Are you looking for a challenging physical workout that will hone your balance, speed and power? Muay Thai, “The Art of Eight Limbs”, is one of the most effective martial arts in the world and fantastic way to get in shape. Now you can get your start with our 4 Week Women’s Muay Thai Program at Absolute MMA Collingwood!

Utilizing punches, elbows, kicks and knees, Muay Thai teaches ring-proven techniques for the competitive arena and self-defence. This program entitles you to attend the Women Only Muay Thai class on Saturday mornings and all of the Fundamentals Muay Thai classes each week at Absolute MMA Collingwood.

Over your first four weeks of training you’ll be learning the fundamentals of Muay Thai, including the punches, elbows, kicks and knees the Thai art is known for, defensive maneuvers, conditioning routines, movement drills and more — everything you need to get your start in Muay Thai!

With Claire “Fury” Foreman (the current WMC state Bantamweight Champion and WMC Australian Bantamweight Champion) and Tao Jaiphet (one of Australia’s most experienced and respected Muay Thai coaches) guiding you from the moment you first step on the mats, you can rest assured knowing that you’re in experienced hands.



  • Learn from an Australian Champion and some of Australia’s most experienced, respected and qualified coaches
  • Get the guidance you need to develop serious striking skills or simply train for fun and fitness
  • Combat-proven self-defence

  • Develop power, speed and agility
  • Build muscle and lose fat while learning valuable skills
  • Develop confidence



A typical class will start with 10 to 15 minutes of warm ups involving skipping, plyometrics and conditioning followed by a few rounds of shadow boxing.

Following the warm-up, your coach will develop your skills with any number of training exercises including pad work, bag work, technical drills with partners and more. The content of the class will vary from week to week, keeping the class fresh and focusing on all aspects of Muay Thai.

In Advanced classes, you will often have the opportunity to apply what you have learned with sparring. The objective with sparring is to test your skills, to attempt to apply what you have learned in the class and to have some fun – it is not to hurt each other. All sparring sessions are closely monitored and we promote a safe and positive learning environment.



Claire “Fury” Foreman is a professional Thai Boxer who has been training martial arts for 10 years, spending the last 7 years focusing on Muaythai. She holds a record of 19 fights for 17 wins and is the current Victorian and Australian WMC champion. She has fought and trained internationally and will be making her debut in the US later this year.

She believes that Martial Arts and Combat Sports empowers women and girls to build confidence, strength, resilience and community and is passionate about bringing more women into the sport. Whether you wish to fight one day or are wanting to train for personal development or fitness she is keen to support your personal goals. Her classes are a fun, friendly space for women to push their fitness while learning authentic Muaythai.

taoTao Jaiphet is a pioneer of the Melbourne Muay Thai scene with over 16 years’ experience as a fight trainer, producing over 150 fighters to date and 14 champions.

Tao spent much the late 90s training and fighting in Thailand and Australia, amassing a record of 12 wins from 19 bouts, as well as training and fighting in Macau and Hong Kong also where he used his background in Muay Thai to compete in Sanda, putting together an undefeated record of 11 wins from 11 fights.


If you have any questions not answered below, please feel free to give us a call on (03)9663-9122.

Q: Do I need any experience to join this program?

A: This program assumes no prior training whatsoever. From your first step onto the training mats, we’ll walk you through all of the fundamental techniques, drills and concepts.

Q: When can I start training?

A: You can start now! There is no set start date for the program. We rotate through a syllabus, allowing you to start at any time. You’ll definitely want to start sooner rather than later though as there are limited spots available.

Q: Do I need to be fit to start?

A: No, you don’t need to be fit to start. In fact, in the beginning we expect most people to have trouble keeping up! Muay Thai is a physically demanding sport. Over the first couple of weeks though your body will adapt to the training and you’ll quickly feel yourself becoming fitter and stronger. If you have health or injury concerns, please consult your doctor.

Q: Can I join this program by myself? Do I need a training partner?

A: You’ll find lots of friendly training partners in the gym! The social atmosphere of the gym is one of the best aspects of training so you can be sure that you’ll meet lots of new friends as well as training partners. Of course, you can join with a friend if you like, but it’s not required.

Q: Do I have to spar/is there contact?

A: Muay Thai is a contact sport and sparring is an important part of training but you won’t be exposed to it until you’re ready. In the beginning you’ll be doing drills, padwork and then later, start doing controlled, situation specific training. Once you have a good amount of experience under your belt, you can start to do sparring. We want to keep things safe for you and your training partners.

Q: Do I need any equipment?

A: In terms of clothing, all you’ll need are shorts or tights and a t-shirt or singlet. With regards to protective equipment, all you’ll need to start is a mouth guard and hand wraps. We have gloves and shinpads that you can use in the gym initially but you will want to purchase your own. We have a pro-shop in the gym with a good range of equipment.

Q: What classes are included in this program? Where are the classes?

A: This program entitles you to attend “Fundamentals” and “Women Only” Muay Thai classes at Absolute MMA Collingwood.

You can view the class timetable here: http://absolutemma.net.au/timetables/collingwood/