Martial Arts at PhoenixAn Overview
REALISTIC – SIMPLE – EFFECTIVE – FUN
For it to be Phoenix, it must be realistic, it must be effective, it must be practical, and it must contribute to your life and be transferable into the real world. When you train it should be fun.
Phoenix understands how hard it is walk into a combat sports gym and get started. We have been developing people for over 23 years. Phoenix is for beginners who want to start martial art training and be confident that the product they are paying for works. Phoenix works as fitness activity, a self-defence activity, a character development and stress reducing activity because it is true modern martial art. Phoenix is a disciplined environment that is well organised, structured, and professional. People turn up for each other and love being here – simple.
Our fitness is simple, effective, and done with a group of people that meet up to share the experience and have a common work ethic. If you like a positive training atmosphere and not a fan of mainstream or franchise training environments, then try Phoenix.
The main reason people join Phoenix is for fitness. Every single class we do is a fitness class, but it is ‘fitness with a purpose’.
We have a lot of parents/friends/partners of people who do Muaythai/Boxing in fitness classes because of the atmosphere and the lack of posing and ego. Plus, fitness classes have many people who currently do Muaythai and Boxing, or once did, and now have another focus. They stay because of the friends they have at Phoenix and the training works, is fun and you get satisfaction every class.
MARTIAL ARTS, MUAYTHAI & BOXING
Our system is designed to develop people and we focus on normal people being the best they can be and do not focus on people who want to be in the UFC. We built our reputation on high level fighters for many years, but we have moved on and just want to share our great training with the general public. Phoenix is made up of normal people with lives, jobs, university, and great families.
We do Muaythai, we do Boxing, we do self-defence, we do character development. We inspire people to never be a victim. We are more the ‘martial’ in martial arts. Our fitness is in an environment of martial development; all that means is – it is disciplined, respectful and we focus on what works. Muaythai/Boxing are simple, practical to learn, effective, and challenging. They are the most useable martial arts in the world. All our training is underpinned by our effective sport based coaching system. We then do much more than Muaythai/Boxing, we embark on a life of martial training to develop the warrior within. Our training extrapolates into the essence of martial arts; effectiveness, honour, discipline, respect and living a better life with character.
Phoenix is a striking based martial art club. We are hard fitness and mental determination based martial club. Every encounter starts on your feet, it starts with your hands up, in a fighting position, so that is where we start. Boxing skills are the centre line of all effective (non-weapon based) fighting arts. Muaythai is the most effective way to fight without weapons – full stop. It is brutal, tough, physically demanding, mentally challenging and beautiful to watch. I chose to train Muaythai because of how physically demanding it is. We do boxing because it is the simplest and most effective way to protect yourself and everything else stems from it. Phoenix fitness is the way it is because it works and is simple to learn and you can do it for ever.
Phoenix is a lifestyle thing. It is not an overnight thing; it takes many years. Your first steps are small and careful, and we respect that. No one is sparring day 1 or driven until they quit. No one is encouraged to compete, that takes years of training to decide that path. 98% of people never compete because it is not something you do lightly, however every single student will be able to stand up for themselves, will be fit and healthy and can fight if they have to.
No two Muaythai/Boxing clubs are the same. We do not pretend to be authentic Thai’s and did not grow up in the Russian boxing system. We do what we do based on our history and development, doing the best we can in our environment. You can be confident that the shared experience of generations of Phoenix people have all been developed and will be passed on to you. Nothing is held back. What you learn now is far more advanced and developed than what people learnt 15 years ago, and we will continue on a constant and never-ending improvement cycle for generations to come.