YOUNG LIONS THAIBOXING AND FITNESS - NEWS
November 2016 Erin wins on Knees of Fury 61 Show
Young Lions female fighter Erin fought Shanny from Boars and won by Unanimous decision.
October 2016 Tom Wilkins wins the WKA Pro Intercontinental Supermiddle Weight title
Tom fought the Malaysian champion Kai Chee who has over 50 fights to his name over 5x3 minute rounds. Tom stuck to the game plan and won on points on Resurrection of the Warrior show. Another champ in Young Lions Muay Thai.
September 2016 The Messenger Newspaper does an Article on Rav
The Messenger Newspaper did an article on Rav's recent World title defence in Bangkok, Thailand.
August 2016 Rav defeats Thai in Bangkok, Thailand
Only days after Rav defended his World title in Bangkok, he fought again 5 days later against another Thai fighter to win by knockout in the first round.
April 2016 Matthew defends his WKA Australian Heavyweight title
Matthew Routley once again fought Mike Hobbs to defend his WKA Australian Heavyweight title on Resurrection of the Warrior event. The fight went the full distance which saw Matthew dominate all the rounds. Congrats to Matt who successfully defended his title. Matthew now a 2 times Australian champion!
March 2016 World Muay Thai Organisation (WMO) World Cup Bangkok - Thailand
The Australian representative Rav Sidhu brought the Australian team over which saw Australia win 2 Gold and many Silver medals. A good effort by Team Australia.
March 2016 WMO World Congress
Rav (WMO Australian Representative) attended the World Muay Thai Organisation World Congress meeting where many counties representatives were present. Here is a pic with the WMO President Grand Master Chinuwat Sirisompan and Grand Master Tum.
March 2016 Young Lions Thailand Trip
A big group of Young Lions members went over to Thailand to experience the culture and Muay Thai in its birth place. It was a fun trip seeing the sights and taking in the culture, food, and training. Watched all the big fights at the 2 famous stadiums in Bangkok, Lumpinee and Rajadamnern. Finished off the trip in tropical paradise Phuket.
February 2016 Luke wins by KO in 1st Round at Knees of Fury
Luke Myers fought an opponent from Victoria and took control of the fight in the clinch and then knocking him out with a punch. Well done Luke!
November 2015 World Champion Nathan Corbett Training Seminar
Rav brought multiple World Muay Thai champion Nathan "Carnage"Corbett to Adelaide for an in house training seminar. Nathan also helped out in the corner for Tom's fight which was pretty awesome!
September 2015 John Wayne Parr Dinner
Rav brought 10 times World Muay Thai champion "John"Wayne Parr to Adelaide for a dinner and talk. It was very well attended by many clubs. It was good to hear Wayne's experiences in Thailand and how his Muay Thai career got started.
2015 - International Kickboxer Magazine interview Rav Sidhu on his recent success in Bangkok
December 2014 - Rav wins IPMTF World Lightweight Title at Kings Cup Birthday festivities in Bangkok
Rav fought the number 1 contender for the vacant IPMTF belt at the famous Kings Cup Birthday held in Bangkok. Rav knocked out the Thai in the first round with a well excuted uppercut which knocked his opponent out cold in front of thousands of spectators
November 2014 - Matt Routley becomes WKA Australian Heavyweight Champion
Young Lions fighter Matt Routley wins the Australian Heavyweight title against Hobbs at ROW show in Adelaide.
May 2014 - Isack wins in Thailand at WMO World Cup
February 2014 - Jason Altmann becomes the new WKA Australian Super Middleweight Champion
Young Lions fighter Jason Altmann won by knockout againist tough Sam Ballentyne from WA by a huge elbow to become WKA Super Middleweight Australian champion
Rav gets Achievement Award from The World Muay Thai Council - September 2013
Trainer Rav got an achievement award presented to him by the World Muay Thai Council and Muay Thai Australia for his achievements in Thailand.
Resurrection of the Warrior 8 � 7th July 2013
Matt Routley fought Michael Hobbs from Sunrise Gym for the vacant SA Heavyweight title. Hobbs came out the victor in a very close contest.
Article on Rav�s recent win at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok by International Kickboxer Magazine - June 2013
Click here to read the article
Young Lions Grading - 14th May 2013
Congrats to everyone who passed their grading and moved on to the next level.
Rav trains under Muay Thai Legend Somrak Khamsing - April 2013
Trainer Rav trained under the legendary Muay Thai fighter Somrak in Bangkok. Somrak was the first Thai to ever win an Olympic Gold medal at the Olympics. Somrak has made a return to the Muay Thai arena after a few years lay off. He still packs the stadium whenever he fights.
Knees Of Fury 38 - 25th August 2012
Young Lions Thaiboxing's Fighter, Matt Routley fought Daniel Hazildine from Southern Thaiboxing
and easily won it on points.
