Muay Thai is a highly-effective self defense martial art form originating in Thailand. Contrary to the popular belief, Muay Thai is not the same as kickboxing. Although there are significant similarities between them, the key difference is that Muay Thai allows the use of elbows. Compared to regular boxing, which uses two contact points (two fists) or kickboxing (four points of contact), Muay Thai fighting style uses eight points of contact, utilizing every part of the body in both attack and defense mode. People say that Muay Thai is a sport of contradictions. On one hand, it is simplistic and beautiful; on the other, brutal and effective.
BENEFITS OF TRAINING MUAY THAI:
It is widely recognized as the most effective striking art in the world
It is one of the key foundations of MMA
Increased cardiovascular conditioning, mobility and coordination
Both aerobic and anaerobic exercise
Effective form for self defense and professional fighting
Increased self-confidence, focus, and self-discipline
Great stress reliever
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: Our program primarily consists of Muay Thai, but also incorporates boxing, kickboxing, and MMA concepts. A typical class you can expect a warm-up and about 50 mins of bagwork or padwork with combination instruction. The instructor will demonstrate and you and your partner will be holding pads for each other with the instructor walking around answering questions/correcting mistakes.
RECOMMENDED GEAR: *Members are required to provide their own equipment*