Muay Thai

Muay Thai

Muay Thai training consists of heavy bag work, shadow boxing, Thai pad, and focus mitt work. The classes are physically challenging and are quite cardiovascular. Originally designed for our grappling students who are interested in Mixed Martial Art fighting, the Muay Thai program is now suitable for beginners as well as the seasoned fighter.
 
The Muay Thai instructors at Maxercise have several years training in Muay Thai, have traveled to Thailand to train and compete, and are seasoned, successful amateur mixed martial art fighters as well as amateur boxers.
HISTORY
Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing or The Art of the Eight Limbs is the Thai name for a form of hard martial art practiced in several Southeast Asian countries including Thailand. In Cambodia it is known as Pradal Serey, in Malaysia Tomoi and a similar style in Myanmar is called Lethwei and in Laos, Muay Lao. The different styles of fighting in mainland Southeast Asia are analogous to the different types of Kung Fu in China or Silat in the South East Asian islands. Thai military uses a modified form of Muay Thai called Lerdrit.
Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country’s national sport. Traditional Muay Thai practiced today, varies slightly from the ancient art Muay Boran and uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing. Muay Thai is referred to as “The Science of Eight Limbs”, as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A master practitioner of Muay Thai thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts. (Wikipedia)