The teenager you see in the middle is my little brother, next to him is my younger sister.

Once upon a time, he was overweight, unfit, and full of sadness.

 

Why?

 

He was the youngest of three siblings who bore the brunt of our parents separating at a young age, as well as a horrible accident that saw him get hit by a car at age 9 years old.

 

All confidence was lost.

 

Fear was high.

 

The world was the enemy.

 

The saddest memory I have of him was him refusing to see sunlight, instead choosing to video games and eat takeaway food for breakfast.

 

He was truly a mess.

 

The events of a troubled childhood would manifest into a teenage hood marred by pain and sorrow.

 

At seventeen he decided to flip the script. A young man who was eager to learn self-defense, better his appearance, and lead a healthier lifestyle, he started training Muay Thai.

 

He started following in the footsteps of myself, my father, and our step-father a six-time Muay Thai world champion… But more importantly, a journey of discovery for himself.

 

During this period he lost the fat around his belly, his muscles became more striated and I noticed a different kind of beast emerge.

 

The young little cry baby I once knew, was transforming into a strong, confident, and resilient man capable of handling himself.

 

He trained consistently for nearly a year, never missing a beat until it was time he was ready to have his first fight.

 

I trained him day in day out because I saw the fire that burned inside.

 

The image you see was taken moments before his first bout.

 

March 17, 2012. 72.5kg, trim, positive, and ready to take on the world.

 

He won that fight and is one of my most memorable moments as a coach but also as a brother.

 

He was not only my first ever fighter, to fight for Champions Gym Fight Team, but he went on to win three out of three bouts before moving on to doing and becoming better things.

 

Today, my brother is a bushranger and works in the Northern Territory wrangling crocodiles, wild buffalo, boars, bushfires protecting the remote communities and natural environment.

 

I am proudest of my brother because he became a better version of himself mentally and physically and he continues to dominate in everyday life.

 

My parents named my brother “Jakawan” gifted by Buddhist monks. In Thai it means “Universe”. The kid has always been destined for great things.

   

Relive the moments Co-founder and co-director Whitney Tuna wins her second state championship after her second knee reconstruction in five years!

Whitney Tuna is a female Muay Thai fighter hailing from Perth, Western Australia. She is also the Co-founder and co-director of Champions Gym with clubs in Highgate and Myaree.

Whitney Tuna is a two time state Muay Thai Champion. Hailing from Perth Western Australia, Tuna found Muay Thai after her teenage years of partying, gaining excessive weight and losing confidence.

Since starting Muay Thai nearly ten years ago, Tuna has broken the mould for women being a role model for positive lifestyle, leading by example as not only a women’s health ambassador, but fierce competitor in the ring. She has won the WMC light bantamweight state title and most recently, the ISKA light bantamweight state title defeating Mikyla Baggstrom-Wild.

Despite her battles in the ring facing some of the best in Australia in her quest to become Australian champion, Tuna has suffered two knee reconstructions in the past five years. Through sheer willpower, determination, focus and hunger, she has bounced back to prove she has much more to give to the game that has given her so much. Whitney has defeated emerging stars such as Tia Steinhardt (QLD), Jada Ketley (QLD), Michelle Seivers (WA), Niki King (WA) and Spring Sia (VIC).

Keep an eye out for Whitney Tuna as she looks to solidify herself as one of the best in the country!

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Meet 31 year old music teacher, Ciaran Mullin. Find out why he got started with martial arts and how it helped him transform as a person…

Getting started is always tough… Your insecurities take over – Will I be good enough? Will I fit in? I don’t know anyone? What will the others think of me? Here at Champions Gym, 86% of people who start with us have never done anything like this and we understand that although initially it can be daunting, the fear outweighs the benefits in the long run becoming a member of a club that supports success whether it be health and wellbeing – Fat loss, improvement in muscle tone, stress relief or to learn new skills, develop self defence or to meet new people! Check out the video above and see why the first choice for Muay Thai, Boxing and Strength & Conditioning is Champions Gym with two clubs located in Perth – Highgate and Myaree.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”…

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Meet 31 year old music teacher, Ciaran Mullin. Find out why he got started with martial arts and how it helped him transform as a person…

Getting started is always tough… Your insecurities take over – Will I be good enough? Will I fit in? I don’t know anyone? What will the others think of me? Here at Champions Gym, 86% of people who start with us have never done anything like this and we understand that although initially it can be daunting, the fear outweighs the benefits in the long run becoming a member of a club that supports success whether it be health and wellbeing – Fat loss, improvement in muscle tone, stress relief or to learn new skills, develop self defence or to meet new people! Check out the video above and see why the first choice for Muay Thai, Boxing and Strength & Conditioning is Champions Gym with two clubs located in Perth – Highgate and Myaree.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”…

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We love sharing good news stories about our stand out clients… It’s simple; When you work – You see results. Eilish has trained with us since June 2015. Without making any drastic lifestyle changes Eilish made training a part of her week and the results have been great – 12 kilograms down, a drastic improvement in tone, stamina and general well being. In an age where fad diets, magic pills and failed promises are ravishing the pockets of desperate people wanting results, it gives us so much pleasure to share stories like this below: Continue reading Success: 26 year old burns 12 Kgs!