Muay Thai is a combination of strikes using the entire body including knees, elbows, punches and kicks. a great way to get fit and build self-confidence.
At the commencement of class, one of our coaches will cover the stance, guard, basic punches, kicks and how to hold striking pads so that you have an understanding on performing the techniques .
Classes are designed with a personalised approach to cater for all skill levels meaning you do not have to be fit to begin training and designed to ease you into training.
The emphasis is on teaching you the correct, basic techniques, while building your fitness at a steady rate. You are encouraged to push yourself as your fitness improves. Every class may have a different skill focus providing some variety different however each class will usually comprise of warm-up, stretching and strengthening, technique work and pad work using boxing focus pads and the kick shield.
There is no sparring or heavy contact in the general classes and are catered for in separate sessions. You are learning and practicing the techniques in a safe environment while getting a great workout.
What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai, also known generically as kickboxing, is a combat sport that utilises stand-up striking along with a variety of clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the “art of eight limbs” as it is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins and has been used as a system of self defence. More recently kickboxing has contributed to the mixed martial arts scene in the development of stand up skills especially in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Kickboxing and Muay Thai also employ the use of elbows, knees and upper-body clinching to its disposal, making it a good system for self-defence.
am I too old?
The short answer is NO!
A quick look at our bjj members photos will show bjj students of whom a large number are over 40 years of age.
Master Carlos Gracie maintains a high level of fitness through jiu-jitsu after the age of 60. TV show host and author Anthony Bourdain started training at 58 years of age and recently was awarded his blue belt.
I'm a beginner, which class do I attend first?
Muay Thai classes are open to all skill levels and are beginner friendly. The classes include general fitness and conditioning and will teach techniques and drills.
How fit do i have to be to start?
All our classes are self paced and low impact so you don’t need to be fit to start. In fact it won’t take you long to get fitter and stronger! As long as you are able to participate in general sporting activities you are fit enough to start with any of our classes. If you are unsure seek medical advice for any existing medical conditions. By starting out slowly and remaining consistent with martial arts training you will get fitter and stronger and be able to slowly take on more activities.