Since 2010 the Fight Academy Muay Thai program has been proving itself in the competitive arena, not only on shows in Cairns but shows around Australia and even on the world stage. The Muay Thai program is run by Owner and former 2x Australian Champion PATRICK DOHERTY, Head Coach and 2x QLD champion RYAN MCDONALD, Coach and Junior Australian representative LUCA LANIGAN, Coach and 1x QLD Champion DIRK CUMMINGS and together they bring over 100 fights experience. Our Muay Thai classes are a step up in intensity from our Kickboxing Fitness classes and are a contact class that is aimed towards those wishing to compete on amateur and professional fight shows or those who want to learn real Muay Thai and how to defend against it. You don’t have to fight to be in the class, but it is focused around the competitive fighters, the fact is people know who we are and how we train, and if you are part of the Fight Academy you become part of a family of dedicated people who train hard, play hard and fight harder.
90min – CONTROLLED CONTACT CLASS – BEGINERS WELCOME
60min – FULL CONTACT CLASS
The Fighters Run is a 5km running circuit around the streets of Cairns that leaves from the gym at the start of every Muay Thai class. This is compulsory for everyone and is what separates the general population fitness classes from our Muay Thai class and sets the standard of fitness for our gym. We believe that running is an essential part of Muay Thai conditioning training and we have a ‘No Run, No Train’ policy. We do the same thing for our advanced Junior Muay Thai class who run a 800m circuit before every class. We don’t run together at a slow pace, we run as hard as we can and everyone pushes each other to be better, those who come back first get first priority on pads when class starts. We believe it ‘separates the men, from the boys’ and we would be doing our fighters an injustice if we did it any other way.
30min – COMPULSARY FOR Muay Thai CLASS
Our open gym times are not instructed but they are supervised by a trainer and are a great opportunity to do some extra training. You can hone in on your skills, work on your weaknesses or maybe do some active recovery and roll out. It’s also often the time when trainers do their own training or shift workers and uni students come and catch up on a missed workout in a time that suits them better. You will often see Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Olympic Weightlifting, extra strength training etc. and sometimes all happening at once in different areas of the gym. We have a big facility and we encourage people to use it to its full capacity. People are welcome to use the gym in a scheduled Open Gym time slots, or in any time there is a scheduled class on the timetable, as long as they are not using equipment that is needed for a class. e.g. If there is a Sparring or Junior Muay Thai class on in the group fitness area you are welcome to use the cross training area, bag area or weight lifting platforms etc as long as you are not interfering with the running of any class. Come and be part of the gym culture, even when you can’t make a class.
As this class is not instructed by a trainer, our coaching staff will do an informal assessment to ensure you are training is a safe manner. If you want our experienced coaching staff to write you a program that you can complete during Open Gym times then you need to book inwith one our Head Trainers to get you started on the road to safe training habits and proper technique.