Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is a Thai form of kickboxing, commonly referred to as the “art of eight limbs,” due to its use of not only punches and kicks, but also elbows and knees.
Muay Thai is the dominant striking art of mixed martial arts competitors, as its style of striking is much more powerful than many traditional martial arts. Historically, however, Muay Thai has not been known for its evasive techniques, as the sport of Muay Thai does not incentivize it. At Modern Martial Arts and Fitness, however, we teach a hybrid style that combines its powerful striking techniques with the more advanced footwork and head movement patterns of Western boxing in order to best adapt the art for the purposes of self-defense and mixed martial arts competition.
Consistent with our other classes, this class will feature a brief aerobic warm-up where you will prepare your body for exercise while simultaneously becoming familiarized with many of the essential movements performed in Muay Thai techniques. This warm-up will be followed by a demonstration of several techniques, which will then be practiced by all of the class participants. Finally, the last portion of the class will allow for the testing of techniques in live sparring, performed at a safe and controlled pace. Please note that live sparring is never required, and students may always choose to use this time to continue practicing techniques with a partner, if they so choose.