- Muay Thai
- Womens Classes
- Kids Classes
- Jiu Jitsu
- Krav Maga
- Fitness Classes
- Combative Edge
MUAY THAI / THAI BOXING
“Beginners are always welcome at any class, no matter what shape and size you are or whatever level of fitness you are at – everyone is treated as an individual and your training will be geared towards you. “
Training in Muay Thai is an excellent way to keep fit and healthy and at the same time learn practical street self defence techniques, all aspects of Muay Thai or Thai Boxing (as it is most commonly known in Britain) will strengthen the body and mind .
Muay Thai is a safe and effective way of learning exciting martial arts techniques. You will learn how box, elbow, knee and kick as well as learning lots of self defence techniques; locks, chokes, takedowns and stand up grappling known as clinch work. Muay Thai is a devastating martial art and the most exciting ring sport you will ever see. Classes at the Wossobama Gym always have two instructors present which allows for an excellent learning environment.
Wossobama also runs a women-only and kids-only Muay Thai classes.
BENEFITS OF TRAINING
~ Increase fitness levels ; strength, aerobic, anaerobic, endurance and stamina.
~ Learn devastating and explosive techniques.
~ De – stress, Thai Boxing is an excellent way to unwind – striking pads, Kicking kick shields and boxing bags etc is most therapeutic !
~ Learn effective and practical street self defence.
~ Increase your confidence and be more assertive.
~ Tone up and shape up, lose body fat (thai boxing burns lots of calories)
~ Beginners training is geared towards complete beginners that are out of shape, overweight, never trained before etc in a friendly atmosphere.
~ You will be taught by professional coaches.
Women Only Muay Thai Classes.
The female only class is excellent for all women looking to take part in martial arts without the male stigma attached to it and at the same time learn the devastating art of Muay Thai. This is an exciting Female ONLY class learning all the skills used in Muay Thai / Thai Kickboxing, this is the ultimate fatburning workout and its one of the highest calorie burning sports there is.
You’ll learn real techniques and how to Thai Box properly, you will learn authentic Muay Thai in the fully equipped martial arts studio with; full time boxing ring, matted area, professional Kick bags supplied by Fairtex and MTG. You will learn and benefit from; pad work, kicking techniques, boxing, elbows, knees and great self defence applications. We offer a full grading system and competition training is available also.
The Female classes are run professionally by Andrea Smith and are the only ones locally that are recognised by the appropriate governing bodies in Britain; the S.T.B.A. (Scottish Thai Boxing Association), S.M.T.C. which we have strong links with and we are part of the UK governing body for Muay Thai, the UKMF.
Alan Currie has over 20 years teaching experience with children and his team of fitness and martial arts professionals have developed a junior martial arts system which includes Junior Muay Thai, Junior Kickboxing, Junior Boxing, Self Defence and related fitness skills and exercise. Alan designed the ‘Kids Beat The Bullies’ programme many years ago and the system of training that has benefitted thousands of children over the years. These exciting classes operate all around Ayrshire and at the Wossobama Gym there are now 8 Kids classes on every week. These classes are for all kids from 6 years to 13 years who would like to start fitness &martial arts.
Why Kids should train with us?
All our instructors are; fully qualified, Disclosure checked, fully insured and first aid certified. We fully comply with a full list of government guidelines which was proposed & accepted by the Scottish Government (Alan Currie was involved in this process). To teach children martial arts of this nature instructors should be; Certified to teach, Disclosure checked, fully insured, First Aid certified, have a child protection operating procedure, adequate insurances, constitution, registration process, health & safety & risk assessment compliant etc. Be aware there are local clubs/gyms which do not comply with these guidelines. We are the only club/gym locally that are fully recognised and certified with the Scottish Thai Boxing Association who work closely with the only other recognised Scottish Association headed by John Craig and the UK governing body for Muay Thai also. The gym is well established (est 1997) and is owned by Alan Currie who has taught children for over 20 years. Alan and his team have taught thousands of children and with great success over the years.
Benefits of training.. Firstly our staff that teach the Kids classes are all champions (or former champions) in Muay Thai (Scottish title or British title level or both), Paul Kelly is a 2nd degree Red armband (2nd Dan), Ally Smith is 4th degree Red armband (4 th Dan) and Alan Currie are 5th degree Red and Silver armband (5th Dan), the highest Muay Thai grade. Your child will benefit in many ways from participating in Martial Arts which will then help them achieve success in life, at school and in play. Your child will achieve success with the type of training we prescribe, encouraging; discipline, fun, structure, exercise, self defence & grades etc with expert interaction to assist with confidence & character building. They will enjoy being a confident individual that can rise to any challenge after a short time with us.
