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MUAY THAI KICKBOXING


Muay Thai is a striking martial art – also known as Thai Boxing and Thai Kickboxing - and a system of fighting often referred to as “the art of eight limbs” due to its use of shins, knees, fists, and elbows to strike.  

Popular in Southeast Asia for hundreds of years, Muay Thai still has a huge following in Thailand with frequent full-contact ring matches.  

Muay Thai has been gaining in popularity outside of Southeast Asia as a result of its versatility and usefulness in Mixed Martial Arts competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championships.  Along with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai has become an MMA staple for many serious fighters.

Unlike other forms of boxing and kickboxing, where action usually stops in clinch situations, Muay Thai lets the action continue while knees and elbows deliver vicious blows.  The common criticism of many striking arts is that they can be nullified in a clinch; not the case with Muay Thai.



Muay Thai fighters, similar to western boxers, are well conditioned, able to go 5 three minute non-stop rounds.  So, one can expect Muay Thai training to be intense.  Muay Thai Training and drills involve lots of bag and pad work usually done in intervals or circuits, as well as running, shadowboxing, rope jumping, body weight resistance exercises, medicine ball exercises, abdominal exercises.




KIDS ANTI-BULLYING CLASS


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will arm your child with the most  positive mental and physical skills that will help him/her in school, at home and in life.

You will notice an increased respect for others, and most importantly, for him/herself.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a non-striking self-defense martial art system based on leverage and control over the opponent.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is considered to be one of the best self defenses for kids since it’s applied in response to physical aggression.


Our Jiu-Jitsu program is based on a belt and stripe rank, and students earn their way up in belts based on attendance, attitude and skill level. They will learn that they won’t earn the belt or stripe if the criteria aren’t met. This is a great way to make them set and work for their goals.


JIU JITSU PROGRAM


Brazilian Jiu-jitsu BJJ is an effective martial art that’s been developed and proven where it matters most – in combat. BJJ uses the body’s natural movements plus the concept of leverage to enable those using it to defend themselves against bigger and stronger opponents by immobilizing them, applying joint locks and chokes and using superior position to control the situation.


Stats and events show that more than 90% of confrontations end up in the grappling distance or on the ground. Knowing BJJ will keep you out of harm’s way by giving you the skills to defend yourself in these close-quarters situations. Having the confidence to defend yourself should you hit the ground is something that cant be overlooked and paramount in any self defense or martial arts situation.


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