WHAT IS MUAY THAI?
Muay Thai or Thai boxing is the cultural martial art of Thailand.
The origin of Muay Thai dates back several hundred years and was essentially developed as a form of close-combat that used the entire body as a weapon.
The origin of Muay Thai, as a fighting style, is thought to have developed for centuries as tribes migrated south from the steppes of China through Vietnam, Laos, Burma, and Cambodia. The major tribes of that period, one of which was the (Tai) Siamese, fought fiercely to survive as they moved south and encountered other smaller tribes in what is now northern and central Thailand, and as far south as Malaysia. Through training, loss of life, military tactics, and hand-to-hand combat, technique and tactics were honed to a razors edge, and the rudimentary elements of a "fighting-style" began to take root.
STRUCTURED MUAY THAI
Our Muay Thai syllabus has been designed by Grandmaster Vince and Coach Martin and uses a ranked grading system to help students progress and improve over time.
We teach a traditional style of Muay Thai that utilises punching and kicking techniques as well as elbow, knee strikes and clinching.
All of our Muay Thai students are encouraged to grade since with each new rank comes more knowledge required to progress even further.
A GREAT WORKOUT
Muay Thai is a great Martial Art to develop your fitness, coordination, balance and spacial awareness skills. You'll benefit from individual training and team training within the class environment - a fantastic way to chill out after a long day!
Whilst we appreciate that some students may like to pursue a competition career in Muay Thai, we also realise that this isn't for everyone.
Competition success is never a necessity in any of our arts in order to progress through the ranking system.
JUNIOR MUAY THAI
We have separate classes for a our junior students in Muay Thai.
Juniors can enjoy learning the ancient art of Muay Thai whilst developing their confidence, self esteem and fitness in a safe environment.
Since Muay Thai has roots in the ancient far east, it promotes similar values of discipline, respect, health and wellbeing to Karate.