Women's Kickboxing Course 2nd August 2012
We had a really good turn out for the Women's Kickboxing Course held recently. The girls loved training in Muay Thai, learning the basis of this Thai martial art. Self Defence applications were also taught as well as high intensity cadio that came from hitting the pads where some women saw weight loss in only a few weeks.
Rav Sidhu receives an achievement award - 7th July 2012
Rav was recently given an achievement award for his recent fight against a Muay Thai Champion in Bangkok. The award was given by World Kickboxing Association South Australian representative Mr John Leondaris. Rav gave a short speech and thanked everyone for their support.
Messenger Newspaper's & International Kickboxer Magazine's write up on Rav - June 2012
The Hills and Valley Messenger Newspaper did a write up on Rav Sidhu's Muay Thai achievement in Bangkok recently titled "Ultimate Fighter" which was on the front page. International Kickboxer Magazine (the World's renowned Muay Thai magazine) also did an article on Rav's recent fight against Thai Champion Norachai,
titled "Sidhu Knocks Out Thai Superstar"
John Wayne Parr Muay Thai Seminar - 2nd June 2012
It was nice to bring John Wayne Parr back to Adelaide for the second time. We had a good turn out with many gyms taking part in this awesome training seminar with JWP. JWP showed us new training techniques and Muay Thai skills from his many years of fighting experience.
Knees Of Fury 37 - 26th May 2012
Jason Altmann fought against Jai Demrich for the vacant World Muay Thai Council (WMC) Super Middleweight South Australian Title. Jason stayed aggressive dominating the fight and winning the title by unanimous points.
Battle Collossal Perth - March 31st 2012
Jason and Rav made their way to Perth to fight the Western Australian WBC State Campion Jamie Lunghtano. A good hard fight saw both boys give it their best. Jason lost on points.
Shins of Steel - March 24th 2012
This was not a good night for Young Lions. Jordan did well and won his debut fight. Josh was up next but 30 seconds into the fight his should got dislocated again. Peter looked sharp and fit until he got caught win a right hook. Matt fought a good fight against a much more experienced opponent and lost on points.
Rav Knocks Out One of Thailand's best Lightweights Norachai - March 2012
Rav made a comeback fight recently in Bangkok, Thailand. Rav fought one of Thailand’s best lightweights S.Norachai. Norachai has had 216 fights to his name. Rav knew this was going to be a tough fight against a class A fighter. He trained hard 5 days a week for 6 months for this particular fight. It paid off in the end when Rav head kicked him in the second round and knocked Norachai out. The Thai media and crowd gave Rav many good compliments. He was even invited to fight in Lumpinee stadium later this year.
Rav's 20 Year Contribution to Muay Thai Award and Kru Title - Bangkok Thailand March 2012
Rav was awarded a plaque for his contribution to Muay Thai for the last 20 years. He was also awarded the title of Kru (teacher) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Knees of Fury 36 - February 25th 2012
Jason fought Masah from Melbourne. This was Jason's 10 fight, while it was Masah's 20th fight. Masah has an awesome KO record knocking most of his opponents out. Jason went the full 5 rounds with him only to lose it on points. Most of the people in attendance there taught he should have won that fight as he kicked and kneed more than Masah. It was a good experience for him.
Celebrating Rav's 20 years in Muay Thai - January 29th 2012
Rav started training in Muay Thai in 1992. This year was his 20 years in the sport. To celebrate this special occasion we hired a Catamaran boat and had a wonderful cruise down the coast with some good food and drinks on board. Congratulations to Rav on this achievement.
Young Lions Thaiboxing Grading - December 20th 2011
Congratulations to all the students who passed their grading and received their new ranks and singlets. Was a hard grading and everyone did very well.
Rav trains at Rough Gym in Singapore - November 2011
I decided to try training at this gym while I was in Singapore as it was newly opened. It is a very posh gym with modern facilities and good trainers. I had a good few sessions there.
Meeting Jomhod Kiatadisak in Phuket - November 2011
It was an awesome experience to meet and watch the Muay Thai legend Jomhod, himself fight live. Jomhod "King of the Ring" fought a tough Canadian at Bangla Stadium. Even at an older age he has still got it, winning by points against a younger fitter opponent.
Soren Monkongtong Muay Thai Seminar - October 28th 2011
It was good to bring down my mate Soren down again to Adelaide for a training seminar. A few other clubs also participated which was good to see. We learnt some new tricks from Soren and was good to catch up with him.
Resurrection of the Warrior - October 8th 2011
A good event which saw Jason fought Josiah in the main event a five round fight Full Thai rules. Jason won it on points. Matt also won his fight against an opponent from Melbourne. Rahul lost by TKO in the 2nd round.
