Class Descriptions

Muay Thai

Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing, is a fighting art that originated in Thailand (formerly Siam) 2,000 years ago. It is the national sport of Thailand, and is arguably the most sought-after kickboxing style in the world. Often called the "toughest ring sport in the world," it is known for its powerful techniques of punching (boxing), elbows, knees, kicks, ring evasion and angles, and has come to be dubbed "the Art of Eight Limbs." Not to be confused with mainstream cardio kickboxing classes, Muay Thai represents authentic fight training for practitioners of all levels. The Muay Thai practitioner must have superior speed and conditioning through hard training.

Classes will involve the use of shadowboxing, footwork skills, padwork, heavy bag training, and various partner coordination drills. Traditionally, fighters all over the world seek Muay Thai to improve their effectiveness, and give themselves the edge in the ring. Equipment needed: 16oz boxing gloves, hand wraps, shin pads, mouth piece, and groin protector for males.

Muay Boran

Many people have heard of Muay Thai, but not many have heard of Muay Boran. Muay Thai does, in fact, come from Muay Boran. Muay Boran actually means "Ancient Boxing." This was the martial art used in battle when a warrior lost his weapon and had to resort to hand to hand combat.

It is no surprise then, that Muay Boran is a much more brutal and effective martial art than Muay Thai. In fact, Muay Thai only came about when rules were applied to Muay Boran and made into a sport because of the serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries that resulted during bouts.

The techniques used in Muay Boran focus on efficiency and maximizing the amount of damage from each blow. The aim is to neutralize the enemy as quickly as possible because another might be close by ready to strike. Apart from hands and legs, elbows and knees are also used to deliver devastating blows, which can quickly incapacitate or even kill and opponent.

Fitness Kickboxing

A dynamic mix of Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing) pad work, heavy bag work, body weight excercises, tabata (intense interval and circuit training) workouts, running, TRX, CrossFit, and plyometrics.