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So you want to be a Fighter?.... Lately I have been told by the gym instructors and staff that there have been a LOT of people asking about getting in the ring and having a go... That’s fantastic as getting in the ring and having a full contact fight is one of the biggest challenges a martial artist can undertake, stepping up and matching your skills fitness and will to win against someone just as driven and prepared is a true test of your training and character .. Although Not for Everyone, and not everyone’s journey. Some of the best fighters/Martial Artists I have known have never got in the ring and had a go... NOTHING wrong with that, they choose the lifestyle and commitment and constant training and development as their challenge, In some ways that’s the real challenge to train when the only benefit you want is to better yourself and your technique and the opponent is the temptation of being lazy and staying home when you are tired or have “other” options other than to hit the gym and push yourself to the limit. For me the people that are committed to their training for YEARS and YEARS without the glory of a screaming crowd, trophy or title belt are Champions in every sense of the word, they may never have fought but have had and continue to be faithful to their training and passing on the knowledge to others.... BRILLIANT in my mind. But back to the guys and girls like myself from past years who wanted to shoot for the stars and get in and have a red hot go under the bright light and in front of a cheering crowd of friends and family... well let’s get serious and cut the BS... what we are going to do is set up a FIGHTERS Programme to help achieve this goal with commitment, knowledge and support... The proposed programme is going to have certain NON negotiable requirements that the Hammer’s fight team trainers lead by myself will expect, that is you will need to be graded to Red level minimum, (unless you have fought or trained prior with another fight gym, in this case we can discuss) You must train in a minimum of 2 ranked classes and 1 fitness class per week, and also do an additional training visit to the gym either on your own or with a training partner, so that’s a MINIMUM of 4 serious sessions a week. As part of the programme you will also be given advise on strength and conditioning, Nutrition , injury prevention and other assistance to help prepare you, there will also be additional sessions added to the roster and heavy sparring session that MUST be undertaken. Also you will have to compete in at least 2 Interclub tournaments... And that’s just for starters . But may I suggest if you think you want to fight and have the ultimate challenge (apart from the Supreme challenge of committing to work through the ranks and to get your black level ) You talk to one of the seniors that I have trained and have DONE it well Dave Bachsinar 2 x title holder, Chris Harrington 6 fights 6 wins, Michael Jenkins 3 Fights 3 wins, Matt Ferry 1 Fight 1 win or Adam Sykes 1 Fight ...Or one of the trainers, Myself, Jeff, Clint, Greg or James Goddard and ask them just what it takes to get the results they have got... Please register with reception if you are interested in this program or our assistant instructor program and we will arrange an information session for you. At Hammer’s If we do it... we do it Right! With Great Skill’s and Preparation, Heart and Pride in our training and teaching system! Always in your corner Kru Mark “Hammer”


We were very fortunate to have ‘The Iceman” Chuck Liddell UFC legend come to Hammer’s Gym on Friday the 15th of July. He took a great seminar which ran from 9.00am- 11.30. The seminar involved take-downs, grappling & other fantastic skills for all that were involved.

David Bachsinar takes out the IKBF Victorian title. David is one of Kru Mark’s most devoted students having trained under Mark for more than 11 years . He has won 2 title fights within 6 months firstly taking out the East Coast title and his most recent win was at Contenders Collide in Sunshine taking out the Victorian IKBF title. Well done Dave!! Cant wait for your next fight at Warriors Way in August. Train Hard! .

“The Butcher” is unstoppable!!! Chris Harrington is one of the most exciting new fighters trained by our very own Kru Mark. They are proving to be an unstoppable team having another win making his fight record 6 wins 0 losses. Both Chris and Dave have upcoming fights at Warrior’s Way 4. Let’s get behind them and show them some support!!! Contact Cristiana or Athena on 9878 9266 for tickets.

Hammer’s Fighter programme! We have had an increasing amount of interest into becoming a fighter with Hammer’s gym so...........we have decided to introduce Hammer’s fight programme Please call Athena or Cristiana for more info PH:9878 9266


Michael is awesome!!!

The next Interclub Challenge is being hosted by Ultimate Muay Thai in St.Albans. Blue Level & higher students have the opportunity to spar students of similar experience from other gyms, in a light semi contact tournament. Let your Instructor know if you are interested in competing !

Warrior’s Way 4 is finally here A night of Muay Thai Kickboxing and MMA featuring 3 state titles and some of Victoria's toughest fighting talent.. One fight event not to miss! Be sure to come along and support Chris Harrington, David Bachsinar & fighting for the first time under “ hammer’s gym” Jono Almond. Tickets are available from Hammer’s gym reception. Ringside seats- $65.00 per person General Admission standing -$45.00 per 3 person

Nugget returns to Hammer’s Nugget Mc Naught the master trainer will be at Hammer’s on the 19 th of August from 2pm-6pm and Saturday the 20th from 11am- 4pm. What a way to advance your training and technique! Prices One on one 30 mins = $40.00 30 mins with a friend =$30.00 ea Please call Hammer’s reception to book your session. Hector Lombard Seminar! Monday the 5th of September 7pm-9pm $60.00 per person Call Hammer’s reception to book. MMA powerhouse Hector Lombard has been unbeatable in the last five years and currently holds both the Bellator and CFC World Middleweight Championship belts, He has fought and won on PRIDE and G Force events and has also had epic battles with Aussie UFC fighters Kyle Noke (draw) and Brian Ebersole (Win via punches) plus a string of other Very impressive wins. Now you have a chance to train with this Olympic Judo & MMA Champion when he returns to Australia in September and gives his fans the chance to learn the techniques that have earned him so much respect in the US on the tough Cage fighting circuit over the last couple of years – Hector also the MMA record breaking punch that knocked out Jay Silva in just 6 seconds of the first round of their fight!


Invite your friends or family to train with you!

Hammer fight gear has finally arrived from Thailand come in and check out the pro shop!

New grey HAMMER’S Gym and BLITZ THAI KICKBOXING Hoodies have arrived!






Clint Wolff


Security/ Surveillance

0418 327 924

Anthony Maokhamphiou



0405 988 924

Tim Peel


Window Tinting

0403 163 070

David Bachsinar


Installation of Blinds, Whiteboard & Pin boards

9011 1620

Emma Roberts


Personal Trainer

0412 969 422

Jeff Day


Personal Trainer

0412 631 502

Tracey Lademann



9095 7990

Paul Loupetis


Financial Lender

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Highly Recommended By Kru Mark A Special thank you to Cafe Oggi for its ongoing support of Hammer’s Gym. If you’re looking for a beautiful dining experience for Lunch or Dinner, visit the friendly staff at Cafe Oggi, 1 Lakeside Drive, East Burwood, 3151 (Located in the business park near the corner of Burwood Hwy & Springvale Rd). Or call on (03) 9887 7727 or (03) 9888 8380 Please contact Athena or Cristiana if you would like to add your business to our friends of Hammer’s page Ph: 9878 9266


Hammers Newsletter August  

Hammers Newsletter August