Yearly Archives: 2017

7 Reasons your child should train BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)  

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1. Self-Defense

BJJ is a martial art, teaching techniques to defend yourself. Training helps to build the reflexes to deal with dangerous situations. BJJ gives confidence to a child to stand up for themselves and fight back if needed.

2. Self-Confidence

As children develop some skills in BJJ, their confidence gets a big boost. They become more self-assured and confident. The BJJ classes offer encouragement for a child to achieve BJJ goals. This confidence can extend outside of the gym and into all areas of life.

3. Belts and Ranking

Belts and rankings are a public recognition among peers for the student’s effort and progress. BJJ ranking system helps teach children to set goals and achieve them, to work hard and have focus.

4. Discipline

BJJ offers a child discipline from the start to the end. They are able to have fun but at all times they must respect the coach and each other. The classes offer a level of discipline that can help all children to learn. The benefits of learning discipline will apply in all areas of the children’s lives.

5. Weight Control

Childhood obesity is a global epidemic and diabetes is a real problem for children.

BJJ classes include warm-up calisthenics, teaching and practicing of moves as well as some active games.  The workout each child gets will not only assist in the natural development of his or her muscles but also help them build stronger Cardiovascular systems. Even in the most active of team sports such as Basketball or Soccer, children don’t get that much of a workout simply because they generally don’t play the whole game and even if they do, there are still breaks in the action.

6. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t about brute force, it is about control and technique

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is practiced with the mindset that your opponent can be bigger and stronger than you, but technique can defeat this. The idea is to first master the technique, then develop the power.

7. BJJ is Global

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has experienced a World Wide growth in the past 10 years unlike any other Martial Art. You can find a Jiu Jitsu school in any country in the world.

In BJJ, a student may travel to any school and they will still be practicing the same hip throw, arm lock or choke that are taught in any academy. The community is very large and very open.


Kids BJJ in Phuket at Phuket Top Team Gym  (Facebook Page)

Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM

Thursday 4:30-5:30 PM

Saturday 9:30 AM

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The Brazilian ‘Bonus Machine’ Thiago Tavares back at PhuketTopTeam

The Brazilian ‘Bonus Machine’ Thiago Tavares back at PhuketTopTeam for his 4th training camp.

Pro record 21-7 with 18 fights in the UFC. Tavares makes PTT his second home away from Team Tavares Brazil.

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Tavares is set to make his ACB debut & is chasing nothing less than the championship gold.
The owner of 7 total UFC bonuses & 10 UFC wins.
Tavares is a true fighter who always comes to entertain!

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Cris Cyborg beast mode Muay Thai training at Phuket Top Team

UFC champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos goes beast mode on the pads with Kru Nampon PhuketTopTeam.

Cyborg is rumored to be fighting Holly Holm soon & this video shows there’s no running from Cris Cyborg!

Cris Cyborg in her 4th training camp with PTT. The Womens MMA p4p No.1 fighter, UFC champion, 12 years undefeated in MMA, 90% Knockout ratio, Invicta FC Champion & Strikeforce champion.

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Mexican MMA fighter Erik “Goyito” Perez chooses PTT to train in Phuket

It’s always an honor to have the top level UFC athletes consistently choose PhuketTopTeam to sharpen skills.

Mexican MMA fighter Erik “Goyito” Perez is a top bantamweight contender, 17-6 and 7-2 Inside the UFC octagon. Check out the short feature video of Goyito Power working his Muay Thai in Thailand with Kru Nampon PhuketTopTeam.

Perez is riding now 3 UFC wins strike, looking forward to see what is next for him.

Kru Nampon is a 2 x WMC Muay Thai world champion & 1 x Rajadamnern champion.

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Cris Cyborg returns to Phuket Top Team for hosting PinkBelt Fitness Camp

The Women’s MMA All-Time No.1 P4P Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos returns to Phuket Top Team this month!
During the UFC champions stay, Cris will be hosting the 2nd Pink Belt Fitness By Cris Cyborg Thailand Camp. September 7 & 8 is your chance to train alongside, learn from & explore the tropical island of Phuket for 2 full days!
10,000 baht (if paid by 1st September or current PTT member) 12,000 baht if paid after the 1st & a PTT member
(5,000 baht registration fee for non members if paid after the 1st)
phukettopteam@email.com to confirm your spot now!

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First PinkBelt Fitness Camp in Phuket was hosted at PTT in October 2016 and went out very successful, here is another chance to spend 2 great training days with the Champ!