Wednesday, December 23, 2009

wednesday 23/12/09

wednesday closure: this is caused by Transition Extreme closing. we apologise but it's not in our hands. enjoy Xmas and see you next week!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday Classes - Snow Closed

Due to adverse weather conditions there will be NO classes tonight. Transition Extreme will be closing at 6pm, so that causes the gym to be closed as well.

Please look out for advice on tomorrows classes

Monday, December 21, 2009

Xmas Timetable

For the two weeks of the festive season classes are such
Monday - 6.15 pm BJJ 7.30pm Thai
Tuesday - 6.15 pm JKD 7.15pm MMA 8.15pm Phase 1
Wednesday - 6.15 pm Thai 7.15pm KALI 8.15pm JKD
Thursday - Sunday - CLOSED

Monday Jan 4th restart with 2010 timetable
Monday - 5.30pm JKD; 6.15 pm BJJ; 7.30pm Thai
6.30pm KALI (upstairs Space)
Tuesday - 6.15 pm JKD; 7.15pm CSW; 8.15pm Phase 1
Wednesday - 6.15 pm; Thai 7.15pm; Phase 1; 8.15pm JKD
7.15pm KALI (upstairs Space)
Thursday - 6.15 pm BJJ; 7.15pm CSW; 8.15pm Women's JKD kickboxing
Friday - 6.00pm Combat Athletics/Kettlebells
Saturday - 10.45am Silat; 12 noon Phase 1; 1pm BJJ


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Neil Cushnie fights MMA video

Neil's first fight turned out to be in a cage. Arranged with just over a weeks notice, Neil's fitness was at a high level and so he could easily make that step up.

Monday, December 07, 2009

tuesday classes

With Erik teaching Tuesday night in the gym, the classes will NOT be running. Phase 1 will be on Wednesday at 7.15pm with the FMA utilising the upstairs space at the same time.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Technique of the week

Cross Body escape to attack

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CSW Workshop

Rays got a few days off, so there's a slight change this Friday 6.15pm.

There will be a CSW workshop covering material from Erik Paulson's curriculum, in view to his upcoming seminar - which is almost SOLD OUT!

You're going to workout!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Rays Fight

Rays first round. His opponent didn't come out for the second. The triangle was really tight but Ray kept hitting, kneeing and was able to get out of it. He was raring to go at the beginning of round 2 but that was as far as it went.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Early xmas present for you!

Book at reception. Restricted numbers

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Technique of the week

With Erik Paulson due in December. lets start working our positions and lead into submissions. If you dont have a partner, then you can do this Star #1 drill on a pillow, but we do recommend you close the curtains so your neighbours dont get suspicious!

Cross Body - kazure Kesagatame - North South - Kazure Kesagatame - Cross Body

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dans the Man!

With a Silver and Bronze in the bag for Crawford and Mike, Dan took on the man mountain in the Absolute division!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Self Protection Workshop THIS FRIDAY!

Bob returns and conducts a special Friday night session.

One of the foremost authorities in Self Defence - you can take part and learn how to avoid conflict, how to manage conflict and how not to be afraid!

BOOK NOW: 644139 Payment reserves place.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Phase 1 & 2 Testing

This Sunday at 12.30pm

Footwork; Step & slide, Pendulum
3 types of jab. Horizontal, Vertical and finger jab
Cross and stepping through cross
Left and Right hooks, Upper cut left and right
Roundhouse kick: Right Thai kick, snap round
Side kick
Front kick

2 min rounds (1 min rest)
Round 1: Single shots and combinations up to 3 techniques Hands only
Round 2: Ng Da Combinations (5 techniques) – hands & feet

Single stick: La Coste Cinquo Teros 1: angles counts as called.

Demonstrate 10 exercises in 30 seconds

AMAG Salutation and its meaning


Triangular footwork
Roundhouse: Right Thai kick, low/high roundhouse, skip roundhouse, snap round
Side kick (2 types) Theep, Oblique, Dum tek, Leg shield, Jeet tek, Cut kick
Inside/outside crescent, Spin heel, spin side kick, spin hook kick, spin crescent, Long knee, skip knees
Shovel hook/ 'Mexican' hook, Overhand, Back fist, ridge hand
Inside/Outside Bob & weave, Inside/Outside Slip, shoulder roll, duck, Cover, Shoulder/biceps stop

3 min rounds (1 min rest) incorporating punching, knees, kicking and display footwork
Round 1: Single shots and combinations up to 3 techniques
Round 2: Ng Da Combinations

Single stick:
La Coste Cinquo Teros 3: angles counts as called.
Hubud Drill
Hi box sumbrada stick up/down
Demonstrate the defences for #1-5 with stick up and stick down
Sinawalli drills
o Ikis series
o LaCoste 7 count

3 Self Protection techniques

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kru Bill Mutch

Bill took and passed his TBA Instructors Test on the weekend. Two whole days of training , ending with two rounds in the ring left the exhausted Bill elated.

