Amir Ghassemi is the current BFL lightweight kickboxing champion, striking coach and manager of Lions MMA, Vancouver, Canada.
We go deep into the realms of the art of charm to create positive gym atmospheres, weight cutting strategies in fight camps and a closer look at what it takes to teach women how to protect themselves.
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The art of charm and how to approach new and current gym members, alike
Maintaining a sense of community whilst businesses have been forced to close
Keeping momentum as a gym whilst closed and shifting to online platforms
How adaptation is key, in martial arts and in business
Ladies only self-defence seminars at Lions MMA and the purpose of training
Teaching women about situational awareness and the importance of understanding probable scenarios
The best weapon for women to use in compromised situations
Why BJJ is number one when it comes to understanding the framework for women’s self-defence
Free self-defence seminar schedule
Battered Women’s Support Services Charity
Children’s Anti-Bullying seminar
Amir’s dream list of striking coaches to work with
Big Mike Passenier
Notable strikers from Mike’s Gym
Coach – Fighter relationship and the importance of getting out of your head and trusting your instincts
Can mental toughness be taught?
Fight camp durations, staying ready, watching tape for pattern recognition
Cutting weight in MMA vs Kickboxing, methods of losing the pounds
Advice for strikers staying sharp during quarantine
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