What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is a traditional art of self defense which has been handed down through generations for over 2000 years. Today, Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and the most influential style in international kick boxing. Often referred to as "The Science of Eight Limbs", Muay Thai employs techniques with the hands, feet, elbows, and knees extensively.
Unlike many other martial arts, Muay Thai is specifically designed to promote that level of fitness and toughness required for ring competition. Training regimens include many staples of combat sport conditioning such as running, shadowboxing, rope jumping, body weight resistance exercises, medicine ball exercises, abdominal exercises. Training that is specific to a Muay Thai fighter includes training with coaches on Thai pads, focus mitts, heavy bag, and sparring. The daily training includes many rounds (3-5 minute periods broken up by a short rest, often 1-2 minutes) of these various methods of practice. Thai pad training is a cornerstone of Muay Thai conditioning which involves practicing punches, kicks, knees, and elbow strikes with a trainer wearing thick pads which cover the forearms and hands. These special pads are used to absorb the impact of the fighter’s strikes, and allow the fighter to react to the attacks of the pad holder. It is an exhilarating and comprehensive work out.
Who is Muay Thai for?
Our program is for everyone! You don't have to be a superb athlete to get started. All you need is a desire to improve yourself and the ability to have fun with others. At Black Belt USA our programs are carefully designed for adult beginners. Men and women of all ages and physical conditions are currently training with us. All are kicking and punching their way to stronger, leaner bodies and quicker, better-focused minds.
Our caring instructors are certified by the Thai Boxing Association of the USA, the most prestigious and the oldest Thai Boxing organization in the USA. We are ready to help you achieve your goal in a clean, safe and positive environment. Our classes are well structured and challenging, yet as a student you are allowed to progress at your individual pace. You will love the support, and fun of our family atmosphere!
Whether you are looking to get into shape, learn a martial art, or compete in the ring, Black Belt USA is the place for you! Every few months our school holds an Open House for anyone interested in our Thai Boxing program. We have a lot of fun and hope you will join us next time!
For those students that wish to extend their training in Muay Thai there is a seminar held every October at Black Belt USA under Master Ajarn Chai Sirisute, president of the Thai Boxing Association.
The Ultimate Workout
Because Thai Boxing techniques utilize the entire body as a weapon, the practice of Thai Boxing becomes an exhilarating, comprehensive exercise programs. Both upper body and lower body are stimulated in activities that result in greater aerobic and anaerobic capacities.
From warm-ups to stress-relieving stretching to power development on the heavy bags to skill and speed training with the Thai pads, you will enjoy a variety of exercises.
You will have fun, burn fat, tone muscles, improve flexibility, and of course, learn the valuable authentic self-defense techniques that have been proven effective in combat.