Muay -Thai Kickboxing
What is Muay- Thai Kickboxing?
Muay Thai, translated into English as Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand and is a martial art with origins in the ancient battlefield tactics of the Siamese (or Thai) army. It evolved from Krabi-Krabong, literally sword and baton, the hand-to-hand tactics of the Thai army. The early Muay Thai bouts pitted different companies within the Siamese army against each other with few rules and no weight divisions or time limits. They became quite popular and eventually were shown in stadia across the country. In the early 20th century, time limits, boxing gloves as well as a uniform set of rules were introduced. During the latter half of the 20th century Muay Thai was exported to many countries and is now practiced by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
Muay Thai is known as “King of the Ring” in kickboxing circles. These fights feature punches, kicks, elbows, knees, standing grappling to wear down and knock out their opponent. Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed and superb cardio-vascular endurance as well as fighting spirit. Muay Thaitraining as also quite safe thanks to sophisticated pad training that evolved to keep fighters healthy between fights. Muay Thai has also proven very effective outside the ring and has been embraced enthusiastically by practitioners of a variety of self-defense, sporting, military and law enforcement activities.
We break up each class between the heavy punching bags and the mits to ensure all of our students feel comfortable with the techniques before holding pads or working with a partner. Sparring is always 100% optional and is not allowed without the proper protective equipment. Monday, our Thai class is focused on more of the basics and fundamentals. Tuesday and Thursday classes start with an hour of fundamentals and finish for the advanced students with an optional 30 min of advanced Muay Thai and sparring.
We always focus on having a very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Please drop in and try a class. All experience and athletic levels welcome.