Muay Thai Kickboxing, also known as Thai Boxing, is a style of hand-to-hand combat that is the national sport of Thailand. Muay Thai utilizes punches and kicks, but also allows elbow and knee strikes. Thai fighters also use the clinch, or what’s commonly called the “Muay Thai plum.” The clinch is applied by locking hands behind an opponent’s head and neck and is used first as a means of control, and then to deliver knee strikes to the head or body. Muay Thai is a devastating martial art, and coupling it with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows an individual to develop a well-rounded self-defense system.
Muay Thai training initially begins with learning standard strikes, and then slowly developing combinations. Students, as they become more proficient, are encouraged to begin sparring once they are comfortable. Sparring is conducted in a completely safe and controlled environment, with participants required to wear headgear, shin pads, mouthpieces, and gloves. Beyond the obvious benefits of self-defense, Muay Thai is an excellent cardio workout that will also improve your overall strength and agility.
Dojo’s Kickboxing classes will have 2 variations; an hour long class or Kickboxing and circuit training which will be and hour and a half total. The kickboxing and circuit training classes will consist of 3 components: instruction and skills work for the first 45 minutes followed by 45 minutes of bag work and/or circuit training. The bags are first come first serve and are limited to non-beginners, the circuit training is for everyone.