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Benefits of Muay Thai training:

Muay Thai Training

 

  • Muay Thai kickboxing speeds up the body’s metabolism and burns fat
  • Muay Thai is a practical and powerful form of self-defense that utilizes the eight points of contact
  • Aids in the development of stronger and more defined muscles
  • Engages the hips and core muscles like no other form of conditioning or strength training
  • Boosts self-confidence, which transitions to all aspects of life

Our instructors are well-versed in Muay Thai training. Instructors has won multiple international Muay Thai championships as well as trained multiple Muay Thai fighting champions in the IKF, TBA, and WKKO.

 

We have a full-size mixed martial arts cage with plenty of mat space and training equipment. No matter your age or experience level, we will work with you to ensure that you reach your personal goals and beyond.

 

Whether you want to train in Muay Thai to get in shape, or become a fighter, our coaches will cater their instruction to make the most of your experience. Take the first step toward joining the best Muay Thai school in Chicagoland. Fill out the contact form and start changing your life.

 

 

Muay Thai history

 

Muay Thai, or the “Art of Eight Limbs,” focuses on striking using the eight points of contact: fists, elbows, knees and feet. It uses the power of rotation in the hips to deliver dynamic punches, kicks, elbows and blocks.

 

Muay Thai originated on the battlefields of Southeast Asia in the 15th century. It evolved from muay boran, an ancient form of boxing. Muay Thai was most likely used by the Thai (Siamese) against their adversaries, the Burmese, after losing their weapons in battle.


Besides being a lethal fighting technique, Muay Thai is a popular sport in Thailand, and has been for hundreds of years. The civility of the sport has evolved since the early days of bare-knuckled fights with the hands wrapped in hemp (which inflicted more damage upon the opponent). After the 1930s, gloves, cups and mouth guards, as well as weight classes were instituted.

 

United States Muay Thai Association MemberMuay Thai fighters are known for their devastating kicks and knee and elbow strikes, which combine speed, accuracy and power. The techniques and principles taught in this martial art can be employed offensively and defensively.


Today, Muay Thai is becoming increasingly popular outside of Thailand. Because of its versatility, many professional fighters have strong Muay Thai backgrounds.

 

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