Phoenix has been turning ordinary people into extraordinary people for over 20 years. Training normal Canberra people to be champions in life and the ring. If you have a dream and are the type of person that sets goals high then Phoenix is for you. We have the results to prove we are one of the premier Muaythai clubs in Australia. We have also trained some very successful boxers in the ACT. To compete at Phoenix you have to train first, be a member and do your time developing your skills, dedication and experience. Our competitors are required to meet a high standard of discipline, fitness and commitment – all things you can do before you decide to compete. At Phoenix, we do not ask you to compete, you earn it. We do dont tell you how great you are and offer you false encouragement to get you to join or promise you more than you are currently delivering to your won training anyway. You have an obsession to compete or you dont. People dont walk into Phoenix and tell us they are going to compete, they shut up and train and earn the right to represent. That way, we have an honest relationship and you know you are ready. The fastest way to get into competition with someone telling you how great they are and you can be is not the path to the truth and will only get your hurt or deluded.
Training at Phoenix is hard but it can turn you into a champion of you have what it takes. We are a no nonsense hard work and disciplined club that optimises your potential whilst ensuring you live a healthy lifestyle through discipline, effective training, realistic methods and aiming to be the best in Australia. Our fighters are well trained technically, are tough and fit and always come to fight, that is why we have a strong consistent reputation Australia wide. Phoenix has trained numerous Junior and Adult Australian and World champions and continues to do so with current members at an international level. The coaches are real fighters and know what it takes.
Our Fight Team is Muaythai and Boxing. We make fighters train hard to achieve and be competitive at real Muaythai and serious Boxing. We have WMC professional champions in the gym training every day. Fight Team Coaching is led by Anthony Manning, who has been developing fighters for over 20 years. A former National Champion and very experienced fighter, he has been training juniors and adults to be fighters for 23 years. He has been a Muaythai Australia National Team Coach and Manager, for both junior and seniors, World Championships and knows what it takes to make the top. He is the current President of Muaythai Australia and leads the national peak body for Muaythai competition.
Phoenix has had junior world championship gold medalist, adult and junior national champion’s. There is regular members of Phoenix who are retired but still there to help develop you, most of whom have been members and training longer than most gyms have even been open in Canberra. Our main coaches of fight team are Male and Female WMC Champions with vast international experience and over 10 years at Phoenix.
Every Phoenix athlete is trained like a professional and follows a developmental system from novice fighter to intermediate to advanced (professional). We match people for challenging fights that develop the fighter for future challenges to be the best they can be. Phoenix fighters are renowned for their conditioning, skill, toughness and ability to get in and have a go. A Phoenix Fighter will come ready to fight and be well schooled, tough to beat and challenge for anyone. We take on hard fights and think losing is fine as long as you are proud of yourself. We stick to the most credible fight shows in Australia and sanctioning bodies like, Muaythai Australia as our competitive base. You will fight Muaythai or Boxing on main stream professional shows, be able to go to National Championships and work towards International competition as a goal.
How to train to fight – join like everyone else and earn it. Step above the pack and do the work and you will get there. Competition is not for everyone and you have to find the style that suits yours so to fight for Phoenix – be a member first and ensure you enjoy the culture and the Team. We don’t poach so if you have trained before, come and see Anthony before you start training.