Ronnie Najjar is a former professional fighter and trainer from Australia with over 20 years of experience in combat sports. Ronnie trained under Master Jeab from the legendary Sityodtong Camp in Thailand.

Zen and The ART of Coaching

Zen and The ART of Coaching By: Ronnie Najjar ZEN & THE ART OF COACHING By: Ronnie Najjar The main job of a Trainer is to problem solve, using a combination of technical analysis, sports and physical education, social skills, and even philosophical ideas. In a way it’s the Coaches Artwork, where you infuse your…

With Winning In Mind

With Winning In Mind By: Ronnie Najjar WITH WINNING IN MIND By: Ronnie Najjar It’s not uncommon to see fighters who lack skill or work ethic in the gym, that end up crushing it in the ring, and vice versa; others who do well in sparring only to crumble when it’s crunch time. What is…

6 Ways to Increase Your Striking Power

6 WAYS TO INCREASE STRIKING POWER By: Ronnie Najjar 6 WAYS TO INCREASE STRIKING POWER By: Ronnie Najjar Power intimidates opponents, makes your shots count, and puts away fighters. Pretty convenient. How long does it take to develop power? If you train for power and practice the ideas I mention below- you’ll see an improvement…

Thailand’s Oldest Champions

The Rise of the Golden Brothers: Thailand’s Oldest Champions By: Ronnie Najjar The Rise of the Golden Brothers: Thailand’s Oldest Champions By: Ronnie Najjar Ay and Bee as they are known, grew up in the Kanchanaburi province North-East of Bangkok. In their small town they worked as local Tuk Tuk drivers. Their Uncle Suwit ran…

Picking Fights To Win

Picking Fights To Win By: Ronnie Najjar Picking Fights To Win By: Ronnie Najjar Shortly after arriving to San Diego, I was in a group meeting that included coaches, fighters, a manager and a gym owner. The conversation turned to picking fights to win. More specifically, how we as trainers could find easy opponents for…

7 Tips to Perfect Your Elbow

7 Tips to Perfect Your Elbow By: Ronnie Najjar 7 Tips to Perfect Your Elbow By: Ronnie Najjar Little tweaks make all the difference in the quality of your technique. Try these gems out: 1# Don’t focus on Power- Focus on Accuracy. A common mistake is trying to elbow with power. Trying too hard to…

Keeping Your Emotions In Check

Keeping Your Emotions In Check By: Ronnie Najjar Keeping Your Emotions In Check By: Ronnie Najjar An advantage and skill often overlooked, and one that can suck the confidence out of your opponents- is learning to keep your emotions in check. Look at the Thais when they fight: stone faced and emotionless. Is it because…

Life of A Thai Boxer

The Life of A Thai Boxer By: Ronnie Najjar The Life of A Thai Boxer By: Ronnie Najjar Behind the hyped televised fights and triumphant wins, are years of hard work and struggle to get there. We’re inundated by the glamorous side of a Thai Boxers life; under the bright lights of big fights, glossy…