MLA Bava ‘Punches’ MP Kateel during Launch of ‘Monkey Mayhem’ Fight Club?

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MLA Bava ‘Punches’ MP Kateel during Launch of ‘Monkey Mayhem’ Fight Club?

Mangaluru North Constituency MLA Moideen Bava ‘Punches’ MP Nalin Kumar Kateel in a lighter moment during the Launch of ‘Monkey Mayhem’ Fight Club and Fitness Centre on 3rd Floor, Karunadham Bldg, Opp Mischief Mall, Hampankatta, KS Rao Rd-Mangaluru on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Mangaluru: “Muay Thai” which is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war will be part of the training at the newly launched Fight Club and Fitness Centre in the City. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.

Apart from Beginners’ Muay Thai, Intermediate Muay Thai, Advance Muay Thai, fitness buffs who intend to join this Fight Club have also an option to take up- Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kick Boxing, Boot Fit Boot Camp, Combat Conditioning, Cross Fit Training, Strength and Conditioning Fundamentals, Personal Training, and Western Boxing-and much more at the newly launched ” Monkey Mayhem Fight Club and Fitness Centre” located on 3rd Floor, Karunadham Building, Opp Mischief Mall, Hampankatta, K S Rao Rd-Mangaluru- suppose to be the Best Combat Sports Academy of Mangaluru, and which is just getting BIGGER!

This hi-tech self-defence training and fitness centre was inaugurated by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and Managing Director of Fortune Group of Hotels-UAE-Praveen Shetty by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries on the dais namely- MLA Moideen Bava; A Sadananda Shetty, Honorary State President, Muay Thai Association of Karnataka; Puttur MLA Shakuntala Shetty, MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, Bahrain-based NRI Entrepreneur Prakash Shetty, owner of Karunadham complex Karunakaran, Karate instructor Surendra B, India Coach Muay Thai Balakrishna Shetty, and Vice President, WCK World Championship Kick Boxing/Muay Thai Suraj Gopinath. Prior to the inauguration, Rtn Rajgopal Rai-State President, Muay Thai Association of Karnataka welcomed the gathering, and also welcomed the dignitaries on the dais with a shawl-the honors being done by various VIP’s in the audience.

In his inaugural address, MP Nalin Kumar said, “With various gyms and fitness centres mushrooming in the City, it is indeed good news for the youth to strengthen their body and be fit. Even though our coastal town is famous for wrestling, Kabaddi, and Kambala, where our ancestors have been popular in those games, but presently the youth are hooked to advance games and fitness choices, like Karate, Muay Thai or Kick Boxing. Decades ago through the popularity of Bruce Lee, Karate was the talk of the town, but now there is a new trend in the form of gyms or fitness centres. I am quite sure that this new Fight Club started by three energetic and determined youths, will go a long way in providing an opportunity to the youth to learn this art for self-defence and also for physical fitness. Best of luck and keep fighting for self-defence only?”

Also in his inaugural addressing Praveen Shetty said, “This Fight Club and Fitness Centre will provide ample opportunity for the youngsters to learn something new in Martial arts of self-defence. With experienced trainers of National Level at this Club, the youth who join this Club will get their money worth and learn something unique for their self defence and body building. While these three young entrepreneurs have come up with this unique Club, parents need to enrol their children thereby support the owners of this Club to succeed and reach greater heights.

Sadanand Shetty also speaking during the occasion lauded the initiative taken by the three partners of the Club namely- Sachin Raj Rai, Bipin Raj Rai and Nithesh Kumar and urged the citizens of Mangaluru to patronize the Fight Club and Fitness Centre, and also by spreading the news so that ‘Monkey Mayhem” will prosper with good business and succeed in their venture. MLA Bava, MLA Shakunthala Shetty, Capt Ganesh Karnik, India Coach Muay Thai Balakrishna Shetty were among others who also spoke and congratulated the owners of the firm and wished them success in their venture.

Following the formal function, the 22 Ft X 22 Ft “Octagon Cage” exclusively to be used for “Mixed martial Arts”, and also the FIRST of its kind in South Karnataka, was inaugurated by cutting the ribbon by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and MLA Moideen Bava- and later both of them putting on the boxing gloves engaged themselves in lighter moments by punching each other- but immediately intervened by Praveen Shetty and others before a “Mayhem” could happen between the two politicians?? (on the lighter side of vein). In order to entertain the crowd, Mixed Martial Arts demonstrations were performed by duo girls and duo boys- which received thunderous applaud from the onlookers.

Okay now, so why not be some one’s source of motivation today? Are you looking for more than exercise and weight loss? Because “Monkey Mayhem” Fight Club and Fitness Centre will provide the ideal environment for unearthing the strength and conditioning you never knew you possessed. So sweat it out with Monkey Mayhem’s trainers who are known for stripping fat and creating cardio machines.

For more details and how you can join the Club, call: Nithesh Kumar at 9742503202 or Sachin Raj Rai at 7259823823 or Bipin Raj Rai at 7259824432



About Muay Thai :

Muay Thai or Thai boxing is the cultural martial art of Thailand. The origin of Muay Thai dates back several hundred years, and was, essentially, developed as a form of close-combat that used the entire body as a weapon. Muay Thai uses the body to mimic the weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, The elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The whole body operated as one unit where the knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.

“MUAYTHAI” has been practiced by Thais for over 2000 years and it’s traditions have been passed down from Generation to Generation as with most ancient Self Defense. One of the oldest traditions is a dance called “RAM MUAY”, which every boxer performs before a fight. Before every fight the boxer “seal the ring” by circling three times, after which they perform the “RAM MUAY”, showing respect to their opponents and opposing camps, as well as parents, teachers and whatever religions they may believe in. Many boxers will display their techniques in this warm up and it is the perfect opportunity to study opponents.

For some boxers the Ram Muay represents deep spiritual beliefs while for others it’s the perfect warm up before a fight to get the mind and body ready for competition. The music is referred to as “wong pee glong” and is played by four musicians, each with their own instruments, pi java (Javanese oboe), glong kaek (a pair of thai drums played by 2 musicians) and a ching (small Thai cymbals). The songs are very specific, only played in Muay Thai

Every boxer wears a traditional headband, called a “Mongkon”, which dates from the beginning of Muay Thai history- it is believed to bring good luck to the competition. Many boxers also wear a “Prajiad” around their biceps, also a long tradition. Muay Thai fighters often begin training when they are 6-8 years-old. They will begin fighting between 8-10 years of age and may have as many as 120-150 fights ( 3 times as many as a very active boxer ) before they are 24 years old. Muay Thai fighters do not generally have long careers because of starting at such an early age and how physically demanding the sport is on the fighters.

Injuries are quite common in Muay Thai fights. From cuts and lacerations to the face and head to broken bones and severe sprains of muscles and ligaments, Muay Thai fighters deal with injuries their entire career. Muay Thai fighters are known for their ability to ignore pain and injury. Today, the evolution of Muay Thai is finally reaping rewards and recognition. Muay Thai was recently accepted as an Olympic sport, and it is becoming quite popular in many countries throughout the world. Professional fighters in martial arts, K-1, and submission fighting all agree, Muay Thai is an essential part of being an all-around skilled fighter and having stand-up fighting skills. Muay Thai will continue to grow in popularity as new training camps and gyms open around the world.

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