Don’t train to prove!

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Don’t roll/spar to prove do it to improve

Occasionally someone will in class start to gun it for their next belt and the conversations start with “they’ve got a point to prove ” or “what’s their problem ” Read more

Sparring for Nick

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Just a reminder that this Saturday at 2.30pm (August 12th) Muay Thai coach Rich Newman will be ‘Sparring for Nick’

100 x 1 min rounds of Thai boxing with no break. If you want to Spar you will need 14/16oz gloves, shin guards with instep & gumshield.

Its a light hearted fund raising event for a great cause. NO heavy contact! A few people asked how to donate well it’s real simple just click on the link below. You can only spar or watch if you donate. Whatever the amount you donate is up to you but 100% goes to help Nick get home!

Nick had a quad bike accident on the 22nd March 2015 resulting in a severe head injury . He has not been able to move much since and has not spoke although his mum Janie will hold his wrist and he can write.
Two years in hospital and now in a care home , Nick needs and wants to be home now .
His mum Janie is in a council housing property and the OT has said it can not be adapted or extended so she is on the bidding list and has top priority (gold plus) but even that does not guarantee a house suitable , although no houses have been allocated to her and family . She is on the exchange system and has plenty of interest but still no move as an OT visits prospective houses with Janie to see if it will be suitable for Nick . Up to now she has fought for her son alone but now she has a team of family and friends behind her and we are pushing for that house move , raising money to cover the house moving costs and any adaptions that Nick will need. Please help us out and donate , all money goes to Janie and Nick #helpnickgethome

Kids Boxing is BACK!

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I am very pleased to announce that kids boxing is back at Trojan Worcester with head boxing coach Jon Shaw.
We start 2nd August and will be every Wednesday 5pm – 6pm at a cost of £5 per class for ages 5-12 years old.

Jon is an ABA level 2 boxing coach and former midland champion and has proved a huge success with our adults boxing class.

Interested then please sign up below:

Benefits of Boxing For Kids

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She’s off to The Commonwealth Games

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72 young athletes, aged between 14-18, have been selected to represent Team England at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas, and our very own Sian Bobrowska is one of them! Read more

The left body kick!

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A massive weapon often overlooked by so many. Four ways to land it:

  1. throw it straight up as an instant counter to your opponents technique such as kicking under the right cross (of an orthodox fighters)
  2. The switch kick. Use a punch combination to get your opponent hands high to expose the ribs and liver.
  3. Step through and kick. Drive your opponent back by throwing a simple hard punch combination so he/she covers and moves, for example cross, hook, cross, step through on the last cross to put you in southpaw stance to throw the left kick
  4. Moving back under pressure. as your opponent moves in step back and kick

There are endless scenarios depending on who does what but the four setups above are popular.

Sam Betty

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I first started training at Trojan for some different and fun fitness alongside my career as a professional rugby player.

Doing 1-to-1’s and small group sessions with Head Coach Dan Richards I enjoyed the training immensely.

Dan is a fantastic coach, extremely knowledgeable and makes things easier to understand and pick up. Read more

and we’re in!

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Saturday 18th March we moved into our new facility at Unit 9 Shrub Hill Ind Est. Special guests Sam Betty & Cooper Vuna from the Worcester Warriors official opened the doors in front of a great crowd who turned out to be the first to train in the new gym. Read more

This weekends success!

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This weekend the team competed in both MMA and BJJ.

First up on Saturday we visited Telford for Cage Conquest 2.  Tom Godber, Lloyd Elliot and Greg Summers (who also trains at the Cheltenham club have been preparing for their bouts these last few months.

Tom Godber Vs Kieran Durrance was a strong display of grappling with a quick takedown and several scrambles.   Godber was able to ride the storm and was eventually able to secure the win in the 1st round with a straight foot lock submission. Read more

Nutrition – The Basics

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Been getting a lot of questions about the right foods, what to eat, when to eat for good energy, for weigh loss for recovery etc, so thought I’d collate some great video’s from my friend over at The Bending Barbell online training team member Rob Nitman.

These are just short clips, but they give you a great introduction to Protein, Carbs and Fats. Read more

Goal Setting… not just a New Years resolution

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No doubt that you’ll have all made some attempt to set some kind of “new years resolution” in the hope you might stick to it… but unless you have some structure behind those goals they’ll most likely fall by the wayside and be a distant memory by mid February! In this post I hope to give you some insight in how to set goals for yourself using some tried and tested techniques.

Goal setting is mental training as it is anything else, and will help increase your ability to stick at it and actually achieve the asperations you’ve set out for yourself. Simply saying that “you’ll do better” or “I’ll try and be more committed to training” isn’t an effective way to set goals or prepare you mental for the task in hand. It would be far more beneficial to say that “I’m going to commit to every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday” and then actually schedule your day/week towards achieving this.  Read more