Khun Kru Pat Davies performed a Ram Muay for his Associates level.

Training at the camp was provided by Ajarn Chai, Sifu Marc McFann and Ajarn Bob Spour. A total of 14 hours! A big attendance from AMAG displayed the quality of the club.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Dog brings home a Cat

Chris, Heather, Ray and Jon

Ray took Chris, Jon and Heather with him to this years European Dog Brothers Gathering and all fought brilliantly. Heather was awarded her Cat title, the first level to becoming a member of the tribe.

There were some real wars on this trip but the benchmark standard was raised! Well done!
The Hounds with Benjamin Rittner

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Stick drill

Having worked on this drill for a while, Ray and Chris get flowing with it

TBA-UK Weekend Camp 15-16 August

12 - 3pm Marc McFann
3.15- 6.15pm Ajarn Chai

10.30 - 12.30 Bob Spour Ultimate Self Protection
12.30 - 2pm Marc McFann
2 - 6pm Ajarn Chai
Any testing requests must be made as per Association requirements. Bill Mutch will be testing!
pre pay price £100. £120 on the door.
One day £60/75
Rough n Ready Gym, Spring Lane, Northampton.
Nearest Hotel: Ibis

All levels welcome - its awesome

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 01, 2009

Bobs up on Sunday - USP time!

Bob will teach his USP course
12 - 3pm £20
If you haven't done this at least once then you dont know how life changing this is. If you know anyone wanting self protection masterclass - LET THEM KNOW
Casual dress - sense of humour

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009

New Filipino Martial Arts class - Mondays 5.30pm

New Filipino Martial Arts class as instructed by Peter Richardson

Peter is certified by Guro Dan Inosanto and Sifu Marc Mcfann in Filipino Martial Arts

This class will run from 17:30 until 18:15 on Monday's starting 11th of May.

The FMA class will introduce the students to several areas including single/double stick, single/double knife and stick & dagger. Kali also has a very effective empty hands range (Panatukan) which translates from the weapon based movements and will be taught in this class.

With the use of weapons students will develop their attributes such as speed, timing and agility but will also learn sensitivity drills such as Hubud and grappling (Dumog)

Dumog has its empty hand application as well as the weapon portion which will be also covered in these classes.

The class due to the time slot will be small enabling me to concentrate on the individuals progression through the system, ideal for every level.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

New Red Arm Bands in Phray Pichai Grading

Bob Spour came and taught an excellent seminar with everyone getting graded on Sunday.

Bill Mutch was given his Instructors qualification in Phraya Pichai while
Caz Ewan and Leigh Richardson received their 10th Khan Red Arm bands.

Others graded included:

6th Khan

Chris Penter

5th Khan

Scott Fraser

Rituka Sharma

3rd Khan
Kenny Watson

Scott Brown

2nd Khan
Stuart Mundy
Davio Ghidelli

David Letts

Paul Davies

1st Khan

Ryan Forguie

William Pearson

Thanks for supporting!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Setting the Balance by Leigh Richardson

Setting the Balance

We've heard Bob Spour say it and more recently we've heard Rey Diogo mention it and in the past I've heard Ian Guthrie (Peter's old Judo coach) and our very own Pat say it too. What am I talking about? Attribute training of course - or more commonly known as running, weights, Combat Athletics.....

Attribute training is great for the martial artist, it helps them develop further in their chosen system(s) and allows them to compete or perform better. Running for instance is a probably one of the best and quickest ways to get fit. Develop an awesome cardio system and build our endurance. Weights can help too. They can help us first of all get stronger but also gain weight, in a good way rather than the route paved with pies and pizzas!! Also there is Combat Athletics which is a class that has exercises designed to supplement your martial arts training.

