We are back in action!!
Today is our first day of classes at the new location.
I hope everyone is very excited to train!
Remember our new schedule starts today, please review it and if you have any questions please let me know.
See you today
We are back in action!!
FIFTH ROUNDS NEW SCHEDULE/NEW FACILITY:
We are very excited to release our new schedule for our new facility. The new schedule will go into effect Monday June 3, 2019 for our first day of classes at the new location. We have added new programs, revised class times and a lot more to give our students the best and most dynamic schedules. Please review the schedule change descriptions below:
1: New Program: MMA
We have listened to our students and have added MMA to our schedule. With the addition of MMA we have added a 16’ MMA Cage Wall to our new facility. This will allow our students to train against the cage to give them the realistic MMA training and to learn to work off the cage. To begin, we will have 2 classes for MMA per week with the possibility for more depending on the response from our students. These classes will focus on the basics of MMA, MMA stance, MMa striking, ground work, wrestling and cage work. This class will be open to all Adult members with minimum 3 months Muay thai experience.
**Required Gear: MMA Gloves, Mouth Guard, Shin Guards, Elbow Pads and MMA or Muay Thai shorts**
2: Kids Muay Thai: New age Groups
With the growth of our Kids Muay Thai program we have decided that to provide our Kids Students with the best training and development we have split our kids program into 2 ages groups 3-5yrs and 6-9yrs. We believe that the age gap was getting to large within the program and by splitting it up into 2 classes it will provide a better training environment for both age groups, reducing down time and allow us to get the most amount of training in during the class! Classes will still be Tuesday, Thursday and a combined age class Saturday just with different start times. We will also be looking to add another combined class during the week in the near future. Students who show enough maturity and skill can be upgraded to train in the next age group
Classes will now be 30min classes, we ask that you child comes dressed, on time, with their prajiad on so we can begin class right at starting time with no delays.
Kids Muay Thai Ages 3-5yrs Tuesday & Thursday 530-6:00pm
Kids Muay Thai Ages 6-9yrs Tuesday & Thursday 6-630pm
Kids Muay Thai ALL AGES 3-9yrs Saturday 10-1030am
*We can make some exceptions to families with multiple children in the program to help your schedule, please contact Kru Joe ASAP*
3: Additional Weight Training classes:
We have added a second weight training class to the schedule and have switched the days to Tuesday and Thursdays 845-915pm. This will allow us more time to focus on consistent weight training and the option to work 2 circuits per week. These classes are Open to all Adults (trial, beginner, intermediate, advanced members)
**Indoor shoes now required**
4: Comp team training:
The comp team classes are all the same times but we have changed the structure of the comp team program. Full Class of sparring will only be on Fridays class, Wed and Saturday will have a mix of training, conditioning and some sparring. As our MMA program grows we will allow students to MMA Spar on Fridays as well.
5: Class times:
With the addition of classes/programs we have changed almost every class time. Please make sure to review the schedule and check class times before coming to Fifth Round. With the additional classes we have reduced all Adult classes to 45min classes.
Please Wrap your hands prior to class start time
6: FUTURE CLASS ADDITIONS:
We will use this schedule as a trial run for the month of June and make adjustments where needed. We have already have plans to add in another Mixed Aged Kids Muay Thai Class during the week, Additional MMA Classes if the program grows, an Open Gym time slot and Once a month tutorials (ie hand wrapping, equipment selections, goals setting etc)
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW FACILITY, SCHEDULE, PROGRAMS OR ANY THING ELSE PLEASE SPEAK WITH KRU JOE ASAP
May is a very busy month for us here at Fifth Round. With all the events, holidays and moving to the new location and Reno’s at the old location we have some gym closures.
Victoria Day long weekend
Saturday May 18: Closed
Monday May 20: Closed
Monday May 27-Friday May 31: Closed
Saturday June 1, 12-3pm
join us at Fifth Rounds new location 533 Romeo st South from 12-3pm for the grand opening.
New Schedule will be in effect Monday June 3
Come out and see Fifth Rounds new location at 533 Romeo St, Stratford.
Meet our instructors, see the facility, ask any questions that you may have or sign up for your FREE 30 DAY TRIAL
There will be food, beverages and Everyone is welcome to come by!
Members, non-members see you there
Don’t be shy, come see what Fifth Round is about!!
Bring/tag/share this with a friend
Happy MUAY Thai day
Thank you to all my coaches who have passed on their knowledge of MUAY Thai to me and now I get to pass on to others..
Today we pay tribute and give respect to Nai Khanom Tom , our coaches (past,present,future), everyone who has helped us on our MUAY Thai journey and all those nak MUAY who have came before us..
Every year on March 17 in Thailand they have a huge Wai Kru Ceremony in the ancient city of Ayutthaya.. Fifth Round has been lucky enough to have several students participate in this ceremony and currently have 3 students there today!
What’s the story?
According to the legend, in 1774 Nai Khanom Tom was one of the thousands Siamese prisoners being held by the Burmese King Mangra after the Burmese invasion in the Ayutthaya Kingdom.
In occasion of a festival, the king wanted to see if the Muay Boran could be compared with the Burmese boxing and Nai Khanom Tom was selected to fight against the Burmese boxing champion.
After the ritual of the Wai Kru (the Burmese thought that was some sort of Thai black magic) Nai Khanom Tom fought the Burmese boxing champion and won by Knock Out.
The referee claimed the win not valid because he was distracted by the music and might be some kind of sorcery.
The king then sent other 9 fighters, one by one without time breaks between fights. They were all put on the ground by the hands (and knees and elbows) of Nai Khanom Tom.
Impressed by these abilities, King Mangra said: “Every part of the Siamese is blessed with venom. Even with his bare hands, he can fell nine or ten opponents. But his Lord was incompetent and lost the country to the enemy. If he had been any good, there was no way the City of Ayutthaya would ever have fallen“.
Then he granted freedom to Nai Khanom Tom and all Siamese (Thais).
Now March 17 is known as MUAY Thai day
So take some time today and thank those who have given you Muay Thai 🙏
Fifth Round has 2 fighters on the Bloodline 6 event in Cambridge Friday Feb 22.
Olivia Moore put on a great display of Muay Thai against an undefeated fighter from Mexico. Dominating her opponent she earned a unanimous decision win!!
Jake unfortunately did not get to fight as his opponent did not have his medical requirements done so the fight was canceled just before the event started.
Be be sure to congratulate them
Congradulations Kru Joe and Shelby on their new baby girl and newest member of The Fifth Round team!!
Blair Renee Marchand
born Feb 16,2019 4:11am
Kru Joe will be away for a few days, while he is gone some students will be teaching classes.
Fifth Round hosted another Muay Thai Seminar with Ajahn Burklerk Pinsinchai Sunday January 27.
It was another amazing seminar, with lots of great training and almost 40 participants who got to learn from the living legend.
After the seminar finished Ajahn Burklerk Pinsinchai promoted Kru Joe.
Kru Joe is now internationally recognized by Burklerkgym Lanpang, The Kru Muay Thai Association, Thailand’s Ministry of Culture, World Muay Boran Federation, Naikanomtom Association and Grand Master Chinuwat as Kru of Muay Thai. This is the highest recognition a Muay Thai coach can receive outside of Thailand.
Fifth Round is home to World Class Muay Thai
Fifth Round is hosting a Muay Thai seminar by Ajahn Burklerk.
We have 4 spots left for this seminar.
It is open to all levels, gyms and affiliations. Please contact Kru Joe to reserve your space