Saturday, September 6th 2014 will see Touchgloves Gym’s Vicky church battle amongst the elite in what is anticipated as the years best uk Muay Thai show. Smash 10 will showcase Vicky as one of the main events where she will defend her no1 British ranking after just obtaining the slot 2 weeks ago. Considering the
Sunday, September 14th 2014 will see the return of Lucy Payne. This world class athlete from Touchgloves has not had 1 British fighter challenge her in the past 2 years despite heavy promotion. The last British fighter to “step up” and challenge Lucy was Cardiffs Tanya Merrett. 2 years later and it’s Tanya once again
Touchgloves is an amazing gym with great instructors and friendly participants. Day 1 at Touchgloves I was 93kg very unfit, couldn’t last 1 round on the bag without a break and it took me 30min to run a loop around my home village. Day 180 and I’m 20kgs lighter, 11min faster on my run and can do 10 rounds on the bag. All of the coaches and other people that train there are extremely helpful and are great at motivating you to train harder.
Since joining the gym back in November it has really improved me as a person and also with my Muay Thai. I have trained in various other gyms in the past around Cornwall but they just dont come near Touchgloves. The facility is top class and from the get go I felt welcomed from everybody at the gym, not one ego from the world standard fighters all the way down to the people taking their first class, which is hard to find in any sport.
I joined Touchgloves Gym because a surf buddy of mine was a member and talked me into to going. When I joined I was immediately addicted to the sport of Muay Thai and K1, I haven’t looked back. Fighting is on a parallel with life, I needed to learn this above all and I this gym has done that for me. Roll with the punches and kicks and always get back up, learn and try again.
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August 19, 2014
Muay Thai events in Cornwall were non-existent until 2005 when Touchgloves teamed up with Sukhothai Gym in Paignton to provide an international Ireland vs Cornwall event-an event that was talked about locally for years. Always looking to raise the bar, the shows started to provide expert lighting/sound displays by Ninetwentyfive and additional culture by using
August 8, 2014
It has been overwhelming to see the changes in the independent rankings in favour of touchgloves. In the past we have held no1 slots in both nationally and world rankings. Lucy Payne still tops the adult -57kg group with only one competitor willing to step up to challenge in over 2 years. Vicky Church has
August 8, 2014
Team Touchgloves striking abilities/successes speak for itself via the internet and media but we have now widened our visions to form an elite MMA team under the Touchgloves banner. In order to do this we have enlisted the help of Raphael dos Santos an amazing BJJ coach who is running 2 No-Gi lessons per week to aid
August 2, 2014
The ultimate local sporting event returns. Sunday October 26th 2014 will showcase an afternoon of international Muay Thai. Our last show featured an amazing array of well matched fights,with surprise comebacks, energy filled entrances,classic world and British title fights and an amazing supportive family orientated audience. The Touchgloves team know how much this show was