Can any of you recommend some decent Gyms not too far from the city centre?
I'll probably be living around Kentish Town.
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Join date : 2010-06-01
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Location : Phuket, Thailand
Edit: just remembered there is muaythai club in Camden Lock. I don't remember the name though.
As of muaythai the best instructor I have ever trained with was Winston Fraser who was the double european champion and triple british champion. Attending this class for me took my skills from beginner to a good level within a few months whereas when I was training elsewhere there was too much pad work and too little sparring. Besides each session I got to sparr with the best thai-fighter in the uk.
I haven't been training with him for some time now due to injuries but I believe he teaches near Bethnal Green at the moment.
If you are an active fighter and want be among other active thai fighters Diablo is good, but if you're beginner/intermediate you won't learn much but it's still a good workout and your fitness will be at fighting level very quickly.
Close to Diablo ^^ there is also a Judo club, not competitive at all but it's good for beginners (http://barnetjudo.co.uk/)
There's another Judo club which is really good and a there are few people there who compete in the Olympics but I don't remember the name, I only went there once before tapping out to my injuries. I will ask my friend and post more details soon.
It's between gracie's place and the second Judo club you mentioned for the grappling and I might give the Muay Thai a go,I'm sold.... although I'm no more than a beginner.