Fit kids have a healthy mind and body which leads to a healthy future.
Your child will rise to the challenge of learning new skills, games and self defence techniques. Character building exercises will play a key role in moulding a positive future for them – which will help them interact with peers easily. Meeting new friends in a safe environment is very important and being prepared for Primary and Secondary School is becoming a priority issue with concerned parents.
The ‘Kids Beat the Bullies’ programme assists with the many issues of bullying that are common place now. The most important fact when your child starts training with us is the fact they will be well looked after, they’ll feel safe and will realise quickly there is ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ should they have a bullying problem. They will gently change character and present themselves with a positive, happier and more assertive persona. Alan Currie and his team have helped literally thousands of children over the years and a great number of children have gone on to become champions in Thai Boxing as well as confident and successful individuals in everyday life.
Competition Training for Kids..
Should your child wish to compete in competitions in Thai Boxing (Muay Thai) then we have one of the most successful fight teams in the UK, we have produced some of the best fighters in the UK at junior and senior level competing as far afield as Thailand. We have won more than 50 titles now at Scottish, British, K1 or Challenge level. For more information call Alan or speak to the staff at the gym.
Learn traditional jiu-jitsu taught by sensei Tommy Mitchell (1st dan), Tommy is well versed in many martial arts styles as well as weapons. He teaches under the organisation called the World Jiu-Jitsu Federation (WJJF).
Practical street self defence is taught as well as kicking, punching and other striking, the system includes chokes, locks and throws as well as ground work. Tommy is a well respected martial artist around the country and runs very successful jiu-jitsu classes.
Control and restraint techniques is one of Tommy’s specialties, he teaches control and restraint courses to NHS nurses, doctors and all health authorities, the police and door stewards. Please contact him for individual or corporate bookings.
The traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu system offers a full grading syllabus (grades are every three months), competition training is available also and beginners are always made welcome. Tommy is available during any day for private one-one training at the Wossobama Gym. Tommy has taught and trained at the gym since 1997.
Classes are on Tuesday ( 18:15 – 19:30 ) and Friday (17:30 – 19:00 )
COST: £4 PER CLASS
CALL TOMMY ON 07711 527358 FOR FURTHER INFO
Come and learn boxing skills and drills, fitness, circuits, pad drills, footwork and movement etc. Sparring is available.
All beginners are welcome, females and males as well as juniors from age 12 upwards.
You don’t have to be fit to get started.
Ricky Weatherston has been training in martial arts and boxing for over 20 years and has been teaching in the Wossobama gym for over 7 years. He started training boxing at the age of 16 and by the age of 17 he stumbled upon the art of Thai boxing. Ricky’s training has seen him under a number of instructors, the first 3 years of his Thai being under world renound Thai instructor Master Sken.
After a year’s break from training he found his way back and trained under John Craig and, his now good friend, Alan Currie. It was with Alan that he achieved his second degree red armband (equal to 2nd dan).
Ricky has been involved in a number of public displays and has taught closed door classes for charity groups. He has attended a number of seminars and training workshops over the years and will continue to do so.
Monday 20:40 – 21:40
Thursday 20:30 – 21:30
COST: £4 PER CLASS.
CALL: 07783 388 386
West Coast MMA
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), popularly known as cage fighting or ultimate fighting is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of other combat sports, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and while on the ground. Such competitions allow fighters of different backgrounds to compete.
The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to various mixed style contests that took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. The combat sport of Vale Tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Professional MMA events had also been held in Japan by Shooto starting back in 1989. In due course the more dangerous Vale Tudo style bouts of the early UFCs were made safer with the implementation of additional rules, leading to the popular regulated form of MMA seen today. Originally promoted as a competition with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules. Later promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport
Krav Maga comes to Ayrshire
Scottish Krav Maga Systems is delighted to announce the opening of the first Krav Maga class in Ayrshire. IKMF instructor Robert Bennett has started running classes at the WOSSOBAMA Gym each Friday 7pm to 9pm
Krav Maga is the self defence system created originally in the 1940’s by the Israeli military and developed for civilian use over the past 20 years by the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF)
Krav Maga is a Life Skill which is easy to learn, with students becoming very proficient in a short space of time. It is not like a traditional Martial Art with flowing movements that can take years to perfect and master. Krav Maga techniques have been developed with the body’s natural reactions to threats or attacks to be used only if absolutely necessary.
