Muay Thai Kickboxing
Muay Thai is perfect for beginners with no martial arts experience, or seasoned veterans with years of training. This is a great program whether you’re looking to get in shape, want to learn to defend yourself, relieve stress, build confidence, or if you want to fight competitively. Classes involve the use of technical combinations, defensive and counter attack strategies, footwork drills, hitting pads, bag work, shadowboxing, conditioning exercises, and various partner coordination drills.
What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is considered the most effective striking martial art in the world! It is known as “the art of 8 limbs” because you learn to use your fists, shins, knees and elbows to attack. This unique style is much more effective for self-defense than other striking arts and is a great way to get a full body workout! Muay Thai kickboxing is strategic and emphasizes using your whole body to generate powerful strikes while always protecting your head, body, and legs. This fun and exciting program will make you mentally stronger and challenge you physically.
To protect from several different striking scenarios, Muay Thai focuses on proper footwork to stay at a safe distance from an attacker. When further away, you are taught to kick with your shin, as opposed to your foot, to inflict the most damage on your opponent while protecting the small bones in your feet. At mid-range, technical punch and kick combinations help you attack while protecting yourself. If you are being attacked up close, you are taught to use the “Thai clinch” where you grab the back of your opponents head with both hands and use knee strikes and elbow strikes. This distance management strategy helps you learn what strike to use depending on how far away your opponent is. The subtle differences between Muay Thai and other striking arts make it the preferred method of striking among most MMA fighters and hobbyists.