Undefeated UAE Warriors Heavyweight Champion Chi Lewis-Parry, who recently appeared in Netflix’s Bridgerton, is launching a live webcast to give advice about how combat sports fans can train effectively at home.
With gyms closed, options for combat sports training are limited but Mixed Martial Arts experts say you can have a decent workout at home if you have enough space to lie down.
Undefeated UAE Warriors Heavyweight Champion Chi Lewis-Parry, who recently appeared in fight scenes in Netflix series Bridgerton, is working with MMA TV to launch a live chat webcast on how combat sports enthusiasts can train effectively during the lockdown. The sessions will cover exercise suggestions relevant to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, cardio and strength and conditioning.
The first webcast is at 7 pm on Tuesday 9th February and can be found at @mmatvlive on Instagram. It’s available for everyone and contenders who’ve been shortlisted for the MMA TV talent search Find A Star is being urged to tune in. Over 20 entrants have been selected to complete a 10-week training programme in their local gym (when restrictions allow) before special Bootcamps, after which the Find A Star champions will be crowned. Prizes include multi-fight and Mogul Management contracts, the chance to feature in a documentary series with promoters Prim3, and a one-year sponsorship deal with RDX Sports.
Chi Lewis-Parry commented: “We want to help in these tough times by suggesting how everyone can do some hardcore combat sports training at home. In the webcast we’ll be discussing footwork, combination moves and techniques for kneeing, blocking, punching and kicking. I might even demonstrate some of the moves I used on Bridgerton to enable viewers to come out of lockdown fighting and ready to take on the world!”
It’s hoped the training phase of the MMA TV Find A Star competition can get underway in the Spring, once lockdown is lifted. The shortlisted candidates, who have never taken part in professional fights before, include an actor from Birmingham, a binman from East Sussex and a horse groom from Islington. The Find A Star competition is being supported by the A Star Foundation, which helps young people to find positive pathways by taking part in activities such as sport.
Siju Roseje launched MMA TV to provide a platform for the top MMA talent to showcase their skills and attract investment and promotional partners to themselves and the industry. For more information about the Find A Star competition, please visit www.mmatv.com