However, therein lies the clue. It is supplementary training and should not be mistaken for training in the arts/systems you hope to improve in or compete in. This is a problem though, because what happens to a lot of people is, they start to put more effort into their running or weights training than their martial arts that they are hoping to improve in.

Put it like this, if I were to be given a choice of doing a run or training in say Pat's Jun Fan class, I would train in the Jun Fan class in an instant. I wouldn't even have to think about it. The benefits of that class alone will help me develop my punching, kicking and trapping skills along with other attributes like footwork, balance and head movement. As far as my fitness and strength go, I can hit the pads hard and fast and very quickly be on the way to improving my cardio and strength. But there is one important difference I will become fighting fit, Jun Fan Gung Fu fit rather than being a great runner - which I'm not really interested in becoming.

This short article maybe very obvious to some but I have seen people fall into this trap on a number of occasions and they can't seem to understand why they have good running times but still perform poorly on the mat or on the pads.

The bottom line is, if you want to get fit at doing Muay Thai, Jun Fan Gung Fu or BJJ then train hard in the art firstly and if you have any time left train in your supplementary systems.

I hope this helps to point out one of the many martial arts pitfalls.


Leigh Richardson is a Full Instructor and 2nd degree black belt at AMAG.

Niven takes on America!

currently training at Greg Nelsons school whilst on a gap year, ewen steps into the cage!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Scott steps up

Friday Fight Night **15th May Kirkintilloch**
Starts 8pm
'Friday Fight Night' at The Waterside Club, Kirkintilloch.

Tickets: there will be some tickets available directly from fighters! See Chris Moir

Matches confirmed so far are:

Mani Singh (KKBA) v Michael McGeochan (Annan Dragons)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 64kg's

Ricky Jackson (KKBA) v Joe McCabe (SMTC Sprinburn)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 69kg's

Crawford Hercus (KKBA) v Scott Fraser (AMAG)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 88kg's

Stuart McCrackle (KKBA) v John Ferguson (SMTC Springburn)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 70kg's

Ritchie Carrigan (KKBA) v Steve Barbieri (Carlisle MT)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 66kg's

Stuart Pitner (KKBA) v Simon Fraser (SMTC Airdrie)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 63kg's

Lindsay Stirling (KKBA) v Linda Morgan (Wossobama Ayr)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 67kg's

Brian Tottie (Caledonian MT) v Daniel Rigby (Aberdeen MT)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 70 kg's

Still looking to match

B Class
Keith Middleton 75/77kg's
29 yr old
Exp: 8 fights (6 wins)

C Class
Mescho Donko 72/74kg's
32 yr old
Exp: 4 fights (2 wins)

Gary O'Brien 95+kg's
31 yr old
Exp: 3 fights (1 win)

Gary McKinlay 58/60kg's
25 yr old
Exp: 0 fights

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stick Play

Bob Spour is teaching on Sunday at 11am. £10 for members - Thai boxing. Bob is in Scotland teaching the USP course in Glasgow, details of which are on the USP section of the website.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Technique of The Week: Fundamental Jun Fan Kickboxing

Technique of The Week starts with this Fundamental Jun Fan Kickboxing drill required to go past the Phase 1 stage.

Look at this drill in three stages.

The Prefix is an entry and in this case we are using a kick to move from kicking range into punching range. The three kicks shown here are O'ou Tek, Jit Tek and Juk Tek.

Then in the middle we have the punches and the selection of the combination used are historical and considered suitable for learning in the best way, but later on can be changed to alternative choices. Ray here shows how good body mechanic and technique can generate power, so try not to hit hard as that will come in time. Concentrate on the flow.

The suffix moves back to the kicks with the padholder stepping back and out of punching range, back into kicking range. There are plenty of kicks to use but we are focusing on a default drill here. If the padholder doesn't step back then we could move into standing grappling range.

So work the drill and learn to flow between the two ranges in the three sections seamlessly. Repeat good technique and DO NOT substitute technique for power. Power will come in it's own time.

Copyright AMAG

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rey Diogo

This seminar is sold out

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter weekend

Phase 1 and Open Mat survive the weekend cull. With Instructors away on courses and Chris Moir fighting, we'll take a bit of a break this weekend.

Enjoy the eggs and we'll see you Monday onwards to work off the excess!

Sunday, April 05, 2009


3 amigos & kettlebells class

new banner in background

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


XTS feng shui

We have organised a feng shui "expert" to realign the energy fields at the gym this afternoon.

We feel this will improve the technique of all the students.

