The Jigsaw Puzzle Analogy

 If youth is wasted on the young, I have to admit I was the poster child as far as martial arts training goes. Pursuing a passion when you are young is one thing, but obsessively...

Ways to Improve your training.

I’d planned to write this post a few months ago. With the start of the year, we had been getting a lot of new members coming into Jax Muay Thai. As we chatted about the JMT curriculum and...

Omar Lee and the Triumph over Fear

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. — Nelson Mandela Our teammate,...

Week Two, Phase One, Success!

We’re into week number two of reopening after the lockdown, and it’s great to see our students starting to fill up the gym again. We’re still in Phase One of our reopening plan and therefore...

What better time to train!

What better time to train than now? For many of us facing social isolation this is the perfect opportunity to practice more. This extra time is a gift. It’s what many of us have secretly been...

A Year in Review 2019

What a year 2019 was for JMT and I know that it was just the start of fantastic things to come in 2020. We started the year off with a trip to Boston in the middle of a Blizzard for Austin...

Going Mental – Mental Training in Martial Arts

Mental Training for Martial Arts—The Missing Link! In the six years since starting JMT and becoming a full-time coach, I’ve learned that mental training is probably the most neglected aspect...

Are you a Fighter or a Martial Artist?

  Are you a fighter or a martial artist? I’ve been thinking about this question for a couple of decades, but I’ve only recently started trying to articulate it. Martial arts have been an...

2018 TBA Classic – Muay Thai World Expo

One of my goals when I opened Jax Muay Thai five years ago was to take a team to the Thai Boxing Association’s Muay Thai World Expo. It’s North America’s longest running and largest amateur...