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Nov 22, 2007
Burton,

Just an update mate.....

Went down Top Sports last night. The place is exactly what im looking for and Zac does seem a really nice guy. First session tonight! oh dear.... aching muscles tomorrow i think!
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Nov 22, 2007
Jace1979 wrote:Burton,

Just an update mate.....

Went down Top Sports last night. The place is exactly what im looking for and Zac does seem a really nice guy. First session tonight! oh dear.... aching muscles tomorrow i think!


Nice one mate!
Am glad you went. Yep, you will be needing some TLC
this time tomorrow morning! Better put the missus on stand-by...

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Ha! already have buddy!
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Nov 22, 2007
I mentioned that you had put me onto him and he asked me who you was. Obviously i was a little stumped!
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Jace1979 wrote:I mentioned that you had put me onto him and he asked me who you was. Obviously i was a little stumped!


Pmed you.
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