Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Brentwood, CA

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Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Brentwood, CA

Programs    Muay Thai Kickboxing



What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is a form of martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and Southeast Asian countries. It has a long history in Thailand and it is the country's national sport. Muay Thai practiced today uses kicks, punches, elbows and knees in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing.

Muay Thai is referred to “The Art of Eight Limbs” as the hands, shins, elbows and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai thus has the ability to execute strikes in such a manner to inflict extensive damage to one's body to a point where simply standing up could be no longer an option.

Training Benefits

Large numbers of students embrace the sport for fitness rather than its martial qualities. Training delivers excellent health benefits: improves strength, fat loss, relieves stress and increases endurance, flexibility and coordination. It is also a great confidence booster.

You can burn anywhere from 700 - 1200 calories in one session depending on how hard you want to push yourself. Due to its effectiveness in real combat, Muay Thai is practiced by most, if not, all top Mixed Martial Artists in action today.

Program Breakdown

Classes are open for beginners starting at the age of 14 with or without previous experience. In our classes you will find moms, dads, teens, firefighters, law enforcement officers, local business owners, everyone looking to improve their overall lifestyle. 

Training segments are great workouts that develop toughness, physical, as well as mental conditioning, and a “Never Quit” attitude. We have been known for having one of the most well structured programs around. Our teaching methods emphasize great detail in every aspect of the curriculum: stance, footwork, developing a strong base of support, offensive and defensive striking techniques, holding pads and more. Our instructors are trained to give every student the personal attention they need in order to steadily progress in skill and confidence.

 
The classes are designed so that beginners can set their own individual pace, and progressively increase their own level of intensity. We understand that not everyone who learns Muay Thai has the intention of one day stepping into the ring to compete. With that in mind, we run a fast-paced class, however, it's up to you how often you opt to step out and take a break.

12-Week Intro Program

The 12-Week Intro Program is designed to gradually improve your skill, coordination, reflexes, focus and overall conditioning. You will learn jumping rope, developing an efficient fighting stance, basic punching and kicking combinations, counters and how to hold mitts and Thai pads for your teammates. This initial stage of your training will prepare you to begin drilling at a full resistance pace (optional) in the following program.

Upon completion of the 12-Week Intro Program, you will earn stripe on your Muay Thai shorts and eligibility to enter the Intermediate/Advanced Program. In this program, you will begin to practice more advanced drills to speed up your reflexes and reaction time. By now, your fitness level should have improved considerably! You will learn counter moves against punches, kicks and learn elbow and knee strikes. This is also where you will begin sparring (optional).

Class Format

Classes are usually divided up into 3-minute rounds of the following:
- Jump ropes (3 rounds)
- Stretching (1 round)
- Shadow boxing (2 rounds)
- Heavy bag drills (3 rounds)
- Partner drills with mitts & thai pads (3 rounds)
- Live Partner Drills (3 rounds) 
- Sparring (optional) 

*Class format may vary.

Jump Ropes - The warm up process is the most important part of your work out, as it'll help prevent injuries and strains. Warm up is required prior to each class and for this reason we ask all students to arrive on time for the beginning of the class. Jumping rope is an excellent warm up form for developing rhythm, conditioning, strengthening the joints and muscles of your legs and shoulders, as well as coordinate your upper and lower body.

Shadow Boxing - Combinations of strikes in front of the mirror that addresses form for offensive and defensive techniques as well as footwork. You'll practice boxing techniques like jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts, spinning back fists, combinations, slipping, sticking, moving, footwork, clinching and stand-up grappling. Shadow boxing also covers elbow and knee strikes, and kicking techniques such as push kicks, knees, round house kicks and more.

Heavy Bag Drills - Here, you can get a really good work out. Our "banana" bags weigh 100lbs each and while practicing the combos demonstrated by the Instructor, you will get to move the bag around with your strikes. You will learn and polish your distance management skills, footwork and improve your stamina.

Partner Drills - The partner drills is where you learn to hit a target being held by another teammate. It can be hand mitts, Thai pads or the "suitcase" shields. These drills will teach you to hit the targets accurately, work on your stamina, reaction time and, when holding them, teach you how to see strikes coming.

Live Partner Drills - Here, you wear full protective equipment and alternate attacking and defending combos with your teammate. This part of the training is a lot of fun! It will give you the chance to experience real combat scenarios, but on a cooperative training partner. It will continue to teach you distance, footwork, improve your multi-tasking skills and teach you to see strikes coming at you.

Sparring - Although optional, this is the most fun you will have in the training. You get to apply what you learn on a resisting training partner who is simultaneously trying to apply his or her own techniques on you. This is done on a very controlled environment, divided into two or three minute rounds. Here, you will work on your reflexes, multi-tasking skills, and dramatically improve your stamina. This is as real as it gets!

We finish the class with basic exercise drills such as pushups, sit-ups or medicine ball throws. This will be the toughest work out you can't get enough of!

Trial Class

If you aren't sure about the 12-month commitment, we offer a trial class for $20.00. During the lesson, the Instructor will teach you all the fundamentals on the side and answer all your questions.   

If you join the 12-month program within 48 hours of your trial, the $20.00 fee will be credited to your membership. To set up a trial lesson, please call us at (925) 634-6958 or email us here with your phone number and best time to reach you.



Class Schedule

Currently, classes take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6PM for approximately one hour each. 

Equipment 

- Hand wraps
- 16 Oz. gloves 
- Muay Thai shorts
- Shin guards

For sparring:
- Groin cup (men)
- Mouthpiece
- Headgear

All equipment is available for purchase at our pro-shop.

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Check out class pictures here.