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Muay Thai is a martial art from Thailand. Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport.
The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya and Thai comes from the word Tai. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. Muay Thai is where students learn how to kick, punch and use their knees and elbows, in addition to learning how to hold pads and work with partners.
Through simple but effective combinations, during 2-3 minute rounds, new students are introduced to our formula of conistency, pad work, combinations, tempo and most importantly safety. Our resident Muay Thai Professor is Andre Madiz. Andre learned Muay Thai from Master Juba in Brazil starting when Andre was 14 years old. Since then, He has won multiple kickboxing tournaments and taught the art to kickboxers, MMA fighters and people who just want to learn an amazing striking art that provides an incredible workout. Muay Thai combines the striking combinations of western boxing with elbow strikes, knee strikes and kicks. It provides a full body work out that teaches coordination and burns calories while teaching you how to defend yourself. For Muay Thai class, boxing gloves and shinguards are needed.