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Muay Thai is a form of martial arts practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and Southeast Asian countries. It has a long history in Thailand and it's 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.
Most Common Benefits
Large numbers of students embrace the sport for fitness rather than its martial qualities. Training delivers excellent health benefits: greater strength, fat loss, increased endurance, quickness, tremendous flexibility and coordination as well as an improved confidence and self-esteem. Training in Thai boxing can be an excellent way to get into shape, have fun, and learn efficient standing self-defense skills. You can burn anywhere from 500 - 800 calories in one class.
Due to its effectiveness in real combat, Muay Thai is practiced by most, if not all top Mixed Martial Artists in action today.
Our classes are designed so that beginners can set their own individual pace, and progressively increase their 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 feel free to push yourself as much as you wish, remembering to remain relaxed and breathe evenly throughout your workout.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced students are mixed into the same class. This set up will allow new students to improve faster and more confidently towards their goals. We encourage our more advanced students to work with new ones for that purpose. Safety is, and will always be our number one priority. Everything we do in class from beginning to end ensures that everyone gets maximum results while staying injury-free. With that being said, the last thing we want to see from a new student is power blasting techniques on the bags, pads or mitts. This type of behavior won't allow you to learn proper technique and will increase your chances of injury.
Training segments are great workouts that develop toughness, physical as well as mental conditioning, and a “Never Quit” attitude.
In the Muay Thai class you will find competitive athletes, moms, dads and teenagers. In addition, students from other disciplines are now increasingly turning to Muay Thai to supplement their own training, thanks to its wide-ranging physical benefits and extremely versatile striking techniques.
Our program for beginners is the most instructional program around. As a beginner, we'll teach you about stance, footwork and how to keep a strong base of support while practicing offensive and defensive striking techniques. You will learn terminology and basic punching and kicking combinations. In this stage of your training, you'll learn how to properly hold the focus mitts and pads for your partners as well as learn the fundamentals needed to begin preparation for sparring (optional).
In this training stage, students begin to learn more advanced striking combinations. By now, your cardio capacity should have improved considerably. You will begin to practice live drills to speed up your reflexes and reaction time. You will learn counter moves against punches, kicks and learn elbow and knee strikes. Although this is a more advanced class, sparring is always optional. We ask students to notify the instructor of any injuries before beginning any live training.
*Students must wear full protective gear for sparring.
Classes begin with a 10-minute round of jumping rope, two rounds (3-minute) of shadow boxing and one round of stretching. The instructor will then demonstrate a series of striking combination that may be done on the heavy bags, focus mitts, muay thai pads or kicking shields. Most drills are executed with a partner. The last period of class consists of live partner drills based on your level of experience.
Each week has a main topic that will be focused on. You will learn how to strike the various pads, as well as hold them for your training partners. You'll practice boxing techniques such as jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts, spinning back fists, combinations, slipping, sticking, moving, footwork, clinching and stand-up grappling. You will also practice using leg kicks, push kicks, knees, elbows, round house kicks and more.
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!
*Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to class to wrap their hands, and stretch before class begins.
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.
Warm up will include jumping rope which is excellent for developing rhythm, conditioning, strengthening the joints and muscles of your legs and shoulders. It also helps coordinate your upper and lower body.
We then shadow box (combinations of strikes in front of the mirror) to improve form and footwork. Shadow boxing includes offensive and defensive moves. A 3-minute stretching session may conclude the warm up period.
If competing is your desire, it is important that you have a different mind-set than those who are training for recreation. You must commit 110 percent every time you step into the gym, which should be a at least 3, 4 classes per week. We offer sparring classes, as well as fighters training times for our competition team which competes around the area.
You can expect to train for a minimum of three months prior to participating in sparring sessions. You must have all of your sparring equipment, and the senior instructor's approval to spar. Live sparring is an exciting way to test your skills, reflexes as well as your mental and physical stamina. Click here to view the Muay Thai Program photo album.
A 12-month minimum agreement is required for all of our programs. This ensures you get all the benefits proposed by us, and the fitness and skill improvement expected by you.
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If you aren't sure you want to commit to for the year yet, we offer a trial class for $20. In this class the instructor will make sure you get a little preview of what the program is about.
If you decide to join the program up to 48 hrs. after the trial, the $20 fee will be credited to your membership when you sign up. If you wish to set up a trial class to ensure Muay Thai is for you, click here
Basic Equipment (required for sign up)
Muay Thai shorts, 16 Oz. gloves (12 Oz. gloves for 12-15 year olds), hand wraps and shin guards. We have all equipment for sale at our pro-shop. All equipment must be acquired before your first class.
Sparring Equipment (required for live sparring)
Head gear, mouth piece and cups (for men).
We're looking forward to training with you!