Classes

Muay Thai Beginners:

Headed by our team of experienced professional trainers, this program focuses on teaching the basic fundamentals of Muay Thai. This includes stance, footwork, basic punches, kicks, knees and elbows and the defences to these techniques. 

The sessions also build up the foundation of cardiovascular fitness and strength needed for Muay Thai.

Each session consists of: (click to expand)

Each session consists of: (click to expand)
  • A 15 minute warm up/stretching routine
  • 6 minutes of basic Muay Thai shadow boxing
  • Technique work, focusing on a different element of Muay Thai each session.
  • 3 rounds of pad work with a partner
  • 3 rounds working on the heavy bags
  • 50 alternating front kicks on the heavy bags
  • 50 jump knees on the bag
  • 50 alternating elbows on the bag
  • sit ups and push ups
  • Cool down/stretching

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Muay Thai Intermediate:

Our Intermediate Muay Thai classes have a higher intensity than the beginners and is for students who have mastered foundation in the beginners class.
The intensity of the training is increased with more complex techniques and combinations taught. 
The head trainer of the intermediate program is Alex Bejanov, an up and coming professional with extensive experience training in Thailand.
There is light sparring in the class. These sparring sessions are controlled and focus on correct technique, with each student wearing protective equipment and being supervised by the trainers. 

Every Saturday students are taught the Wai Kru Ram Muay by the trainers.

Each session is consists of: (click to expand)

  • Warm up/stretching routine
  • 6 minutes of shadow boxing
  • Technique work, focusing on a different element of Muay Thai each session
  • 3 rounds of pad work with a partner
  • 3 rounds working on the heavy bags
  • 100 alternating front kicks on the heavy bags
  • 100 jump knees on the bag
  • 100 alternating elbows on the bag
  • 100 sit ups and 50 push ups
  • Cool down/stretching

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Boxing Fitness:

Boxers are among the fittest athletes around and with our experienced boxing trainers, we are armed with knowledge of boxing drills, fitness pad-work and power bags designed for increasing fitness for the ring. Get as fit as a boxer without any of the contact! 

Arnel is a former IBF World champion and has fought the likes of Manny Pacquio, so who better to get you into shape and teach you how to throw a punch?

Expect technique tips and drills interspersed with high cardio activities, coordination and core work. Boxing is the ultimate fat burner, this class will have you bursting sweat beads like the best of them.

Arnel teaches the correct techniques of boxing, equipping you with the tools for self defence and self confidence.

At Bulldog Gym in all sessions Boxing wraps are compulsory for hygiene and hand/wrist safety and can be purchased for $15 at the gym.

All of our Boxing Fitness classes and Strength and Conditioning sessions are run at our unique gym located 253 Victoria Road in Rydalmere. We are right near the University of Western Sydney and there is plenty of parking.

Casual classes are $25 dollars, Ten passes $180.

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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that emphasizes grappling techniques utilizing submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds. BJJ permits a wide variety of techniques to take an attacker to the ground. Once the opponent is on the ground, a number of maneuvers and counter-maneuvers are available to manipulate the opponent into a suitable position for the application of a submission technique. Achieving a dominant position on the ground is one of the hallmarks of the BJJ style, and includes effective use of the guard position to defend oneself from bottom, and passing the guard to dominate from top position with side control, mount, and back mount positions. This system of maneuvering and manipulation can be likened to a form of kinetic chess when utilized by two experienced practitioners. A submission hold is the equivalent of checkmate in the sport, reflecting a disadvantage which would be extremely difficult to overcome in a fight (such as a dislocated joint or unconsciousness).

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Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on submissions without the use of strikes. This form of training allows practitioners to spar at full speed and with full power, resembling the effort used in a real competition. Training methods include technique drills in which techniques are practised against a non-resisting partner; isolation sparring, commonly referred to as positional drilling, where only a certain technique or sets of techniques are used, and full sparring in which each opponent tries to submit their opponent using any legal technique. Physical conditioning is also an important part of training.

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Benefits of Training

In addition to being a very effective combat sport and self-defence method, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also offers its disciplined practitioners a variety of health benefits. It is an art that is extremely rigorous and difficult to master, and through this arduous process martial artists can expect to gain significant physical and mental benefits.

There is perhaps no other form of combative training that can refine a person's mental faculties like martial arts. Spiritual fulfilment is one of the hallmarks of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is integral in helping a practitioner to be in control of several extreme emotions like fear, anger and anxiety. A person that learns to handle the emotional rigors of competition is well-equipped to handle the stresses of everyday life. You can be the best in your training program but you won't last two seconds in a tournament if you don't have your wits about you. If you are not capable of pushing through a tough situation, you are going to have trouble performing the way you were trained to. This mental toughness carries over into all walks of life.

  • The first health benefit a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner can expect is an increasing gain in stamina. This is because of the long duration of the physical demands of practice. The average class length ranges anywhere from one to two hours. This is not idle time. This is time spent in motion, going through calisthenics, technique and in sparring. Even the most fit individuals can expect to feel depleted by the end of a session. Over time and with consistent attendance to regular classes you will gain the ability to complete these grueling sessions, feeling more composed and prepared.
  • The second health benefit you can expect to receive from practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to see greatly increased strength. Almost every class will incorporate some type of strength training or sparring. Sparring is when two students go over the live application of techniques in free motion. Strength is essential in order to apply the techniques. Also, the practitioner will develop more flexibility, endurance, isometric strength and explosion.
  • There are literally an infinite number of techniques and positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Expect to have your memory worked to its very limits. An arm bar, for example, is just one movement but there are hundreds of ways and angles with which to apply this attack.
  • Patience is perhaps the most important benefits of practicing this art. This sport takes a lifetime to master, and even those who have achieved technical mastery will still face occasional defeat in competition or in the academy. It requires one to set aside the ego, and look for honest improvement and growth- no easy task.
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on self-defence and building a martial art that aims at enhancing the mental and physical harmony of the practitioner. These techniques can be of special help to children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for children can help them evolve into better individuals.

    Many children face the problem of being bullied and are vulnerable to various anti-social elements. Since Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is designed to work against opponents, even when they are larger and stronger, it is well suited for a child's self-defence. It also can be a relatively gentle form of submission, making it possible to stop the bully without seriously hurting them. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training helps a child develop self-discipline and self-worth. Through competition, children will form friendships, and learn to manage emotions well beyond that of their peers. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also teaches the practitioner to respect one's opponent. This helps in controlling tendencies like bad mouthing, foul language and unethical practices in a child. The child learns to treat everyone with respect and patience. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires the practitioners to follow a set of ethics. This helps a child in building relationships with his peers and elders.

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    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be a good way to balance a child's life- parents work to find physical activities to counter the many digital ones children have. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be an interesting way for the child to stay fit while spending time with friends and learning a skill that will enhance his or her entire life.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as Self-Defense 

Since Jiu-Jitsu allows a small and weak person to submit bigger opponents with the use of proper techniques, especially when the aggressor has no ground fighting knowledge, its use as a self defence system has increased over the last years. It's effectiveness has caused it to be recognized and incorporated into a variety of programs, from top military special forces to women's self-defence. In mixed martial arts, proficiency in grappling and ground fighting has become a prerequisite, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu remains one of the most dominant martial arts in MMA.