View Full Version : Which Muay Thai gym in Perth?

8/25/2008 9:14am,
Many yrs ago I trained out of Bulldog gym in Sydney and am now wanting to rekindle the Muay Thai flame here in Perth. It looks like the four to choose from considering I am in Como are:
1) Phon's http://www.muaythaipromotions.com/en/home
2) Fitness n Fight http://www.fitnessnfightcentre.com
3) Riddlers http://www.riddlersgym.com.au/index.html
4) and possibly AMAF http://www.amaf.com.au/index.htm

Was just looking for some feedback from some people that have trained at any of them.

Do any for example hold social events? as I'd kind of like to make some local friends into any ma really (read: even if I don't train with you feel free to send me a pm).

Which would have the strongest trainers?

atm I'm thinking of finess n fight as they also do mma which could be good and soa is there.


8/25/2008 9:15am,
In spite of what some other web-sites would have you believe, we here at Bullshido.net welcome you, metrik, with open arms and hope that you will share with us your unique experiences and ideas on the martial arts.... so that we may then make fun of those experiences and ideas.

8/25/2008 9:43am,
Pretty sure another guy very recently asked about perth MT gyms in this same forum, you might want to do a search next time. Check out riddlers.

8/27/2008 10:36am,
Yeah, there was another thread, but to repeat:

Both Phon's and Riddler's are well respected fighters gyms, although I don't know the specifics of their training, especially for people not on the fight team (as Sang pointed out in another thread, a gym can have great training for fighters and lousy training for everyone else).

I don't know much about FnF except that Daniel Dawson and Soa are there, which is a good sign.

AMAF I also know nothing about, although it's obviously a Bob Jones Corp gym. Nothing wrong with that (Bulldog, like many Australian gyms, has its roots in the BJC), but be aware that they're really into the graded/coloured singlet system if that is/isn't your thing (I think Phon and Riddler both have some sort of structured system like that too, but I'm not sure it's quite as emphasised as it is with most BJC schools). Looking at their site, that school only seems to have three one-hour Muay Thai classes a week, and one is a beginner's class, so it may not offer many options and I'd be surprised if they have a fight team (but maybe their training isn't marked in on the timetable).

As always, go and try a class at each and see which you like. I bet if you emailed Nick Stone (or whoever your trainer at Bulldog was), he'd be happy to advise you, too.

A few other Perth schools that I think are in that general area and have fighters:

OPNG (http://www.opng.com.au)
Academy of MMA (http://www.mixedmartialarts.com.au)
WA Thai Boxing (www.westausthaiboxing.com.au/)
And I think Kaosok Muay Thai is in East Cannington, but can't see a website or a listing for them.

I know Phon has a show on this weekend, so maybe that;s worth checking out too, to get an idea of how good different gyms are, their general style, etc. (and also just because the main event looks quite good).

Anyway, good luck with it.