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Train with champions through November.

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For those that are not aware chief instructor Damien Trainor has been invited over to California to help with the fighters at CSA Gym. CSA is not only one of the top combat gyms in the US but they are one of the top Combat gyms in the world so to be invited over is a real honour.

This will mean that he’ll be away through the month of November but not to worry as we have arranged for four other champions to take special classes on Wednesdays at 6pm and 7pm during that month.

On Wednesday 9th Nov you will have the privilege of training with former British & European champion Gavin Bradley. Gavin and Damien were stable mates for a number of years and he was my regular training partner for many of Damien’s fights. Gavin had a very successful fight career and will have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to those who can attend.

On Wednesday 16th Nov we have the honour of training with Dave Willmot. Dave has a huge list of titles on his resume with the English, British, European & intercontinental k1 titles along with the ultimate impact title k1 and international Muay Thai title. Dave also trains out of the Team Tieu gym in London who have a great technical style.

On Wednesday the 23rd Nov we have another one of Damien’s old stable mates and former midland, English and British champion Richard Hart. Again Richard was a regular during Damien’s training camps as they were often fighting on the same bill. Rich had a very ferocious low kick and had stopped many of his opponents with it. Believe me you’re in for a treat.

Finally on the 30th Nov we have our very own current English champion Josh Page. Josh is fast making a name for himself with his very clever and technical style. Josh is becoming known for his trips and sweeps in the clinch along with his superb boxing. I’m sure he’s got a few tricks to share with you.

November really will have some great opportunities of training with some of the best guys past and present.

Dan Edwards wins in Thailand

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on the 17th of July Dan Edwards was in the Super Muay Thai 80kg 4man tournament out in Thailand.

Dan’s first fight in the tournament was against Alexandr Orsini of France who he knocked out in the second via a right kick to the head.

Dan went on to win the whole tournament by beating Thai opponent Thaneelek. Due to the fights being televised live in Thailand the stream to final was cut short as they had run out of air time. I’m hoping the final will be uploaded in it’s entirety at some point but for now…here is Dan’s semi final fight….enjoy.

Edwards: Blue Shorts

Orsini: Red Shorts

Super Muay Thai 80kg Tournament: Dan Edwards vs… by Khun_Yun

K-Star Legacy's Josh Page wins.

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On the 16th July Josh Page entered The Contender Cup 70kg tournament at the O2 Arena in London.

The Contender Cup is a tournament where only people who have had less than 10 fights can enter. Depending on how many people register you could potentially have 3 fights in one day to become The Contender Cup champion for that year.

Josh usually fights at 64kg but due to the on the day weigh procedure we opted to enter the 70kg, just so that he wanted weakened at all by any weight loss.

The favourites to win the 70kg tournament was between Josh and another fighter called Colin Chu from the famous Team Tieu gym on London.

When we arrived at the O2 we were told that due to the high standard of both these guys, that they would be taken out of the tournament and made to have a stand alone fight against each other. This was because is was deemed unfair as they would have tore through the other lads and just ended up fighting each other anyway. The idea of these tournament is to build experience for the future generation.

The video below is a great technical fight between to future stars.

Page: Red Shorts

Chu: Blue Shorts

New circuit class starting at K-Star Legacy.

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We at K-Star Legacy are always looking for new ways to improve our members experiences during their training.

On Saturday 6th August we will be starting a brand new circuit class, giving our members another alternative and fun way to get fit, get toned or lose weight.

Here are 5 benefits to circuit training:

1. Get Maximum Results in Minimum Time
Unless fitness is your job, nobody has hours a day to spend in the gym. Circuit training is the perfect workout for the time-crunched fitness fiend. You can set up as many or as few stations as you like (Get a quick tutorial here) and then continue through the circuit until your time runs out. You can fit it in effective, total-body workout whether you have 15 minutes or an hour.

2. Challenge Your Whole Body
Ever found yourself just wandering around the gym floor and winging your workout? (It’s ok, we’ve all done it!) By incorporating individual “stations” as part of a whole-body circuit, you’re guaranteed to hit every major–and minor–muscle group.

3. Mix Cardio and Strength Training
You love cardio but know you should do weights too (or vice versa), and forcing yourself to do an entire workout you don’t enjoy can be tedious (and much easier to skip). Circuit training offers the best of both worlds by allowing you to combine intervals of high-intensity cardio with heavy weight lifting for a comprehensive–and seriously kick-butt–workout.

4. Send Your Metabolism Soaring
Thanks to the many benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and heavy weight lifting, circuit training kicks your fat-burning furnace into high gear. You’ll torch more calories in 20 minutes than you would in an entire hour on the elliptical reading a magazine. Plus, the afterburn effect will have you torching calories for up to 48 hours after your workout ends.

5. Beat Gym Boredom
Because circuit training is such a flexible format, the options in how you set up your workout are limitless. Whether you like to stick to one routine for a while to measure your progress or prefer mixing it up every time you go to the gym, having a plan will make you more confident and efficient.

See you all on the 6th August

Damien Trainor wins return fight

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K-Star Legacy’s chief instructor and former World Champion Damien Trainor wins his return bout after a four year lay off.

Trainor took on Spanish fighter Adrian Lopez in the packed out venue at the O2 Arena in London. The bout was very close which swayed both ways during the course of the contest but the in end the judges awarded Trainor the win.

K-Star Legacy has a number of it’s junior and adult fighters competing over the next few months with the next event being on the 17th April at the K-Star Combat Arena in Birmingham’s city centre.