Please be aware that when you turn up tonight that there may be some changes and take extra caution so that you dont hurt yourself.

Friday, March 27, 2009


With the clocks going back, a thai fighters session will be at 12noon on Sunday.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sport Formula

We have more Sport Formula vits in stock including a new fruit punch flavor sweetened with Xylitol.

Xylitol is said to have several health benefits including: good for teeth, bones and lower in calories and stabilizes insulin levels. Fruit Punch tastes good and will be available at reception in £1 packets. A packet of 30 costs £27.99. Tubs, in Orange flavour are £24.50.

First member to purchase gets a SF cap!

Quality nutrients for quality life, since 1999.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thai fighters session 10.30am Sunday

With a few fights taking place soon, Thai Fighter training will commence Sunday am. Pad work, cardio and sparring. If you turn up to assist the fighters you will learn and develop your own training.

Phase 1 Tests

We will conduct testing for Phase1 on Sunday 22nd at 12noon. If you think you are up for it discuss it with the class instructor.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spour NLP workshop cancelled

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Amag Tweets

TWEET AMAGjkd will bring any of you twitterers out there the latest updates on AMAG

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Want to be a movie star?

Ever wanted to be involved in the movies, this could be your start!

From the creators of Blue Dragon, this is a pilot that we shot in February 2009 in preparation for our fothcoming feature-length movie. We haven't invested in certain equipement therefore sound and lighting are issues that will be worked on, however this gives a flavour of what is to come.

This pilot is quite fast paced and features small action scenes throughout. We spent only a few hours on each action scene but this is just a very small taste of what we're aiming for and what we're capable of.

Comments and constructive criticism are very welcome. Also, if you live in Aberdeen or around the city, please contact me if you wish to be involved.

Contact email - Graeme Noble =

(Please watch this video in High Definition (HD) to enhance your viewing pleasure)

Thursday, March 05, 2009

New Stock in Shop

We have new gi's at entry level. We use Fighting Films gi's which cost £40, come with a belt and stand up to the requirements of training better than most other entry level gi's.

Coming in very soon will be Sprawl shorts, Boxing Gloves, Focus Mitts, Fairtex top of the range bag gloves and Sports formula!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Saturday New Class - Silat

New Class Sat 11am taught by Pat Davies: Maphilindo Silat -Inosanto Method

Maphilindo Silat and Madjapahit Martial Art was created by Guro Dan Inosanto. The system is a compilation of the Madjapahit, Philippines and the Indonisian Martial Arts.


Seminars info on website
Rey Diogo 16th April

Bob Spour NLP on the 30th March

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Testing times

15 students took their grading and were exceptionally good! These guys will move into the greater array of classes. These guys walked in without any experience about 3 or so months ago and started and have the foundations to build on.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Phase 1 testing

Sunday 2.30pm

Friday, February 06, 2009

Ultimate Self Protection

This will take place at 12noon on Saturday in place of the Phase1 class.

Friday Night shut

adverse weather conditions have meant the postponement of tonight's event

we'll try and get it on tomorrow so watch website blog for announcement

stay safe guys

Thursday, February 05, 2009


Bob Spour This Weekend
Phase 1/2/3 Tests Feb 22nd

Wordle: amag

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Why join AMAG?

Everyone has many reasons why they start martial arts, but its the desire to improve - not measure against others - themselves. Here at AMAG we dont try and get you to fit into a style, you are the style! You all learn the same material but we encourage you, at principle, to mould it for you. You still need to understand how and what a hit is, so yes that uncomfortableness is addressed in reality. But it makes you stronger. If you dont like us then go elsewhere, thats your choice, but we are not here for you to 'try' martial arts, we are here to improve not only yourself but all of us.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Classes are on and busy!

So far so good, Monday night classes were packed!
Tonight we have Jun Fan kickboxing at 6.15pm with Pat Davies
7.15pm on the red mats is Leighs MMA mix up whilst on the black mats Pat is doing an edged weapons class which is restricted.
8.15 is the phase 1 class

see you there!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Get ready To Rumble

We OPEN on Monday
Right now Tuesday has a couple of changes. Leigh moves his excellent session to 7.15pm with Pat teaching the 6.15 Jun Fan kickboxing. In the end section, alongside Leighs class, Pat will be teaching Edged weapons. This is not for beginners but for the FMA students and Advanced students.
More classes to be announced very soon.