Train like a professional Mixed Martial Arts athlete with champion fighter and Maldivian Muay Thai trainer at Fushifaru Maldives.
Fushifaru Maldives will be welcoming professional Mixed Martial Arts / Muay Thai and championship fighter Saiful "The Vampire" Merican, this June, to collaborate with Maldivian Muay Thai trainer Kai on an MMA Retreat.
From 19th to 21st June 2018, Saiful Merican will bring his ring-ready techniques and drills to Fushifaru. Guests will be able to sign up and test their strength, stamina and agility on the beach. Joining him in this retreat will be renowned Maldivian trainer Kai, who will bring her signature brand of strength training and conditioning. A certified trainer for over ten years, Kai has participated in various sporting events and conducts her own boot-camp in the Maldives and retreats around the world.
Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA as its more popularly known is the fastest growing sport in the world. It uses techniques from various other martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Jude, Muay Thai, Sanda and many more and encompasses both stand-up and ground techniques.
As the Vice President of the Malaysian MMA Association (MASMMA), Saiful is one of the country’s pioneer MMA Fighters. A former competetior in hundreds of Muay Thai fights since age 11, Saiful transistioned to MMA in 2013.
"I wanted to test myself and keep learning other disciplines. MMA workouts challenge your mind and body to push yourself to its limits," says Saiful.
Saiful Merican’s personalized workouts in Fushifaru are designed to train the entire body with a focus on strength and endurance. The intense combat drills will test ones mental and physical stamina as they train like a pro athlete, and recover like one at Heylhi Spa, with treatments curated exclusively for the retreat.
Fushifaru’s VIK’s (Very Important Kids) will not be left out of the retreat either, with kids aged from 6-12 can join the MMA Kids Retreat to learn and adopt a healthy lifestyle through the sport, giving them self-confidence and discipline, while having fun doing it.
Fushifaru’s MMA Retreat package starts from:
• US$1399 per person for three nights and includes a daily one hour MMA session, three 60 minute spa treatments, a daily detox juice and a Fighter’s Diet Menu
• US$1991 per person for five nights and includes a daily one hour MMA session, three 60 minute spa treatments, a daily detox juice and a Fighter’s Diet Menu.
Most recently, Fushifaru also launched its ‘Maldivian Mind, Body and Soul’ wellness program at the resort, a program led by three of Maldives leading wellness and fitness trainers with also Kai being one of the trainers.
Fushifaru is located in Lhaviyani Atoll. It has 49 beach and water villas with 3 different categories, each featuring stunning outdoor bathrooms and large outdoor decking. A champion of local experiences, Fushifaru also offers glimpses into island living and local Maldivian culture, as such offers visits to the local islands of Naifaru, Felivaru and Hinnavaru.