2 Months ago Team Nemesis launched a Zero 2 Hero Muay Thai challenge. The challenge was to train and produce a beginner and to take them to compete in a novice style Muay Thai inter club competition. In order to participate in the challenge you must have been a novice with zero or 1 inter club bout on your record. The challenge started with a selections day where 12 participants were put through there paces though a series of grueling fitness tests. From this group of 12, 6 participants were chosen to progress to the next round to undergo an intensive training camp to prepare them for competition. Only 1 adult and 1 junior would be selected from this group.
After a intensive 6 week training camp 2 winners were selected to participate in the Novice Muay Thai inter club bout. Braden Tsam and Kyle King were the 2 chosen to progress to the final stages of competition. Both were consistent and trained diligently though out the entire 6 weeks. They were committed to achieving there goals and to represent Team Nemesis in a Muay Thai competition. The competition itself was a novice level event under modified Muay Thai rules, which meant it was semi contact with no elbows and fully padded.
The day had come and it was time to compete. Braden’s match got changed in the last minute to a Kickboxing bout (No kick catching or clinch). Even under the different rule set Braden performed spectacularly, demonstrating superior kicking technique against his opponent. He walked away with a draw decision. Kyle King the 15 year old future world champion to Team Nemesis was one of the most technical bouts of the day. He fought beyond his years and secured a convincing win against a tough opponent. Well done to everyone who participated in the challenge.
This challenge was a first at Team Nemesis and it was a great experience for all involved. At Team Nemesis Melbourne we are a firm believer that Martial Arts is for everyone. We encourage people to set goals and we help them achieve them. Dream big and fight for what you want in life!