Duelmaster Promotions July 21st 2011
It was an excellent night for Young Lions Thaiboxing. We had 4 fighters, and all 4 won!! Josh fought Murphy Sutton from Axis Muay Thai and dropped him twice with standing 8 counts and won by unanimous points. Peter fought like a gentleman; he dominated his opponent in all areas, had opportunities to knock him out but didn’t want to hurt him, Peter won by unanimous points. Alex looked very smart in his fight against Adam Price from Sunrise gym. Alex worked well in the grapple and outpointed Adam and won by unanimous decision. Scott Bradley also fought very well, his fitness looked better this time round and his leg kicks worked well to beat his opponent also by unanimous points. Well done boys did Young Lions proud!
Grading July 12th 2011
Congratulations to everyone who passed their grading. It was a hard grading and you all pushed through it and came out on top. Well done guys! Next Grading is in December.
San Shou "Firestorm 5"
Five Young Lions fighters competed in this event, Peter P, Matt R, Scott B, Josh K and Alex K. Alex fought a lad from Willunga Kickboxing and beat him with ease using his strong grappling skills. Josh K fought hard too, looked good in the stand-up but being a san shou rules bout, his opponent gained some vital points via throws. Josh lost by split points but got fighter of the night award. Peter fought a lad from ISO Health next. The rules were changed on us at the last minute as the other club didn’t want knees, so it was pretty much a kickboxing fight. Peter’s opponent was a 6’8 tall guy. The height difference was clearly visible as both lads faced centre ring. Peter stuck to the game plan and it paid off winning by unanimous points. Matt fought well for his third fight, he keeps improving with every fight. Also kept to the game plan and won using his knees and clinch work. Scotty was up next against Luke Dumbrill, who is one of the assistant trainers at Alan Wong’s gym, we knew we were in for a hard fight. It was a good fight with both boys giving it their all. Scotty landed a few good leg sweeps and won by unanimous points. A good night for Young Lions Thaiboxing.
Jason fights Main Event in Whyalla Shins of Steel 2nd April 2011
We took this fight on 10 day notice as the promoter needed a 76 kg fighter to fight Tom Arnold from Jo Ips gym with 5x2 Full Thai rules as the Main event. What a fight it was! Jason looked like a machine, he dropped Tom many times in the first round. Jason's face got cut by Tom's elbow in the third round so we had to be cautious not to let the cut open up more. So we went defensive in the last 2 rounds and kept using push kicks to score and keep Tom at bay. Jason won by unanimous points.
Knees of Fury - 26th February 2011
Josh S and Matt Routley both fought well at their first KOF event. Josh fought Hunse Mutsaers from Reality gym and dominated all 3 rounds and won by unanimous points. Matt fought Jordon Koch, Matt dominated the first round with hands, second round was close and the third round Jordon cam on stronger. Matt lost by split points.
Josh Fights in Phuket - December 2010
Josh S stayed at Patong Gym for 2 months and fought a Thai at Patong Stadium in Phuket. He paced himself very well and knocked out his Thai opponenent in the second round with a solid right uppercut. Well Done Josh!
Rav Trains in Singapore at Hilltop Gym
When I was in Singapore, I managed to get some training done at Hilltop Gym. This gym has really nice facilities.
Meeting with Zidov in Thailand - November 2010
If you are a fan of Muay Thai and have watched the hit reality Muay Thai TV show "Contender Asia", you would heard of Zidov Dominik from Croatia. He was one of the 16 contestants that took part in that TV show. He is currently based at WMC Lamai Camp in Koh Samui in Thailand. He was a guest at the IFMA World Cup. It was great having a chat with Zidov and seeing him in person.
IFMA World Cup Bangkok - November 2010
Coinciding with our Thailand trip, was the International Federation of Muay Thai Amatuer World Cup being held in Bangkok on the 27th November to 5th December. Over 100 countries took part. It was 10 days of non-stop Muay Thai action. It was awesome to be there and watch fighters from all around the world compete. There were 3 boxing rings with fights going on all the time with qualifying bouts to the finals.
Soren Mongkontong Muay Thai Seminar - 6th November 2010
I had brought down one of Australia's best Muay Thai fighters to Adelaide for an in depth Muay Thai seminar. Soren has had many of his fights in Thailand having been based there for over 3 years. He knows the tricks of the Thai fighters. He was also one of the contestants on the hit reality TV show “Contender Asia Muay Thai” We learnt a lot from his knowledge and I hope to bring Soren down to Adelaide again soon.
San Shou "Firestorm 4" - 23rd October 2010
Jason fought and defeated MMA fighter Mike Aarts from Extreme MMA gym, Jason fought a good stand up fight and did his best not to let Aarts take him down. Shane got knocked out in the 3rd round against a Wing Chun fighter Pat Miller.