With Krav Maga there are no rules, no limits, no hesitation and no holding back. The simple message is not to avoid getting hurt at any cost. Students are taught to use very simple techniques that include both defensive and offensive elements designed to protect you while ending a conflict as quickly as possible.
Krav Maga does not rely on strength which makes it ideal for female or younger students who may be faced with larger attackers. The system gives individuals a greater knowledge of how to neutralise a possible attack before anything happens, and how to avoid dangerous situations.
Robert Bennett commented “people will find Krav Maga classes very different to anything they have experienced before. We believe in training for very unpleasant situations in an informative and entertaining manner, which means the students learn quickly and enjoy themselves”
Fitness and strength are by-products of Krav Maga training with students reporting increased fitness and confidence within a surprisingly short space of time. For further details on Krav Maga or Krav Maga classes see www.scotkravmaga.com or call Robert Bennett on 0141 6383128.
KETTLEBELL FITNESS CLASS
Ally Smith runs the Kettlebell Fitness class every Tuesday evening at 5.30pm for anyone, (non members £4 / members £3). These classes are very popular and an excellent way to shape up and condition your body.
Ally has gained valuable knowledge on Kettlebell lifting and teaches all the main kettlebell lifts such as snatches, swings, squats, lunges, clean and press, windmills and Turkish Get Ups. No kettlebell class is ever the same which provides a great break from the normal gym session. This is a great fat burning and toning workout for men and women looking for something different to spice up their workouts.
No need to book in just turn up and be ready to train at 5.30pm every Tuesday, we supply the Kettlebells..Be inspired at Wossobama Gym
Training is ongoing and sparring is an essential part especially if you wish to compete. It is hard work, dedication and discipline you require to achieve a high level of proficiency, and superior dedication is required to achieve consistent success in the ring. That being said, a basic understanding of Thai Boxing or other sparring styles and techniques is easily grasped and anybody can enjoy and benefit from these sessions. We have specific sessions for kids and adults sparring as well as sparring included in certain classes.
To perform techniques correctly you need a solid foundation of Muay Thai, MMA or Boxing basics. At first take things slowly and focus on the proper body movements. Take your time and focus on perfecting the techniques being taught; you will avoid picking up poor training habits which may be difficult to correct later on. As a combat athlete you will need to develop excellent balance, coordination, perfect timing, pin-point accuracy, speed and power. During training try to concentrate at all times, maintaining a constant state of readiness. Stamina is also very important but above all you need experience, this experience comes from many rounds of free sparring and/or competition.
Free sparring with a partner is an essential element of training. Through sparring you can correct yourself and find out which techniques work. The more you practice, the more you build confidence, perfecting your techniques at the same time. During training sparring is always controlled, this is especially true if your opponent is lighter than you, less experienced, lacks confidence or is younger. You must control your power, use light contact and make a note of which techniques do or do not work and always control your temper.
Should you wish to compete in competitions in Thai Boxing (Muay Thai) then we have one of the most successful fight teams in the UK, we have produced some of the best fighters in the UK at junior and senior level competing as far afield as Thailand. We have won more than 50 titles now at Scottish, British, K1 or Challenge level. For more information speak to the staff at the gym.
(Martial Arts Cross Training) STAND-UP/CLINCH/GROUND
This Class includes Striking(Padwork) Clinchwork(Upright Wrestling) Groundwork(Grappling/Locking)Another class to be introduced soon for Weapons Defence..
Darren Robbins is a well accomplished martial artist, he has trained in Martial Arts for over 20 years in many styles including, Western Boxing, Judo, Jun Fan Gung-Fu Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts(Weaponry & Empty Hand), Indonesian Martial Arts(Weaponry & Empty Hand), Thai/Kickboxing, Jun-Fan Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.Over the Years Darren has trained with some of the finest Martial Artists from around the Globe & hosts regular Guest Instructor Seminars/Workshops at Wossobama Gym so other people can experience first hand World Class tuition by Experts in there chosen field.
Classes are tought in a relaxed atmosphere and Darrens excellent teaching ability makes it easy to learn and adapt and use as your own in the various ranges of combat.
Darren is available for Classes, Private Tuition or Seminar/Self Defence Workshops.
CALL DARREN ROBBINS ON: 079600 99895 FOR FURTHER INFO